The bedroom is where we spend almost one-third of our time, so it makes sense to craft a relaxing sanctuary where we can retreat to for rest, a snuggle with our loved ones and some deep, rejuvenating slumber.
Alongside the growth of the 'hygge' phenomenon—a Danish word and concept that connotes cosiness, which was on Oxford English Dictionary’s shortlist for 2016’s Word of the Year—creating a cocooning ambience in the bedroom just makes sense.
Here, we share some easy ways to add these cosy elements to your bedroom.
If sleep is the greatest luxury, then you need to make sure your bedding reflects it. High-quality bed linens from the likes of Italian brand Frette offers sheets fashioned from soft fabrics such as mixed silk, which will surely help you sink into slumber. To make your bed even more like a cocoon, add some fluffy throws or introduce energy via playful cushion covers.
Available at Takashimaya B1, visit frette.com for more information.
To create the right ambience, pair overhead lighting with bedside lamps, floor lamps or sconces. Bedside table lamps with dimmers are a good idea as you can lower the brightness for night reading or to create a romantic atmosphere. For a touch of boudoir glamour, weave in some shimmer with Tom Dixon’s Base wall and floor light, and Lee Broom’s Frosted Crystal Bulb table lamp for a chic reading light.
Visit leebroom.com for more information.
A Healthy Frame
“Your bed is one of the most important furniture purchases you will ever make. So invest in a good quality bed and mattress,” says Elkerton. When choosing a bed frame, opt for warm organic finishes such as wood or leather for a cosy and grounded feel. Also consider if you’ll be doing work or reading in bed or just sleeping. For those who like bedtime reading, the Bretagne bed from Poltrona Frau is ideal. Crafted from poplar and beech, wrapped in the brand’s Pelle Frau leather and accented with gun-metal feet, this model has a high bed frame with a rounded headrest that allows you to sit up comfortably with a book in bed.
Visit poltronafrau.com for more information.
Your feet should feel warm when starting the day. Rather than stepping out of bed and onto a cold hard floor, place a plush rug underneath to ensure a spring in your step. Infuse a splash of colour with The Rug Maker’s Tropicals collection—made in collaboration with design collective OutofStock—which features vibrant, nature-inspired designs, or introduce a hint of opulence with Tai Ping’s range of eco-friendly carpets made of high-quality natural wool and silk.
Use well-selected loose furniture to help create a soothing, sophisticated and functional bedroom. Rounded or smooth-edged pieces like Normann Copenhagen’s Circus pouf in light pink add a little colour while still giving the space a gentle, calming feel.
(Text by Michele Koh Morollo)