Six ways to style a single room
The box room. The nothing-y room that your estate agent sold to you as a double bedroom (hmmmmmm) but your mum suggested it becomes an ironing room (who actually irons these days? It’s the 21st century for Christ sakes)
It’s just so much better for everyone involved if we just embrace singledom (this has also been said to many a girlfriend over a bottle of Echo Falls) and try to avoid shoe horning a double bed in that you practically have parachute into.
So here are some ideas + inspiration to convince you that grown-up and single, really is the way forward. Swipe left. Only joking... scroll down.
1. KEEP A RESTRICTED PALETTE
Just look at him. So fresh and inviting. The walls here are painted an off-white (I recommend Ammonite Farrow & Ball) which gives a bit more warmth to the room than brilliant white. Add a pop of colour like that mustard cushion and some neutral artwork and you're one step away from being a Swedish Interiors guru.
2. SPLURGE ON POSH BEDDING
Invest in posh pre-washed linen, plush throws and cushions. Layering is very 2017. Don’t scrimp on this single lady. By Molle is the dogs. Budget versions can be found at La Redoute and H&M Home
3. GO FOR A DAYBED
Versatile and and stylish. The OGK Safari Daybed ain't cheap but it sure is a design classic. This Maisons Du Monde one a good alternative for those of us on a budget
4. WELL PLACED LIGHTING
Fix a wall light / sconce to one side of the bed only, it will make the room feel better designed. Symmetry is not your friend in a single bedroom. Wave goodbye.
5. BIN OFF THE BEDSIDE TABLES
Use a stool or small chair as a bedside table which will save space, make the room look bigger and double up as somewhere to sit / throw clothes on – versatility is KEY people
6. GO ALL 'HOTEL' WITH AN ARMCHAIR
If you've got the space, a side table / armchair and floor lamp can make your room feel a bit less 'tragic spinster' and more 'girl about town'. I have no absolutely no idea why i'm referring to these rooms as people. That's what 3 days of Norovirus and a teething baby will do to you.
That's ya lot.