If you are fortunate enough to have stayed in five star luxury accommodation, you will hopefully have had an experience that would be wonderful to re-create in your own bedroom. I am talking about the decor and style, nothing else! It needn’t cost a fortune to have a little luxury in your boudoir, here are a few pointers as to where to start to bring a touch of class to your most private room.
Firstly, clean it! Bedrooms can very quickly resemble a storeroom for items from childhood to the present day, dust bunnies collect beneath the bed, and when was the last time the room was dusted? A thorough clean up will make the bedroom smell much more pleasant and leaving a window open slightly will give the place a much airier feel.
Buy some attractive storage space. Wicker baskets and fancy storage boxes are a fabulous choice for storing items that you don’t want to throw away, but have no immediate need for. Deep baskets are also great for storing spare blankets or towels, easy to access too if the weather turns a little chilly before the winter sets in and the heating gets turned on.
Choosing a bed that suits your needs, whether it be a double a king size or even a queen size, find one that is big enough to accommodate the people sleeping in it, be it for one person or a couple, but try not to dwarf the bedroom. If you are short on space, but need a large bed, try to resist huge headboards and footboards, they will only serve to make the bedroom look smaller. Take a look at Bedstar.co.uk for a huge selection of beds to suit any taste and size.
No matter how fantastic your bed looks, a decent mattress is a must, not just for a comfortable nights sleep, but also for that added touch of glamour that you can feel. There are all kinds of mattress to choose from, it is a good idea to try one for comfort and support before you buy, although you can find lots of information online about which type of mattress will suit your needs. If you have a little extra cash, invest in a feather mattress topper for that added luxurious feel.
Dressing your bed is where your own personal taste and your own eye for design will come into play. Rich colours, pastel colours, gentle creams and bright whites, you name it, you can find throws, cushions and covers to suit all tastes. Invest in cotton sheets that have a high thread count, many hotels choose linen with a 400+ thread count, shop around and invest in the highest your budget will allow, you will not regret it when you feel the silky smoothness against your skin at night.
Have one or two professionally framed pictures in your room. Again, you can find some fantastic prints if you spend some time searching for them, and they are an easy way of adding a splash of colour to pastel or natural coloured decor.
Flowers are a must for 5 star luxury. A bunch of fresh flowers need only cost a few pounds a week, and they add so much glamour to a room making them well worth the modest price tag.
An ornate mirror on the wall is not only useful for preening in, but they can add light while also being a feature in the room. Lighting is important, a bedside light is essential for those who like to read in bed, or are prone to getting up in the middle of the night, they can save many a toe stubbing in the dark! More than one light will add depth and even using coloured light bulbs will help create a warm, glamorous glow to the room.
Don’t neglect the bedroom, we spend about a third of our lives sleeping, we owe it to ourselves to make the bedroom the most luxurious room in the house!