A bedroom is a place where we can get away from the hustle and bustle of life and relax in serenity. It should be an oasis of peace and tranquility, but it can also be a place of elegance. Many different elements add to the feeling of elegance in a room, such as lavish details, luxurious fabrics, beautiful furniture pieces, and pleasing colors.
With these 10 tips, you can transform your space into an upscale and elegant bedroom in no time!
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Picking the right color scheme is important in order to make your bedroom look elegant. You should keep in mind that colors affect our moods and can influence our sleep quality. So, if you want a relaxing atmosphere, go with light colors like blue or gray. Pastel hues can also be used to make a space look larger, they work great in small bedrooms.
You should also consider rich colors like black, teal, or navy blue for a luxurious, hotel-like ambiance. But you need to be careful when using dark wall colors because you don’t want the room to appear overly closed in. Dark walls will contrast beautifully against a light-colored bed frame or floor. Dark colors are recommended in large master bedrooms and need to have contrasting colors.
Drapes are great for granting drama, elegance, and style to any bedroom. An elegant bedroom is incomplete without flowy sheer curtains gently swaying in the breeze. They are available in a wide array of colors, fabrics, patterns, lengths, widths, and styles. They also come in different heights. The most popular heights are regular height draperies that cover the window or floor-length drapes that touch the floor and give a dramatic look. There are also pinch pleated drape curtains that have a lot of fabric on them to create an alluring look.
If your room has large windows or a balcony, curtains are a must-have! Use luxurious materials like silk, velvet, or sheer, to give the room a delicate flair. Sheers are the most popular material used as curtains. They create an impression that is light and airy because they are made of thin fabric that lets light through the curtains.
Windows without curtains will look bare and mundane - this way, you can incorporate them into the design of your elegant bedroom. You can also use floor-length drapes behind your bed to make it more eye-catching and give your bed voluminous height - making it look more grand and luxurious.
In most bedrooms, the bed is the focal point because it’s the largest and most important piece of furniture, but why not make it count? A bed can establish the overall aesthetic and ambiance of the room and make the space more personable. For an elegant bedroom, you can consider styles like an upholstered sleigh, canopy, or wrought iron bed.
Canopy beds and sleigh beds are designed to provide a feeling of grandeur and elegance. The drapes covering a canopy bed were popularly used by royalty in the past, and sleigh beds can include beautiful carvings with intricate designs. For a modern elegant appeal, you can get an upholstered bed frame, like the Puffy bed frame, which will bring style and comfort to your room. For a french flair, maybe check out a tufted upholstered headboard or add a tufted ottoman in front of the bed. A wrought iron bed with delicate swirls can be used for a rustic style, with wooden accent furniture. The bed can make a significant difference in your room’s style - and the options are endless, find something that says elegance to you!
The textures in a bedroom should be soft and inviting. In an elegant bedroom, the fabrics can make a huge difference in the overall feel of the room. For example, fabrics like velvet and faux fur will feel luxuriously soft, while cotton has a more rustic texture that is inviting.
Use different textures and patterns of pillows, pillow shams, and a bed throw to decorate your bed. Textures can bring a minimalist room to life. Add fun textures through colorful pillow shams and a plush texture like a faux fur blanket to look luxurious during the day and keep you cozy at night. You can also add an area rug under the bed to highlight your bed and to add depth to the room. A modern shaggy rug is soft to touch and makes the room more welcoming.
There are a few architectural accents that you can change in your bedroom that’ll offer elegance and sophistication without needing any new furniture. For the ceiling, a simple crown molding or a ceiling medallion for your light fixture will add depth and style to your room.
As for the walls, you can add wainscoting to bare walls for more dimension, which is a popular style in luxurious hotels or you can incorporate beadboard for a Victorian-esque room. You can even use beadboard for an accent wall to highlight certain artwork or your bookcase. This type of wood paneling may be costly so perhaps consider wainscoting if you’re on a tight budget.
For a creative and bold accent, you can hang sculptural wall art on the wall, which is unique and gives personality without necessarily including an additional color to your palette. Sculptural wall art can be ceramic, metal, wood, or macrame for a subtle art piece.
The fabrics used for your bedding matter because it affects how comfortable it will be to sleep on. Cotton sheets will make for a really cool and smooth surface while silk sheets will provide a soft and luxurious feel. However, bamboo bed sheets combine the best of both worlds! They have a soft silky texture and are breathable so you’ll sleep cool at night.
High-quality bedding can help you sleep better and longer. It can also help to have a more comfortable night's rest because the fabric is less likely to irritate your skin or cause allergies that can disrupt slumber. You may also find that your sheets last for much longer as well as shrink less in the wash.
Additionally, your mattress will also affect how well you sleep. A bad mattress can cause back pain, stiffness, and daytime fatigue from the lack of sleep. The Puffy Royal Mattress is a plush cloud-like mattress that’ll cradle you as you sleep - it offers zoned full-body support and ultimate comfort.
In the past, color was a way to express things visually. In today's world, it is not as necessary as it once was. The monochromatic color scheme is best for when you are looking for simplicity and elegance in your design. This scheme is made up of different shades of the same color, using analogous colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.
For an elegant bedroom, nothing does this better than white! White has a calming effect on our minds, helping us to feel more peaceful. White paint is often used in bedrooms because it reflects light, making the room seem brighter. This creates a sense of openness and can make a bedroom seem larger than it really is. You can use hues of white, ivory, creamy, or off-white for accents like a bed throw or pillows.
The use of metallic accessories in the bedroom is a growing trend, especially if you’re trying to make your bedroom look chic and elegant. You can make a statement with colors, like gold or silver, while still having a sophisticated look. Metallic pieces are perfect for adding some glamour to any space. You can incorporate this idea in picture frames, mirrors, your bed frame, or by hanging a chandelier.
The best way to start off is by choosing one or two metallic accent pieces that can be mixed and matched with other colors in the room as well as other types of decor. This way, you can create a cohesive look but still have eye-catching accessories.
You don’t need to break the bank trying to design an elegant bedroom. With these few hacks, you’ll be able to create the upscale hotel-like bedroom you’ve always dreamt of. It’s worth noting that elegance is simple - don’t cram your room with antiques or useless furniture, instead include a few carefully-curated furniture pieces that’ll bring the whole room together.