Another benefit of a divan is that you can change the look with a new headboard without buying a new bed. When choosing a mattress, the traditional favourite is a sprung base. Pocket springs in individual casings deflecting independently to support the body is the best example, combined with padding made from natural wool, cotton or flax. Or consider synthetic visco elastic memory foam, which moulds to your shape, or latex, which is durable and resilient. Springs can also be combined with a layer of memory foam.
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.'
Check into your own pampering space inspired by our pick of the best hotel-style bedroom ideas. Choose a bold colour scheme such as plum or charcoal grey to create an opulent hotel-like feel to your bedroom. Opt for walls and carpet in this rich shade for an ultra-chic backdrop. Dress the bed with high-thread count white bedlinen and plump feather pillows. Pile the bed high with faux-fur and satin cushions.
Holly has spent the last few years assisting top stylists and has already built up an impressive client base, including big-name brands such as B&Q and IKEA. She says her look is eclectic, romantic and nostalgic and her favourite part of the job is working with creative people every day and improvising on the spot with props to get great shots.
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.
For a zen-like hotel-style bedroom, opt for a backdrop of white walls and stripped white floorboards. Add a modern four-poster bed to create a centerpiece to the room and dress the bed with white and zesty green bedlinen. Accessorise with a leafy green lampshade, rug or if you're feeling really creative a floral wall stencil. Alternatively, add a bold pink floral feature wall and layer the bed with brightly coloured cushions.
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.
If you fancy a glamorous hotel-style bedroom opt for a silver and grey palette for the room. A French-chateau style double bed with a curvaceous frame and Rococo details will add a real sense of decadence. Team this luxe look with a glass chandelier and a metallic feature wall.