If your days are long, and your nights even longer, then you’ll know the importance of a sanctuary to retire to. A place you can feel indulged, special and surrounded by luxury. Your bedroom should be a haven where all your favourite things envelop you, and your senses are stimulated in all the right ways. If you’re looking for a few simple ways to transform your boudoir into a glorious getaway, read on.
Invest in a bed of splendour
There’s no two ways about it, the bed is always going to be the focal point of your ‘project relaxation’. If you really want to go all out to create the ultimate feeling of luxury, it could be time to invest in something special. French beds really are the epitome of sumptuousness and have become incredibly popular.
If you hanker after extravagance, but like to keep things on the elegant side, go for a Rococo French bed. You’ll find swirling curves and smooth, supple lines that work to relax the mood: perfect for a bedroom setting.
Embellish your sleep station
Once you’ve chosen your ideal bed, it’s time to embellish it. Supreme lushness can be achieved by choosing high thread count sheets and pillow cases, duck down or ‘just like down’ pillows, a sinking-soft mattress topper and a fluffy comforter that’s as soft as snow. Throw on some oversized stroke-ably soft pillows and there you have your own personal den of luxuriousness.
Get the lighting right
Harsh, bright lights are not conducive to a feeling of luxury; neither do they help you relax. Dimmer switches give you control over your lighting levels but you can create a real feeling of ambience by layering the light in your bedroom. Choose a selection of lamps with different but complimentary shades, vary the wattage of the bulbs and you’ll immediately sense the difference.
If you’ve opted for a splendid French Rococo style bed then select your lighting to match. Go for candelabra style chandeliers and lamps, or shell-shaped wall sconces and you’ll be right on the money with the period styling.
Get cosy in the corner
Carve out a cosy nook with an inviting seating area. This is your mini haven where you can get into a good book, thumb the pages of your favourite magazine or sit and gaze out of the window with a nice cup of something sweet and steaming. Even a small bedroom can accommodate a seating area; it just takes a little clever work on selecting the right size and type of chairs. You could even opt for a storage seat so it doubles up as somewhere to stash a change of linen!
If all this has got you inspired to create the special haven you deserve, why not take a look at this eclectic fine English Furniture.