What a lot of my clients tell me when I ask what they want from their bedroom design is ‘a haven’ or ‘boudoir’. As with all interior projects the first place to start is analysing of the space available. Good space planning and lighting are the crucial elements to any successful outcome. Is the space incorporating an ensuite and/or dressing room?. Can the internal walls be moved/changed/reconfigured? Once you have the general arrangement designed and drawn, then the requirements of the furniture and fittings need to be addressed.

What size and type of bed must be considered. It is no good if you have a super king and you can’t get any furniture or storage into the room because the bed has taken all the available space.

If the budget will run to fitted joinery, then this is definitely the way to go. If you can’t get bedside tables into the space, then consider bible boxes or nooks in the walls.

Window treatments are important if you want to get a good night’s sleep but it does not have to be curtains that can close down a small room even further. Consider blinds or shutters, or covered shutters which give the best of both worlds.

When buying the bed, spend the greater percentage of the budget on the mattress, we spend over a third of our lives in bed, so it will be money well spent. An upholstered headboard is the ultimate luxury accessory,

There is no right or wrong on what colour to use when decorating the bedroom. There is no magic bullet on what colour is more relaxing. It is about personal taste.

This is your haven or boudoir after all!