7 Ways to Give Your Bedroom a Boutique Hotel Feel
Whether your style is city glamour, country luxury or spa haven, follow these tips to make your bedroom more special
A great way to bring a hotel feel into your bedroom is to invest in some quality white bed linen with a high thread count. Contrast the bright white with dark blue for an elegantly timeless look.
In this room, Kirsty Niven of Kirsty Elizabeth Interiors framed the white sheets with a deep blue wall. MDF mouldings had first been added to the surface so it resembled panelling. To finish off the luxurious feel, Kirsty incorporated a soft, linen headboard and matching wall lights.
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A tight budget can often get in the way of bedroom goals, particularly if you’re going for a luxurious look. The key is to think outside the box.
The budget for this bedroom was a little tight, so Cathy Dean of Studio Dean focused her efforts on creating a standout headboard.
“We wanted to do something that looked great but didn’t cost a fortune,” Cathy says. “The shelves above the headboard and the curtain pole it hangs from are both just shop-bought items we used to create the idea of a bespoke metal shelf and pole, and then hung the headboard from it. Having metalwork fabricated would have involved significantly more cash.”
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Sometimes, a seemingly crazy idea can be the thing that makes a room special. Take this bedroom, for example: the owners were keen to have an en suite with both a bath and a shower, but it wouldn’t have worked with the dimensions of the space.
Instead, Ellen Cumber and Alice Bettington of Golden Design suggested installing a tub in the bedroom. “[The couple] leapt at the idea, as it creates that boutique hotel feel,” Ellen says.
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A boutique hotel bedroom should feel relaxing, so a calm colour scheme is a good choice. In this room, Grace King at Studio Rey used a soothing blush hue to create a fuss-free sanctuary for the owners.
To add some sophisticated glamour to the space, she installed wood panelling and a pair of brass wall lights.
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The owners of this home explicitly requested that their bedroom resemble a country house hotel, so designer Kate Clare of LOUD Architecture & Interior Design obliged.
She gave the room a traditional feel with classic patterned fabric and luxurious velvet. The bold colour scheme, however, provides a modern contrast and is what turns this traditional bedroom into something altogether more special.
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Make use of a headboard to elevate a standard bedroom and help it feel like a luxurious boutique bolthole.
Size is important here, and bigger is better if you want to ensure the bed looks comfortable and inviting. Fabric is also key, so choose a soft, good-quality material with a bold design.
The vivid orange and white pattern on this oversized headboard by Kia Designs is ideal, as it turns the bed into a beautiful feature in the room.
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This bedroom in a new-build apartment was originally a plain box. To turn it into a stylish room, designer Omar Bhatti of Space Shack added some luxurious surfaces to the walls.
Behind the bed, two slatted timber panels flanked by tinted mirrors now frame a section of microcement in the centre. The feature wall gives the space character and adds a feeling of high-end luxury.
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Would you like your room to feel like a boutique hotel? Or do you prefer something more understated? Share your thoughts in the Comments.