So, let’s have a look and see how this room works and why…
The brief for this room set was to create a bedroom that was not only striking and bold, but it also had to be beautiful, with sumptuous bed linen and luxurious throws. This had to be a room you would want to own, with the sort of bed you could sink into whilst being cocooned in the surroundings.
The starting point for the room was the deep pile, Cormar’s Sensation Heathers carpet. This was the perfect flooring solution as not only is it soft underfoot, but it also has a deep velvety pile that imitates the look of silk carpets and therefore projects a very grand feel. By choosing the colour Riga Surf which is a soft, light silver grey floorcovering, there’s now scope for the walls to be the complete opposite, rich and more intense in colour. Any rich deep tone would work but in colour psychology, blue stands for peace, tranquillity, calmness and serenity – all of which are ideal qualities in a bedroom. The walls are painted in an inky blue, the perfect colour contrast for the silvery carpet, which, when combined provide a stunning backdrop for the bedroom furniture and accessories.
There’s a blend of old and new in this room set – how do you achieve that without something looking wrong or out of place?
Styling tricks of the trade can be learnt – which is great news for anyone out there feeling a little timid or scared to be adventurous. Whilst it may take some time to gain confidence in your interior design style, the more you experiment – the quicker you’ll be up and running.
Creating a successful mix of modern and traditional elements in your room is hard to achieve, but not impossible if you follow a simple rule – only use one era to back reference to. So, in this room set, believe it or not, it’s the 50’s. Have a closer look at the room, the table and chair are Mid-century Danish (typical of the ‘50’s) and the cornucopia of flowers and marble footed bowl are classic 1950’s English country home style. The print is also a 50’s floral image but a contemporary frame brings it into this decade. A very contemporary plain suede headboard creates a perfect ‘stage’ for the soft furnishings on the bed. Pale pink and strong blues are colours associated with the 50’s too. So, soft, blush pink linen bedding and rich, textural cobalt blue velvet and mohair throws work beautifully together and are also evocative of that era but have a linear style that brings the look bang up to date.