Can you believe it’s already August 17th?
The summer is flying by, at least it is for some of us non-parents. It’s got me thinking about vacations or lack of vacation. I’m sure some of you have done the share-a-cottage vacation, but I’m talking about a real vacation. A luxury hotel, no kids, high thread count, comfy bed kind of vacation. Yeh, well it’s not really in the cards for me either.
So I thought of a few ideas to make your bedroom into a luxury retreat.
#1 Get rid of ugly ceiling lights! There are so many great inexpensive options out there. You no longer have to look at the boring boob light any more. Look at the picture above, it’s a chandelier fit for a dining room, but can easily be hung in your bedroom.
#2 Overfilled throw pillows. You don’t need a bunch of wimpy pillows, a couple of really plump pillows equals luxury. The picture above shows one large, overfilled lumbar pillow which is perfect!
#3 Greenery or flowers add another layer to the luxury. And here’s another secret, they don’t have to be real. I know, blasphemy! There’s some really great faux plants out there now, so if your thumb isn’t green, don’t worry about it. There’s also quite a few drought (or forgetful) tolerant plants that will look great in the bedroom.
#4 The statement piece of furniture. A large upholstered bed, velvet chaise lounge, mirrored chest of drawers or beautiful canopy bed. Something that will make a focal point in the room.
This beautiful upholstered headboard and canopy bed is the statement piece in this room by Elements of Style blogger/designer Erin Gates.
#5 The all important nightstands! Cluttered nightstands DO NOT give a luxurious vibe. If you tend to have a lot of things on your nightstands then you need new ones with drawers and shelves. This is an easy fix. There should be a table lamp, a book, something decorative and maybe a clock on your nightstand. Everything else (mouthguard, nasal spray, iPad, TV clicker, bag of chips) should be out of sight. It’s better for your sleep preparedness anyway.
These simple white nightstands are perfect for hiding away the clutter in this gorgeous bedroom by Amber Interior Design.
#6 Finally, keeping your room clean and organized on a daily basis. This is the hardest of them all. No room feels luxurious or hotel-like with dirty clothes on the floor and bureaus covered in jewelry and makeup. Get some closet and storage solutions here.
Are you going to do a Staycation in your luxurious bedroom?
Were these tips helpful?
pictures from Amber Interiors, Elements of Style and Pinterest.