1/ Keep the walls as bare as possible:
Let the room breathe and add one piece of artwork you love to create a focus point be it a beautiful black & white illustration, a sculpture or a canvas – the whole room will work as a beautiful canvas.
2/ Change your carpet:
Changing your carpet for one that is is soft or invest in a new rug will naturally change the appearance of your room in no time. With the colours of the walls, carpet is the the first thing guests will notice when they walk into your room. Most carpets(like these from SCS) and rugs (check the EDITO collection) are now stain-resistant so you can safely go for a light tone one, which will make your room look spacious and serene.
3) Add textures
I like scouring flea markets to find old, embroidered cotton fabrics. Cottons manufactured over 80 years ago have a wonderful texture which is very close to stonewashed linen. While the swatches you’ll find may have stains, you should still be able to cut out a few pillow cases from it. In our holiday home in France, I use vintage linen with embroidery to make the front of my cushion covers and use plain, white cotton for the back.
4) Opt for a soft lighting
One of my favourite light is the Milk lamp by NORM Architects for & Tradition, which diffuses a soft, soothing light and its design exudes calm and serenity.
// Photography: 1. Mark Eden Schooley 2 & 3. Pinterest 4. Milk lamp In Association with SCS | All opinions and layouts my own