Whilst planning my move to Spain it has been an essential part of the process looking at houses and choosing my decor style. This is for a number of reasons, mainly to decide what I need to take with me in terms of furniture and accessories. I have already chosen my design style as a luxurious modern living and this extends to creating luxurious bedroom decor for both myself and any of the guests who will be visiting me.
It is important that I have a clear concept before I start the moving process so that I can prepare adequately and group together everything for each room. My daughter has created visuals for me to help envisage each space but also to ensure that the colour schemes flow throughout and that the luxurious bedroom ideas are created with deliberate choices when it comes to keeping items such as your furniture, soft furnishings and even colour choices refined.
This helps me to plan what I need to purchase and what I already have, I have also been researching which items are best to purchase here and have shipped with my belongings (more on that later when we get to that experience) or if it is available where I’m moving to.
I have picked my top 4 tips for curating a luxurious bedroom, without the hefty price tag and hope it helps you in your quest for a beautiful bedroom
Smart shopping for your luxury bedroom
Creating a luxurious decor doesn’t have to come at an inaccessible price. It is all about shopping smart. I picked up a couple of feature chairs from Aldi priced at £59.99 which look every bit as good as a similar piece from Barker and Stonehouse or another high-end home interiors brand.
Shop savvy, look around for items similar to the ones that are out of your budget. Keep an eye open for deals and when something is in the sale make sure you buy it if it’s what you are after.
I have found that using the Google tool on desktop where you can save a photo of the item you like, add it to the Google search and run a search will bring up similar items within your budget.
Dress your bed as the focal point
Your bedroom is for sleeping in so, therefore, you should always make the bed the focal point of your room. Dressing your bed well also creates a really luxurious feel. When looking at any homes for sale we often comment on how bedrooms look miserable as the beds are not features.
When creating a luxurious looking bedroom dressing your bed is important. Start with the bedsheets, do they match the bedroom decor? Are they simple and tasteful? Great. Now get yourself a really plumpy duvet cover, this adds volume to your bed and texture is so important when it comes to a luxe look.
Next up is a throw or two, this completes the look of luxe. Padded throws, chunky knit throws, waffle throws any throws add to the look of your bedroom.
Once you’ve mastered these two important aspects then you’ll want to make sure your pillows are plumpy and we recommend at least 4 on a bed even if you don’t sleep with 2 pillows. This gives a different height. Height and texture are huge when it comes to creating an opulent finish. Again you don’t have to choose expensive throws or bedspreads it is actually all in the styling of it!
Finally, finish with scatter cushions. 3 or 5 are the best numbers to use. Please do not have only 1 scatter cushion on your bed. This looks drab and sad and doesn’t add a luxe feel. Choosing cushions with plush fillings instead of polyester give more volume to your cushions adding that extra bit of luxury.
We like to use differently sized scatter cushions, again for creating different heights when it comes to the lines your eyes follow.
Space is important
The floorplan is important, of course, your bedroom needs to be functional, however, you should be looking for clever ways to utilise your furniture so there’s not excess furniture taking over your bedroom making it look cluttered and cramped.
Choose a bed that fits the space well as well as multipurpose items, if you have a nightstand in your room, does it have a drawer to store say your hairdryer and makeup? Tidying things into drawers helps to create a luxury feel as it isn’t cluttering your space. You want to choose pieces that add beauty and utility in your space.
Choose a luxurious colour palette
Less is more when it comes to a luxurious bedroom, grey or white tones tend to neutralise a room, create a calm atmosphere, and allow you to pick accent pieces that align more closely with your personal taste.
Again we recommend textures, different textures really set a bar when it comes to creating a luxurious space.
You can use floor-to-ceiling padded headboards on the wall, panelling, mirrors, even wall murals to really create that boutique hotel vibe. We’ve gone for different colour schemes, however on similar tones for all of the bedrooms using an array of different techniques in each room to give them their own personality.
As you can see from our visuals neutral tones are used throughout with accent colours in the form of soft furnishings that can easily be changed if desired.
If you’re struggling to get a concept of how you want to look then I highly recommend that you head to Pinterest, search luxurybedroom ideas and then pin 50+ of the images you like. Go through your board and you should see a pattern emerging as a base point to start your design from. Even though some of the spaces may be bigger than your room and items out of your budget, with some simple research you can find items that fit your budget and are similar to the images you like on Pinterest which you can use as a guide.
Have you got any tips to create a luxurious bedroom? I’d love to hear them in the comments section below. As always, if you’ve found this article useful I’d appreciate you sharing it with your friends and family and across social media.