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.
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.
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!