"The home should be the treasure chest of living," Le Corbusier once said. Transform your bedroom into a precious haven the Swiss-French architect would approve of by following these tips.
Of all the rooms in your house, the bedroom lends itself the most to a romantic theme: Think pastel hues, floaty fabrics and classic furnishing. Opt for a pale and pretty rose-pink colour scheme to turn it into a private escape from the world, or choose neutrals in creams and beiges to help you unwind. Lighting should be warm and soft; use church candles or tealights to produce an atmospheric glow. A bouquet of lilies or jasmine, with graceful detailing such as a ribbon or lace tied around the stems, adds a refined charm and will fill the room with a soothing floral scent.
Embrace romantic time periods
Evoke the French renaissance with selected gallic-inspired antiques, such as a Belle Epoch wrought iron daybed or a mahogany dressing table with an inlaid marble top. A crystal chandelier or period bronze wall fixings will bring a touch of elegance to a contemporary design. Hang framed prints of artwork from the romantic era like Monet’s seascapes for a calming backdrop. Alternatively, add drama with wallpaper in an Art Nouveau design, featuring intricate patterns such as poppies and water lilies or dragonflies and birds.
Sheer white curtains and crisp bedding in the same shade will help brighten up your bedroom. Installing a floor-length mirror opposite a window is ideal for reflecting the sun, while a decorative silver tabletop looking glass works well on a glossy walnut dressing table.
To lighten up the space further, paint the ceiling a pale colour like lilac or baby blue, choose brass candlesticks or golden doorknobs to catch the light and pick a parquet floor with polished boards. Adjustable table and pendant lamps can cultivate a softer effect in the evening, especially if they have dimmer switches.
Choose luxe bedding
Luxurious fibres with a high thread count, such as Egyptian cotton, are lighter and more breathable, while silk and satin will help keep you cool at night. Mohair blankets, patterned throws, sateen comforters and plump scatter pillows can add a splash of colour and texture to plain white bedding. Finally, a raised-panel headboard creates a simple but tasteful finish, while an opulent, tufted headboard catches the eye and works in both vibrant shades like royal purple or scarlet or natural colours like cream or grey.
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