What could be nicer than the smell of lavender? The plant has been prized throughout the centuries for its beguiling fragrance, as well as for its amazing healing qualities. It’s a natural antiseptic, soothes burns and has even been known to relieve insomnia. In Tudor England, lavender was used as a scent for laundry and furniture polish, and its been said that Queen Elizabeth I used it not only as a perfume but also to treat migraines.
When decorating a room in which you want to relax, nothing could be more perfect than a soft shade of lavender. This hue is ideal for bedrooms and nurseries, especially if you’re looking for an alternative colour to blue and pink. It also looks fabulous when teamed with other classic colours, such as mauve, eu de nil and duck egg blue. Pair with white or cream for a delicate look, or blend with pale grey for a sophisticated, modern feel.