Bedroom / January 15, 2018 / Kristina Blakely.
When designing a bedroom, it is especially important for me that we add some natural elements. Whether that’s in the form of the more standard greenery, planting and wooden floorboards or something a little different like the clever use of plywood for a headboard and refurbishing some old crates for storage. By adding these elements, the room takes on a tranquil and relaxing vibe. Studies have shown this can actually reduce the heart rate and pulse making for a more pleasant environment to rest – perfect for retreating from a busy day.
We designed this master bedroom to be a calming yet elegant bedroom to escape the hustle and bustle of life in central London. The gentle blend of soft grey, pastel yellow and deep blue as well as the nautical yet simple artwork reference the maritime history of Greenwich in South-East London. We used soothing dark blue and subtly textured fabrics to make an atmospheric bedroom but also ensure a great night’s sleep!
Regardless of the size of your room, the space next to your bed needs a surface, a drawer and a shelf to house what you are reading. A chair to put your clothes on of any size, two if you are sharing! A full-length mirror either on the wall or behind a wardrobe door if space is at premium. Light for reading and more to see properly in the dark of winter. A mixture of old and new always adds softness to this room, your sanctuary. And importantly a blanket for the all-important siesta without disturbing the bed.
Feature walls are not something we tend to specify, but in this case, the origami effect wallpaper worked so well to avoid the room appearing too boxy. The final piece to finish things off is a large feature ceiling light, it is so important to upscale such items to make the most of the space.