When you walk into your bedroom, how do you feel? Does it leave you feeling cold or can you not wait to climb into bed, curl up, and relax? Your bedroom should be a tranquil space, which offers you respite from the chaos of the day. If your bedroom is more drab than dreamy, here are some simple steps you can take to create a beautiful boudoir.
Choosing a colour
Colours are not just important for their aesthetic appeal. The colour you choose can also play a major role in setting the tone of the room and adding ambience. Some shades perk us up while others encourage us to feel calm. In the bedroom, try and avoid bright colours and go for muted tones. If you love colour, you can always add splashes using accessories and soft furnishings. If you’re not sure about which colours to use, have a look at some paint charts, and try some samples. Always test shades in natural light, as they can look very different in the dark. White, grey, eggshell blue and lilac are popular choices for romantic, relaxing retreats. If you want to add more interest to plain walls, you can hang prints or opt for patterned cushions, curtains and throws.
Making your bed look fabulous
Do you look forward to getting into bed every night? If so, you’re not alone. Most of us can’t wait to hit the hay and chill out by the time the evening arrives. Your bed is probably the main focal point in your bedroom, and it’s well worth making an effort to ensure that it stands out, and grabs the headlines. If your bed looks tempting, it’ll be much easier to create that cosy vibe in your serene sanctuary. Start with your bed linen. There’s nothing better than getting into bed and settling down in fresh, clean sheets. If you’ve had the same bed set for years, now is the time to do some shopping. Visit some home stores and have a look online for options like bed linens from Richard Haworth. Once you’ve chosen some gorgeous bed linen, you can make your bed look even more appealing with cushions and blankets. Go for complementary shades and patterns, and don’t be afraid to mix textures. Furs, wool, and cotton work brilliantly together. Finish off that cosy, comfy look with a couple of rugs for the floor.
Adding that 'boutique hotel' vibe
If you’re keen to add a little va-va-voom to your room, embrace the boutique hotel vibe, and set up a seating area within your bedroom. Place a couple of wingback chairs in the window with a small round table or go for a modern chaise longue. So that at the end of a long day, you can catch up with your partner, watch TV or read a book in comfort.
If your bedroom is looking a little dull or tired, it’s time to inject some personality and create a room that is fit for chilling out, winding down, and resting up. At the end of the day, you want to be able to retreat, soak up the peace and quiet, and head to bed in a room that makes you feel calm and relaxed. Take these tips on board, and hopefully, you’ll be enjoying your new beguiling boudoir in no time at all.
Here's some snaps of my own bedroom - you can read about our decorative choices for this room in more detail here. We've opted for a calming monochrome palate, with accents of colour coming from the bed covers and the artwork.
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