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A photographer’s guide to creating a laid-back bedroom

Autumn’s here, but that doesn’t mean your home has to look as gloomy as the weather. Just ask Karine Candice Köng – photographer, stylist and founder of interior design blog, Bodie and Fou, who transformed her family house into an effortlessly chic holiday rental. Here, she shares her tips on creating a bedroom that’s bright, airy and full of summer spirit. 

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1. There’s nothing like natural materials to really help you unwind and relax. My essentials? Linen bedding, wooden and rattan furniture, and a super soft shaggy rug under my feet. Bliss. 

2. For a laid-back vibe, limit your colour palette to two or three complementary shades. I kept it very neutral with beige, grey and sandy off-white, contrasted with a touch of moss green and shiny brass accents.

3. Surround yourself with interesting objects and treasures found on your travels – these little reminders will keep you in that holiday mood all year round. I'm obsessed with retro ceramics in warm, earthy tones. They give my space a lovely, nostalgic feel.

4. Natural light (and lots of it) is so important to master that serene, summery look. If your room’s a bit lacking in this department, a large mirror like Arles and well-positioned lamps will help you to create the right atmosphere.

5. And finally, when you’re away from the daily stresses and strains of everyday life, give yourself a chance to slow down and remember what’s important. For me, that means remembering to buy less, and buy better, which is a lot kinder to the environment. 

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Article written by: Remi Parson

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