As timeless as a classic French-style bed frame is, you might fancy a change every once in awhile. And as a bed is a big investment, you might not be in the market to start completely from scratch – but don’t fear. If you’re in possession of one of these bedtime beauties but want a new way to style your boudoir, this sophisticated scheme will take you straight to cloud nine.

The hero piece

The star of the show is your very own romantic-style bedstead of course, but we've based this look on the Rose Rattan bedstead by John Lewis (£1,099) – just in case you want to go the whole shebang, bed and all.

The colour scheme

This combination of Cherished Gold, Blue Charm and Pebble Drift 3 strikes a great balance between warm and cool, keeping the scheme from feeling too feminine if it’s a shared space. Cherished Gold’s earthy warm tones will ensure your bedroom feels ambient and cosy – try it on the wall behind your bed.

The accessories

You don’t need to replace everything in your room to achieve a different feel, but switching a few key pieces can have a dramatic effect. West Elm’s Concrete Tulip side table (£199) makes for a stylish contrast between the ornate style of the bedstead. For lighting, metallic finishes will flatter Cherished Gold’s glow beautifully. Try the Bristol table light in Brass by Heal’s (£83) to give your space a contemporary edge.

The finishing touches

Of course, nothing’s easier than giving your bedding a new outfit with some new linen. Loaf’s Topsy Turvy bedlinen (from £55) has a relaxed and homespun vibe, plus it’s reversible, so when you feel like a change, all you need to do is flip it. Finally, add an element of pattern and texture with a new cushion (or three). We love this Ikat Grid pillow cover in Light Pool by West Elm (£24). Just the thing to pick up on the gentle hues of Cherished Gold, Blue Charm and Pebble Drift 3.

et voila! Time to snuggle down in style.

Order your Cherished Gold tester here, or for another take on using Cherished Gold with this style of bed, check out our Amazing Space bedroom makeover.

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