Bedroom Makeover

October 09, 2017

Bedroom Makeover

Do you watch the Block? 

I don't, but I really like Neale Whitaker, one of the judges on the Block and editor of Vogue Living.

He wrote an article in the Stellar magazine that comes in the Sunday Mail newspaper about creating a bedroom filled with dreams and soft layers of bedding and touches of texture. I wanted to share a bit of what he said with you.

A bedroom should satisfy the senses in a way no other room does. We spend a lot more time in this room than anywhere else.
A bedrooms appeal is sensory, personal and elusive. Choose colours you love. You're the one sleeping there. Pale colours will make the room feel bigger. Nothing beats stepping out of bed onto deep pile, expect perhaps a very generous rug.

Lighting? Keep it soft.
Think about what's on the wall facing the bed. If you're not lucky enough to have an ocean view then maybe settle for an artwork that gives you joy every time you wake to it.
Mirrors? Great idea, just not overhead.

Then comes the vexed question of cushions. How many is too many? Neale likes 6, 4 Euro and 2 smaller.
Your bed tends to be the focal point in the bedroom so making sure the aesthetic reflects your personal style is key. Its about soft layering and lots of texture. 

The 'unmade' look is on trend and leans towards a relaxed look. Not for everyone though.