‘Purple and turquoise?’ you say. Well yes, it really works, and works with ‘wow’! Alone, this dual painted purple bedroom could be dark and eerie, but a panel of turquoise floor-to-ceiling curtains and matching jewel-bright satin bed linen lifts the scheme adding uplifting energy. An artistic ragged-edge, gold Chinoiserie wallpaper above the bed makes a decorative and opulent alternative to a headboard.
Replicating your favourite holiday spot is a wonderful way to make design memories a part of your every day. This rustic bedroom could be in Bali or it could be in Brighton. In a small bedroom or if space is tight keep to purples on the paler side of the spectrum, such as cool lilacs, lavenders and pinks, to keep the look light and airy and create a feeling of spaciousness. The hanging canopy, layered with lightweight fabric in a colourful ethnic print, is easy to replicate and a lovely way to add depth to the rustic mood. The sheer curtain and layered bedding make the whole look light and summery.
Here is a perfect example of how purple can be a dainty accompaniment to a delicate scheme. The pretty look is brought to life with a flock of purple and orange birds flying over a beautiful eau-de-nil sky. An understated lavender headboard and cushion picks out the light amethyst feathers while simple bed linen and furniture adds to the country charm.
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.