In the bedroom

It’s the room we spend most of our time, and it should feel tranquil, peaceful and private. Bedrooms are hugely important in terms of styling, and when it comes to bringing different trends into your room, it pays to start with the big items. Your bed should  always be the focal point of the room design. Pay attention to the materials of your bedhead and surrounding furniture, and select soft furnishings to complement the colour and texture of the hard items. Pick two or three coordinating colours, or different shades of one colour, to mix and match.

Creating a mood board with your favourite colours, materials and patterns can be a great way to kickstart your makeover – remember soft colours will inspire calm, and brights will bring energy. Black-out curtains are also a must-have for the perfect bedroom and a great night’s sleep. As a final step, inject your own personality into the design with wall art and trinkets – find a statement print for over the bed, and finish off the whole room with special little items such as candles for ambience (or romance), plants for homeliness and lamps for reading.

LOOK 1: Desert Dawn

We’re bringing the desert into the bedroom with this inviting and stylish palette. The graphic vibes have been toned down with more emphasis on natural wood, rattan accessories, diamond motifs and soft, pretty pinks.

Create your own oasis away from the world by mixing and matching pillows, adding a soft cable-knit blanket and a fluffy rug, and combining practicality and style with the matching Indiana bedroom furniture set. Bring the light oak tone of the wood together with a framed print in soft colours for perfect coordination. And, don’t forget to add a pop of greenery!

LOOK 2: Cool Calm & Eclectic

Green has never been more on-trend – create a cosy sanctuary with calming greens and natural tones. Soothing pastel and white linens are anchored by a lush grey headboard and matching throw pillows. The look takes on a stylish and glamorous edge with the detailing of the Bogata bedroom set. Keep the theme going with your bedside table – a matching diffuser and candle set will keep your room wonderfully scented, and a striking angular lamp provides another focal point for the eye. Indoor plants, of course, are essential for your nature-inspired haven! Dot them around the room – go for artificial foliage for easy maintenance. Tie everything together with a print that showcases one of your signature colours for a cool and coordinated paradise.

LOOK 3: Cool for Kids

Kids’ rooms should blend fun and functionality. If you get the basics right, then the room can age along with the child. It pays to keep the base furniture neutral. Instead, go to town with colour, pattern, art and accessories, which can be easily updated as they age. Graphic prints, affirmations and bold colours are currently in the spotlight but anything goes when it comes to kid style. But don’t forget to provide some essentials such as a lamp for reading, a cosy throw for snuggling and a great rug for kicking-back and chilling out.