Create an Indian-summer bedroom
Use the rich and colourful subcontinent of India as inspiration for your bedroom. Drench your bolthole with Bollywood brights and draw on the rich palette of hues inspired by this wonderful Eastern paradise. Create a riotously rich palette of jewel-like pinks, greens, aqua and gold to create a summery and exotic vibe to the space. Opt for fabrics and furniture that are rich in pattern, texture and scale — fill the space with a marriage of the contemporary and traditional.
A bright and bold feature wall is a fantastic way to create a sense of an Indian summer in your bedroom. Choose a bold floral print in red, pink and green, jewel-like colours that contrast together beautifully. Wallpaper designs of exotic blooms act as a stylish showstopper to the space, look for paper with unusual textures and interesting detail.
A four-poster bed adds height and scale to a bedroom — for a contemporary look opt for a modern four-poster with a white painted finish. Dress the bed with crisp white bedlinen and overlay it with exotic bedspreads and satin throws in citrus-lime, pink and green for an Indian summer vibe. Pile up floral scatter cushions on the bed to add an enticing and stylish element to the bed — just imagine you’re a Bollywood princess at rest.
Distressed furniture adds a wonderful magic to the room — and they’ll look like Indian-colonial heirlooms. Choose a wardrobe in a distressed duck-egg blue vintage-style. Marry this style with complementing wrought-iron bedside tables with a distressed-paint finish and introduce bold citrus glass lamps with sunshine-yellow lampshades to brighten the colour scheme.
Store bedding and blankets in a country-style wicker chest at the foot of the bed. Opt for natural wicker tones for a vintage style, fastened with a leather buckle.
Indian summer bedroom
Drench your bedroom with Bollywood brights and exotic blooms in clashing, jewel-like colours. Use a four-poster bed to define the layout, adding height and structure to your scheme.
Photograph by Dominic Blackmore