We style a space two ways, filling it with things to make you go “Nice!” and also “Zzz…”
In association with Città.
Relaxin’ all cool
1 When restyling your bedroom for autumn, begin by coming up with a tight edit of just a few hues. Having a defined colour palette in mind means you can rest assured that any new additions will work in harmony with the pieces you already have.
2 With this first look, we kept things cool and calm by teaming an ash-coloured chambray linen duvet set with an oatmeal linen pillow and matching euro for tone-on-tone simplicity. Additional cushions in complementary shades but different textures dial up the luxury.
3 A private space such as this is the ideal place in which to dedicate a wall for use as a gallery for artwork, family photos and mementos that you want to admire every day but don’t want to have on display for guests. Choose a common shade for your frames to tie the items together, and add other curios to the wall to vary the composition.
4 A bench at the end of the bed is the would-be bedroom stylist’s best friend. A practical spot for books and tomorrow’s outfit, it also serves as a full stop for the story you’ve created with your bedding. The key here is size: too small and your bench will look out of balance with the bed; too big and it’ll dominate the room. Aim for something that’s close to but no larger than the width of your bed. You could also try a pair of chests or stools, or a row of baskets.
1 Your bed linen will take centre stage, but your furniture shouldn’t pale in comparison. When it comes to your bedside tables, think carefully about what you really need: storage? Space for a lamp? Mismatched tables can add an interesting dimension. Meanwhile, a textured bedhead in a neutral colour provides an additional layer of comfort. Style it simply with a pair of pillows, or use it as a backdrop for an array of cushions, as we have above.
2 If you want to work printed textiles into your scheme, sticking to a simple colour palette will ensure a cohesive look. Build on the mix-and-match theme by teaming your selected duvet set with an alternative pair of pillows in a pattern of a different scale.
3 To style this look, begin with two pillows in black and white. Fold the sheet over the duvet, then stack the pillows behind the fold, one on top of the other for visual effect. Add a euro pillow for height and a velvet cushion for texture; we’ve used rusty hues to bring warmth to the neutral bedding.
4 With your bed linen basics sorted, it’s time to amp up the personality. Choose two or three hero cushion designs; go for prints in a variety of weights and styles. A throw on the end of your bed is more than just a cosy comforter – it also grounds the scene and breaks up the duvet’s print. To achieve that casually-tossed-herelook, take opposite corners of the throw and stretch them towards the sides of the bed.
5 Think outside the square – the decorations on your walls don’t have to be framed artworks. Everyday items, such as hats, can become beautiful when grouped together. Follow the stylists’ rule and arrange them in groups of three or five.