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THE BED HEAD GUIDE: HOW TO CHOOSE AND STYLE YOUR PERFECT BED HEAD

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Is there anywhere sweeter than your own bedroom? We think not. While living areas and kitchens are becoming ever more connected through open-plan living, the bedroom remains a private safe place where you can relax and regenerate. It needs to be cosy, super comfortable and, of course, utterly stylish in a way that is perfectly you. The last thing you want as you unwind for the day with a good book is to be leaning against a wall when you could have an absolutely stunning bed head instead. From a purely utilitarian perspective, a bed head provides somewhere to rest against, takes up visual space (but not physical space) by filling empty walls and balances the proportions of a room. From a style perspective, your bed head, as the biggest piece of furniture in the room, is the focal point. Everything else in your bedroom revolves around it. Let’s make it fabulous! Read on for our cheat sheet with tips for choosing the perfect bed head.  

 

1. Size matters

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For maximum comfort, the bed head should be at least 40cms above the mattress otherwise the top edge will be digging straight into your shoulder blades. Ouch! It’s also important to think about size. If you are blessed with a large space, consider an oversized style so your bed doesn’t look like a postage stamp on a billboard. If you have a smaller space to work with, consider a more streamlined style to make sure your bedroom doesn’t feel overcrowded and cluttered. While most bed heads work to a standard sizing system, it never hurts to measure your bed and space. So at the risk of sounding a little bossy, measure twice and buy once.  

 

2. To trend or not to trend?

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There are definitely some emerging trends in the world of bed heads that are poised to be all over magazine editorials and your social media feeds. Velvet, rattan and upholstered bed heads are among those tipped to be here for the long haul. 

 

3. Upholstered bed heads are here in a major way

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Upholstered bed heads are the epitome of comfort and style. Bed heads are being upholstered in ultra-luxe coverings from aged leather to linen and more, for a contemporary update on this classic and enduring style. An upholstered bed head is the perfect way to bring the five-star vacay vibes home and give your own bedroom the love it deserves. It is also the ultimate way to create a soft, cocoon-like atmosphere for maximum cosiness. 

 

4. Retro Rattan, Modern Style

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It is safe to say rattan is here to stay. With retro 70s style having a big design moment and an overall movement towards sustainability and natural materials in all areas of design, it is not surprising rattan is so on-trend right now. If you are thinking back in horror to the rattan-heavy décor of The Golden Girls, there is no need to panic. Like upholstered bed heads, rattan has undergone quite the makeover and definitely has a place beyond its natural home in boho and coastal styled spaces. 

 

5. Velvet Forever

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Velvet is another furniture covering that isn’t going anywhere, and thank goodness for that! A velvet bed head works well in a small bedroom as the luminosity of modern velvet creates a feeling of light and space. It also brings texture and all the cosy layers to contemporary spaces. Choose one in a bold modern hue if you want to introduce a surge of energy into an otherwise neutral room.

 

6. Style it like a pro

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General advice to creating the bed of dreams is to start with a good sheet in a neutral or soft colour. From here, it’s all about the layers, quilts and throws can be layered on for a lush look and then experiment with cushions and pillows in different textures and prints to bring a dynamic feel. The trick to giving your bed that coveted, cloud-like appearance is all in the way you fold your duvet. Fold it in half with the ends over the foot of the bed, then fold up the top half so it is doubled over on itself. Voila! Instant volume. There are more than a few tips and guidelines when it comes to styling your bed, but that’s all they are. Experiment and have fun with it. It’s your room, so you do you. Now we’ve made our beds, let’s lie in them!

 

 

 

 

 

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