Make your bedroom more than just a place to sleep in
Your bedroom is the place where you can find rest and solace from a hard day’s work. For 2012, interior design in our most intimate spaces is focused on making them real destination-places in our homes, so why not make your bedroom a feast for the eyes as well as balm for the soul?
There are plenty of ways to rejuvenate any tired bedrooms with the current trends in 2012 being for sumptuous heavy curtains and a feature-wall, perhaps on the wall behind the headboard, that is covered in opulent, rich, embossed wallpaper. But if that is a bit drastic for you, the simplest way to make-over your boudoir is to invest in some beautiful bedlinen.
There are some statement trends to look out for on the high street for 2012. You will find the latest designs in bedlinen, at a price that won’t break the bank, from home store favourites such as Next.
For 2012, the big stores have been following the fashionistas it would seem with bold pinks, purples and pastels brightening up the interiors of bedrooms around the country. And as with the catwalk, floral and ‘ethnic’ designs are big and add an extra dimension of personality to your bedroom.
We’re not just talking about large flower motifs in the centre of a duvet here (though those are very nice indeed). Now, flowers (with leaves and branches included reflecting the ‘eco’ trend in interior design) are being incorporated into stripes, into Oriental designs and even lovingly and intricately embossed onto linen. Who says we don’t treat our beds properly?
For any of you that got rid of that teddy on your bed in 1985 and run at the sight of pink and pastels, you’ll be pleased to know that high street stores haven’t forgotten the old adage, ‘less is more’. If plain and simple (let’s call it chic) is your thing, then bold primary colours where you can mix and match the pillow cases and duvet might be more up your street.
Let’s not forget our menfolk here too, and not wanting to generalise but we’re assuming that not too many men would choose the pink, floral numbers brightening up the high street shelves right now. And if you don’t want your female kin to butt in to spice up your bedroom (and you know they’re just aching to) there are some good ideas to be found in magazines such as Design For Men.
For the man about town there are some nautical prints going on at the moment and, for the more daring of you, some eye-catching (and eye-bending) geometric monochrome patters such as Next’s Chequer Board Bedlinen set. And guys, this duvet is reversible too so you get two duvet patterns for one. There’s style, pocket-happy and practicality all in one!
Chequer Board Reversible Print Duvet And Pillowcase Set from Next, £25-75