Found your dream bed? Make it look extra special by getting creative with colour, pattern and texture. Make your bed look inviting and you’ll enjoy a good night’s sleep more than ever. Once you’ve chosen your bed frame, have fun dressing it up with these inspiring ideas…

Think casually rumpled throws draped across the bed, sheepskins for warmth and softness, and plenty of pillows accented with scatter cushions. To make this spontaneous look work, co-ordinate your bed linen and sheets with your bed frame, and introduce pops of colour and texture with blankets, throws and cushions. And remember, duvets aren’t compulsory: layers of blankets and quilts in sensual natural fabrics such as silk, cashmere and mohair feel great next to the skin and keep you just as toasty.

The latest way to do print is with delicate, painterly watercolour prints. With its wash of pattern that gets more intense towards the foot of the bed, it adds a touch of embellishment to your room without being overwhelming. That’s not to say that all-over pattern can’t be soothing, too – try faded, antique-style designs.

White/watercolour duvet set

Bright accents
Bring a neutral or monochrome decorating scheme to life with hits of bolder colour. Mustard yellow, teal and terracotta are three of the hottest shades right now and transform a pared-down space from plain to polished. Pick one accent hue and use it to punctuate the room on throws, cushions and accessories like vases and lighting.

White cotton duvet set with accent cushions in blue

Pale colours like powder blue, blush pink and mint green give a pretty, vintage feel when used on their own, but to bring them up to date, team them with grey and buff shades. These colours have shaken off their girly image and are being used in highly modern settings; set them against sophisticated neutrals and you’ll see them in a whole new light. Blue shades are also thought to help combat insomnia.

Light blue duvet set with floral pattern

For a timeless, tranquil bedroom that’s conducive to good sleep, a palette of nude and grey colours is just what you need. These cool colours have the ability to reduce heart rate and blood pressure, helping you to get a good night’s rest. Try contrasting beige and buff bed linens with a dove grey bed frame – or vice versa – and accessorise with silver and gold cushions or an embroidered throw for a touch of luxury.

Beige duvet set white throw and accent cushion
Cecily beige duvet set