One of the most personal spaces in our home is the bedroom. It’s where we relax and refresh, so there’s no reason why it should not have our full attention. At some point or the other, we all wish that we could somehow upgrade our bedroom and make it look more luxurious. We can all recreate the magic in our modest-looking bedroom with a few tricks, and it can all be done in a budget friendly way. These design hacks will help you turn your sleeping space into a luxurious sanctuary.
1. Refresh your linens
The large, comfy bed has to be the best part of a comfortable, pristine bedroom. So if you want to give your bedroom a luxury feel, start with the makeover of your bed. Starting with a fresh set of sheets that have been laundered and pressed can be a good start. Prefer top-quality crisp cotton percale. Forget about thread count, all you need to do is touch and feel the quality of the fabric and then spray it will lavender or rose essential oils, to make you feel that you are in the lap of luxury. New sheets plus a spray of relaxing linen. That’s the hidden formula for having an incredible night’s sleep.
2. Choose the right palette
Color is completely crucial when you want to create a relaxing atmosphere in the bedroom. A neutral palette of colors leads to a calm, serene sense of mind, and you cannot feel this more tangibly anywhere than in a bedroom. The neutral palette works together with neutral drapery and upholstery and creates a peaceful space. Skip the red sheets to get a homely look and go for soft shades of blue or white.
You may have noted, and for good reason, that most luxury hotel rooms are decorated in neutral palettes. As they tend to mirror light, pale neutrals help boost space, thereby lighting both the room and your mood. Layering various tones of the same color in the room provides a chic look. At the same time, a sense of coherence is provided by this form of variation, making the space in a small room appear more spacious.
3. Get your bedroom furniture on rent
The word ‘luxury’ is also sometimes associated with ‘modern’. A bedroom that holds furniture that looks like it has nothing to do with modern trends, can make your bedroom look mediocre. However, it is also true that buying new furniture for your bedroom can cost a lot of money. To have modern and updated furniture in your bedroom, you can opt for getting your bedroom furniture on rent.
4. Don’t forget about the little luxuries
It is not just the bedding and furniture that make a luxurious five-star hotel feel so comfortable, but also all the little details that have been carefully designed. You can try adding a few of the little touches you always see in a hotel bedroom to make you and your household guests feel pampered. For instance, leave a glass and a water carafe on your bedside table. If you want to refresh the wardrobe of your bedroom, you can add some fresh hangers.
5. Enhance what is already beautiful
Since you want to redesign rather than fully makeover your space, emphasize what is already great about the room. Are there big, charming windows in the room, nice ceilings, or beautiful floors? Whatever is gorgeous about the space, enhance further its best feature. For instance, if you have beautiful windows, try to give them a new paint job that further enhances their appeal.
6. Install large wall-art
Just because you have a mid-sized average looking bedroom doesn’t mean that it can’t be dramatic. One approach is to hang an oversized piece of art in a space-constrained room that can inject a strong dose of suspense and make it look larger than it is. The bigger the canvas or framed painting, the more high-end the room will feel. Huge artwork creates a look that seems pricey.
7. Greenery and fresh flowers
One quick way to immediately make every bedroom feel fancy: leave fresh flowers in. And as always, adding some greenery is the fastest and easiest way to upgrade your space from average to expensive-looking. What kind of shape would you prefer is completely up to you. Would you like to add a large fern? Or would like to add tiny potted plants to your dresser?
The addition of a few plants helps even an ordinary-looking room elevate to luxury. As much as we would love to have fresh flowers and greenery in every room of our house, considering how much upkeep they need, that’s impractical. Yet we can have something alive in two places: the kitchen and the master bedroom.
And you don’t need to splurge on a pricey bouquet. The simpler the structure, the better it is. Experts recommend that you stick to one type of fresh flower, whatever is abundant in the season, and add a small drop of bleach to the water to destroy smelly bacteria. Select soft-scented florals, such as garden roses, peonies, or hyacinth. Avoid heavy, lily-like pollen flowers, which will make you sneeze and wheeze.
