Lessons in layering : use accessories to switch things up
homestyle Editor Alice Lines teams up with Citta’s Head of Design Imogen Tunnicliffe to explore creative ways to personalise your bedroom.
People often equate monochromatic colour schemes with stark minimalism – but that isn’t necessarily the aesthetic you want to go for in the bedroom. To successfully create a relaxed atmosphere with a black and white palette, try experimenting with shades of grey. From dark charcoal to the palest dove grey, there’s no limit to the tones at your disposal. Black and white aren’t off limits, but are best utilised as accents. Choose one or the other as the dominant tone, rather than using both in equal measures to create a place for the eye to rest. A bedroom with a restricted colour palette demands contrasting tones and textures to create depth – the more layers, the more personality.
THINGS TO TRY:
When using a monochrome palette in the bedroom, keep things cosy by choosing warm hues, rather then cool ones.
Layering a variety of textures, from rough to smooth, dark to light will save your bedroom from blandness.
A throw at the end of the bed will (a) keep you warm and (b) break up the visual dominance of the duvet.
Finish with a shot of metallic (such as the Citta Stardust cushion) to add a bit of fun and femininity, without being too girly.