How To: Create A Hamptons Bedroom
1. The Bedroom of Dreams
We ask so much of our bedrooms: they are the place we go to escape the hustle and bustle of the day and recharge for the next one. As well as looking pretty, they also need to be practical: lighting, storage, and of course, the bed, all deserve some design love and attention to make sure the bedroom retreat is just that. Once you have finessed your floor plan, you can easily embrace the elegant and luxurious, casual and comfortable Hamptons vibes with our must-know rules. No matter how far from Long Island you are, this look fits oh-so well into our coastal regions as well as into anyone who's dreaming of the sea... Prepare to not ever want to get out of bed again.
2. It’s all about the bed, (Sleepyhead)
As the biggest piece of furniture in the room, your bed is undeniably the focal point and sets the style for the rest of your space. A large upholstered bedhead is a must-have in any Hamptons style bedroom: it’s classic, it’s soft, it’s stylish. But if you prefer a wooden bedhead, an oversized timber frame in a neutral shade will also work. Bonus points for positioning it for optimum ocean views.
3. Let’s talk textiles
In a Hamptons style bedroom, it’s all about layers of linen and cotton. Embrace white in all its shades and perhaps some blue tones in your accent cushions. You won’t find any intricate patterns here; let the layers and thread count do all the talking.
4. White, Blue and Timber
5. Light up your life
Think about how you use your bedroom and layer your lighting accordingly. Do you love a good book in bed? Is it still dark most mornings when you wake up? Consider a combination of directional lighting, bedside lamps or a statement chandelier – all of these are equally at home in a Hamptons style boudoir. And a chandelier brings a little glamour to a Hamptons sleep space.
6. Reflecting on mirrors, and art
A big, beautiful mirror adds more than a touch of elegance. Choose one with a gorgeous frame and it will double as a piece of art you won’t tire of anytime soon. If you are looking for some Hamptons style artwork, beach themed prints that mimic the colour palette of the room always look great and are not too busy for the serene space you’ve just created.