AKD LOVES SLEEPING BEAUTY

There is no denying winter is officially upon us! I am sure I’m not alone when I say it‘s becoming increasingly difficult to abandon the serene, cosy haven that is my bed and brave the dark mornings that greet me with it’s cold, unwelcome embrace.

And while I admit to indulging in a few additional blissful moments in bed of late, the interior designer in me couldn’t help but wonder about the possibilities of this sacred space and how one could make it an even more perfectly dreamy place to while away the nights and lazy weekend mornings.

Minimal Mindset 

I love how soothing and serene minimal spaces can be. They can be like a big breath of fresh air for our ever-increasingly, over-stimulated minds. But striking a balance between achieving a minimal sense of space, rather than evoking a sense of cold is key. Introducing texture into a minimal space is a vital element if you wish to create visual warmth. 

The repetitious application of timber cladding on the ceiling, mirroring the bedhead detail is unexpected but gorgeous and helps bring warmth to an otherwise voluminous space.

The repetitious application of timber cladding on the ceiling, mirroring the bedhead detail is unexpected but gorgeous and helps bring warmth to an otherwise voluminous space.

This bed head acts as an easel anchoring a collection of carefully curated artwork. This layered approach, simply by leaning the pieces against a crisp white wall, creates casual perfection.

This bed head acts as an easel anchoring a collection of carefully curated artwork. This layered approach, simply by leaning the pieces against a crisp white wall, creates casual perfection.

Tailored and Tufted 

Wall clad bed head designs are the definition of luxury! Whether it is a crisp tufted rectangle or a unique chevron design, they would not look out of place in the most grandiose of interiors. This style of bed head invites the perfect opportunity to play with scale and proportion.

To amp up the drama, opt for a floor to ceiling design.

To amp up the drama, opt for a floor to ceiling design.

For a more sleek contemporary version, a sophisticated low profile in delicious indigo velvet will do just the trick!

For a more sleek contemporary version, a sophisticated low profile in delicious indigo velvet will do just the trick!

Winged and Wide-eyed 

If you’re ready to hit snooze on your classic sleigh bed design, this is the upgrade you’ve been waiting for! A personal favourite of mine is the winged back bed head as they offer the perfect balance of classic and contemporary.

Make an architectural statement with a simple coat of lacquer! 

Make an architectural statement with a simple coat of lacquer! 

Inject some personality with an intricate wallpaper or delicate chinoiserie print.

Inject some personality with an intricate wallpaper or delicate chinoiserie print.

Go bold and apply veneer to an entire wall

Go bold and apply veneer to an entire wall

Or take a more subtle approach like the painterly effect of sycamore.

Or take a more subtle approach like the painterly effect of sycamore.

Velveteen Vixen 

My name is Demi and I am a velvet addict. Whether it is in red cake form or a luxurious bed head, I have an obsession. A velvet bed head provides the perfect canvas to soften a space, playfully but always gracefully reflecting natural or mood lighting by adding some shimmer and glamour both day and night. No bed is complete with out a touch of velvet luxe!

Velvet makes a desirable companion to your well-traveled treasures, often displayed on bedside tables.

Velvet makes a desirable companion to your well-traveled treasures, often displayed on bedside tables.

Velvet pairs perfectly with (faux) fur.

Velvet pairs perfectly with (faux) fur.

Image 1 via John Pawson / Image 2 via Singapore Architecture and Interior Design / Image 3 via Tom Dixon / Image 4 via Studio Guilherme Torres / Image 5 via Damien Langlois Meurinne / Image 6 via Dcruz / Image 7 via Architectural Digest / Image 8 via Architectural Digest / Image 9 via Pinterest / Image 10 via Architectural Digest