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Relaxed bedroom ideas

Relaxed bedroom ideas for stylish days and restful nights

Looking for relaxed bedroom ideas? Of all the rooms in the home it is the bedroom that most craves peace, quiet and tranquillity. All these things can be emphasised and suggested by what we choose to put in our room. Pick furniture, soft furnishings and colours carefully and your bedroom can be a pleasure to be in.

When it comes to colour schemes for bedrooms think about how colour affects your mood and the impact it will have on the space you are working with. Pale shades and deep colours can both have calming effects, but which will work for you? How big is your room and how high are the light levels? Both of these things will affect the decorating shades you choose. And what about pattern? Would the prettiness of a gentle toile wallpaper win out over plain painted plaster and how might this work with the rest of your scheme?

Balance considerations of colour and pattern with those of texture. Don't underestimate the warming, comforting attributes of fabrics such as velvet, suede, faux fur and silk. Texture may provide a winning alternative to printed pattern in a smaller space. Softness underfoot is important in a bedroom, so invest in a good carpet with underlay for maximum comfort.

Clutter can be stress-inducing and should have no part in a relaxed bedroom scheme, so be canny when it comes to bedroom storage solutions. Look to streamline furniture and furnishings wherever possible. Incorporate storage under beds, in window seating or behind sliding doors, keeping floor space as uncluttered as possible. Try and keep the well trodden path between bed, window, storage and door as clear and unhindered as possible - you want everyday chores to be as simple and speedy to carry out as possible.

Look for bedroom lighting ideas that are mood-enhancing. Think about dimmer switches for central pendant lights and fittings that add a hint of sparkle and glamour. Touch-activated bedside lamps will free you from fumbling about for flex or wall switches, while spotlights or task lighting are worth considering for dressing tables and built-in storage.

Relaxed bedroom in beamed roof space (pictured)

If you have architectural features like this, let them shine by doing nothing to distract from them. Here, country cream walls and carpeting, enlivened by a hit of fuchsia on soft furnishings, keep the scheme pared back and simple yet full of relaxed charm.

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