Bedroom

House of Hackney

What does relaxation mean to you? For some, it’s about curling up on the living room couch at the end of a long day – for others, it might be taking to the dining room with a few close friends (and a bottle of wine) in tow. But a point on which we can all agree is that the bedroom is the one place in the house that was made purely for relaxing in. It’s a space that should soothe you and gently lull you towards a restful sleep. It’s where dreaming takes place and where you wake up to the view you want to see every morning. So, it follows that your bedroom should be cosy and calming, filled only with the things you love. But just as we all have our own take on what ‘chilling out’ is, everyone has a distinct idea of what ‘comfort’ looks and feels like to them.

So, while we’re not trying to convert you away from pale colours and pared-back neutrals if that’s your thing, we will tell you that dark wallpaper works like a dream in the bedroom, naturally evoking nightfall and cocooning you in its inky depths. If you’re someone who finds peace and tranquillity in nature, surrounding yourself with a verdant motif like PALMERAL or BAMBUSA will feel just as serene. Alternatively, prints that are rich with intricate detail – think the psychedelic wonderland unfurling across FLORIKA or the characterful creatures making mischief on HACKNEY EMPIRE – will delight a distracted mind, making for a mesmerising alternative to counting sheep into the small hours.

HOTEL PROVIDENCE, PARIS

HOTEL PROVIDENCE, PARIS

The Stuff of Dreams

Covering all four walls in your chosen print – complete with a plump of matching cushions on the bed – will completely envelop you in a world of your own making. But if you want to feel like you’ve escaped to an elegant boutique hotel for the night, experiment with colour-blocking instead. Try matching your duvet to one of the tones in your wallpaper or accenting a subtle pop of print with a wall saturated in the same shade, à la the Hotel Providence in Paris.

Next, get the lighting right. No bedroom is complete without blackout curtains and blinds to shut the world out, nor should any bedside table be without a striking lamp to illuminate a screeching alarm clock in the dark. Then it’s all about adding warmth and texture with crisp white bedsheets (the perfect foil to a deep palette, if you do go that way), a cosy blanket and a few luxurious cushions to cuddle up to. Sweet dreams…

House of Hackney

KATE MOSS’S GUEST ROOM (HOUSE OF HACKNEY DESIGN CONSULTATION PROJECT)

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Whether you’re searching for design ideas or trying to imagine how a certain print would look in your space, why not browse our gallery to see how others have welcomed our House into the home…