Homeowners across the UK are now more willing to spend big on luxury goods such as top-quality beds and mattresses, it has been revealed.

Anna Dodonova of Anna Casa Interiors said interior design and a focus on quality that will last for the long term in the home has become a major trend with property owners as a result of the economic downturn.

She commented: "People want goods that last for a long time period, timeless designs and classic. People don't like to experiment too much at times like these, so they want to guarantee quality."

Ms Dodonova added that comfort and longevity are two of the major watchwords of furniture buyers at present.

Meanwhile, Rebecca Thompson, colour and design manager at Dulux, recently noted those looking to inject a sense of modernism into their bedrooms should aim to use contrasting colours.

She argued colour choices can provide a powerful emotive response and therefore coupling fresh and vibrant shades could be a good way to give the room greater impact.

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