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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.

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