When it comes to interior design, the bedroom presents a unique challenge. Even though you’ll spend much of your time in this room asleep, it’s important to remember that your décor will still play a vital role in creating that all-important sense of relaxation and sanctuary.
With the help of just a few flourishes, you can give your bedroom space a palpable luxurious edge. But how might we go about doing this?
Budget and design
Your first and arguably most important step is to establish a budget, and make a short list of your priorities. How much would you like to spend, and where would you like to spend it? You might generate a welcoming, warm vibe with the help of just a few fairy lights spread across the top of your headboard – or you might invest in an entirely new bed. Whatever your ambitions, you should adapt your plan to the resources you have available. You’ll have a harder time enjoying your bedroom if you know it’s causing you financial stress.
Certain large-scale changes can make a big difference. We’ve already mentioned the bed. When testing mattresses, it’s a good idea to visit a showroom and see what really works for you. On the other hand, the addition of some bespoke furniture, such as a walk-in wardrobe, can result in a dramatic transformation.
Colour and texture palette
If luxury is your aim, then certain tones might be preferred. There’s a reason that so many upmarket hotel rooms are decked out in off-white and champagnes. Combine a neutral backdrop with a few judicious splashes of colour, perhaps with the help of a feature wall. If you have a particular favoured item of furniture, then you might look to choose the rest of your palette around it. Online colour-matching services, like Adobe’s colour wheel, can be very helpful.
Finally, we should think about the extra touches that might really elevate a space. A few potted plants can help to create the sort of calming ambience that you might associate with a garden. Aromatics like candles and incense can also be great for getting yourself nice and relaxed after a tough day.
For real luxury, a few paintings and sculptures are crucial. Stay true to your personal tastes when selecting works of art, and don’t try to cram too many of them into a small space. Less is often more.