How did you stop the room looking bland?
Lots of shades of grey can certainly feel dull and lifeless so I made sure to use an accent colour. A punchy mustard works really well in this scheme, so I introduced it in small accessories such as the throw, vase, cushions and even coffee mug. I was mindful to introduce a range of materials as this gives the space a ‘real’ feel. The dark brown leather armchair and reclaimed metal and wood stool are perfect examples of this. The marble base of the bedside lights and worn wood of the side lamp also helped bring in different textures and materials.
What elements help create this hotel vibe?
Scale is important. I used big bedside lights and side lamps to give a grand sense of purpose. Something small and fiddly would definitely have not achieved the same impact.
A sumptuous bed is always key to a sophisticated bedroom. Don't scrimp on cushions, pillows and bedspreads. Layer the bed up. It doesn't have to look pristine or take ages to make every morning - a slightly dishevelled, untucked bed like this can be achieved in seconds! I used gorgeous charcoal grey bed linen from Soak & Sleep which ties in perfectly with the dark grey lampshades on the bedside tables.