If you’re like us and in the process of decorating your master bedroom then this may give you a few ideas on how to incorporate silver into the theme. I like quite classic styles and I’m a bit of a sucker for luxury on a shoe string budget, so that’s what you’ll be seeing in this post. Silver is such a wonderful colour to use when decorating, its a diverse colour that can be used with many other colour schemes and also looks incredibly stylish. It’s certainly a colour that will never go out of fashion. It’s not a colour that I’d use throughout our home, because it can be a little harsh, but for a stylish romantic bedroom that isn’t too feminine or masculine, it works perfectly.
All of the items listed below are things that have a hint of silver or are variations of it, such as white, grey and I’ve also included black and gold. Black gives things definition, whilst gold softens the feel of the room. The only decor I haven’t included is wallpaper. If you’re thinking of a wallpaper that would go with a silver theme then you could be bold and go for a print, or subtle and opt for a striped pattern. We’ll be choosing a striped wallpaper of either grey or silver colour. Don’t be put off by a dark feature wall, it actually makes the room look much larger, a clever trick of the eye.
Decorating with Silver
- Heart mirror tealight tray – Argos £24.99
- Pendant light shade – Laura Ashley £95
- Lantern – Amara £49.95
- Elephant ring holder – Oliver Bonus £10
- Gold confetti decanter – Oliver Bonus £19.50
- Photo frame – Tesco £6
- Scented candle – Stoneglow Candles London £7
- Tealight holder – The Emporium Somerset £12.50
- Wool throw – Amara £65
- White cushion – Holly Willoughby collection Ashley Wilde Group
- Mirror jewellery box – George Home £12
- Lamp – IKEA £16
- Ice bucket – Homesense £49.99
- Storage basket – Oliver Bonus £19
- Lion print – Amara
- Metal vase – Lorraine at Home £20
This is a small selection of items that I’d use in a master bedroom with a silver theme. Some items bring individual personality into a room while others keep it simple and stylish. The lamp from IKEA we already have, so I couldn’t not include it in this post because I’m still so pleased with it.
The throw and cushion are things we will be getting in various colours and fabrics. This woollen throw will keep the room cosy and make the bed more of a feature rather than a large rectangle of white sheets. The white cushion is one that would be bundled with many others. My weakness when decorating any room is candles, lamps and cushions. If there is space for any of those in a room, then they’ll eventually appear there. They are the main accessories that make a room feel more inviting and comfortable.
The ice bucket I wouldn’t necessarily use as an ice bucket. I like the idea of placing a plant pot in there with your favourite flower. Or a short vase which can be filled with fresh flowers regularly. The tealight holder can’t currently be ordered online but once their website goes live shortly, I look forward to seeing what else The Emporium Somerset have to offer.
- Eva Oyster bedsheets from the Kylie Minogue collection at Ashley Wilde
- Bespoke leather headboard from The Headboard Workshop
- White Comar bedsheets from Sheridan
- White throw from the Holly Willoughby collection at Ashley Wilde
For a silver bedroom, white sheets are a great way of making your bed look fresh, clean and in keeping with your theme, The bed sheets in the top left picture above are a great way of including silver, without looking over the top. Another way I like to add a little texture without using any other colour from my beloved white, is by finding bed sheets with embroidered patterns on. Occasionally this makes sheets look a little too fussy, so we tend to use a boring plain white pillow case with textured sheets. A patterned throw is also another way of adding comfort to your bed. This is where I’d recommend going for bold patterns and deep silver colours, which is what we’re keeping an eye out for. But the white throw in the bottom left picture is sweet and simple, meaning it’ll match any colour scheme.
The bed that we currently have is a metallic frame in charcoal. But just in case we fancy a change, the headboard above is incredibly luxurious, something I’d love to include in our room in the future.
Window & Wall Dressings
- Adelphi curtain in ‘Mist’ from Ashley Wilde
- Light Letters from Festive Lights £9.99 per letter
- Roman Blind from Curtain World
I usually play it safe when dressing a window, the only option I’d ever choose was white. While there are beautiful white curtains and blinds available from various materials, it can be a little boring and doesn’t always frame the window very well. Since using the boldest curtains possible in our sons bedroom (which you can read and watch the tour here) I’ve realised that using darker colours around a window makes the window and the room appear much larger, it also then makes the window area become a feature instead of a section of the room our eyes tend to skim over.
The curtains above are a velvet feel in silver, or ‘mist’ as they’re known. They would look gorgeous draped around a bedroom window, hung to floor length. Another fabric that would be good to use is suede (or faux suede). Suede will soften the room keeping the comfortable feeling you want from a bedroom and the heaviness of a suede or velvet curtain makes the room look luxurious.
Blinds and curtains go really well together. It may be a little overkill on trying to keep light out, but for aesthetic purposes, when the right colours are mixed, they can finish a room perfectly. The two colours above wouldn’t go together but individually they would suit the theme. A silver curtain would pair well with a white blind, or a white blind with grey stripe detailing. My preferred type of blind is a Roman style blind as above.
The light letters we will be getting in our initials to hang above our bed. They’re a great way to add a personal touch and a unique way to brighten up a wall. It’s perfect for the section of wall above our bed which could end up being dead space.
I hope this post has given you a little inspiration if you’re in the midst of decorating your master bedroom, or even your spare bedroom. I’m very much looking forward to picking up a paint brush and livening up our bedroom in this theme and I can’t wait to share the result!
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