8. Provide a personal touch
Do not miss the quirky, personal touches, and do curate them carefully, to keep your bedroom cozy. Bedrooms can be personal havens. Keep it plain and understated, but add fun and whimsy dashes so that you can wake up with a smile. You need to have a place in the bedroom, whether its flowers, paintings, or decorative objects, for something that brings you joy and lightens your mood. Choose things that make you happy, and then pare the range down so that the room feels private, not cluttered.
9. Choose the required lighting
Think of your regular room in a hotel and all the various light sources. Besides the bed, there are also wall sconces, overhead lights, or a table lamp. All of these various light sources work to create a variety of moods and to help serve multiple functions in the room. Focus on two aspects to get it right: what the actual fixture looks like, and the effect that you want the light to have.
For the sleeping area, lights that can switch and dim are best, while a bright table lamp is suitable for a desk area. Take into account all the features that your own bedroom offers (sleeping area, yoga space, and home office) and choose lighting solutions that suit these. Build layers of lighting, using several smaller lamps throughout the room, instead of a lone source of light at the center of the ceiling. This draws the eye around the room, in addition to creating a luxurious and romantic space, exaggerating the sense of space.
10. Keep it free of clutter
Focus on the pieces that make a statement. Every bedroom has its own centerpiece, but make sure it’s the focus of the room. It can be a dark wood bed frame; a velvet armchair, or a beautiful gilded dresser. Do not clutter the space with too much furniture, but let each piece stand on its own instead. A cluttered bedroom never looks luxurious, so keep the floor clean and tidy, which also means no stacks of books and mountains of extension cords. A good way of keeping the bedroom clutter-free is to go for a furniture rental. That way you can get rid of a piece of furniture easily if you do not need it anymore.
11. Use mirrors wisely
With some smart planning, even an ordinary bedroom can be made to look luxurious. If you plan to have mirrors in your bedroom, then have large mirrors, cut to match and hung on either side of the room, add light and sparkle, to get an instant costly feel. Hunt around for some matching mirrors to produce a similar effect if your budget does not extend to custom-made glass.
Look to have a sleek appearance with rectangular black-framed ones or lookout for a trendy circular mirror. The use of mirrors to create the illusion of space is a time-tested and long-standing trick. A mirrored wall, perfect for small spaces, would almost double the space. If you don’t like the concept of your bedroom having a wall-to-wall mirror, why not add one just above your headboard on the top half of the wall, instead? The antique finish contributes to the glam factor here.
12. Top it up with cushions
This trick is timeless, but it still works beautifully. Almost instantly, a pile of fluffy cushions, in various shapes and colors, can transform an ordinary bed into a showpiece. The cushions don’t have to be pricey, and you can still try to make them yourself even if you have minimal sewing skills. Check for some basic tutorials online.
The idea is to have a good number of cushions in various combinations of colors and patterns. By taking out a single hue from the patterned cushions and using it in the simple ones, keep your scheme unified. There is something so luxurious about fluffy, overfilled throw pillows that can go a long way from giving your bedroom a luxurious look and can transform your space.
13. Covering the floor and the wall
Bedrooms are all about comfort and indulgence, so for the flooring, you might want to pick a luxury soft carpet. The dual advantage of shaggy or deep-pile rugs in light colors is that they reflect light and attract attention to themselves and away from the apparent smallness of the room, all of which help make the room feel larger. Another approach is to hang an oversized piece of art in a space-constrained room that can inject a strong dose of suspense and make it look larger and expensive. The bigger the canvas or framed painting, the more high-end your bedroom will look. Huge artwork creates a gallery look that seems pricey.
So now you know that giving that luxurious touch to your bedroom doesn’t need to be a super expensive task. And if you feel that there is a piece of furniture that you need to replace, you can do that by getting the bedroom furniture on rent, so that it doesn’t cost you a fortune. Besides, with few changes to the details here and there, you can have a modern and exotic looking bedroom right there at your home that will make you feel as if you are in one of that grand, comfortable bedroom which you only see in a five-star hotel.