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Out of every space in your home, your bedroom is without a doubt the most personal. It is where you can recharge and reflect on
the day and although most of your guests will never see it, it still deserves a lot of attention. Colour and soft furnishings play a vital role, so that you can showcase your design style. I’ve been looking at four very different styles of bedroom to help give you inspiration for your next bedroom makeover.
Making a natural statement
Rattan, wicker, grasses and bamboo may be a throwback from the 1970s, however, it couldn’t be more on trend. With travel bloggers on Instagram feeds we are bombarded with images of exotic holidays. Bamboo and rattan capture the essence of far away places and sit perfectly with warm earthy colours and tones making them perfect accessories for any bedroom.
Feature panelling
I love panelled rooms and I can’t think of anywhere better than the bedroom to have this lovely detail. It can help to straighten awkward angles (visually) and can provide hidden storage for clothes and shoes. Using neutral tones with contrasting bright shades elevates the room into a very special retreat.
Soothing pallet
Bedrooms designed around a darker pallet can feel soothing as you walk into them, especially if the rest of the house is light and bright. Rooms with less, or restricted, light are naturally less active and more restful so choosing a darker shade can provide you with a tranquil and peaceful environment.
Urban style
The urban or industrial style has been around for a while. With its stripped floors and open, airy spaces, a loft theme can make a bedroom feel light and bright. It gives you the perfect bedroom to be able to read and relax.
This style naturally creates lots of hard lines which can be softened with the addition of house plants and soft furnishings.
Above: George Home Discovery bedroom range. Below: Sainsbury’s Home Loft Living bedroom
Not to be snoozed at . . .
The bedroom is the most personal space in your house, so when it comes to interior design there is much to consider, says Jane Cappleman
Deciding which look is right for you is down to how you will use your room and your budget. If you use it for more than just sleeping you will need to identify what is needed to add ie. lighting, somewhere comfortable to sit, and the addition of storage. Just make sure its personal and filled with items you love.
n Jane Cappleman is a Bury St Edmunds based interior designer

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