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Islands of alone time

In the quaint little cottage shared by a mother and daughter, the bedrooms have become a much-needed breakaway space for each of them to enjoy on their own. Though furnished for two generations with two very different needs, both spaces are consistent in their fresh, country style and feel like a long, satisfied exhalation after a well-spent day.

A white GLADOM coffee table in the corner of a room beside a bed, with some books, a pair of glasses and a drink on it.
    A dark grey IDANÄS upholstered bed with a wardrobe and a white curtain behind it and a NYMÅNE reading lamp beside it.

      Creating the calm you crave

      For a mother who's on her feet most of the day, busy life inspired her to create a bedroom that's exclusively for relaxing. It's therefore only fitting that her fabulous, free-standing bed takes centre stage, draped in 100% cosy, cotton bed linen. That opens up just enough room behind for a dressing area, separated with soft curtains. And take a look at those laundry bags which she uses for everything from her washing to a day at the beach. She loves them so much, she bought two!

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      A white round table in front of a white open wardrobe with folding doors showing baskets and folded garments.
        A white wood panelled wall with a row of hooks holding a large beige bag and a coat. A beige bag is below on the floor.
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          A grey upholstered bed with a curtain and wardrobe behind it and a pendant lamp above reflected in a white TOFTBYN mirror.

          A new kind of comfort zone

          Choosing to place a bed in the middle of a room may very well go against everything you’re used to. Take a peek at how it’s done here for a little inspiration.

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          Too dreamy for words

          In a room designed purely for relaxation and sleep, investing in beautiful textiles, some underfoot softness and mood-matching bedding is a must.

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          A world of one's own

          Though not the biggest of spaces, it's amazing how many activities the daughter's room can accommodate. It's all down to space-saving furniture that serves more than one function: like a loft bed with built-in storage and desk space, a side table and drawer unit in one, and a day bed that doubles as a sleepover solution for friends on the weekend.

          An ÖRFJÄLL chair in front of a white desk that's under a SMÅSTAD loft bed in a white bedroom with a dark wood floor.
            A KALLAX shelving unit with a red lamp, a white model horse and a vase on it, beside a bed frame, in front of a white wall.

              A base for years to come

              With her teenage years ahead of her, she and her mum created a room that feels both grown up and easy to grow into. The white base, woven rug and natural textiles tie in with the timeless style of the house, while her ornaments and wall art can be updated as she gets older.

              A girl sitting on a black, metal-framed day-bed with cushions and a yellow throw on it, in a white wood-panelled room.
                The black metal frame of a day-bed by a window sill with cushions on it that have striped and flower-patterned covers.

                Pops of personality

                A neutral base for any room means you can create a look that lasts for years to come, but sprinkling in some colours and patterns with cushions can make a space feel more like you.

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                Things look good from up here

                The same square metres where she sleeps at night are also where she scribbles away during the day – and does her homework, of course! Her space-doubling loft bed makes the most of her small room, and even has some shelves on the side for all her workbooks, files and spare bed linen.

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                A girl standing by an ÖRFJÄLL chair at her desk under a white loft bed. Storage boxes are on shelves in the bed frame.
                  The top of a loft bed by a window with bedding that’s covered in white bed linen with a black spotted detail and a red trim.
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