HOW TO CREATE A COUNTRY HOTEL INSPIRED BEDROOM
Beautiful hotel bedrooms are inviting and instantly relaxing with their elegantly composed interiors, lighting and delightful little luxuries. Here are my top 10 tips to create a soft and tranquil bedroom in your own home.
1.Use Luxurious Linen
Pivotal to creating a hotel style bedroom is making sure your linen is the highest quality you can get. Crisp white sheets with textured cushions and woollen throws will instantly create that chic country look and have you dreaming of spending the day in bed.
2. ADD A STATEMENT HEADBOARD
Framing the bedroom’s larger piece with a tall, statement headboard will bring colour and texture to the room and add a sense of height and fullness. For a textured look, choose a patterned fabric to compliment your chosen scheme.
3. ADD AN ACCENT COLOUR
Easy neutrals are fundamental for a country hotel bedroom but adding a bold accent colour can lift a scheme without compromising that relaxed feel. Rich blues and dark greys work beautifully with off whites, creams and browns. Deep colours are also the perfect backdrop for brass accessories.
4.ADD TEXTURE TO NEUTRALS
When working with a neutral colour palette it’s important to introduce a variety of contrasting patterns and textures. By offsetting rough with soft, shine with matte and coarse with smooth, you’ll create depth and interest, making the room more dynamic. Pair textures like linen, wool, leather, velvet, wood and wicker.
5.BEaUTIFY YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE
A thoughtfully styled bedside table elevates the room and keeps it looking orderly – helping you rest the little bit easier at night. A design including drawers will help hide away any unattractive items, leaving the top clear to hold a lovely table lamp, a collection of your favourite books and a couple blooms or eucalyptus stems.
6.MAKE A FEATURE OF BEAMS AND OLD WALLS
Make a feature by exposing timber beams and stripping back original stone walls. If you don’t have such architectural features try adding tongue and groove panelling to walls and ceilings add a timeless country feel.
7. TRAWL THROUGH ANTIQUE SHOPS FOR A SUSTAINABLE APPROACH
Even in city homes, you'll find rustic-style antique furniture gives that authentic ‘lived in’ look. Choose furniture with natural patina to add additional texture and depth. Not only will this give a homely touch but it’s also a thoughtful step towards sustainable living.
8.LAYER UP WINDOW TREATMENTS
Heavy linens and soft cottons add instant rustic chic especially in pale shades. Try combing two complementary materials to create a seamless multi-layered and multifunctional window treatment, allowing for both privacy and darkness when needed.
9.GET THE LIGHTING RIGHT
The right lighting can add charm to any bedroom but adding dimmable switches and wardrobe lighting is a must when creating a hotel inspired bedroom. Don’t be afraid of having a wall light for reading as well as a table lamp. Make sure you have enough practical light for your morning routine and ambient light for a restful evening.
10. TREAT YOURSELF TO A NEW DRESSING TABLE
A dedicated area where you can style your hair and apply makeup in comfort is a luxury must have. It doesn’t need to take up too much room and can be integrated within your wardrobe space. Using neutral colours and reflective surfaces will keep its presence in the room minimal yet pleasing.