Tessa Jones in How to Guides — 04.03.2020
Although the kitchen is known as the heart of the home, our bedrooms are where we begin and end each day. Far away from the mess of the hallway, and the noise of the television, these quiet spaces become our private sanctuaries. Places where we ready ourselves for the day ahead, before relaxing and unwinding come the evening. We believe our bedroom interiors should be as individual as the people that inhabit them, but here five essential principles we can all use to create the perfect space for dreaming.
Once the furniture is in place it's time to take your room to new heights. A headboard is an easy and luxurious addition to a bedroom and if a statement design is chosen, it can acheive the same effect as art without using artwork. As Martin explains: "Headboards are an inexpensive way of transforming a bedroom. They act as a focal point without the difficulty of choosing artwork".
For a modern scheme shapes like Paxton or Sage are simple yet smart, and can take on a unique style depending on which fabric you choose. Or for a room with more romance, opt for the sculptural shapes of Lucifer and Chloe that will add instant drama and offer the chance to incorporate a fabric with a large pattern too. Designed with Kit Kemp, fabrics such as Friendly Folk or Hedgerow are spacious prints whose storied designs will encourage the sweetest of dreams.
Clever lighting in your bedroom is also essential for setting the right tone, helping to wake you up in the morning and unwind in the evening. Our brains love symmetry, so a pair of matching lamps placed either side of your bed can help to instantly calm your mind once you enter the room. A lamp with a sculptural base such as our Linden or Weller are works of art unto themselves, providing an element of decoration and interest even when switched off. For smaller spaces go for a more minimal shape such as Clarkson or Paix which provide good directional light for reading, without taking up too much space on your bedside table.