Unleash your inner artist by combining bright shades of pink and blue with pretty pastels for a lively, feminine scheme.

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Love this room

  • Introduce painted and natural wood into this scheme through staple pieces, such as the bed frame, to help temper lively hues.
  • Keep window dressings simple to avoid them competing with busy patterned soft furnishings and accessories. Stick to sheer fabrics and untreated linens.
  • Add finishing touches that will inject an element of fun – try sewing bobble trims on the edges of cushions or string up a line of twinkling fairy lights.

 

Touch of Gold

Metallic thread in curtains will pick up sunlight, giving a subtle sheen

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Styling Tip

When combining different patterns, stick to one palette so they sit together harmoniously. Layer the more decorative prints in front of a solid block of colour.

 

Try this twist

For a more soothing effect, keep things simple and tonal with a mix of organic materials, such as exposed brick and linen fabrics. Turn your bed into a focal point with patterned sheets, and fi nish the look with some statement lighting and a shaggy rug.

 

Words: Jessica Taverner, Photographer: Joanna Henderson

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