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Ideas you can Steal from my Monochrome Bedroom Makeover

Monochome Bedding from KAS - Bedside Table Styling

It’s finally happened guys.

I’ve boarded the monochromatic decor train and I don’t want to get off. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know all too well that I’m a huge colour lover. And that’s not to say that the adoration I have for bright hue has gone completely, of course, but lately I’ve become a bit obsessed with black and white. Or, I should say, a more neutral colour story.

My recent Autumn Winter trend forecast revealed that this season was all about a reduction in colour, so when it came time to do over my bedroom for winter, I knew it was going to be a pared-back affair.

As you’ll see in this post – featuring glorious KAS bedding – a bedroom can still look lush when you’re executing a monochromatic colour scheme. And below, I’ll tell you how this space came together and give you some tips for replicating the look in your own boudoir.

Did you see part one on my bedside table refresh?

Monchrome bedroom ideas - KAS bedding Bedroom Ideas - Monochromatic bedding from KAS

Are you loving the bedding in this post? As mentioned above, it’s from KAS and it’s called Latitude (click here to see more). It’s actually one of the more subdued colour stories from their collection, so if you’re looking to ramp up the colour this season, you should definitely hop onto their website and explore.

The pattern is double-sided too, so you get two looks from the one set (bonus!) and you can team it with a throw, some European pillow cases and cushions, too. It’s all happening on their site and I love it!

KAS Bedding - Black and White bed linenKAS Bedding - Black and White bed linen

How to Rock a Monochromatic Bedroom

Explore your Colours. Monochrome doesn’t mean black and white. It’s actually about exploring the full range of tones that happen between two colours. So by all means go wild with black and white but look to grey tones as a way to connect them. Outside of that, go to other neutral tones like browns, beiges and creams. Metallic tones – as you can see in my Eden bed from Incy Interiors – also work incredibly well.

Look to Pattern. The bedding I chose for my bedroom was carefully considered. Because we’re reducing the colour, we need to look to pattern to create a sense of interest in the space. The grid pattern in this bedding from KAS was spot on. It’s also not a perfect grid, so it moves your eyes across the bed and creates just the right amount of visual interest.

Up the Texture. And I don’t just mean putting throws on your bed (though you definitely want to do that). Texture is every finish in the room; from the bed frame to the side tables to the walls to the rug and accessories. The more texture you have in a space, the more welcoming, warm and comfortable it feels. So bring in as many as possible and your bedroom will feel cosier.

Create Balance. A resolved room is all about the different elements feeling equal. In my room, a shiny (somewhat feminine) bed needed to be paired with rustic (more masculine) bedsides to stop it feeling too girly. One the side tables, we have a combination of glossy and gritty finishes. A large lamp is balanced out by placing smaller items around it. In a perfect world (with more money) I would have a rug on the floor to balance out the walls. But we can build on that later.

>>> Are you loving this bedroom makeover? I would love to know your thoughts on the bedding, the side tables, the colours (the lot, really!). Drop me a comment below and let’s chat 🙂


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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  1. Like the bedding but the bedsides have too many items on them…limit to 3…will look not as cluttered

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