Give your bedroom a tranquil feel with classic furniture and a muted palette of soothing shades. Use soft layers, wooden textures and gentle prints to add to the calming look
Choose traditional, white-painted furniture for a refined but relaxing look. Use simple black-and-white artwork to bring personality to this pared-back scheme
Double bed, £399; bed-end storage, £299; two-door one-drawer wardrobe, £689; bedside chests, £129 each; all Melrose collection, Schreiber range, Homebase
Glass serveware adds a smart, contemporary feel
Cup and saucer, £16; teapot, £45; all The White Company
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Add subtle, elegant pattern in muted tones
Evelyn cushion, £19.99, Homebase
Available in a smaller size, too
Scented candle in glass jar, H&M
A look that will last
Faux white hydrangeas in vase, Jane Packer range, By Sainsbury’s
Great for storing odds and ends
Basket, By Sainsbury’s
In the frame
Mix and match similar frames in different sizes for an effortless look
Distressed mango wood photo frame, Soak & Sleep
Go for simple, pared-back bedside furniture
Boston-Lyon chest, Wilko
To the touch
Add a hint of vintage style with this ceramic buy
White textured vase, BHS
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The story Since a neutral country scheme is nothing new, this trend celebrates the return of composed simplicity and smart-yet-relaxing style.
Why we love it It’s classic, easy to live with and guaranteed to work in any space – plus, this straightforward scheme suits almost any period of home and is fail-safe to put together.
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How to use it Opt for white on both the walls and floor for a cohesive, Scandi-inspired scheme, particularly in a small room as it’ll give it an airy, uplifting feel. For refined country style, choose painted furniture, subtle grey layers and muted, floral touches – this calming look would work well in a bedroom. Alternatively, add ornate detailing for a hint of château chic, keep it cool and contemporary with glass and marble accessories, or add pops of silver for a touch of luxe.
Who’s doing it The Essential Style range from By Sainsbury’s has understated porcelain tableware and crisp Egyptian cotton towels, while simple-country pioneer, The White Company, continues to deliver with its chic and harmonious home accessories, candles and bed linen.