Get the Look: Making your bedroom cosy
PUBLISHED: 11:53 20 February 2017 | UPDATED: 11:53 20 February 2017
Whatever the size or style, your bedroom is your haven and should be treated as such. Sarah Hammill picks out four ways to create a cosy, relaxing zone for a peaceful slumber
Bedroom collections are the foundation of your bedroom design, so it is important to choose the right look. Take into account key features such as materials, style and colour palettes that flatter the space available, while avoiding furniture that causes overcrowding.
Robert London, director of Hatfields, comments: ‘The Callista bedroom collection is a charming, French inspired collection featuring graceful curves and delicate silhouettes, demonstrating beautiful craftsmanship. This range is crafted from solid oak and oak veneers, cultured in a rustic rich tone with a unique weathered finish. Some of the pieces are upholstered in a neutral cotton and linen blend, complementing the antique finish of the wood. Choosing a classic style bedroom range provides furniture with a longevity and timeless appeal. Classic styled furniture, like Callista, tends to be modular, which allows you to reconfigure a room and redecorate with ease, unlike some contemporary, built in pieces.’
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Given the amount of time we spend sleeping, it should be a high priority to choose the right bedroom products. It is wise to always try out a mattress before settling and to choose a natural product that can breath, as it can regulate body temperature and ensure a better quality of sleep.
Ernie Harman, furniture buyer for Fenwick Colchester and Brent Cross, comments: ‘Sublimely comfortable, the lambswool-rich Relyon Marquess combines the best of British craftsmanship with plump luxurious natural upholstery, guaranteeing a comfortable night’s sleep. There is a double layer of 2,200 centre tied pocketed springs within the 150 x 200cm mattress and each pocketed spring is nested in a honeycomb pattern and hand tied with linen cord. Pocketed springs shape perfectly to individual body contours due to each spring having its own independent action. The upper layer of springs shape to the body contours while the lower layer absorbs changes in weight distribution for the ultimate in comfort and support. Teamed with a sturdy timber frame to create ultimate harmony.’
The bed is naturally the focal point of the bedroom, so make it work with the existing bedroom scheme. Take care in selecting the right style bed, as that piece will be there for the long term.
Ian Park, manager at Dansk, comments: ‘The Romance bed is a fusion of contemporary elegance and timeless luxury. This British designed bed is hand-made to the highest standards, using exceptional craftsmanship to create a product of genuine, long lasting quality. The Romance features a wooden frame sourced from the finest managed forests in Europe, with sprung beech wood slats creating a supportive and stable base for superior comfort. The glamorous sleigh design will bring a luxurious feel to any bedroom. Choose your look from soft, opulent crushed velvets or natural linens, rich jewel shades, sophisticated silvers and pearls, or fashionable greys and ecrus.’
To add symmetry to a bedroom range, ensure that wardrobes, drawers and tables are matching. Oak is a favoured material for bedroom furniture as not only is it aesthetically pleasing, it is durable and blemishes that occur overtime will not affect the wood.
Director of It’s Bedtime, Tim Dow, comments: ‘Our Studio aged oak range is perfect for the city look; the aged oak adds an indulgently cozy feel to the bedroom and blends harmoniously with soft grey walls and stone washed fabrics. The range features a loft bed with four large storage drawers, this bed is ideal for loft conversions or rooms with sloping ceilings as you do not need a headboard. You can couple this bed with one of our Gel Pocket mattresses, using body temperature-regulating Gelfoam and 1,000, 1,500 or 2,000 pocket springs to create the perfect night’s sleep.’