Fright night: Those with a dramatic purple bedroom scheme get the least sleep on average only 5 hours 56 minutes sleep a night Kristin Perers. In contrast, purple, grey and brown are the worst colour schemes if you want to sleep well.
Smart panelled bed linen, dressed with textured throws, cushions and a striped bed runner has the wow factor for your home. Set plump pillows up straight against your headboard and keep neat and crease-free for true boutique hotel style. Think of a grand old country manor hotel and this is probably what you'd imagine the bed linen to be like. Classic, luxurious and elegant, with a subtle damask design, it's impossible not to want to slip under the covers of this beautiful bedding.
Frame the bed with statement patternGive your bedroom scheme some lasting impact by adding an area of striking pattern. If your budget is tight, just cover one feature wall or chimney breast in a patterned paper. The large-format bouquets in this bright design prove that florals can be used to great effect in contemporary schemes as well as country looks.
Put up a peg rail This is an instant way to add more storage to your room, as well as breaking up large areas of block colour. Choose a peg rail in a contrasting shade to the walls and fix up several lengths of it end to end across a whole wall. Use it to hang up mirrors, pictures, scarves, handbags, laundry bags and small trinkets. Perhaps the quickest transformation ever?!
‘This is an amazing result, as there are receptors in the retina of our eyes, which are most sensitive to the colour blue,' says Chris Idzikowski, Sleep Expert at the Edinburgh Sleep Centre. ‘These receptors feed information into an area deep in our brain that controls 24-hour rhythms and affects how we perform and feel during the day.'
Creative types who plump for dramatic purple in the bedroom could be stimulating their minds a little too much, as they only get 5 hours 56 minutes' sleep on average a night. But if you've got a bold purple bedroom scheme, never fear because there's another study that suggests those with purple bedrooms could just be the ones having the most fun.