In this final post of a 5 week series, high-flying interior stylist and curator of Collected, LeeAnn Yare shares with us her top tips for celebrating the bedroom, in the wake of her must-have book, Rooms to Love.
As you add things you’ll see that a theme starts to emerge; it’s the details that will help you tell your story.
It’s a room where you spend a huge chunk of time, but just because your eyes are mostly closed doesn’t mean the bedroom can’t be skilfully decorated to become your own sanctuary, whatever your style. Decorate your walls as you would the remainder of the house – use paint or wallpaper, and then layer them with artworks and fabric window coverings. Don’t be scared to mix spots with stripes and florals with geometrics, or even sew a panel of fun fabric down the centre of a plain cover to create something truly original. The more eclectic the mix, the more personal your room will be.
Inspiration is all around you. If you’re ready to get your colour on, then a mood board of any type is a great tool to help nail down into one place all that inspires you. Gather together everything that catches your eye – photos, magazine tear-sheets, paint chips and collected treasures. As you add things you’ll see that a theme starts to emerge; it’s the details that will help you tell your story.
For last week’s post click here.
Photography by Larnie Nicolson
Rooms to Love: Style Inspiration for Every Home by LeeAnn Yare & Larnie Nicolson. Published by Penguin, $65.