A couple of my current projects are at the point where it's time to decorate the bedrooms. it's the room where I like to indulge in all the creature comforts, along with adding lots of texture, shimmer, crystal and mirrored finishes. Layering is the technique that elevates a bedroom from ho-hum to a Five-star hotel-like experience.
Beginning with the bed, this includes using the best sheets that your budget can accommodate, adding a lightweight coverlet/blanket and a folded comforter at the foot of the bed. I recommend two pairs of pillows at least, stacked one on the other for a minimalist-zen vibe. Find your favorite pillow layout from OneKingsLane
Hanging a pair of crystal lamps above the bedside cabinets is a creative alternative to standard table lamps or sconces. Another layer and additional source of light can be had with a chandelier or crystal pendant light instead of recessed lights. Dressing the windows with floor-length drapes and sheers and/or shades adds yet another soothing layer. An area rug adds the final touch of luxe.
Here are several beautifully decorated bedrooms from LuxDeco for additional inspiration. Note the soothing neutral color palettes and seating arrangements, either in front of the bed or off to the side, whatever your space can accommodate.
photo by Taylor Howes
Photo by Katharine Pooley
Photo by Helen Green
A very attractive set-up for twin beds - usually there's one bedside table between the beds and a single lamp. This way each has their own space - Photo by Katherine Pooley
I love this vision in blue bedroom, particularly the pleated headboard and the fur throw - so 50s Hollywood - Photo by Intarya
The mirrored wall behind the headboard makes the room bigger and adds some glamorous shimmer - Photo by 1508 London
Photo by Laura Hammett
The sheers and silk shade on the bedside lamp with complementary pillows exude a relaxing burnished glow - Photo by Laura Hammett
Designed by Doreen Chambers Interiors
Photo by LuxDeco
Placing the chaise by the window rather than at the foot of the bed makes the room look bigger and shows off the luxury pile of the silk rug - Photo by Peter Mikic
There's a pillow layout for everyone - which one of these pillow layouts fits your personal style?