Your bedroom is one of the most personal spaces in your home. It’s where you relax and recharge, so there’s no reason why it shouldn’t have your full attention. Making your bedroom feel more luxurious doesn’t have to be expensive either. Here are five tips to get your master bedroom feeling like it belongs in a palace!
The best part of a cozy, pristine bedroom has got to be the big, comfy bed. So if you’d like to create a luxurious yet comfortable feel at home, start with a mini bed makeover. A quick and easy fix is to start with your sheets. Nothing says softness and comfort like high thread count sheets. Generally, the higher the thread count, the softer the sheet, and the more likely it will wear well — or even soften — over time. Good sheets range anywhere from 200 to 800 or higher.
We aren’t done with the bed just yet. There’s something so luxurious about plush, overfilled throw pillows, which go a long way in transforming your bedroom from “everyday” to a bonafide retreat that emulates the most sumptuous of hotels. If you put a million pillows in your bedroom, it looks nice but going to bed can become a chore. It’s a cycle of putting pillows and taking pillows off. Think two sleeping pillows plus 2-4 other pillows for accents. It looks nice if you can have a mix of fabrics and patterns on your pillows and a variety of sizes. And overstuffing then is key for optimal comfort and attractiveness!
Nothing sets the tone in a room more than the smell of a perfectly luxuriously scented candle. A scent can create a sense of space and environment as soon as you enter a space. The scent you prefer is personal of course but you can’t go wrong with something floral. Florals are one of the most popular luxury hotel scents for a reason. Jasmine, rose, geranium, lavender, lily: there are so many scents to pick from, you’re bound to find one that you like, whether you prefer your home to smell like a single flower or the inside of a hothouse. Many luxury hotels base some or all of their signature scents on florals, and after getting yourself a floral candle, you’ll understand why. And, not only do they smell great, but they also provide atmospheric light and they look aesthetically pleasing while sitting on an end table.
Show off your style with a statement piece of artwork, whether it’s a sculpture, photograph, or colorful painting. While it can certainly be displayed on a wall, leaning your favorite piece against a wall can be just as powerful. Even just redistributing art from other parts of your home into the bedroom can make a statement. Artwork is made to be seen, so it’s understandable that we often hang our favorite pieces in social areas of the house, like the living room. Taking some of your favorite pieces from another room my beall your master bedroom needs to look more elegant. Why not at least experiment with one statement piece positioned over the bedhead for maximum impact?!
One or two touches of the green stuff are a must in an expensive bedroom. No, not money—living plants and cut flowers. Get out your prettiest vase and fill it with a fragrant bouquet of cut flowers for your nightstand. You can find budget blooms in your own garden, Trader Joe’s, a local farmer’s market, or the grocery store. Now, pot up a lush green plant in a ceramic or metal container. If your thumb is green, try a fern or a low maintenance house plant such as a Chinese evergreen, pothos, or a spider plant. Not only will it improve the look of your bedroom, but it will also help purify the air. What a win/win!