Your bedroom should be the one place where you can shut off the outside world and focus on rest and relaxation. Whether you prefer to sink into silk sheets and fall right to sleep, or create a cosy feeling where you can curl up with a book before bed, there are a few key principles to stick to if you want to create a luxury experience every evening. Hopefully, my blog post today will give you some inspiration if you’re thinking of re-designing your bedroom in 2017.
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1. Invest In a Good Quality Mattress
There are a few key pieces of furniture in your home where you should always invest your money, and the bed is one of them. The ability to get a good night’s sleep can drastically affect your health, and influence everything from your immune system to your concentration level at work. That said, it’s also essential to a truly luxurious bedroom.
Buy the best quality mattress that you can afford, but if you’re sticking to a strict budget, don’t fret. One way of instantly boosting your mattress quality is to buy a memory foam mattress topper. When looking for bed linen, no matter how pretty the pattern is, always take it out of the packaging before buying to feel the thickness of the material. If too thin, it will wear easily.
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2. A Touch of Majesty
Of course, the colour you use in your bedroom can say a lot about your personality, but there are certain colours that are synonymous with luxury. These tend to be golds, silvers and purples in the bedroom, as anything brighter will make it difficult to sleep.
If opting for gold, add chocolate browns and warm fudge colours to the rest of the room. With sliver, think 50 shades of grey and stick to subtle metallic shades. If you decide on purple though, darker shades will give a sultrier feel to the room, while light and bright lilacs and lavenders will help you to drift off to sleep.
3. Think Plump and Plush
When it comes to furnishing the room, the basic rule of thumb is to think about maximising the comfort of your space. Use leather or suede for the headboard, and layer plump cushions with smaller ones placed in front for colour and dressing to give that chic, elite hotel feel. Layer throws so that you can mix colours and textures, with a fur on top for that opulent touch.
For anything practical, such as a television, conceal this behind the doors of a tailored unit. If you need a dressing table, turn it into a feature in the room; a vintage wooden piece stripped back to be repainted in complementary colours is a good example, and re-upholster the chair with the fabric from your curtains, throws and so on.
What’s your going-to-bed routine? Have you recently redecorated your bedroom? Tell me about your décor and why you chose it by leaving me a comment below…