Whether you are making last minute updates for guests coming to stay this year, or planning to renovate your own bedroom, winter is a perfect time to brighten up the boudoir.

Designing a bedroom to be a beautiful oasis of calm is hugely rewarding; after all we spend a third of our lives in bed, so getting it right can make a big difference.

Lighting, texture and colour all play vital roles in shaping the look, feel and atmosphere of a bedroom. Playing with these elements will bring cohesion to the theme, and are vital to making the room personal to you.

If you keep your bedroom walls and furniture neutral, it’s easy to add bursts of colour whenever and wherever you wish. Pick one or two tones you love and then repeat the hues in vibrant artwork, bold bedding and colourful accents.

It’s good to start with a simple range of wooden furniture. Minimal detailing and solid lines give the San Quentin collection from Barker and Stonehouse an authentic, rough-around-the-edges feel. The reclaimed wood is sustainably sourced so every piece has its own unique style.

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A colourful rug in slightly different tones of the same colour would complete the look. Barker and Stonehouse has a stunning selection of hand-knotted and hand-woven rugs for an on-trend eastern blend. I love this Persian Living Treasures rug in rust, it will bring a rare element of history, luxury and timeless appeal to any space.

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This idea gives a room personality and works equally well on a wooden or tiled floor.

A statement corner chair will also add to the feel of the room, I love the colourful Quetta chair covered in re-worked vintage Suzani decorative throws. We gave these fabulous throws a new lease of life by using them as upholstery, applied to stunning chairs made by British craftsmen.

Touch is also a huge part of creating comfort. It’s easy to alter a bedroom’s texture with a change of linens, throws and cushions. Adding a throw like the Yellow Mohair Throw from Barker and Stonehouse, along with other accessories that complement the colour injection can really lift a space.

Having a range of lighting options depending on your need is ideal for creating the right ambience. A pair of lamps for side-tables provide an instant update, two of the Industrial Wire Table Lamp will add a contemporary, modern vibe.

Industrial Wire Table Lamp

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