9. Play with contrasts
You don’t have to fall into the trap of ‘playing it safe’ and only choosing mid-tone neutrals (all cream, all beige, all stone). Adding contrast is super-important for impact. Crisp white linen is a great starting point and you can then create contrast with throws, scatter cushions, artwork, lamps etc.
10. Choose natural-looking scatter cushions
Beautifully positioned scatter cushions look effortless, and they are the all-important finishing touch on a well-dressed bed. But they are often the trickiest element to master. Choose a symmetrical design or, alternatively, go for a more casual asymmetric solution (based on whether you want your room to be more formal or informal).
A common mistake I see is simply using too many cushions – the bed ends up looking crowded and uncomfortable – or too few, which looks cheap! Use the best quality cushions you can afford and experiment with a few different options. It’s important to create a balanced solution using a mix of size, block colour and pattern.