For a compact bedroom short of clothes storage, choose this divan bed with two integrated beech drawers. Its pocket-sprung mattress has a layer of memory wool filling for extra comfort and support. Also available with four drawers or ottoman storage. Windsor Memory 2800 double bed, £1,069; headboard, £129, Rest Assured.
Choose a boxy, black wooden bed frame, like this one from Homebase, and go for square shaped lamp shades and smart black and white accessories. Dress the bed simply but smartly with crisp white cotton sheets and a black throw. If you want to inject some colour, keep it cool an icy pale blue on the walls looks super-stylish find paint at Craig and Rose.
Other colours with a positive effect include yellow, which creates a warm and cosy atmosphere, stimulates the nervous system and aids relaxation. Green also creates a restful, calming environment, essential to inducing sleep. It's not surprising that blue came out top in the study,' says Colour Therapy and Holistic Interior Design Consultant, Suzy Chiazzari. Psychologically we relate blue to calm waters and blue sky, which we find very soothing.
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Pros: Freestanding wardrobes offer the most versatility in terms of cost and design, and can be taken with you when you move house. Cons: Wasted space if there isn't sufficient storage rails and drawers. There is also a fear of them toppling over, so always be sure to secure them with wall fixings particularly important if you have children.
Frame a sheet of gift wrap The next time you're shopping for gift wrap, consider it in a different light. Are there any designs that stand out to you? Gift wrap is amazing value compared to art prints, so if you find something beautiful, frame it so you can enjoy it every day.