Sarah Beeny Autumn 2017 - 124
Clutter isn't calming, so invest in
stylish storage for your clothes
and personal belongings to keep
them out of sight. Wall-mounted
shelves and cabinets are great for
this as leaving the oor area clear
creates the illusion of more space.
Then display a few beautiful
objects that make you happy.
Ideally, do without a TV as it's
been proven that the blue light
that penetrates your eyes while
watching telly (or using smart
phones) disrupts sleep patterns.
Bedroom lighting needs to
be versatile - you'll need task
lighting for getting dressed,
applying make up and reading,
plus mood lighting for relaxing,
loving and sleeping.
Low-hung pendants work
well either side of the bed as
they cast a subtle downward
glow. Dot lamps around the
room to create pools of warm
light to gently lull you into
sleep mode, and dimmers
will allow greater control of
lighting to suit your needs.
130 | OCTOBER 2017
WORDS: SARAH HARDWICK | IMAGES: GAP INTERIORS