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From the carpet to the ceiling, a bedroom should be a peaceful sanctuary for sleep, especially as it’s estimated we spend a third of our life in bed… but where do you begin?
Whether you’re trying to create a modern, contemporary look or inspired by soft, pastel tones, our styling tips will help you create the bedroom of your dreams, literally.
Make a Mood Board
It’s exciting to discover what inspires you and making a mood board is one of the best ways to do just that. If you’re not sure where to start, head to our Pinterest page and browse some of our existing boards. If you see something you love, make sure to pin it and come back to it later.
2. Declutter First (always)
Whilst it’s tempting to jump straight into a redesign, it’s wise to de-clutter your space first. Consider what you need and don’t need. Perhaps take a bag of clothes to the charity shop and try upcycling old furniture before heading out and buying all-new-everything. Decluttering is an excellent way to find out what you own and can help you seriously maximise your space once you start re-decorating.
3. Choose Your Theme
Are you looking for a subtle, moody look using rich luxurious shades or a bright, summery feel with pops of colour? Whatever your taste it’s much easier to look at design options after choosing a theme. For a seriously on-trend look we’d consider Pantone’s colour of the year, Living Coral, as the main highlight colour. The vast majority of our carpets are a neutral tone, making it exceptionally easy to pair them with any colour.
4. Choose a Carpet That Feels Right
When it comes to choosing bedroom carpets, comfort is the first thing on most people’s mind. Putting your toes into a deep soft pile carpet on a cold wintery morning is a high priority. Cormar Carpet Co.make a wide selection of soft and ultra-soft carpets, from their ever-popular Sensation ranges to the super-soft, Soft Focus collection. These ranges are made from high filament polypropylene, which means that as well as feeling soft, they’re uber practical too. Both the Finesse and Luxelle fibres are stain-resistant and bleach cleanable – handy for coping with early morning spills! We especially like Cape Diamond (below left) – a bright, light grey from the Sensation range and the Lunar Grey (below right) from Soft Focus Heathers – a softer, flecked alternative
If you are looking for a firmer, more textural feel, why not look at a loop pile colour from the Avebury range (below in Bentley Beige). This low lustre 100% pure new wool range,comes in a level loop and a textured rib effect. Both are heavy wear carpets and like all loop piles have the advantage of hiding the foot traffic around bedsides, because of their loopy construction.