As timeless as a classic French-style bed frame is, you might fancy a change every once in awhile. And as a bed is a big investment, you might not be in the market to start completely from scratch – but don’t fear. If you’re in possession of one of these bedtime beauties but want a new way to style your boudoir, this sophisticated scheme will take you straight to cloud nine.
The hero piece
The star of the show is your very own romantic-style bedstead of course, but we've based this look on the Rose Rattan bedstead by John Lewis (£1,099) – just in case you want to go the whole shebang, bed and all.
The colour scheme
This combination of Cherished Gold, Blue Charm and Pebble Drift 3 strikes a great balance between warm and cool, keeping the scheme from feeling too feminine if it’s a shared space. Cherished Gold’s earthy warm tones will ensure your bedroom feels ambient and cosy – try it on the wall behind your bed.
You don’t need to replace everything in your room to achieve a different feel, but switching a few key pieces can have a dramatic effect. West Elm’s Concrete Tulip side table (£199) makes for a stylish contrast between the ornate style of the bedstead. For lighting, metallic finishes will flatter Cherished Gold’s glow beautifully. Try the Bristol table light in Brass by Heal’s (£83) to give your space a contemporary edge.
The finishing touches
Of course, nothing’s easier than giving your bedding a new outfit with some new linen. Loaf’s Topsy Turvy bedlinen (from £55) has a relaxed and homespun vibe, plus it’s reversible, so when you feel like a change, all you need to do is flip it. Finally, add an element of pattern and texture with a new cushion (or three). We love this Ikat Grid pillow cover in Light Pool by West Elm (£24). Just the thing to pick up on the gentle hues of Cherished Gold, Blue Charm and Pebble Drift 3.
et voila! Time to snuggle down in style.