Never underestimate the power of a well-appointed bedroom. After all, the master bedroom is where you start and end your day, while the guest bedroom is the place where you welcome those special overnight guests.
A bedroom might be a private room, but your personal quarters deserve your utmost attention. Read on to discover these design tips from Camilla Clarke, Creative Director at interior design studio Albion Nord (opens in new tab) to create a relaxing sanctuary.
1. Always include texture in a bedroom design
‘Consider texture to be as important as color and pattern. There is nothing worse than a flat design. Interiors are all about evoking the senses and therefore texture is a vital ingredient to every design to get our sight and touch senses going.
'Try mixing different textures such as natural linens with soft velvets or robust leathers with thick wools,’ explains Camilla Clarke.
2. Consider a bold wall color
Clarke discusses the use of bold bedroom color ideas from their design project at 80 Holland Park, London:
‘The orange bedroom is definitely one of my favorite rooms in the project. It's easy to shy away from bold colors in bedrooms, but it works wonderfully when paired with fresh white sheets and the creamy tones of the headboard and cushions.
'The wall color is a browny red tone from Edward Bulmer (opens in new tab) called Sang De Boeuf which is beautiful and takes on slightly different tones throughout the day. Cozy and rich in the evening and vibrant and warm in the morning.’
3. Create a calming environment
‘A bedroom should be seen as the ultimate sanctuary space. We are fully embracing calming colors, particularly soft blues and greens with warm lighting as this gives a feeling calmness and serenity,' says Clarke. ‘The power of natural materials is still strong, we have also seeing a growing interest in boucle wool.’
4. Set the mood
‘Keep the lighting as soft and warm as possible, use wall lights or table lamps where possible and avoid too many spotlights making it feel stark and imposing in a space that’s purpose is for relaxation,’ notes Clarke.
Lucy Searle has written about interiors, property and gardens since 1990, working her way around the interiors departments of women's magazines before switching to interiors-only titles in the mid-nineties. She was Associate Editor on Ideal Home, and Launch Editor of 4Homes magazine, before moving into digital in 2007, launching Channel 4's flagship website, Channel4.com/4homes. In 2018, Lucy took on the role of Global Editor in Chief for Realhomes.com, taking the site from a small magazine add-on to a global success. She was asked to repeat that success at Homes & Gardens, where she has also taken on the editorship of the magazine.
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