Mmmm, sleepy time; you can all relate to that feeling, of not having the willpower to get out of bed on a dark, cold and wintry morning. If you think it is impossible now, what will you do when you make your bedroom design even more snug and intimate? It is a risk worth taking though, even if that lye-in is only guilt-free at the weekend! We have a great suggestions for you in today’s post – Colonial design which is bang on-trend. What this style creates is the right atmosphere for a winter bedroom – warm, intimate and very, very snug. Read on to discover how this looks can easily be achieved.
• The Colonial bedroom, will make you feel as though you were living on your own island somewhere in the Indian Ocean! The British Colonial style continues to be a favourable look for homes – especially in bedrooms, sun lounges and entrance halls. This look does have a little twist to it as we add more layers for a colder climate; starting with the art of layering rugs. You can work with existing flooring whether it be wooden floors, tiles or carpet. We add a large cream area rug first – do choose a darker cream or one with an almost golden appearance for added warmth, opulence and luxury.
Shop online for hand-tufted Indian rugs in rich colour ways – we love the use of earthy red and terracotta; place these rugs to create zones in a large room or for a smaller one at the end of the bed. Cream or white is typical for a Colonial design, but you could also use a cappuccino colour for the walls if you want it to feel more intimate. The use of a dark wood is a staple and you should stay on this path when it comes to choosing a bed and other furniture. Bedding is ‘dive’ tested and super comfy with down quilts and lots of pillows – choose white linens and a creamy gold again for duvet cover sets and cushions. Finally, what Colonial design would be good without some lofty green plants dotted around the room – just don’t make it into a jungle!