Considering we spend around a third of our lives in bed, we should make sure that we’re giving ourselves the best experience, and highest quality rest we can. Up the ante on your space with these ways to create a luxury bedroom at home.
From materials to colors, nearly every sense is involved in turning your bedroom into something from a top tier hotel. Making these changes will not only make you feel like you’re on holiday (yes, even on a Sunday evening with a tough week looming), but you’ll find it easier to unwind and drift off into the deep sleep your body requires to truly rest and recover.
Read on to find out how to create a luxury bedroom – and for more bedroom ideas, don't miss our inspiring gallery.
1. Swap out your sheets
We’ve all been in a 5* hotel and come away dreaming about how soft and luxurious the sheets on the bed felt. However, as Lucy Ackroyd, Head of Design at Christy notes, ‘it’s incredibly easy to replicate this feeling in your own home simply by ensuring you have the best bedding for the job.’
‘Crisp, clean sheets give an instant feeling of luxury,’ says Lucy. ‘Opt for pure cotton, high thread count linen which will help regulate temperature and moisture levels. Plus, they will feel much smoother against the skin than synthetic offerings.’
2. Dress for success
The simple act of dressing your bed properly will your bedroom feel extra special and luxurious.
In theory, there are myriad ways to dress your bed, but if you’re looking for that chic, luxury hotel room look, there are a few tips to take into account that will elevate your bed both in terms of style and comfort.
‘On a double bed, go for two pillows on each side and invest in a couple of pillow shams to match your bedding,’ advises Lucy. ‘Place the pillow shams on top of your usual pillows to hide them behind a more elegantly coordinated facade.’
‘Next comes the cushions,’ explains Lucy. ‘Go for somewhere between three and six cushions depending on the width of your bed and group them together by size, with the largest at the back. For the finishing touch, a statement throw (or two!) is essential for a luxe, beautifully dressed bed.’
3. Consider your materials
No matter how pretty you’ve made your bed look by dressing it to the nines, remember that what’s on the inside counts, too.
Lucy suggests to, ‘opt for good quality, filled inner bedding that will stand the test of time and maintain that plush feeling after every wash. Plus, make sure to fluff up pillows and duvets every time you dress your bed for that full, cosy, “can’t wait to dive in” feeling.’
4. Add serenity with scent
Smell is one of our most powerful senses, and can completely change your mood, as well as transport you somewhere else. It’s no surprise, then, that the right scents can put your body into relaxation and sleep mode.
‘Lavender has long been known as a popular sleep aid, and for good reason as research highlights the calming effect is has on the nervous system,’ says Lucy. ‘To really engage the senses, layer your scents throughout the room - a diffuser will ensure your choice of aroma hits you every time you enter the room, while candles will provide additional ambience whilst also giving a glorious hit of fragrance.’ Do remember, however, to always keep candles at a safe distance from your sheets and extinguish well before you think you’ll nod off.
5. Create calm with color
The color palette you choose for your bedroom can have a surprisingly big impact on your sleep. When selecting your color scheme, consider the feeling and mood you want in the room and see which colors evoke these in you.
‘White is known for feeling bright and airy, and can help provide a sense of cleanliness - particularly useful if you have been working from home and are feeling trapped within the four walls,’ advises Lucy.
Green and blue are both calming colours that evoke the feeling of being outdoors, but make sure to avoid colours like red or orange which are stimulating and could diminish the all important wind-down before sleep.’