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Arabian Nights Bedroom
Arabian Nights Bedroom
Room: Bedroom
Colours: Pink;
Style: Global; Themed;
Budget: Low
Programme: Changing Rooms
Designer: Anna Ryder Richardson;
Feature: Satin bedcover
Give a bedroom a spicy feel with an Arabian Nights theme. Use candles, gold, mirror tiles and even a mural to turn your bedroom into a glamorous haven.

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Sand floorboards
The walls
Paint the walls deep pink and the ceiling midnight blue. Sand the floor and paint it in a sand colour before sealing with a clear acrylic varnish.
A mural
Paint the sides and edges of a wardrobe purple. In the central panels paint a mural. Paint a background of sand and sky with emulsion and the trees and stars with acrylic paint. For an extra touch fill the stars in with liquid gold leaf.
Gems and crosses
Give the furniture a unified feel. Paint blue, then cut out crosses from brass sheeting and attach to the units. Glue the tops of tacks onto the crosses. Finish off the look with plastic jewels glistening between the crosses.
Mirror tiles
Remove old tiles from around the sink and replace with small mirror tiles. Position a mirror in the centre. To give it an exotic feel, cut out a dome shape from MDF, paint it purple with a light spray of gold on top and screw to the wall above the mirror.
The bed
Bedcovers and curtains
Sew strips of four different coloured satins together. Hem the bedcover and then spread over the bed. For the curtain sew straight across the curtain about 5cm down from the top and make a loop to thread the curtain pole through.
Arabian nights
Finishing touches
Use plenty of rich looking cushions and candles and gold ornaments to finish off the Arabian nights scheme.
  Products   Paint - walls   Brand   Dulux, vinyl matt emulsion  
  Details   95BB07/350 (dark blue); 79RR12/516 (pink); 10YY40/608 (sand)   Cost   -  
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
  Products   Liquid gold   Brand   Plasti-kote  
  Details   Gold   Cost   £5.18 per 59ml  
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
  Products   Copper Fencing   Brand   -  
  Details   6 inches   Cost   £5.93 /m  
  Supplier   Alec Tiranti          
  Web/tel   Tel: 020 7636 8565          
  Products   Brass tacks   Brand   -  
  Details   -   Cost   £1.09 / box  
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
  Web/tel   -          
  Products   Jewels   Brand   -  
  Details   -   Cost   12 - 20 p each  
  Supplier   Dalston Mills          
  Web/tel   Tel: 020 7249 4129          
  Products   Fabric   Brand   -  
  Details   satin - various colours   Cost   £3.30 / m  
  Supplier   Dalston Mills          
  Web/tel   Tel: 020 7249 4129          
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