Bedroom / May 6, 2018 / Crystal Lundy.
The inspiration for this bedroom was a tropical Caribbean beach, which to me represents peace and relaxation. I designed this bedroom using clean lines and soothing colours, such as taupe and a soft turquoise. I always recommend cool colours in bedrooms because they create a sense of calm. At the same time, I used warm materials such as wood and fabric, as well as rich textures to create some contrast. Add a few pools of light and you got yourself the perfect recipe for a cosy haven of relaxation.
I’ve fallen in love with the feel and style of Hygge living; in this room, the client and I wanted to mix contemporary luxury living with a dash of Hygge. So, have kept the colour scheme very neutral, with browns, greys, blush tones and white to create a warm and homely atmosphere. This client dreamed of a very relaxed, yet somewhat tailored appearance, which we feel has been achieved, through the use of many natural textures, the use of clean lines and a minimalistic approach.
This style is perfect for small, inner-city apartment living as well as rentals and short lets – which is what the majority of young professionals are living in these days. The simplicity of white walls and a black floor means that you can add colour with personal items instead of spending lots of money on expensive wall finishes. It also means that matching colours to furniture is less of an issue and things just work together without too much effort. In a small apartment, the bedroom may also double as another space, so it is a really versatile look. The black floor adds warmth to the bright white walls and creates a perception of greater space.
I love how such a minimal monochrome scheme can produce maximum impact, whilst allowing calm to permeate the room for some on-point interior design. I was also fascinated how the softening evening light transformed the charcoal paint colour into a dreamy blue-grey before ebbing back towards black again post-dusk. Working away from home isn’t so bad.