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How to create a space beyond your wildest dreams 

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.

INTERIOR: BR DESIGN INTERIEUR. PHOTOGRAPHY: HERVE GOLUZA
INTERIOR: FIONA DUKE INTERIORS. PHOTOGRAPHY: ANNA STATHAKI

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. But regardless of whether you go into the light or over to the dark side, “A tonal scheme is what makes a truly relaxing bedroom,” says our Decorating Consultant, Steve Corcoran. “Choose colours that coordinate with your chosen wallpaper or fabric when decorating the rest of the room. Even the ceiling should be a muted version of what you have in the space, rather than a stark white, so that everything combines to create a cohesive palette.”

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If you’re someone who finds peace and tranquillity in nature, surrounding yourself with a verdant motif like BAMBUSA or PALMERAL will feel just as serene. Alternatively, prints that are rich with intricate detail – think the psychedelic wonderland unfurling across FLORIKA or the prehistoric playground of DINOSAURIA – will delight a distracted mind, making for a mesmerising alternative to counting sheep into the small hours. Then by covering all four walls in your chosen design – complete with a plump of matching cushions on the bed – you will be completely enveloped in a world of your own making. As Steve says, “It will make the space feel more harmonious and avoid a single feature wall on its own feeling heavy – having them all papered actually pushes the walls back out.”

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NIGHT LIGHTS

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INTERIOR: LOUISE BROWN INTERIORS. PHOTOGRAPHY: RYAN WICKS

 

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…

DINOSAURIA 

DAt once spirited and sophisticated, 'Dinosauria' showcases detailed depictions of dinosaurs set amongst prehistoric foliage. An unexpected plaster-pink colourway gives these majestic creatures an elegant update. Use this wallpaper to bring a mesmerising mood to any room in your home. Our wallpaper is produced using PVC-free, eco-friendly materials and promises minimal environmental impact at every stage of production.

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ARTEMIS AZURE 

House of Hackney's now iconic 'Artemis' print has been updated for the new season in a vivid shade of azure-blue. Originally designed as part of a collection inspired by William Morris, this psychedelic floral is brought to life in a prismatic colour palette and promises to bring a sense of serenity to the interior. Our wallpaper is produced using PVC-free, eco-friendly materials and promises minimal environmental impact at every stage of production.

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BABYLON BLUSH 

Introduce the ambience of 1950s Palm Springs into your home with the luxurious 'Babylon' wallpaper featuring the weeping willow tree's majestic boughs. Blush pink and soft greens create a sophisticated Art Deco-inspired colour palette that's sure to set an elegant mood in any room. Our wallpaper is made using PVC-free, eco-friendly materials and promises minimal environmental impact at every stage of production.

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MIDNIGHT GARDEN

Our 'Midnight Garden' wallpaper is inspired by the Dutch Masters and depicts a country garden after dark. Painted with bountiful blooms in a classic colour palette of pink, green, off-white and blue, this moodily romantic print offers a duskier take on a traditional floral. This exquisite wallpaper will bring a hauntingly beautiful ambience to any interior setting. Our wallpaper is made using PVC-free, eco-friendly materials and promises minimal environmental impact at every stage of production.

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ARTEMIS OFF - WHITE

Showcasing serene shades of pink, mauve and teal on a neutral base, the 'Artemis' wallpaper in off-white is a fresh take on this beloved House of Hackney print. Inspired by the work of William Morris, it's a contemporary way to introduce love-forever florals into the home. Our wallpaper is made using PVC-free, eco-friendly materials and promises minimal environmental impact at every stage of production.

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ZEUS CAROB

Artfully hand painted in watercolour, 'Zeus' depicts an idyllic river scene with elegant cranes and majestic weeping willows against a dramatic carob backdrop. Greek and Roman mythology often portrayed the dance of cranes as a celebration of life, and this wallpaper is sure to bring a sense of joy to your home. Our wallpaper is produced using PVC-free, eco-friendly materials and promises minimal environmental impact at every stage of production.

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