Be blown away by blissful bedrooms

PUBLISHED: 12:17 12 January 2015 | UPDATED: 12:17 12 January 2015




A well designed bedroom is crucial to creating a relaxing atmosphere. Sarah Hammill meets three local experts with crucial advice on how to create a haven in the bedroom


The Style: Bodacious Beds

Jasper Burnham and Martin King open their second store in Colchester next month, making it their ninth store in the UK. At Neptune, the concept is that a bed is like a pair of shoes, sturdy for everyday use, but aesthetically pleasing, drawing inspiration from classical English architecture.

Co-owner Jasper takes pride in the exquisitely crafted furniture, saying: ‘At Neptune we want to make it easy to create your perfect home and our bedroom collection is a prime example of that concept. We design our collections to fit together seamlessly. This example of a Chichester bed frame and Eva headboard in Elliot wool, surrounded by a selection of our sympathetic and beautifully-made accessories, creates a look that is simultaneously elegant, comfortable and personal.’

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For more information, contact Neptune on 01284 731925 or visit

The Style: Prestigious Oak

With more than 126 years in the furniture business, Hatfields not only provides expert advice, but also offers quality with value. The Cannes bedroom range is a particular popular range, with its pure oak and clean cut lines which emphasise the true beauty of the wooden grain. A military inspired metal handle incorporates a fabulous design detail into this comprehensive collection of furniture. The contemporary range gives any bedroom a stylish yet versatile impression and oak is renowned for its solid sturdiness, which is ideal for beds.

Manager, Graham Drysdale, says: ‘The bedroom department at Hatfields offers a wide range in contemporary and traditional furnishings, using a variety of quality materials and great functionality. Hatfields buyers have worked hard to ensure that there is choice available to suit every home.’

For more information, contact Hatfields on 01206 765444 or visit

The Style: Mediaeval Grandeur

The aptly-named And So To Bed creates classically designed, hand-crafted beds to the highest of standards for an entirely bespoke piece including a tailor-made service that enables you to personalise your bed to perfection. The Portcullis bed is unique, with its grand, Victorian-style design, inspired by the Lattice gates at the entrances of mediaeval castles, the pure brass luxury bed has a polished nickel finish.

Wayne Clarke, creative director, says: ‘Be bold and make a statement with your bed. It’s worth investing in a timeless bed that provides luxurious comfort, but that doesn’t mean you have to play it safe. Get creative by playing around with beautiful materials to inject your own sense of style. Your bed is a reflection of your taste, so it should form a focal point in the room while also providing a comforting sanctuary.’

For more information, contact And So To Bed on 01245 349 720 or visit

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