Timelessly modern, warm and soothing, this is a dream combo for any bedroom. Grey is big in interiors right now, and with good reason: it’s ultra versatile and can be teamed with any number of colours. A more on-trend alternative to white, it’s popular in Scandinavian countries for its warm, welcoming feel. It’s also ideal for open-plan areas where you want to create a calm yet cosy backdrop.
The perfect bed
Your starting point for this scheme is a gorgeous bed like the Diaz, with its neat cross-stitch trim, or the Tatum, with its contemporary quilted head end – when decorating with soft colours like grey it’s important to have lots of textures to keep things interesting. For bedding, think delicate, small-scale prints in grey and white, which draw the eye without disturbing the restful feel; our Maylis bedding, for instance, has a pretty herringbone pattern with a hand-drawn touch.
Natural materials like wood bring vital life and warmth to this look. As well as wooden floors, you could introduce it with raw wood bedside tables, plywood lampshades, photo prints of natural textures or even found objects like branches and driftwood. Contrast these with softer textures like sheepskin and mohair to continue the organic theme.
If you want an urban rather than a rustic vibe, add industrial lighting in metallic hues and accessories in concrete – weathered finishes contribute to the ‘rough luxe’ feel that makes this look so special.
For walls, try a textured wallpaper rather than a flat painted finish. The latest designs feature beautiful abstract effects that mimic woodgrain, concrete and loft-style bare brick. Or, for an organic feel, try a natural grasscloth wallpaper. Seek inspiration in the world around you: snap photos of material finishes you love in hotels, bars and restaurants, or hunt for ideas on Pinterest and Instagram.
Pops of colour
Last but not least, add an accent colour. On-trend pink has often been seen teamed with grey in recent seasons, striking the perfect balance between pretty and modern. We also love deep aubergine tones with grey. Rugs, scatter cushions, throws and vases are great ways to use colour discreetly, or for a stronger statement hang an amazing artwork above your bed.