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During this period, we are spending too much time in the day at our bedrooms. It’s completely worth it to make it as comfortable as possible. Why shouldn’t every night we spend in our own bedrooms relaxing and revitalizing as a luxury retreat?
Creating a beautiful and luxurious bedroom is just a matter of a few good elections. With these tips, you can quickly turn your bedroom into the five-star hotel of your dreams.
1. Pick An Aesthetic And Stick To It
You need to pick a theme for your room. It can be bohemian, contemporary, mid-century modern, French country, Mediterranean, minimalist, rustic, and many more! Just try to find the one that matches your personality.
Any piece you pick should fit into this general aesthetic. It also has to speak to the rest of your house. Feel free to make some bold choices, but if you are looking for elegance, you probably look for a neutral theme.
2. Lighting Wisely and Layer it
Using light in the right way can make a massive difference in your room’s looks and feelings. It can really make the difference if you use it well. For example, avoid harsh overhead lighting to make the bedroom calm and relaxing.
First, figure out how much light you need. If you have a high ceiling, try to use natural light. But if you have small windows, get a hanging light, sconces, task or table lighting, and floor lamps to create a soft look.
3. Make the Bed the Main Event
There are many things to consider to add in your bed to make it the focal point of the bedroom. From a headboard or bedding, many things can take your bed to the next level. Let’s look at some of them.
a. Upgrade your mattress
The foundation of an inviting bed is a comfortable mattress. It is fundamental to the bedroom experience. Great mattresses usually have inner springs and are thicker for an elegant and luxurious feel.
If your mattress is with you for more than seven years, it’s time to look for a new one.
b. Cover The Box Spring And Frame
To hide your platform bed’s box springs, you can try a box spring cover or a bed skirt, even a fitted sheet above the box spring cover.
Before buying a box springs cover, measure from the top of the box spring to the floor to know the right length for your bed. It usually measures from 14 to 18 inches.
c. Ditch the Fitted Sheet
Perhaps you didn’t notice it yet, but most luxurious bedrooms do not use a fitted sheet on their beds. That way, we also save time in cleaning and making beds.
Instead, we use one flat sheet on the bed, usually oversized, tucked into the mattress. Then they place another top sheet under the comforter or duvet. It gives an impeccable and clean fit, no more saggy fitted sheet pockets, or overstretched elastic corners.
e. Look for the best bedding, material matters
If you seek a comfy and soft night’s sleep, cotton is the best option because it makes the fabric breathable, allows air to flow, and feels really soft at the touch. If it is a little out of your budget, you can try cotton and polyester blends, which can be really comfortable too.
It totally depends on the feeling you are looking for. For example, percale sheets are perfect for a crisp, cool feeling, light perfect for summer, that will get softer over time. Or perhaps sateen to get a silkier, smoother feel, but keep in mind that they usually fall off your bed while sleeping if you are not careful.
Also, another feature to take into account is the thread count, which is usually higher than 300. The higher the thread count per square inch is a determining quality factor.
Don’t be afraid to splurge a little for better-quality. They’ll last you longer and feel better over time. Treat yourself; you’ll notice the difference the first night you sleep on them.
f. Next decision: comforters and duvets
Comforters are fashionable and affordable. You can find that some of the best microfiber synthetic comforters are hypoallergenic and usually very fluffy.
Another option is duvets. I recommend you to get these if you usually change your bedding often or seasonally, as it is easier to change.
In both cases, you have to think about the fill. You can choose between natural filling, that are feathers or down, and alternatives, like silk, microfiber, polyester, or others, perfect for allergy sufferers.
4. Add Pillows
Pillows are both aesthetically pleasing and extremely functional. You probably just have one or two, so let’s get some more, and shams and decorative pillows too, perhaps small ones or throw pillows for texture.
But find the perfect balance. Having a big pile of pillows can be overwhelming and not comfy, especially when it comes to its maintenance. Maybe two pillows that you will actually sleep on, and the other two or four for decoration.
5. Don’t forget about the headboard
If you prefer not to use a padded headboard, be sure there is some kind of headboard or bed frame behind the bed. A mattress pushed up against the wall doesn’t spell luxury.
If a new bed frame isn’t in your budget, consider springing for a new headboard instead.
6. Layering your bedding to define the style
One of the things that stand out in great bedrooms is the multiple layer bedding, coverlets, quilts, and duvet covers or comforters. To get this look, more than one of the mentioned should be enough.
You perhaps can get a coverlet to the foot of your bed for chillier nights and add color and texture. A throw contributes to further the designer finish in the bedroom.
To place all of the bedding and accessories mentioned in the previous ideas, read the following tips:
- Put the bed skirt or box spring cover in place.
- Pull the flat sheet up to the very top of the mattress.
- Place the blankets and duvet, or comforters.
- Fold back the top sheet and blankets to reveal all the layers (about 1/3 of the mattress).
- Set the tallest pillows in the back.
- Add a blanket throw in the foot of the bed.
7. Decide Between Paint or Wallpaper
After you decide that theme of your bedroom, paint your walls with a solid color that you think it matches. If a solid color is not your vibe, wallpaper is another option. You can find it in many textures, patterned, printed… Anything you can imagine!
8. Also, Paint your ceiling
If you went soft in the walls, painting your ceiling with a bright color will make the difference. But if you want to go neutral, I recommend painting the ceiling one shade lighter than the walls, with a painting reflecting the light.
On the other hand, if you want to have a little more texture, you can try wallpapering your ceiling. This is especially effective in small bedrooms, where there just isn’t enough space to do something interesting visually on the walls.
9. Consent Your Other Senses
For your touch, the textures and feels of the materials you’re choosing. I prefer soft and fluffy throws and cushions, and heavy fillings inside the comforter.
For smell, fill the room with a pleasant aroma like scented candles, flowers, or essential oils.
10. Determine if removing things it’s what you need
Sometimes making a room look high-end is more about what you eliminate than what you add than adding items to make it look luxurious.
Decluttering is hard, but can be comforting too and, sometimes, completely necessary. Don’t forget that you are pouring your personality in these decorations, so be true to yourself.
We hope these tips help you achieve a luxurious bedroom at home. Maybe it means more work, but it’s totally worth it. Imagine waking up in that bedroom every morning; you totally deserve it!