Dark Bedrooms

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Dark rooms are cosy, alluring and restful – so where better to decorate with an on trend dark shade than a bedroom?

Be brave when it comes to using darker shades – combined with soft lighting, they create an enveloping atmosphere that’s perfect for a good night’s sleep. Dark paint colours are also a great remedy for rooms that don’t receive much natural daylight. Rather than trying to brighten a dark room with bright colours (which may seem like the logical thing to do), pale or vibrant colours just end up looking dull and drab if the room is naturally dark. Instead, dive in with dark painted floors and walnut woods, and drown your walls with deep navy blues, smokey greys, or earthy tones. The result will be a room that cocoons you. Not feeling brave enough to dive in at the deep end? Dip your toe in with a versatile grey. To avoid a room looking too dreary, liven it up with a contrasting pop of bold colour.

Image credit: Photography: Paul Massey
Image credit: Photography: Simon Bevan

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