5 Ways To Freshen Up Your Room to Fall in Love Again
Fallen out of love with your bedroom? Keen to make it feel more like a luxury hotel? Interior designer, Emma Hooton of Studio Hooton, shares her tips on how you can make this room feel extra special again.
Furnish your bedroom simply
A bedroom is for sleeping in, so furnish simply. A good quality bed, reading lights, storage, and a few carefully chosen accessories such as cushions, simple art and plants are all you need. A wardrobe with good internal layout and bedside cabinets are the unsung heroes of any bedroom, cleverly keeping clutter out of sight. Ottoman beds and beds on legs can also be a secret hiding spot for all those bulky duvets, pillows and off-season clothes.
Freshen up with paint or paper
Fresh paint and wallpaper can give a bedroom a whole new vibe. Earthy, neutral shades provide a soft warm, versatile backdrop to other furnishings and accessories. I’m currently a big fan of Little Greene’s Slaked Lime. Grass cloth wallpapers made from eco-fibres such as hemp, seagrass and bamboo can also create a dreamy, bold bedroom statement. Painting ceilings int he same hue as the walls helps to blur lines and gives it a more stylish look.
A larger bed will feel more luxurious
A bed is rarely as big as you imagine it will look in a room as it sits so low, so go for the biggest you can. Just make sure you can move around the bed. If the bed and bedside tables sit against a wall with little room either side, a beautiful upholstered headboard with built-in sockets stretching wall-to-wall can look great.
Read our guide on how to dress a super king bed.
Add a bit of Vintage style
Vintage furniture is always fun to source. A set of antique chests, drawers or thoughtfully curated assemblage of objects with patina and ageing can bring character to a space. Pamono and Vinterior are great onlinesources for vintage finds.
Go classic with linen
Classic white linen never looks dull, falls out of fashion, or fades in the wash. Go for 100% cotton bed linen made from a good quality fibre from a reputable bedlinen supplier, rather than plucking for a high thread count. This isn’t always an indicator of quality sheets. When it comes to pillows think ‘more is more’. A couple of square pillows for sitting up and reading on, a couple of rectangular sleeping pillows and a couple of decorative cushions for colour and pattern will help you create the same feeling of luxury you’d get when checking into a hotel room.
Studio Hooton provides bespoke residential interior design across London and the South East.