From perfect sleep sanctuary to the ultimate retreat, a well-designed bedroom interior offers something for everyone. Here are just a few of our favourite inspirational bedroom interiors from around the world that define what luxury is
1. “Twin Peaks” (Southampton, New York)
A shingle-style Long Island mansion boasting 10 bedrooms is bound to exude luxury, and it’s no surprise that the master bedroom and its interior perfectly capture the look that the Hamptons is so famous for.
With a high ceiling and plenty of windows, this bedroom is all about letting light in, while offering plenty of space and furniture for lounging around; a terrace for soaking up the sun and a fireplace for cosy winter nights.
2. Calgary’s Iconic Castle (Calgary, Alberta)
While many luxury homes offer opulently modernist or contemporary designs, Calgary’s iconic castle blends architectural grandeur with deluxe statement features such as floor-to-ceiling windows, extensive wainscoting and gorgeous crystal chandeliers.
The master bedroom of this unique home blends with the rest of the home’s styling and provides the ultimate owner’s sanctuary; with a dramatic rundle & limestone fireplace, a spacious master lounge area and a celebrity-style dressing room – all flanked by exquisite mountain views.
3. Castle Residences (Sydney, NSW)
A luxury apartment development on the doorstep of Hyde Park, Castle Residences exemplifies luxury living in the heart of the modern city with conveniences such as hotel services available via an iPad app.
The bedrooms are no exception to this rule and blend the best features of sleeping in a 5-star luxury hotel suite with high quality finishes and a gorgeous side-by-side ensuite and walk-in-robe.
4. America’s Most Expensive Home (Manalapan, Florida)
In 2015, the sixteen-acre Gemini estate was the most expensive home in the U.S. Originally priced at $195 million, it was later sold for $94 million. Surrounded by tropical trees, shrubs and flowers, and insulated from prying eyes, the home feels like being on your own private island.
The master suite of this decadent estate was built with location in mind, with large windows offering panoramic views of the tropical vegetation outside. The choice of an extra-large king bed also guarantees a good night’s sleep to anyone lucky enough to enjoy a stay in this luxury bedroom.
5. Sean Connery’s South-of-France Villa (Cap de Nice, France)
Sir Sean Connery was the quintessential James Bond. The screen’s original 007: smart, handsome, refined, debonair and the most popular of the nine actors who took on the classic-spy role created by British-naval-intelligence-officer Ian Fleming in 1953. Having lived in Spain for many years, he later moved to this iconic villa with views overlooking the city of Nice and the Mediterranean Sea.
With an understated coastal style with period details such as wide-planked parquet floors, and a choice of décor that allows this home’s iconic location to speak for itself, the master suite of this famous villa boasts his-and-hers baths, a dressing room and private balcony.
6. Taj Mahal Palace (Mumbai, India)
A list of luxurious bedrooms would never be complete without a reference to a high-end hotel, and the legendary Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai has hosted kings, dignitaries and celebrities from across the world.
Filled with opulent furnishings, full-length blockout curtains and decadent bed linen, it would be hard to imagine a better night’s sleep.
7. Hawthorne House (Hawthorne, QLD)
A bold take on the contemporary Queensland home design, AM Interior Studio’s Hawthorne House does nothing by halves – and the master suite is no exception.
Offering sink and bath fixtures in the bedroom, the ensuite is invited in to offer a blended way to purpose the space. The bold black of the vanity, statement bathtub and full-length curtains all continue the accent tone from the rest of the house and add mystique to this relaxing retreat. This room is a finalist in the 2021 KBDi Designer Awards.
8. Alec and Hilaria Baldwin’s Master Bedroom (Long Island, New York)
With bedding by Sferra and Frette and nighstands from Profiles, Alec and Hilaria Baldwin’s Master Bedroom is a light-filled and airy space decorated in lavish navy and bright whites that epitomise classic Hamptons style.
Whether you enjoy the light, clean styling of a Hamptons design or prefer something bolder, it’s no surprise that this room’s greatest appeal lies in its choice of high-quality bedding and bed linens.
Regardless of your style choice, this room also shows how investing in a high-quality mattress is one of the best ways to truly create a luxury bedroom in any home.
9. Elysium by Studio Prineas (Newtown, NSW)
Reinventing a grand Victorian-era terrace to shift the main formal living areas from the front of the home to the more relaxed and private rear garden, the bedroom occupies a special place in this design, being the only room capturing the full width of the home. A bold black bedhead cleverly conceals a wardrobe and adds to the spacious effect of the room.
10. Park Hyatt Sydney (Sydney, NSW)
With a reputation as one of Sydney’s most luxurious hotels, the Park Hyatt’s 350-square metre Sydney suite offers one of the best views in Sydney. As well as an iconic balcony adjacent to the bedroom, the Sydney suite also boasts the famous Hyatt Grand King bed which is custom-made for the hotel chain and ensuite offering a marble bath with sauna and spa tub, perfect for unwinding before bed.
Tips to make your bedroom more luxurious
We recently covered 6 ways to make your bedroom more luxurious, and it’s clear to see that many of these dreamy master suites have a range of design features in common.
To give your bedroom the luxury treatment, consider maximising available space in the room, contrasting bold highlights with subtle undertones of colour in bedding and furnishings and ensuring you make the right choice of bed frame and mattress.