Kiki Interiors - Decor and Staging

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

We Answer Wednesday - Boring Bedroom

"I am in need of some bedroom updates.  I really want a luxurious and expensive looking bedroom (like you see in chic hotels) but without spending a lot of money.  Any ideas?"

Although many of us don't spend a lot of time in our bedrooms (with our eyes open) it is still so welcoming to come home after a long day and have a serene and relaxing room to lay your head down and put your feet up.  A luxurious bedroom doesn't have to be over sized to be glamorous but the true luxury is in the details.  Follow these 8 steps and you will have a dreamy bedroom that you will love.

1.  Overfill your throw pillows. There's something so luxurious about plush, overfilled throw pillows, which go a long way in transforming your bedroom from "everyday" to a bonafide retreat that emulates the most sumptuous of hotels.

2.  Add a hanging light fixture. The boob lights have got to go. Replace them with a statement-making hanging light or a glamorous chandelier. No need to spend too much money — this West Elm Capiz Round Pendant light adds drama and romance for less than $150. (See it in the image below)

Capiz Round Pendant - White

3.  Rethink your nightstand. If you're anything like us, your nightstand is a hodgepodge of essential items: Hand creams, charging cords, half-full glasses of water, quarter-finished novels. It's time to rethink how that's all displayed. Hide some things away in a drawer; display small items in a beautiful tray.

4.  Focus on the statement pieces. A dark wood bed frame; a gorgeous gilded dresser; a velvet arm chair — each bedroom has its own centerpiece, but make sure it's the room's focus. Don't clutter the room with too much furniture, instead letting each piece stand on its own.


5.  Keep the floor empty. Granted, this is more of an organization and cleanliness tip, but don't let that belie its importance: A cluttered bedroom never looks luxurious, so keep the floor clean and orderly — that means no stacks of books and piles of extension cords, either.

6.  Upgrade your hardware. There's no reason to keep the default hardware that came with your dresser and nightstands (unless, of course, it's already visually stunning!). Replacing hardware is a cheap and easy way to upgrade your room, and there are so many ways to personalize the look: Crystal, gemstone, copper, and so many more.

7.  Reorganize your vanity. Just like your nightstand, a cluttered vanity can make your whole bedroom look messy. Now's a good time to buy some makeup organizers, like these inexpensive stackable acrylic chests from The Container Store.

8.  Add greenery. As always, the quickest and easiest way to upgrade your room from "average" to "expensive-looking" is to add some greenery. What form this takes is up to you: A large fern? Small potted plants on your dresser? No matter how, adding a few plants helps a room make the final leap to luxury.


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