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Create a Serene, Colourful Bedroom with Eva Sonaike's Tips

Create a Serene, Colourful Bedroom with Eva Sonaike's Tips

Here at Eva Sonaike, we're celebrated for our vibrant and bold colour palettes that breathe life and energy into any space. But we also understand the importance of creating peaceful retreats—a haven where you can unwind and recharge. In her serene North London home, Eva herself has perfected the art of blending bold elegance with soothing hues and patterns to craft the ultimate calming bedroom. Join us as we delve into the secrets behind Eva Sonaike's signature style, and discover how our lilac and white collections, enhanced by our asa lilac, the adire-inspired wallpaper, can transform your bedroom into a sanctuary of both serenity and sophistication.

Tranquil Bedroom Colours: A Soothing Symphony

In Eva’s bedroom, lilac plays a pivotal role, balancing warmth with calm to forge a truly tranquil atmosphere. When paired with the purity of warm white and soft touches of grey, this combination isn't just visually appealing—it's a symphony of tranquillity. (Curious about Eva's love for lilac? Check out her feature, Why Lilac is One of My Favourite Colours.)

Texture as a Touch of Luxury

To elevate your bedroom's comfort, we incorporate textures that evoke luxury and relaxation. Think plush cushions adorned with African-inspired patterns or faux fur throws that invite you to sink in and unwind. The tactile experience of these elements deepens the soothing palette, creating a cocoon of luxury that's just irresistible.

Rugs: Grounding Elements with African Flair

We love using rugs with vibrant patterns inspired by African design to ground the aesthetic of the bedroom. These elements do more than just add warmth to the tranquil colour scheme—they weave in a rich cultural tapestry. Whether it's abstract motifs or bold geometric shapes, find a pattern that speaks to your style.

Lampshades: Illuminating African Elegance

Setting the right mood starts with the right lighting. Choose lampshades that blend functionality with African elegance, like Eva Sonaike’s Okan Topaz lampshade. Used as mood lighting in Eva’s own bedroom, it casts a cosy glow, adding a layer of sophistication to your tranquil oasis.

Personalised Touch with Handcrafted Pieces

Personalising your bedroom with handcrafted pieces that celebrate African heritage can transform your space. From the Benin bronze heads that feature above Eva’s Ligne Roset bed to cherished family heirlooms, these accessories not only contribute to the calm but also tell a rich story of cultural appreciation.

Accessorise Thoughtfully

Accessorise your serene sanctuary thoughtfully. Connect the tranquil bedroom colours with African design through decorative items like woven baskets, framed art, or cultural artefacts. These accents add character, creating a seamless blend of colour and culture.

Deck Your Walls with African Wallpaper

Enhance the harmonious atmosphere in your bedroom by adorning your walls with Eva Sonaike's Lilac Adire-Inspired Wallpaper. This exquisite wallpaper, rooted in the traditional Adire textile art of the Yoruba, doesn’t just add a touch of elegance—it enriches the room with a calming effect, making the intricate patterns a visual symphony in lilac and white.

In her tranquil haven, Eva doesn’t shy away from making bold statements. The striking Odi armchair, with its vibrant Odi orange geometric pattern, is a true centrepiece, highlighting how bold and serene elements can coexist beautifully in our design philosophy.

As you embark on creating your own calming bedroom, let Eva’s style inspire you. With our extensive range of cushions, pouffes, rugs, and lampshades, you can effortlessly infuse your space with the vibrancy of African design, transforming your bedroom into a haven of relaxation and cultural richness.

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