Contrary to popular belief, it is 100% possible to transform your bedroom into your very own luxurious hotel room without putting the responsibility on an interior designer. When you picture a luxurious bedroom, you may not necessarily imagine your unmade bed, fluorescent ceiling lights, and definitely not your cluttered vanities. On top of all that, you may assume that five-star luxury is just simply unattainable in your closet-sized bedroom. Everyone deserves to have one luxurious space for themselves that they can consider a sanctuary – no matter the budget! Read on for easy tips and hacks for making your bedroom look expensive and magazine-worthy without dropping thousands of dollars on an interior designer.
1. Hotel-Style Sheets and Comforter
Give your bed at home the same kind of special treatment that hotel room beds receive without splurging on luxurious linens and a new mattress. To give your bed the most high-class look possible, dress it with white or neutral colored bedding. You can then accent the simple sheets and comforter with your favorite colored throw blanket folded horizontally across your bed – as long as the color of choice is tasteful (avoid very bright colors). If you want an extra touch of luxury, top the bed with a faux fur blanket.
2. Pillow Overload
We all know you have contemplated stealing those hotel room pillows, but what is more awkward than walking through the hotel lobby with a pillow at hand? When choosing the pillows that you are going to sleep on every night, buy ones that are both comfortable and affordable. Next, accent those plump pillows with the appropriate throw pillows to make your bed look like it belongs in a Williams-Sonoma Home Store. You can almost never have enough throw pillows, and they completely transform the look of your room.
3. Bedroom Lighting
If there was one thing that I could choose to be wiped off the face of the Earth, it would be fluorescent lighting. OK, I’m exaggerating. Serious world issues, such as world hunger, without a doubt come before fluorescent lighting; but jokes aside, it really does kill the vibe in every room. So it is time to put an end to this, starting with your bedroom. A touch of sophistication and calmness can be added to your room simply by installing a dimmer for your lights. You should also have more than one light option in your bedroom. Try installing lights on, or near, your bed frame. A glamorous hanging light or chandelier also never hurt anybody.
4. Spotless Floor
This one might seem too obvious to include, but it is such a MUST that I felt the need to emphasize it even further. How could your bedroom be a luxurious sanctuary with t-shirts scattered all over its floor? It is important to make efforts towards keeping your room clean and organized every single day. Even dedicating just five minutes out of your day to make sure everything is in order makes a difference.
5. Less is More
This is such an important mantra to keep in mind when decorating a luxurious bedroom. Although details are important, such as a few books and magazines piled on a nightstand or greenery on a dresser, the most sophisticated rooms are often the ones that are the most minimal. Try to eliminate items from sight that don’t particularly add anything to the room. When interior designers decorate a space, they make sure that every piece is carefully selected and adds an aesthetic or functional benefit to the room.
After a long day of work or school, what better place to sit back and relax than in your very own hotel room? You have complete control over the ambiance of your bedroom, so there is no need to rely on an interior designer to provide for you a dream luxury bedroom. Don’t feel disheartened if you are not creatively inclined or lack a strong vision for interior design! Just try out these hacks and you’ll be surprised how making the littlest changes can completely transform the bedroom you once knew.