Relaxed urban styling is one of today’s essential looks, but just because an interior might appear to be casually thrown together, that doesn’t mean a little planning isn’t required to get things looking just right.

 Stripped-back minimal styles aren’t always the most welcoming of interiors, so if you’re looking for a more laid-back look, feel free to introduce a few lush house plants, some tactile surfaces and interesting textures, and a bit more creative clutter. That way, your personality will begin to shine through while still giving you chance to enjoy some up-to-the-minute, on-trend styling.

 The trick is to create an artfully accidental look while actually keeping control of the shapes, colours and textures that you scatter around your room. Try combining basket weaves with rustic wood surfaces, stone colours, some well-placed greenery and fabrics with a coolly casual feel.

 Bringing some subtle prints and textures into the room is a good move, and our Strata bedding is perfect for giving bedrooms a soft, snug vibe. Strata’s silver and grey tones are printed onto 100% cotton, with patterns reflecting current ethnic trends. The duvet cover and pillowcases also feature relaxed tassel fringing, adding a further soft-edged look to your room.


Fuss-free, easy-going style works well throughout the house, but it really comes into its own in the bedroom. Add in a few textured throws, some heavy weaves and some casually distressed wooden boards, and you’ve got yourself the perfect space in which to curl up, kick back and relax.