Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley

June 29, 2012 05:00 ET

Add a Touch of Understated Elegance to Your Own Bedroom With Advice from Laura Ashley

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 29, 2012) - Creating a bedroom setting that is comfortable, cosy and elegant is by no means an easy task. With so many options to choose from and so many design elements to get right it is always important to ask yourself a few questions before you get started and a good idea to remember a few helpful tips along the way!

Wallpaper or paint

The walls will act as a backdrop to the design of the bedroom and the furniture you decide to fill it with, so it is no surprise that choosing how to decorate them can often be a big decision! Larger rooms often work well when covered with patterned or coloured wallpaper whereas this can make a space seem smaller in rooms that aren't as big. As a compromise, decide on one focal wall to paper and then choose a neutral coloured paint for the rest of the room. Make sure that the wallpaper you do use is well designed and luxurious enough to create that all important feeling of bedroom elegance.

Divan or Bedframe

There's no denying that your choice of bed may well be determined by comfort, however there are also numerous design elements to choose from! For those requiring additional storage, a divan is often the most practical solution with fitted drawers underneath and a plush upholstered headboard for extra comfort. For a more stylised look, a metal bedframe adds a romantic touch to any room. Choose a frame with soft curves and intricate detail for added elegance.

Bedroom Furniture

Aside from choosing a bed, additional furniture will also be key to the overall finish of the room. An extra place to relax can often bring more use of your bedroom so as well as the essential wardrobe and chest of drawers why not invest in a cosy window chair, the perfect place to curl up with a blanket and a good book!

Finishing Touches

Once all of the larger bedroom items are in place it's time to accessorize with some all-important finishing touches. From soft rugs to statement mirrors these are the items that will complete your room so think carefully about where they will be placed and how they will fit in with the feel and design of your room before you buy.

For all things elegant and luxurious for the bedroom take a look at the stunning Casual Chic collection at Laura Ashley. With a fantastic up to 50% off in their Summer Sale there has never been a better time to buy!

About Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley is a quintessentially British lifestyle brand founded on a rich design heritage and on the traditional values of quality and originality. We use prints and designs that evoke the English countryside, for the way you live today.

As an innovative global brand, Laura Ashley extends to encompass the broader lifestyle concept, from fashion to home decorating, beds, bedroom furniture and accessories.

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