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
Put a romantic twist on an attic bedroom with a rich, warm aubergine palette. Decorative details help to bring out the period features in this chapel-turned-country-cottage. The large-scale print livens up the neutral tones on the floor, while a Victorian wardrobe is heaving with storage
Add colour and edge to a simple white bedroom with a statement bed in a vibrant pink and purple floral. Choose an oversized pattern that will cover the expanse of the headboard and add impact, rather than too-small a floral, teamed with pink bedlinen and
There is no reason why a compact guest bedroom should also be unattractive. The smaller a room, the further your budget will stretch, so why not up the glamour with a chic hotel-style decorating scheme? Look for a stylish feature wallpaper; a black floral repeat
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
Use crisp white, cream and amethyst to balance a rich focal wall. While still visually stunning, this rich berry is pared down with white adjacent walls, bed and pale flowing curtains. Painted furniture jumps out from the strong background, while layers of lavender and lace
As seasons turn nature is bursting with purple autumnal shades that work so well for adding warmth and texture in our bedrooms. Rich berry shades or Highland heather hues teamed with tactile textures and earthy tones create cosy, snug-as-a-bug rooms you won’t want to leave.