Your bedroom is the most private room in the home and is a sanctuary from the busy and sometimes stressful world outside. While in most other rooms practicality and neutral style might be important, in your bedroom you have the freedom to create a lush and luxurious haven that's all about comfort and sensuousness.
One of the key elements in creating a soft, cosy and inviting bedroom is the choice of fabrics and textiles that you choose. If you're giving your bedroom a deluxe and lavish new look, then here are the three 'C's that it's important to consider.
C Is for Curtains
Curtains serve both a functional and decorative purpose in the bedroom. They help to set the tone of the room, help to frame your windows and help to give your bedroom some much-needed privacy and light control.
Opt for curtains that have a blackout lining to ensure extra hours of sleep when the sun rises early or for the occasional cheeky afternoon siesta. An extra translucent under curtain is also a good idea so that you can enjoy your privacy while still allowing light into the room.
For a decadent and warm look, opt for curtains in a rich and thick fabric. Velvet, jacquard and chenille are all great choices and come in a range of beautiful colours, textures and patterns. Allow a little extra length for bedroom curtains so they can pool sumptuously on your bedroom floor.
C Is for Carpet
Carpet is no longer the most popular floor covering for many rooms in the home. More practical materials, such as tiles and timber, are more commonly used. If there is carpet, then it's usually a hard-wearing type that hides stains well and stands up to heavy traffic. These practical features aren't a concern in the bedroom, and you can choose a carpet based on look and feel.
There is something very delightful about stepping out of bed onto a soft, plush carpet, particularly during the colder months. Opt for a carpet with a dense but fine pile that allows your feet to sink into it and is very soft underfoot. Bedrooms also allow you get away with pale and soft carpet colours that would be a nightmare in other rooms of the home.
C Is for Cushions
Cushions are like the icing on the cake when you're creating a bed that looks and feels like a cocoon waiting for you to sink into it. You don't need to go crazy and add numerous cushions, but a few well-chosen ones will add a sense of elegance and luxury to your boudoir.
Opt for a few different cushion materials in a mixture of complementary colours and patterns. You can also mix up the textures by choosing a combination of silks, faux furs, suedes or satins to create a visual and textural feast when it's time for bed.