“The bedroom is a particularly great room to implement changes instantly,” stylist Kasia Rutkowiak says. In this story, Kasia shares her favorite tips for bringing a subtle midsummer breeze to the bedroom decor.
“ONE OF THE THINGS I REMEMBER from being a child was my parents saying that time flies faster with each year that goes by. Back then I didn’t understand and definitely wouldn’t agree but today, over three decades later I totally get what they meant.
I cannot believe that it’s already summer and that we are almost halfway into 2021! I, therefore, made some quick updates to bring more summery feeling into our bedroom, and so it quickly became my little getaway.
I always get amazed by what small details can do. Some new posters, textiles, flowers and simple objects are all we need to turn an ordinary room into a personal oasis. I aim to implement changes in my apartment on regular basis, preferably three-four times a year, just to make it more pleasant and exciting.
I have found this particularly important in the past 18 months, as we were both working from home, looking at the same walls day in and day out. Making small rearrangements and introducing changes in our daily space became more important than ever before.
For longer mornings in bed
The bedroom is a particularly great room to implement changes instantly. Often just changing the bedding makes a huge difference, however, for all of us who like it plain, the changes will be more subtle. Good quality bedding is so much more than the looks – it makes our sleep environment better. The cotton satin duvet cover from Matri feels absolutely amazing against bare skin. Super soft and delicate, perfect for warmer nights and long, slow mornings.
Adding some decorative pillows and a throw creates an even more summery feeling. Mixing and matching two or three different textures gives a unique result without the feeling of overwhelming – another good reason to use plain bedding and add character with smaller details.
“Crisp soft bedding, a nice read, with some iced latte and a croissant feel and taste amazing on a lazy summer day.”
I am a true fan of longer mornings in bed, especially those weekend ones. Crisp soft bedding, a nice read, with some iced latte and a croissant feel and taste amazing on a lazy summer day. And as we recently got rid of a TV (tough but good decision!), I can now enjoy the sight of some of my favorite feminine details on the opposite wall.
In the past months, I am drawn towards bigger vases, that are perfect for un-perfect flowery compositions. It’s incredible how much life, joy and freshness do flowers bring into our homes! Waking up to a sight of some colorful blooms is the best mood uplifter.
As for vases, regardless of their size, I always go for those that look great with or without flowers, and it’s no secret that I am a vase collector. The Muuto Kink vase and the Ferm Living Shell pot are the two most recent additions to my vase collection and they get used and moved around a lot.
Space for work
Another of my weaknesses is beautiful lamps. And just like the vases, I like them to be functional but also to look beautiful when not in use. The 101 pendant from Le Klint, also known as the Lantern, is my favorite lamp of all time and looks absolutely stunning wherever we put it. The small hand-pleated beauty on the bedside table is the 375 lamp, also by Le Klint, and is absolutely gorgeous. I like having these two here for the warmer months. They bring in that airy lantern feeling, perfect for summer nights.
“Despite the fact that we all hope to return to ’normal’ within some months, I am sure that this little workspace will stay here for good.”
The tiny home office corner in the bedroom was another of lockdown ideas – or rather musts – and although it is NOT the best idea to work from the bedroom, it was a true life-saver in our case. Despite the fact that we all hope to return to ’normal’ within some months, I am sure that this little workspace will stay here for good. It blended in nicely and gets used a lot. The String Furniture unit is compact enough to fit in a small space and functional enough to serve as a separate home office.
It might not be the bedroom of my dreams, however, I do think that it makes a very nice room for relaxing and unwinding. The Summer 2021 Bedroom Edition came out quite lovely and now it’s time to enjoy it!”
Kasia Rutkowiak is a Polish-born freelance interior stylist, photographer, and writer of the Scandinavian interior and lifestyle blog My Full House, which has followers and readers from all around the world. She is a mother to three Danish-born children and has lived for over twelve years on the island of Bornholm in Denmark. Currently, she resides in Warsaw, Poland.
Text and photos: Kasia Rutkowiak