CHICHESTER, England, December 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Your style guide from Feather & Black
With the hustle and bustle of Christmas truly under way, now is the time to prepare your home for your family and Christmas guests! This season's interiors are all about understated elegance and signature pieces that come to life through delicate textures and layering. Here are the top tips from bedroom furniture specialist Feather & Black on how to create a stylish and luxurious home for Christmas, without breaking the bank. Choose from beautifully designed gifts for family and friends from Feather & Black's luxury collections, or indulge in a few teats for yourself!
Understated elegance dominates the bedroom trend this winter, with the focus shifting to soft palettes and muted tones combined with subtle textures and detail. Cushions and throws in a complimentary palette of bolder accent colours are key this season, best combined with a neutral base for a subtle and sophisticated look.
When creating your neutral bedroom look, mix fabrics, details and the weight of materials in slight variations of one colour palette. The addition of one pillow with soft textures or patterns will enhance the bedroom without overwhelming other décor. This easy addition will instantly add style to any room and accessories are the perfect way to take risks when experimenting with different materials and colours!
Warm and inviting
The trick to creating an inviting bedroom is to make it look tastefully lived in. Make the bed look ready to sleep in with lots of pillows and cosy throws. Careful layering is not only on-trend; it's a fantastic way to keep the cold at bay.
Choose colours that are soft and warm, with one or two deep shades thrown in for contrast. A snuggly throw can liven up your bedding with just the right festive touch. The colder months of winter allow you to use heavier, more dramatic textures such as wool throws for the ultimate luxury. Arrange small items, such as matching coloured picture frames, lamps and vases on the bedside table to finish.
Catwalk glamour at home
Velvet and faux fur have emerged as the luxe-fabrics of choice on catwalks this season and are now making their way into home interiors. Soft velvet adds the perfect touch of texture, while a touch of faux fur makes a stylish statement in both the modern or traditional bedroom.
The trick is to mix the heavily textured velvets and faux fur items with airy pieces that have a lighter texture. This will not only create depth, but also allow you to continue to express personality without sacrificing practicality.
Accessories are also taking inspiration from tropical holidays to create a colonial inspired look for a tasteful reminder of warmer days. It's a very easy look to create with the contrast of bright white walls as a backdrop to dark wooden furniture, accessories and some black and white photos in dark frames. Indulge yourself with a touch of style with beautiful colonial-inspired lamps, or make them into the perfect gift for a design savvy friend.
Something for the kids
When decorating your child's bedroom, opt for plain coloured furniture that has longevity. You can then update this with linens and accessories in different patterns and colours. When selecting linens, you'll likely want something that suits not only your child's personality, but your own taste as well! Feather & Black has throws and cushions in a variety of florals and pink pastels for girls and the gorgeous selection of nightwear will be loved by parents and children alike. Stars and stripes themed accessories for boys have been combined with the latest sport and rock star nightwear which will make getting ready for bed a breeze!
At Feather & Black, we have a wide range of wooden, upholstered and metal beds, bed linen, bedroom furniture and accessories to help make your house a home. Our team of in-house designers travel the globe for inspiration to deliver stylish, well-made bedroom furniture for grown-ups and kids alike, always at an affordable price.
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