Which inspirational woman’s bedroom style best suits you?

International women’s day takes place annually on the 8th March. It is a global day celebrating the achievements of women; socially, economically, culturally and politically. The first international women’s day gathering took place in 1911. There is an infinite amount of inspirational women, all of whom are celebrated on international women’s day; we’ve chosen 4 of these incredible women and are sharing our top tips on how you can channel your favourite inspirational woman through your own bedroom style.

Emmeline Pankhurst

It would be difficult to discuss inspirational women without mentioning Emmeline Pankhurst. She was instrumental in securing (some) British women the right to vote. She was also one of the first women to be named a ‘suffragette’ and led the movement alongside a group of equally as brave and inspirational women. It was the suffragettes who held the first official international women’s day in 1911 and it has been annual event since.

Emmeline Pankhurst fought for women’s rights largely during the reign of Queen Victoria, she took a break from campaigning to help in the efforts during the first world war. Her style was very typically of this era; she wore dresses and skirts with ruffles, frills and high necks. If you were to channel Emmeline Pankhurst through your bedroom style you would be looking at more traditional bedroom styles. The French-inspired Vezere collection would emulate Pankhurst’s style perfectly with its traditional yet elegant feel; the collection features plush beds and rounded furniture accents. To channel Emmeline through your bedroom style consider these three things;

  • Incorporate frills and ruffles into your bedding or décor. Not only does this add some texture into the room but immediately gives it a traditional feel.
  • Stick to a pale colour palette; creams, beige and pale pinks work best together. Consider adding some mid-dark shades in areas to break it up such as a grey.
  • Emmeline Pankhurst didn’t shy away from accessories; add some decorative items such as flowers. White roses or peonies will work well both the colour scheme and the texture.

Marie Curie

Marie Curie was a scientist and 2-time Nobel prize winner. She was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize and the only person the win one in two different sciences. Her research into radioactivity saved countless lives.

Marie Curie’s style can be described as practical and minimal. She worked as a scientist, so her clothing tended to be smart and fit for purpose. For this reason, look to a sleek yet practical, minimal theme for your bedroom. The Orta collection’s chic yet simplistic design would work well. Three ways you can channel Marie Curie in your bedroom style are;

  • Clean lines; As a scientist Marie Curie would have been very practical and straight to the point. One way you can replicate this in style is to keep everything clean and crisp. Squared edges and smooth furniture would be best.
  • Minimalism is key; some decorative items are necessary to the overall room however keep them to a minimum and make sure they aren’t extravagant or overly eye catching.
  • Choose furniture which is robust and going to last, Marie Curie looks like a strong person and this kind of furniture represents her well.

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn is one of the most well-known fashion and film icons, she was a British actress and model active during Hollywood’s golden age. Hepburn was later recognised for her humanitarian efforts and is remembered as an inspirational woman.

Known for her classic and elegant style both in her movies and in her own life, a bedroom style that channels Hepburn would be classy and luxurious. The Kala collection represents Audrey Hepburn style nicely; specifically, the 4-poster bed as this oozes class and sophistication. Here are three ways to channel Audrey in your bedroom style;

  • Neutral colours such as grey, black, cream, beige and white. Monochrome could work really well.
  • Keep it minimalistic, clutter can distract from the elegance of the room.
  • Add some vintage looking décor such as photo frames and mirrors.
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