Create a luxury bedroom
Have you ever stayed in a hotel room where the bed was so comfortable and luxurious that you slept cocooned in bliss for a solid eight hours, not even stirring? That’s exactly the kind of experience you need at home, although you also want personal touches that reflect your style…
But let’s not forget about that deliciously soporific bed. Hotel beds are top-of-the-line in luxury bed ranges and there’s no reason you can’t have one. If you sleep on it for five years, divide the cost by 1825 – that’s how much it will cost you a day. Try Snooze, Harvey Norman, Beds R Us and a dozen other bed retailers on the Northern Rivers and, remember, a firmer bed is usually better for spinal support.
Where possible, materials used in the bedroom should be natural and of an organic origin. We love wood, linen, cotton textiles, velvet or leather, all of which are rich in both tactile and aesthetic sensations. This year walnut and walnut tones are the trend in furniture. As for fabrics, think soft and sensual, materials which envelop and kiss your body.
Linen sheets are pricey but the epitome of luxury – they feel cooler in summer and warmer in winter, and last almost forever if you buy quality. We love Lazybone’s Lace in
White organic cotton sheets, Millar and More’s Belgian linen sheets and Bell and Ford’s French linen. Sheridan also offers a linen range.
Otherwise, why not spoil yourself with hotel grade 1000 thread count in cotton sheets and avoid cheap, polyester blends that move around on the bed and feel scratchy. Don’t be afraid to mix and mismatch pillowcases with bed linen, even if it’s choosing different shades of a similar hue.
Trendwise, headboards are booming right now – yes, if you’re clever, you can make your own www.diyncrafts.com/7215/decor/40-dreamy-diy-headboardscan-make-bedtime - or treat yourself to something really special, the Stark four-poster wooden (mango) bedframe at Vast Furniture and Interiors.
A few seasons ago, we saw the return of wallpaper. You can use it on a single wall, as a feature, especially as wallpapers can be extremely expensive. Try https://www.wallpaperdirect.com/au or other sites where you can order a sample for around $10 before you decide if you want to splurge on a roll.
No matter what you choose, softer colours and patterns tend to be more soothing in a bedroom. Large print florals also work beautifully in bedrooms and tropical motifs are still strong.
When it comes to lamp styles, feel free to mix the traditional with the trendy for bedroom styling with longevity. Op shops finds can often work with pricier lighting; shop around.
Finally, add some life to your bedroom with lush, luxurious potted plants and leaves in assorted ceramic pots and planters – try a fiddle leaf fig or even a hardy rubber plant, scented candles and a good novel.
While modern bedrooms are not just a place to sleep but are becoming a home within a home – we’re adding a television, stereo and even bathtub – sleep experts suggest you only use your bedroom for sleeping and sex.