The art of sleep: Blue is the best colour to decorate your bedroom if you want a good night's sleep - with this colour resulting in an average of 7hrs and 52 minutes sleep Simon Whitmore. If you're wondering how on earth your bedroom colour scheme could have an effect on your sleep, it could be because blue is associated with a feeling of calmness.
If you are a fan of vintage style then opt for a retro colour palette such as yellow and brown in your hotel-style bedroom. Accessorise with vintage-inspired features such as a reconditioned telephone or a retro lamp.
Never underestimate the value of the space beneath your bed. Even if your room has ample cupboards, shoes and bags seem to gravitate to that forgotten area, so it makes sense to use it properly. Standard bedsteads can be teamed with sturdy under-bed baskets, or even large drawers on castors. Divan beds with drawers are extremely useful, but choose one with a plain fabric cover so you don't need to use a valance sheet and can reach the drawers easily.
Up-and-coming interior stylist Holly Phillips, 28, grew up in a creative, bohemian household in Cornwall. ‘My dad's an artist and my mum's into craft, so I think they influenced me a lot,' she says. Holly graduated from Solent University in 2008 with a degree in Interior Design and Decoration and soon found she was drawn to styling. ‘I read an online profile of an interior stylist and suddenly everything clicked into place,' she explains. ‘I knew that was what I wanted to be.'
There are plenty of wardrobe options available to provide the optimum bedroom storage; freestanding wardrobes are versatile and will give your bedroom a relaxed feel, while fitted wardrobes are more streamlined and make better use of awkward spaces. So what's best for you? Check out our top tips for things to consider before you buy.
If you fancy something a bit less upholstered, this Dorset spindle bed with its solid wood frame and stylish spindles would look great in any bedroom. Again, you have a choice of two finishes Putty (shown) or Oak and can opt for king size, £329.99, or double, £289.99. We love the modern country vibe of the Putty finish, while the Oak would look great mixed in with a few pieces of mid-century-modern furniture and a couple of these cotton knitted pods, £49.99 each, at the end of the bed.