Decorating video: New naturals bedroom
- For a dash of modern-day romance, choose a sleek four-poster bed and dress it with smart drapes.
Soft, textured fabrics in earthy shades are the inspiration for this tranquil scheme. Furniture and accessories in natural materials complete the look. Styled and presented by Robin Collingwood.
Step 1: Walls
Begin by painting the walls taupe, which will warm the scheme. Here, a coordinating metallic-patterned wallpaper reflects light and brightens up the alcove.
Step 2: Floors
Now add texture with rugs. A large sisal rug fills the main space, while a smaller black and white rug makes an eye-catching feature in front of the bed.
Step 3: Windows
For a luxurious look, use a heavily woven fabric for the curtains, which won’t need lining, combined with voile panels instead of traditional nets.
Step 4: Furniture
Use a mix of dark wood and unfinished reclaimed teak for an eclectic feel. The deep tones of the wood stop the colour scheme looking too bland.
Step 5: Accessories
Finally, pile the bed up with cushions and throws. Linen and organic cotton bed linen, wool throws and velvet cushions add a tactile finish.
Walls in Smoked Trout Estate emulsion, £25 per 2.5ltr, Farrow & Ball. Wallpaper in Chavadan W1981/06, £37 per 10m roll, Osborne & Little. Curtains in Loriga Linen 7298/06, £58.95 per m, blinds in Freya linen voile 7336/01, £65.50 per m, both Romo. Bespoke rug in Sisal Panama New Champagne Brown, £40.25 per sq m, with border in Cotton Herringbone Fallen Leaf, £14.35 per linear m, both Crucial Trading. Black and white Alvine Tria rug, £69, Ikea. Solid ash and parawood Morton four-poster bedstead (H210 x W145 x L208cm), £399, Morton dressing table and stool, £299, all Next. Bed canopy made in Zilla 22, edged in Lanta 03, £25.50 per m each, Malabar. Tiebacks made from leather braid, 90p per m, VV Rouleaux. On bed (from back): cushions made in Palazzo Jute crushed velvet 7136/60, £46.95 per m, Romo; cushion made in Black Velvet LF568FR/19, £33 per m, Cocktail range at Linwood; cushion covers, £25 each, Birch double duvet cover, £115, Birch pillowcases, £18 each, silk bed cover, £245, merino wool fringed throw, £125, all Luma; chunky woven throw, £50, Lombok; Fabriano photo album, £89, Toast. Reclaimed teak bedside table, £395 for a nest of three, Raft. On bedside table: Malay lamp base, £60, silk lamp shade, £40, both Lombok; leather notebooks, £32, Day Birger et Mikkelsen; tea-light holder, find similar at Lombok. Leather tub chair, £625, Raft. On chair: cushion made in LF825C/8, £44 per m, Tiree range at Linwood; throw made in Zambezi linen BF10126/105, £59 per m, GP & J Baker. Day Silver fish, £65, Day Lizard candle holder (used as dish), £38, both Day Birger et Mikkelsen. Hurricane lamp, £18, Baileys. On dressing table: geometric etched box, from £22, Lombok. Ribba picture frame (above headboard), £15.59, Ikea.