Imagine awaking from a restful sleep and rolling around super soft Egyptian cotton sheets. Sounds like the ultimate staycation, doesn’t it? But who says you can enjoy such pleasures only at a hotel? Create a hotel-like bedroom and you can enjoy this simple luxury every day. If you’re afraid that create a sumptuous suite at home may break the bank, read on for some tips to achieving a five-star sleeping quarters.
Pick a theme
Thematically, every room should be inspired by something – nature, the beach or a metropolitan city. Picture your most desirable holiday and start drawing the colours out. Adapt to the colours of your theme as your bedroom’s aura can be greatly affected by the colours you choose. But remember, you’re trying to achieve a hotel-like space.
Centre the bed
In any hotel room, the bed is the centrepiece. It has to look comfortable, welcoming and covered with soft and luscious mattresses and duvet sets. Pick white sheets with some sheen satin finish. Finish the bed setting with the right pair of hard and soft pillows, one of each on both sides. If you’d like a pop of colour, add a pair of cushions to spice things up.
Add a touch of luxury with metallic tones
When the bedroom takes form, it is time to amp up the space. Add a touch of gold, bronze or copper just to give an urban look – or a beautiful pair of table lamps on both sides of the bed. Keep the decoration simple but always find a highlight piece; like a beautiful painting or a statement lounge chair.
Add floor-to-ceiling curtains for a soft look
Fix the curtains from floor to ceiling to give it a more elevated look. For a hotel-like space, it is important to have both sheer and black-out curtains. While sheer curtains can be as simple as possible, black-out fabrics demand a more rich and heavy quality. With the right curtain, you enjoy both the goodness of natural light and the privacy of nightly romance.
Create a luxurious bathroom to complement your bedroom
It is always great to have a monochrome bathroom, whether in full Volakas marble or in matte black tiles. Highlight one side of the bathroom with a full-length mirror to give the illusion of space. Light up the interiors with selected sconces or sleek wall lamps. If you cannot afford to fit a tub, the elegant glass-enclosed walk-in shower with an equally strong showerhead is possibly good enough. And all is left to do is imagine you’re in paradise.
This was adapted from an article originally written by Martin Teo published in the February 2017 issue of SquareRooms.