Decorate with hedgerow hues. Choose blackberry and sloe-shaded paint colours for a luxurious look in a panelled bedroom that oozes classic style. An upholstered button-back headboard adds an extra touch of indulgence to the scheme. Take inspiration from nature with a wooden branch that acts as a holder for a lantern – perfect for a spot of bedtime reading.
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.
Put a romantic twist on the monochrome colour scheme with a deep aubergine and the softest shell pink. Applying a dark matt paint on embossed wallpaper creates a stunning textural effect and makes a traditional feature feel contemporary and bold. A dusky grey side table is arranged with gorgeous modern ceramics to make an arresting display, with the geometric facets of the vase tying into the pattern on the cushion.
Purple was a popular choice in the 1980s and 1990s and works equally well with today’s modern trends. This ultra contemporary purple bedroom is adorned with fabulous ombre walls. The rich mulberry gradually graduates into a natural stone. A minimalist metal four-poster bed is tastefully draped with identical fabric while neutral bed linen and a curved lantern adds a hint of the Orient.