At the other end of the spectrum, the lighter shades of purple are more soothing and gentle. Not so sugary sweet, lilac or soft lavender are pretty and feminine. The tone is light enough to give walls interest while remaining fairly neutral and can look appealing in pretty florals and gingham fabrics. Furnish with pale wood furniture or a traditional metal bed.
Emphasise the romantic when decorating a bedroom. Cool, crisp sheets look freshly laundered and the colour scheme of red and white is suitably sensuous. The floral touches in the bed sheets are reflected in the design of the Oriental-inspired wallpaper for an all-round coordinated feel. To top it off, use mirrored wardrobes to bounce light around and create a wonderfully bright space.
The bed in this loft-style bedroom has been dressed simply in pale purple. Exposed brick walls and a unique customised bed featuring reclaimed antique shutters is softened by the pretty bedding. Mix and match tones of flax, oyster and lilac for a relaxed, calming, uncluttered feel to the room. ‘Oyster catcher’ motif scatter cushions add a little interest to the preloved style scene.
Create a delightful place for family and friends to stay with a beautifully decorated guest bedroom. The furniture in this neutral attic bedroom makes best use of space, with two rich wood sleigh beds, small bedside tables and a tallboy for overnight storage. Make the room welcoming with chunky knitted throws and stylish buttoned cushions. A Roman blind and printed cushions make a small window seat a dreamy spot.