Couple one key colour with recurring design elements to create a bedroom that’s consistently calming.
Frame of reference
Dress it well and your bed can become a focal point of your room. We like the classic blue paisley pattern on this quilt and sham set from Pottery Barn. The pieces are made from 100 per cent cotton voile and feature a solid ivory colour on the back, so can be used in reverse on those days when you need something a little more soothing to the eye.
• King-size Billie Paisley quilt, Dh594, and standard-size sham, Dh132, Pottery Barn stores across the UAE
Mix and match
We don’t recommend over-styling your space with too many matching elements, but it is nice to have the odd recurring motif. Let the paisley pattern on this blue vase from Zara Home echo the design elements on the bedcovers above.
• Vase, Dh209, Zara Home stores across the UAE
Say it with flowers
There’s nothing better than a bouquet of colourful blooms on your bedside table. But instead of investing in the real thing, opt for these beautiful blue silk hydrangeas, set in a simple glass cube, by NDI, a United States-based specialist in lifelike, faux floral arrangements.
• Blue Hydrangea Bouquet, Dh325, www.ounass.ae
Whether you’re snuggling up in front of the TV or need to protect yourself against a blasting air conditioner while you’re in bed, an extra blanket is always handy to have around. We like the jaunty blue shade and subtle leaf motif on this jacquard offering from Zara Home.
• Blue Leaves jacquard blanket, Dh595, Zara Home stores across the UAE
Pick of the wick
No bedside table is complete without at least one scented candle. Arabian Nights by Wallace & Co emits a warm, woody, slightly masculine scent and, best of all, Dh10 from the sale of every candle is donated to Start, a non-profit organisation that runs art workshops for refugees, orphans and children with special needs across the UAE.
• Arabian nights candle, Dh225, www.traders-lane.com