Here is what I like about our bedroom...
The shutters - oooh I LOVE our shutters. Cost a fortune but so worth it even though this photo angle doesn't do them justice.
The bedside tables - the drawers have a lovely woven leather detail, which ties in nicely with the leather bed. I am not so fond of the bed itself, I think it looks a little heavy, however it is extremely comfortable (the best!!) and my husband loves it, so that is good enough for me.
The lamp bases - I love the curvy black ceramic lamp bases - thinking about changing the shades to maybe a white, so that I can play with lots of different patterns/colours in the future.
The recessed section in the wall behind the bed - perfect for wallpaper!
The upholstered bench - I have a few other covers for the (Ikea!) upholstered bench at the end of the bed, a deep grey and a duck egg blue which I would love to make use of.
The major items are working but I really want to change the feel of the room with some new bedlinen and artwork, cushions etc. We also need a console table for the other side of the room and to hang some photos.
I'd like to have a bit more fun with the room, nothing crazy, but it feels a little bit uptight at the moment. I want it to be more lighthearted and warm, perhaps a little colour will do the trick. I don't mind having a little bit of a masculine feel to the room, because it is my husband's bedroom as much as mine. You certainly won't find any girly, girly florals in here (note: I did slip in some florals but in gold/copper/black).
If we had timber floors I feel like I would be able to be more adventurous with colour and style. I love the feel of our carpet, we chose the best underlay we could find so it has that "oh' comfy factor. But I really feel limited by how I can decorate because of the carpet. By the way, it isn't a purple carpet (it looks mauve in the photo) - it is more of a donkey brown (grey/brown). Throughout the rest of our home you will find a lot of white/black/teak/wenge/olive green/and touches of yellow - a little bit modern, a little bit retro. I would love to add even more colour to our living areas and I am working on it! I would love to bring that young fresh feel into our bedroom.
Growing up I was a Sheridan bedlinen devotee, however of late Aura would have to be one of my faves for bedlinen. They do a great job styling the shots for their catalogues. Here are a few pic's I like - note: all with timber floors, I knew I was onto something there.
Love this coverlet below, I have been thinking of using silver/greys - is it still a bit 'safe' though?
I could play up the monochrome, lots of black and white - graphic prints.
This is never going to happen, a little too bold with our black bed, but I do love it so. Especially the zigzag embroidery on the coverlet - love, love.
Images: Julie Palmer; Aura