When it comes to re-decorating your home, it can be tough to think of fresh and original ideas which don’t feel jaded and overdone. Whilst it’s important that the room does have some connection in order to create a cohesive feel, some themes feel restrictive rather than productive. Picking a broad theme, such as intending on only using British designers, offers limitless opportunities when it comes to the overall look and feel of the room. Here are five simple design ideas and designers which will help you to achieve a very British bedroom:
Laura Ashley prints and designs are quintessentially British
Before Cath Kidston took over the world with her floral prints there was Laura Ashley. Whilst Cath Kidston designs are more bold, and suitable for a younger audience, the designs from Laura Ashley are more muted and durable. You’re less likely to become bored with these gentle wallpaper prints in mints, creamy yellows and duck egg.
Don’t shy away from the Union Jack print
Luckily for those of you wanting to have a British theme in your bedroom, the Union Jack print is extremely popular at the moment and can be found on pretty much everything. Whilst it could be overwhelming to have it literally all over your bedroom, it would make a nice focal point as some throw cushions for your bed or seat such as these ones from the British retailer John Lewis.
Play around with the red, white and blue colour scheme
The classic British colour scheme has got to be red, blue and white. However, these colours can be quite dominant when they’re used incorrectly. Choose one colour as the dominant, depending on your personal preferences, and allow the other colours to be used as elements.
Take your time when it comes to picking out the perfect bed
You will spend a lot of time in bed so this isn’t a decision that you want to rush. Bedstar have a fantastic range of beds which offer virtually limitless choice for you to pick a design that suits your tastes. Fabric beds are proving very popular at the moment as you can easily bring out design elements in other features of the room, such as the curtains or bedding by matching the upholstery between the furnishings.
Order directly from the designer for the best deal
If you’re looking to invest in some new bedroom furniture, it might be an idea to order directly from the designer. Sites like Made.com or Etsy.com will make it easier, but don’t be afraid to send any designers you find online an email and see if they might be willing to offer you a discount. You won’t know unless you ask!