What if we told you that you could recreate the feeling of sleeping in a luxury five-star hotel at home? Wonder no more, we’ve got six simple tips that to make your bedroom feel more luxurious – and most of them are easier than you might think.
1. Minimalist Chic
Whether you’re attempting to replicate the luxe sleeping quarters of your favourite celebrity or a sleepover at a stylish resort, all these places have one thing in common – no clutter! Ensure your floor is kept empty by making good use of any hidden storage. Similarly, consider hiding away the objects on top of your nightstand (such as books or phone chargers) in a drawer, and save the table space for some small decorations such as flowers or a candle.
Curtains not only help to shape the overall look and feel of a room, they are essential in determining how much light is let in. To create a luxurious space for sleep-ins, consider replicating the hotel method of contrasting a sheer day curtain against a heavy blackout shade, such as a Roman blind, that is custom-sized for your window. This will allow you to decide how much light gets in and keep your room dark as you sleep.
3. Try upgrading to a King Size mattress
A King Size mattress is 16 inches wider than a Queen size bed, and offers a generous space to stretch out or share with a partner. For those who sleep on their back or stomach, this extra space goes a long way to ensuring an even greater level of comfort. This size of bed is also perfect in large bedrooms where it fits very naturally into the space.
4. Try buying bedding one size up from your mattress
To give your bed covers the generous overhang seen in interior magazines, try buying your quilt cover one size larger. A larger quilt looks better on a bed, gives the bed a more luxurious feel and makes the bed feel larger in the room. Other advantages of large size bedding include more room when sharing a duvet with a partner and more length if you are taller.
5. Invest in a high-quality mattress, built to last
Your bed is the centrepiece of a bedroom and your mattress is where you’ll spend a third of your life sleeping! This is why it’s worth investing in a mattress that provides maximum comfort and is designed to last for years to come.
When it comes to longevity and comfort, one of our favourite brands is TEMPUR® – this is both due to their 10 year full replacement guarantee and the fact that their unique memory foam material, first created by NASA to cushion astronauts during lift-off, requires no flipping or rotating to retain shape, which is great advantage over traditional mattresses.
6. Cushions and Pillows
Last but certainly not least, nothing creates the ‘look’ of luxury better than plush, overfilled throw pillows – at least two on each side of the bed, and perhaps a lumbar style cushion as a feature.
And finally, when it comes to sleeping, you’ll sleep better with a high-quality supportive pillow, like those made by TEMPUR®, designed to match your style of sleep – so a great idea is to keep a storage ottoman at the end of the bed to store your excess decorative pillows while you sleep.