Mastering the perfect bedroom space is all about combining textures and the thing about velvet is that is adds instant luxury to my space, a richness that I just didn’t have when I had my old metal bed frame.
I love spring and as days get longer and the outdoors begins to slowly turn over a new leaf so do my interiors. Everything is awaking so its time for a fresh start and one of the first rooms I’ve turned my attention to is my bedroom. My bedroom is literally the heart of my home; there is nothing quite like retreating to a sanctuary like space after a lengthy day or getting off a long haul flight, which I seem to do monthly of late, and curling up under the duvet with a book.
The slight spanner in the works is that I haven’t loved this space for ages mainly due to my bed which I’ve had since I moved in 20 years ago. Picking out a bed is a bit like picking out a sofa, it’s a major decision especially the whole headboard scenterior (wooden, upholstered, tufted, nailheads) - need I go on?
All those worries went out the window however a little while ago when I came across the most glam, most luxurious looking low platform bed I’ve seen in a long while. Made in Italy, it’s called the Ottori and is made by Habitat. Its deeply cushioned frame and curvaceous sides makes me feel like I’m getting into a cloud-like bed which envelopes me. Plus anyone who knows me knows that I am texture obsessed so this frame which is upholstered in a velvet called Pave is a great way to extend texture from the headboard literally to the footboard.
The next thing I did was change up the bed linen with something fresh, clean and summery. I went with Habitat’s Washed Sateen Pink. It has this subtle stonewashed finish in a beautifully powdery hue! It’s instantly given my space a warm weather refresh. I’ve also switched out my chunky throw with a dark grey cotton bedspread, called the Delany. Again because I am texture obsessed I opted for a bedspread that has a raised surface created by the stitching technique so you get these raised pockets of air, which I love!
Finally I swapped up my botanicals from heavy branches ladened with moss I introduced summery grasses that dance in the breeze of the open window and little succulents. And viola I’m spring ready!