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Whether you love the eloquent feel of Parisian inspired furniture, the modern, minimalist style hailing from Stockholm or the rich and fiery colours of Marrakesh; you can travel to your favourite cities every day (without the jetlag) with our latest homeware collections. We recently asked a handful of bloggers to create their dream bedroom based on one of five cities across the globe Hong Kong, Buenos Aires, Stockholm, Moscow or Marrakesh; a worldwide wardrobe blogger challenge!

STYLISH STOCKHOLM

Helen of forty percent fringe : sixty percent face based her blog post around the city of Stockholm, since she has always wanted to visit Sweden. After coming along to the bloggers home event we recently in Cardiff, Helen was inspired to style her fantasy bedroom around the Isabella wardrobe with plenty of bright, minimalist white staples, classic Swedish wooden furniture and fresh accents in green and yellow from The Good Life collection.

“I find too much brown wood or too much plain white overpowering but a combination of natural wood and stark white is perfecto in my eyes,” explained Helen, “Plus I always love a bit of quirkiness in home styling, hence the adorable wee owl lamp.”

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

Leeds based homeware interior designers of Sarah Gordon Home put together a piece on their blog too… choosing Moscow as the dream city. We love the metallic colour choices teamed with bold florals in ochre and pink tones.

“We’ve created a ‘Moscow’ bedroom scheme using some of these elements; a lovely brass bedstead from Next; large scale geometric print wallpaper for real impact; wood tones in the solid pine wardrobe and accessories; tactile textures with large knitted pod pouffes and a sheepskin throw; plus some folksy floral cushions.”

MODERN MOSCOW

A real contrast, Michaela of pargy.co.uk also went with Moscow but put a real modernist feel on her selections. With the Linear Black wardrobe alongside a metal floor lamp and sculpture, the edgy montage really reflected the city vibe.

Michaela’s top tip:  “Match blocks of grey, black and red with white and metal relief. Why not throw in some industrial accessories with a vibrant Kandinsky print to complete the look?”

MAGICAL MARRAKESH

Laura of Life as an Hourglass went for an Eastern look with her Marrakesh themed bedroom. The rustic looking Shoreditch triple wardrobe alongside the similar coloured Cuba bedstead provided a perfect backdrop to the Moroccan inspired accessories.

“When I think of Marrakesh, my mind immediately goes to luxurious fabrics, bold colours and intricate accessories. I chose two main colours, dark purple and yellow ochre for the curtains, bedding and cushions,” she explained.

“I really like the mirror too; it’s quite an unusual design and would be a real statement piece instead of having a picture.”

MOROCCAN BOHO

Jools, vintage lover and blogger at Satin and Souffles, also chose Marrakesh as her bedroom city. A mix of deep colours, intricate prints, Eastern accessories, a variety of seating pods and layered mismatched cushions look brilliant styled with the acacia effect Cuba wardrobe.

“I chose Marrakesh as I have always been drawn to bright colours and I have a fondness for exotic places and bohemian interiors.”

PRETTY IN PARIS

Luxe Life and Style blogger Bianca based her bedroom on Paris in the summer by creating a light and airy bedroom with neutral colours and lots of texture and accessories to create a calming and relaxing space. We love her use of creams, whites, pearls and pale metallics throughout furniture, bedding and accessories

Bianca also chose the stunning shabby chic style Isabella wardrobe along with the matching drawers, Portofino bedstead and Simpson console dressing table with the sumptuous Bellagio mink bedroom chair.

“I really like to introduce flowers and plants into my bedroom so I’m decorating the side tables with White Hydrangea and White Orchids on both the bedside table and the chest of drawers.  I would also use lanterns, tealights and a couple of Stamford Candlesticks to create a romantic setting.” Dreamy!

Thanks to all the bloggers for taking part – we absolutely loved the diverse range of bedroom ideas and feel like we’re all getting the decorating bug ourselves.

Looking for more inspiration? Why not view the Next TV home advert or browse the latest homeware collections for this season.

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