Who wouldn’t want a bedroom as glamorous as the one in the five-star villa you stayed in on your honeymoon? For most people, however, budgets don’t stretch as far as they do for your favorite vacation resorts. Fortunately, adding a touch of luxe is easier and less expensive than you might think. You can create the luxurious bedroom of your dreams that looks way more expensive than it actually is with a few minor, inexpensive tweaks.
Declutter and Simplify
Before redecorating, take time to clear the clutter. Know the difference between good clutter and bad clutter. Interior designer, Max Humphrey, says that good clutter is stacks of books or magazines, art resting up on a wall, or objects on bedside table trays. Bad clutter is dirty clothes on the floor, piled-up shoes, or unmanaged electrical chords. Use the organized clutter to decorate, but try taking a minimalistic approach to get rid of anything you don’t need, use, or absolutely love. Clear your floors, store unused workout equipment, and find a new home for anything else taking up valuable room. The key to making a space feel expensive is just that—space. So keep the clutter to a minimum, incorporate light colors in your textiles and walls so your interior feels more open, and keep the room organized and tidy.
Add Some Greenery
One easy way to instantly level up your bedroom is to incorporate some houseplants. Bringing the outside in and echoing the green from outdoor, open spaces is a simple way of adding an air of luxury. The best part is that you don’t have to break the bank to do it. Inexpensive bouquets from your favorite grocery store or local farmer’s market can be styled into sophisticated arrangements that do just the same to elevate your space. Aside from their visual beauty and ability to introduce color into your space, plants are natural air purifiers and mood boosters. Provide blissful aromatherapy while making your bedroom feel serene and luxurious with a potted plant or easy-care succulent.
Light It Up
Whether you’re going for moody and romantic or airy and fresh, lighting is key in setting the mood for your bedroom and making it feel more luxurious. Upgrading your lighting doesn’t always mean splurging on new fixtures—you can also take advantage of the natural light your space has to offer. Try styling your window treatments differently or opening curtains to let in more natural light. Another budget-friendly way to elevate your lighting is swapping all your lightbulbs from bright, fluorescent yellows to soft, warm whites. The softer white glow will create a cozy, relaxing, and inviting ambiance perfect for snuggling under your favorite blanket and recharging in your luxe and tranquil sanctuary.
Making your bedroom look and feel expensive doesn’t mean you need to spend an exorbitant amount of money to achieve it. Think about the things that make boutique hotels feel so luxurious—crisp, freshly laundered sheets, the perfectly curated, clutter-free decor, and the ambient lighting that magically slips you into a relaxing mood. Recreating that same vibe in your bedroom doesn’t mean you have to spend big. By making subtle adjustments and easy, cost-effective changes, you too can achieve a bedroom that feels as chic and luxurious as your favorite hotel suite.
About The Author:
Carolyn Mitchell is a freelance writer and content strategist with a passion for home décor and maintenance. She can often be found re-painting and updating the furnishings in her home, and she is also a dedicated cat mom to two adorable kitties.