Where do you start when you want to update a room?
I always recomend starting with colours and pulling together a palette. It might mean working around some pieces you already have, or something you bought. I love using Design Seeds
If you want to browse previous looks, check out them all out here
Every month we will bring you easy 'cheat sheets' on how to get the latest looks for your home. With tips and advice on how the professionals pull together those gorgeous looks you see in all the great home and lifestyle magazines.
For March, getting ready for Spring, it's all about working with yellows. We've seen lots of yellow in the shops and inspired by a recent trip to the shops we've pulled together some great yellow looks for every room in the house. We've covered Living Rooms, Kitchens, Bathrooms and now finally Bedrooms.
So let's start with this palette. If you think it looks a bit busy. We like to pick 2 or 3 background tones, and the remaining as accents. You could pick greys & yellows as background for wallpaper or paint with dark salmon accents, or you could pick pink as your background and use yellows and greys as your accents.
We went browsing at Designerpaint to find these colours for you, just to make it super easy.
Alternatively you could pick some wallpapers. I think wallpapers look gorgeous in bedrooms, in fact it is the only room I would use wallpaper. There is something cocooning and cosy about wallpaper in a bedroom. These were picked from John Lewis.
We love this canopy bed, add some beautiful draped curtains to create a very dramatic look but timeless! Think romantic films or beautiful hotel room!
Without bedrooms looking too girlie (if your husband doesn't approve), steer clear of baby pinks and pick burnt pinks, salmons and mix with charcoal. In fact in any room scheme (even white) I always recommend adding charcoal accents.
For your flooring. Even in the samllest bedroom, you need a rug or 2! Yes two.
Pick a beautiful statement rug, and then you can add a second either to layer or place somewhere in the room. Here we've picked a statement rug from Anthropologie and recommend layering it up with a burnt yellow plain one from Swoon.
Now I have just one more thing to say....remote control lighting!! YES John Lewis now do these amazing gadgets which would be perfect for bedrooms. Swap your regular light bulb for the Philips ones and the remote control works with no need for an electrician. So if you argue about who switches off the dressing table lamp, you need this is in your life!