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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 sanctuary.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.


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