Create a painterly effect bedroom in bright shades
Unleash your inner artist by combining bright shades of pink and blue with pretty pastels for a lively, feminine scheme.
Photo credit: Rothesay duvet and two pillowcases, from £90; Sanday cerise throw, £225; Kirkcaldy tassel cushion, £65; Prussian patterned rug, from £990, all Bluebellgray.
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
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