One of the most personal places in your home is your bedroom. It’s where you unwind and renew, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t give it your full attention. But before you even think about going shopping to improve your bedroom, think about these tips to make it as luxurious as possible. After all, the more luxurious it is, the more you can truly enjoy it.
Add A Padded Headboard
Image: Headboard from Cox & Cox
If you only buy one expensive thing for your bedroom, make it a headboard with padding. A soft headboard is a great way to make a cheap bed look a lot more expensive. It feels great when you’re reading in bed, and it gives the room a luxurious feel right away.
Velvet is a classic way to cover a headboard because it has a nice shine and looks soft. There are a lot of stores that sell velvet headboards in standard sizes, or you can look online for companies that make headboards to fit your bed.
For a do-it-yourself option, you’ll need a sheet of plywood, some trimmed foam, and a sheet of padding that are all the same width as your bed.
You can choose whatever height works best for you. You just have to stick the padding to the plywood and then wrap the material around it.
It has to be pulled tight at the back, and then you’ll need to staple it in place.
Take your time over this, as a rushed result won’t look luxurious.
Have A Feature Wall Behind The Bed
Image: Wall Art from Desenio
An excellent approach to add a bit of designer style to a room is to hang patterned wallpaper on the wall behind the bedhead as a feature wall.
You will not only save money by only papering one wall, but the money you save will enable you to buy wallpaper with a more luxurious appearance.
If you want to add a sense of modernity to the room, hang a geometric design.
Choose a traditional layout for your more conventional bedroom if you’re going for an elegant aesthetic.
Incorporate A Rug
One of the simplest and most effective methods to improve the decor of your bedroom is to give it more texture and warmth.
It doesn’t matter if you’re more of a fan of jute or floral patterns; a stylish rug from Rugstore NE can pull your bedroom together in a flash, no matter what style you prefer.
Use Interesting Cabinets
Image: Pepper Sq Ltd
Think outside the box when it comes to bedside cabinets and choose something more interesting than a table. A rustic wooden chest of drawers could be an excellent choice, or perhaps something made of metal or that was handmade so it’s unique.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on this idea. Look for deals in thrift stores or on eBay.
If the wood is scratched or is a color you’re not keen on, you can cover it with two layers of chalk paint, which is easy to use, to give it a pretty pastel finish.
You can demonstrate your sense of personal style with a piece of artwork that makes a statement, such as a vibrant painting, a photograph, or a sculpture.
It is possible to hang it on a wall, but resting your favorite piece against one might have the same or even more of an impact.
Image: French Bedroom Company
It’s an old trick that still works very well. With a pile of soft cushions in different shapes and colors, an ordinary bed becomes an event right away.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on the cushions, and you can try making them yourself even if you don’t know much about sewing.
There are some easy tutorials online that you can follow. The trick is to have a good number of pillows with different colors and patterns.
To make sure everything goes together, take a single color from the patterned pillows and use it in the plain ones.
Focus On Statement Pieces
Make sure that the focal point of the room is whatever you choose for your bedroom’s centerpiece, whether that be a bed frame made of dark wood, a magnificent gilded dresser, or a velvet armchair.
Reduce the number of pieces of furniture in the room so that each statement piece can shine on its own rather than crowding the space.
Choose Dark Paint
Image: Covet House
In a bedroom, it’s tempting to go for light colors, but a darker color can make the room feel more expensive and luxurious.
Trendy dark blue walls and mustard accents create a contrast that looks chic and well-thought-out, for example.
You might not have thought of these colors together before, especially in a bedroom, but it could be exactly what you need – or a variation on the idea.
If you don’t want to paint the whole room a dark color because you’re afraid it will be too much, use the color on a feature wall instead.
This should be enough to give the room a designer look. If you get braver later, you can paint the other walls.
Update Your Bed Linen
Image: Secret Linen Store
Your duvet cover is an important piece of bedroom decor because it takes up a lot of space. So maybe it’s time to get rid of those thin, graying “white” covers you’ve had for decades and get some new bed linen that you really like.
Go for neutral colors made of good fabrics or a pattern that goes with the rest of the room.
Make sure it’s something that you personally love.
There’s no point in buying something just because it’s modern or in style if you don’t like it because it’s such a large feature of the room that you won’t be able to ignore it, and it will taint your feelings about the entire space, no matter what else you do.
Also, buy more than one set – you don’t want to have no linens when it’s laundry day, and rushing to wash and dry everything to put back on isn’t always possible. With at least one additional set, you’ll never have to worry about it.
Keep The Floor Clear
Even if this is more of a suggestion for maintaining order and cleanliness, don’t let that make you underestimate its importance.
The fact is, it’s impossible for a cluttered bedroom to look elegant, so you should always keep the floor clean and in order; this includes avoiding the stacking of books and piles of extension cords.
It definitely means putting your clothes away neatly.
Be Clever With Mirrors
With some planning, even a small bedroom can look like a luxury suite. Mirrors are important in this regard. Not only do they look attractive, but they can make the space look bigger and brighter too.
There are many different ways you can use mirrors, but one idea is to have large mirrors that have been cut to size hanging on either side of the bed, giving the room a luxurious feel and adding light and sparkle.
If you can’t afford custom-made glass, look around for matching mirrors to get the same effect. Look for round mirrors that are in style or rectangular mirrors with black frames that look like Crittall windows.
This will look stunning and make the room shine – literally and figuratively.
Image: Annie Sloan
Including some plants in a space is, without fail, the simplest and most time-efficient approach to transform its appearance from “average” to “expensive-looking.”
You have complete control over the shape that this takes. A big fern, perhaps? Or perhaps you want to have some little plants in pots on your dresser?
No matter how you do it, adding a few plants to a bedroom helps it go that final step toward becoming luxurious.
Add An Armoire
A bedroom has a certain je ne sais quoi when it has an old French-style wardrobe, otherwise known as an armoire.
If you don’t want the full vintage look that this kind of furniture will give you, you can give the rest of the room an unexpectedly modern feel with pops of bright color and metallic accessories.
Whatever you choose, not only will an armoire look amazing and really add to the luxurious feel of your bedroom, but it will be practical too and give you a lot of storage space.
This will help you keep the floor tidy, which, as we mentioned above, is a crucial part of elegance and luxury.
Have Lots Of Layers
Image; Blankets from Ava Innes
Put bedspreads and blankets with different textures on top of each other to make your bed look luxurious. Mix up the materials to make it more interesting, but only use one or two colors to keep it from looking messy.
The great thing about this idea is how flexible it is. In the winter, you can layer thicker fabrics, and in the summer, you can switch them out for cotton and linens that are lighter.
Use Plenty Of Silk
Adding wallpaper with a textured silk finish will elevate the look of your entire bedroom. There are many different textured papers available, so you should be able to pick one that works with your color scheme.
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