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Create a boutique hotel style bedroom


I find it strange that we now take inspiration for our bedroom from hotel bedrooms, but that's only because boutique hotels and other leading hotels now place emphasis on designing the perfect bedroom. Here are some tips and tricks for transforming any bedroom into a hotel style sancturary.


Create a boutique hotel style bedroom


Create a boutique hotel style bedroom

Dramatic and daring, this 'dark sky' blue bedroom transform any bedroom into a contemporary hotel style bedroom


The horizontal stripes on the wall add a touch of glamour, yet are easy to achieve. Paint the wall in Plascon Polvin and apply a coat of Plascon Pearl in white over the top to create the translucent shine.

Choose 'dark sky' for the walls and then paint skirtings and trim to match. Continue the look with a blue rug that covers most of the floor.

With it's diamond-tufted headboard, the upholstered bed - done in a grey linen fabric - adds just the right touch of luxury when combined with deep blue and white accents and accessories.


Create a boutique hotel style bedroom

Shades of grey in warm and cool hues create a hotel style bedroom that exudes elegance and style. In this bedroom the dark colour on the walls is matched against a lighter flooring, which prevents the room feeling too dark.

Once again a diamond-tufted headboard takes centre stage on a bed filled with drama. Crisp white cotton and luxurious velvet cushions mix it up with a pale grey basket-weave cover in shimmering silk.

Love the upholstered ottoman with tufted top in a warm, grey velvet.


Create a boutique hotel style bedroom

A plain white bedroom is so easily transformed into a hotel-style bedroom simply with the addition of a few key accessories.

The main accent colour - magenta - is taken from the fabric panel that hangs above the bed, which allows you to swap out with teal or cream accents if you feel like a change. Or add a fabric panel that incorporates colours you love to use as accent colours.


Create a boutique hotel style bedroom

Rich wood tones are combined with neutral and burnt orange for a hotel style bedroom that would fit into any boutique hotel.

Faux wood-panel wallpaper sets the tone for this elegant and sophisticated bedroom.


Create a boutique hotel style bedroom

This luxurious hotel style bedroom would look gorgeous in any home. If you have a large enough bedroom to fit everything in.

The bed is framed with a huge upholstered panel that highlights the sense of luxury. Creamy whites are combined with dusky tans and just a hint of black for added drama.


Create a boutique hotel style bedroom

ABOVE: The monochromatic colours in this hotel style bedroom only serve to enhance the sense of exquisite luxury.

Shades of grey taken from the yellow side of the colour spectrum prevent the room from feeling sterile and cold.

Love the upholstered bench at the end of the bed - and so easy to make yourself. A basic frame with an upholstered cushion is topped off with two bolster cushions at either end.


BELOW: If you find greys unappealing, then you'll love this hotel style bedroom with it's warmer earthy colours. A colour palette of cream and taupe, and shades of brown, come together to create a room that emits a sense of warmth and comfort.

Notice the same dramatic upholstered panel wall behind the bed. Definitely a touch that adds luxury.


Create a boutique hotel style bedroom


Create a boutique hotel style bedroom


This traditional bedroom is more likely to be found at a luxurious country retreat rather than a boutique hotel. Every room in this home has it's own personality and this whimsical hotel style bedroom is no exception.

The ceiling beams echo the colour of the laminate flooring, that also tie in with the fireplace surround, while shades of cool grey and white give the room a shabby-chic elegance that welcomes and envelops.


Create a boutique hotel style bedroom


Create a boutique or hotel style master bedroom in your home simply by paying attention to detail. It's the small things that you add to a room that make all the difference. Here are some elements to consider when designing a boutique or hotel style bedroom:


Less is definitely best
A hotel style bedroom is definitely one that has no clutter, so toss out all the fussy accessories and focus on what's important in the room. If you have lots of clutter, look for stylish storage options that won't spoil the finished look of the room. Dual-purpose furniture such as a storage ottoman at the bottom of the bed, storage drawers mounted in the base, and even a storage headboard, will all put clutter out of sight.


Make the most of the space
If you want to have a flat-screen TV in the room, mount it on the wall and work out a system of concealing wires so that they are out of sight.


Focus on a focal point
In any hotel style bedroom the focus is on the bed, so make sure to make it the main feature in the bedroom. An oversized upholstered headboard, large artwork or fabric panels, or adding a canopy will all work towards creating the perfect focal point.


Splurge on fabrics
Go for a high thread count for your bedding, add a luxuriously plush comforter and plump up layers and layers of textured cushions and pillows to dress the bed. Creating a hotel style bedroom is all about bedding and dressing the bed. If you've never 'made' a layered bed before, see these professional stylist tips.


Choose colours wisely
What ever colour palette you decide upon, take the time to ensure that the colours blend harmoniously. Ultimately you want a room setting that is calm and serene, or bold and extravagant.


Added comfort
Complete your personal hotel suite with additional seating such as a comfortable chair or a storage ottoman. And if you have enough room, you can add an accent table that doubles as a desk.


Take these Plascon Inspired Colour System codes along to your local paint outlet and let them mix up your favourite colours.


Janice Anderssen