Dare to be, well, daring with a vibrant shot of purple colour. Less risky than bold artwork, upholstery or flooring, a roll of wallpaper is relatively cheap, easy to hang (and change) and quick way to give a scheme pattern, colour and style. The tropical theme doesn’t take itself too seriously – but the fun shouldn’t end there. This patinated brass kingsize bed is the star of the show in this modern space.
Go for all-out colour with dramatic painted purple walls as the backdrop for your scheme. With such a bold colour choice, try to keep co-ordinating colours lowkey, with pale flooring, washed wood furniture and a mix of floral, stripes and spot fabrics in a calmer, muted colour palette.
Using variations of one colour is a sophisticated approach. In this bedroom violets, from lilac pink to deep aubergine have both masculine and feminine appeal with a bold panel at the head of bed like a swathe of the night sky. On the blush layered bed a harlequin throw exhibits a modern take on patchwork quilting. The geometric shapes pick out the rectangular lines of the abstract design rug below. A panel of ballerina pink curtains at the window softens the strong contrast in tone.
Twin brass bedsteads bring an industrial edge to this white bedroom scheme. For a visually pleasing symmetrical look, match cushions, bedding and wall lights across a single central bedside table. For those who like to read in bed, task lighting like this is ideal. The wall lights are a practical but beautiful detail, allowing one person enough light to read while the other has enough darkness to sleep.