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6. Use tall, light window treatmentsThick, dark-coloured curtains and drapes increase the visual mass of the space and make the room look snug rather than airy. Graham Atkins-Hughes establishes a spartan, spacious look for this bedroom with the use of light-coloured, lightweight curtains that begin right from the edge of ceiling. This brings about an illusion of more height than there actually is.
This bedroom shows how cove recessed lights can function as ambient lighting too. Cove lighting is a technique that directs light toward the ceiling and diffuses illumination. Installed in the ceiling, the light gently falls on the drapery, making it the focal point of the room and flattering its folds. With a centrally white decor theme, these lights seem to give a moonlit feel.Discover the elegance of recessed cove lighting
How to place them in bedrooms?For the bedroom, if you are using a smaller rug, let half of the rug go under the bed. This brings symmetry to the space. I love how this rug with calligraphy sticks out just enough to offset this rather monochromatic room.You could also use identical rugs on either side of the bed or choose a carpet that’s large enough to go under the bed and yet be visible.
Those who love all things minimal will love this pristine white cuboid four-poster. The white extends to the walls, curtains, most accessories and the floor, giving new meaning to restrained luxury. Darker blankets and cushions, a complementing contemporary carpet and a vibrant green nightstand accessorise the bed (and the white of the room) to lift the space from a flat monochrome.