When you can’t beat 'em, join ‘em, right? That’s why when it comes to beating the January blues, there’s only one hue we’re hankering after in our bedrooms: fifty shades of blue. Here’s four ways to do it, with a little help from our exclusive home brands.


Relaxed boho

This beautifully bohemian scheme from Junipa mixes textures in an unexpected way. Based around a blue that could feel a little cool, the result is actually fresh and feminine, thanks to delicate embroidery details, woven accents and an expert use of velvet.

“Velvet and rattan are an unexpected but clever combination”

The rattan revival shows no signs of slowing down, and the light frames of the bed and table open up the airy space where traditional wooden furniture might feel heavy. It’s all pulled together by a neutral rug and subtly warming gold accents.

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Modern country

Evoke all the cosiness of a country hotel with this totally modern update from Dickins & Jones – even if your home is more ‘ring road’ than ‘rural’. There’s no denying the masterful use of print – it should be too much, but a simple approach to colour and scale maintains visual calm.

“Consistency in colour and scale is the key to mastering print in the bedroom”

To recreate this cosy look, look for warmer blues and mix in with purple. The short cut to layering print? A reversible duvet cover. We’ve opted for a cream reverse – it’s a staple of country homes everywhere and will balance moodier blues.


Scandi sanctuary

If your home (or just the dream one you’ve created in Pinterest) is seriously Scandi, go for Gray & Willow in the bedroom. This idea pairs chalkier grey-blues with a subtle use of print to really let the texture do all the talking.

“Navy and chalky grey-blues are the Scandi way to do the hue”

Don’t be afraid to pile on the plump – this is all about textures to love and layer come hibernation season. Flannel duvet covers, chunky knits and simple wooden accents capture a real everyday luxury – no velvet sofa or gilded accessory in sight.


Simple and serene

This bedroom idea from Linea is a lesson in balancing blue with neutrals. With a denim shade as the only splash of colour, this earthy palette includes grey, almond, stone and white, and yet feels anything but ordinary.

“Denim blue and beige prove a harmonious pairing”

Layers of heritage check prints err on the right side of masculine, while wool throws and brushed flannel sheets add a surprising warmth to the scheme. Hanging feathers on a string or filling a vase with eucalyptus are simple additions that nod to the natural palette.

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