Do you wish you could mimic the ambiance and luxurious atmosphere you would only find in a boutique hotel? These tips can get you one step further to creating the perfect, relaxing oasis in your own home.
A pivotal part for all rooms, colour is the primary factor that sets the tone and atmosphere. The right hue can even induce sleep. For hotel-inspired luxury living, the palette requires a certain sophistication. Fuschia pink walls just don’t quite cut it.
Opt for contemporary neutral paint for the large pieces in your room, for example headboards, wardrobes, and curtains. Especially when it comes to your wall colours. Our go to colours range from off whites, greige, mushroom, stone and taupe. These hues have a beautiful depth and a soothing quality.
It’s always worth injecting a bit of contrast or colour into your scheme. Dark wood, deep bronze or black accents work well with lighter, muted neutrals as they ground the design and offer ‘weight’. Add punch through bedside tables, fireplace surrounds or statement lighting. Smaller accents – candles, framing or hardware – also work incredibly effectively. It’s amazing what a matte black handle can do to lift a wardrobe door.
Your bed and headboard should be the focal point of the luxury master bedroom scheme. Aim to position centrally in the space and work symmetrically around it if possible. You want to go for the largest bed that the space can handle. We don’t want to completely focus on just design as to really achieve total hotel luxury - comfort is paramount.
For a mattress, I champion anything with a topper. Go for the best that you can afford – it’s a long-term, worthwhile investment after all. Make sure to test out the mattress to avoid costly mistakes.
Bedside tables don’t necessarily have to come as a matching pair (but we’re a sucker for symmetry), aim to keep them lower than your mattress and proportionate to your bed. Of course, this isn’t always possible but certainly something to bear in mind, should space allow.
To avoid wardrobes looking bulky, consider painting them the same colour as the walls so that they simply ‘melt’ away.
We strongly recommend making your bed every day. Arriving home to an unmade bed can be stressful and doesn’t set a restful tone for your evening ahead.
Using the appropriate linen as a base to making your bed is key to achieving that boutique hotel-inspired look. I tend to opt for luxury plains with high thread counts. The Oxford border always offers another dimension of elegance. I would recommend investing in quality bed linen, as it not only needs to look inviting but feel it too. Slipping into beautifully pressed sheets at the end of a long day is also incredibly ‘hotel-luxe’.
Consider the linen as your bed’s foundation. Finish ‘dressing’ it with a large textural bedspread or throw, a soft blanket and some beautiful cushions. Layering is key.
Windows vary greatly in their style, size, depth and finish.
For a streamlined and luxurious look in the bedroom, we’re huge advocates for floor to ceiling interlined and blackout curtains. Hang them high to visually elevate your ceiling height, adding grandeur and glamour to the space.
This element is so often overlooked but is one of the most important factors in styling the perfect luxury boutique hotel-style bedroom. Beautiful hotel rooms create mood and atmosphere, achieved through an artfully layered lighting scheme. From the soft, diffused, ambient lighting either side of the bed to the task light on a dressing table for perfect make-up application. Again, scale is key so don’t be afraid to go tall with your bedside lamps if your headboard is imposing for balance and flow.
Artwork and Mirrors
Embellish your walls with beautiful mirrors and treasured artwork. Mirrors on either side of your bed will create an enlarged space. Artwork can be used to add focal point to empty wall space – from pretty watercolours and understated line-drawings to layered prints.
Now the only thing missing are the pillow chocolates. Enjoy!