Interior design advice for bedrooms

Interior design expert Julia Kendell offers her advice on designing bedroom interiors. Make the most of the space, using a stud wall to create a seperate dressing room, or moving wardrobes to a spare room.

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Interior design expert Julia Kendell offers her advice on designing bedroom interiors.

Wallpaper is a simple way to add instant warmth and personality to a bedroom. Paper all the walls rather than just a single feature wall to create an intimate atmosphere.

A great tip for large bedrooms is to place the bed in the centre of the room against a stud wall built to just above the height of the headboard. This maximises the floor area and frees up wall space for storage, such as wardrobes and chests of drawers.

Consider moving your wardrobes to an under-used spare bedroom that could be transformed into a separate dressing room. You could then use the extra bedroom space for a sofa, chaise longue or dressing table.

There is nothing like a good night’s sleep to set you up for the day ahead, and that means choosing a mattress of the best quality you can afford. Use sheets and bedding with a high thread-count for a hotel-quality sleep experience. Soft cushions and throws will add to the overall atmosphere.

In the picture: For instant impact, paper more than one wall of your bedroom. Avebury Amethyst wallpaper, £38 per roll; Clifton double bed frame, made from beechwood, (H)114.5x(W)150x(L)204.5cm, £850; Clifton blanket box, made from beechwood upholstered in plain linen, (H)47x(W)120x (D)40cm, £600; all Laura Ashley.

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