Room of the week – monochrome bedroom
This weeks Room of the Week is a sophisticated monochrome bedroom. From the House to Home galleries the furnishings and fittings use different shades of one colour to create a layered look supplemented by a large-scale light fitting.
The use of one colour creates a tonal scheme colour scheme that can be highly effective. Subtle difference between the tones of colour will ensure the scheme does not become boring, you can also enhance the decoration by using different textures ie a flock wallpaper or layer different fabrics.
The light fitting in the main picture is from Ikea and is a very cost effective solution to add a large light fitting to your interior. Also Moooi manufacture the Random Light shown below, available in three dimensions 50cm, 80c, and 105cm. When choosing a large light fitting do consider the height of your ceiling, although if placed above a bed a low hanging fittings can be very effective.
Wallpaper is a good way to add texture to your tonal colour scheme. The Luxe wallpaper from Harlequin shown below is a good choice to do this and will also add subtle pattern to a tonal scheme. Flock wallpaper has also recently been on trend and can add a deluxe feel to your interior.
Adding an upholstered bed to a room will soften the tone and is a good choice over a traditional wooden bed frame. Upholstered beds are available in a wide variety of fabrics ready-made, or you can have it made in any fabric of your choosing. Sofa.com has a good selection of upholstered beds available with a range of over 40 designs available. The Valentin bed shown below costs around £800 for a king size bed frame.
A tonal scheme can be a good choice for any room as the effect is very calm and relaxing – just remember to add texture and it will ensure your scheme is a success.