Arranging and decorating a small bedroom can be a challenge, but by using a peaceful palette, great lighting and simple-yet-smart storage solutions, you can meet the challenge with style and ease.
SMALL WHITE BEDROOM WITH WOODEN BEAMS
Small but tall! A Jacob’s ladder accentuates the double-height proportions of a spare room at Slackwood Farm.
SMALL WOOD PANELLED BEDROOM
Wood panelling is painted white in this small bedroom belonging to Plain English founder Katie Fontana. The gingham bedspread and red throw lend a warm and cosy feel to the room
In the spare bedroom of Caroline Holdaway’s cottage, an olive-stripe flatweave rug from Sinclair Till contrasts with a vibrant tartan rug from Toast used as a bedspread and cushions made from fabric pieces left over from projects.
PATTERNED WALLPAPER & BLIND
In designer Ben Pentreath’s flat, both bedrooms are papered. As Ben explains, ‘I like using wallpaper because I love the layers of pattern and colour that it brings to a room.’ Soane’s delicate ‘Seaweed Lace’ wallpaper contrasts with the bold blanket from Pendleton in the main bedroom. A Marianna Kennedy ‘Spring’ lamp in blue adds a different colour to the room.
NARROW BEDROOM WITH A BLUE FEATURE WALL
Utilizing a small narrow space, the blue wall draws the eye to the back of the room where the bed had been placed on a raised platform. The owners are Samuel and Caitlin Dowe-Sandes of Moroccan tile company Popham Design, who have decorated their riad in the heart of Marrakech’s medina using crisp colour and pieces sourced from the local souk.