Designs that can add style and luxury to a bedroom
If there’s one room in the house where you should have luxurious surroundings, it’s the master bedroom. It must be a room in which you can escape to and feel completely relaxed. That is why taking the time to design a luxury bedroom is so important. Creating the bedroom you want should not break the bank, however, if you can afford it, it’s worth purchasing high-quality furnishings that will look beautiful for many years.
Indulge yourself with a luxury bed
In most bedrooms, the bed itself is the single largest item and it is often, though not always, the focal point of the room. Quality beds and mattresses can cost a lot of money, but if you have the time to search for an antique bed, you could acquire an impressive bed base and top it with a new mattress with pocketed multi-springs. Look for one that will make a statement, such as a traditional oak four-poster, a sleek modern bed of pine construction, a Spanish-style wrought iron bed or an Italian-style Rococo creation.
Give your walls the wow factor
When it comes to creating atmosphere, luxury wallpaper can have an incredible effect even if you only use it on one wall of the room. Choose a highly-textured wallpaper to break up the light in interesting ways and create the impression of softness and depth. Don’t try to match it precisely to other colors in the room but instead choose two or three colors that complement each other, and don’t feel obliged to stick to traditional pastels – many designers today are making great use of darker shades in bedroom settings.
Make a feature out of your windows
When in your bedroom in the mornings, whether you’re getting up for work or enjoying a long lie in, nothing beats having sunlight streaming through the windows, so clear away the clutter and dress them in a way that lets you make the most of the available natural light. Fitting a set of shutters as an alternative to drapes really opens up the space and can look stylish while also providing insulation during colder nights. If you want to use traditional curtains, make them long and flowing, and use tinted or patterned voile in the daytime to give you privacy while they scatter light around the room beautifully.
Add elegant lighting
Few things say luxury like a chandelier, and choosing elegant lighting like this doesn’t mean that you need to give your room an old-fashioned look – there are many stunning modern designs to consider. You could also try standing lamps, which are very much on trend at the moment and are ideal for framing a dressing table or the bed itself. Having multiple sources of light in a room gives it a more romantic ambience and makes high-quality furniture look its best.
Work magic with mirrors
A bed can also be made to look bigger and more imposing by placing vertically aligned mirrors on either side of it. Mirrors can be very useful in defining parts of a room, controlling the way lights moves around it and for breaking up areas of wall so that you can blend patterned and plain surfaces more effectively. Remember that you’re not limited to using square or rectangular shapes and that it’s possible to use multiple small mirrors together to great effect. Think about the frames as well – striking mirror frames can be used to complement other themes in your decor.
The finishing touch
True luxury happens when multiple elements come together to create an excess of pleasure. Finish your bed with multiple pillows or luxurious faux furs, and add soft sheepskin rugs to the floor so that when you get out of bed you will feel the warm softness beneath your feet. Choose a favorite reproduction painting or an original piece of modern art for the wall opposite your bed, and, if there is room, add a chaise lounge or a stylish accent chair so that your bedroom becomes a place you can retreat to with a favorite book.
There’s no one right way to design a luxury bedroom – what matters is that you find items that suit your tastes in the finest quality you can afford, and that you stick to a style or at least a color scheme that will link them together. Building up the room piece by piece makes this easier. Then you can lie back, relax and enjoy your creation.