The bedroom is one of the most serene rooms in your house. It is a sanctuary of sleep and rest that shields you from all the commotion and racket happening outside. It is also a place you can retreat to read a book and relax.
The bedroom being a place of rest should therefore feel and look like paradise on earth. It should be like one of those high-end hotels you visit once in a while and then reluctantly struggle to part with. That reluctant feeling should not bother you anymore, because today we are going to show you how to bring that luxurious hotel to your bedroom and in a cheap way as well. Let us get right to it.
Refine Your Bed
High-end hotel beds are usually equipped with a great king-size mattress, beautiful pillows and lavish cotton sheets. All these makes for a wonderful night time sleep that leaves you with an indelible memory of the hotel. Now this is what we want to achieve in our bedrooms as well. We can mimic the look of their beds by adding some beautifully colored cotton sheets or duvets and then spruce it up with some throw pillows and a throw blanket. This will make our bed look comfortable and extravagant.
Make Use of Lights
You need to light up your room. Luxurious hotels use different lighting techniques to make their rooms look captivating and alluring. You can use the variety of lights at your disposal to do this. The lights need to be placed individually at different places of your bedroom. You can do that in the following ways; placing a reading light on your bedroom desk, having wall sconces on the sides of your bed, equipping your mirror and closet with lights and ensuring your vanity is well-lit both inside and outside.
It is almost impossible to find a luxurious hotel without a mirror. It is a basic but very effective trick used to style up your bedroom. You can place a mirror on your closet door or above the vanity placed right next to your bed or near any wall of the room. Mirrors help to spice up the look of your bedroom by doing the following;
- Acting as reflectors: Mirrors usually reflect light, both natural and artificial. This makes your room bright and provides a stunning environment within.
- Giving an illusion of space: Mirrors are a great way of making your small bedroom look big. They give an impression of space as it usually feels like the room extends beyond the mirror.
Style the Floor
Rarely do you wake up in a luxurious hotel and have to step on the cold hard floor. This is because they usually have a soft and warm rug placed under the bed. You can do the same in your bedroom. You can search for a cheap quality rug that matches your bedroom look and feels good on your feet. They usually come in different shapes, colors, textures and patterns. Before you buy one, assess your bedroom and decide the color and shape that will integrate perfectly with your room.
One of the biggest differences between a high-end hotel and your bedroom is the fact that high-end hotels are usually not cluttered. Hotel rooms are known to give priority to the basic items required in the room first, and then if there is more space they add some extra items. You should do the same too. Ensure you keep all the items in their necessary places to reduce the clutter in your bedroom. Also, do away with any item your rarely use. The key to making your bedroom look great every day is to stay organized. More space means more freedom.
Entertainment and Recreation
High-end hotels usually have huge flat screen TVs, indoor swimming pools and sauna rooms. Whereas we may not be able to afford all this, we can find other cheaper ways to incorporate entertainment into our bedrooms. We can create a gaming area where there are all sorts of games form cards to board games. We can also find an affordable TV and place it right in front of our beds.
If you are a music enthusiast then you can find a wonderful stereo system and let the music soothe you to sleep. You can even reserve a small place in your bedroom for doing some yoga, practicing some dancing moves, doing work-outs or playing your musical instrument.
Replace Your Curtains
A luxury hotel will always have a well-designed curtain. Curtains are often overlooked by most people but they can make can make your bedroom look stunning. Fabric choices can be very challenging for most homeowners. Here’s a tip, always pick one that complements the bedroom, from the wall color to the other decorations in your room. In our case, we want our bedroom to look like the lavish hotels and so linen, silks and damasks would be good choices.
Freshen the Air with Flowers
Flowers add life to any environment and that is why most rooms in luxurious hotels are decorated with them. Their beauty is beyond what meets the eye. Apart from making your bedroom more inviting they also freshen up the air in the room. Their aroma and scent is just wonderful. Flowers can also serve as a great alternative to scented candles. Some beautiful flowers for your bedroom include; Lavenders, garden roses and pink jasmine.
The above mentioned, are some great cost-effective ways of making your bedroom look like those luxurious hotels you admire. You can use them to style up your bedroom into your own personal vacation hotel room.