Have you every come away from a stay at a boutique hotel feeling relaxed and energized at the same time? There's no reason this feeling has to be restricted to boutique hotel stays. Bring it home!
Here are some design details commonly found in boutique hotels that you can incorporate into your bedroom at home:
- Go bold. Whether it's with a color, a print, large scale lighting, do something memorable. In Hillary's Hilltop Home, pictured directly above, the "headboard" wall is papered in a gorgeous print.
- Provide matching, no-nonsense lighting on either side of the bed. Don't make it too fancy, but cool classic or simple modern fixtures are game. Assure that the fixtures are easy to turn on and off.
- Don't go to extremes. Love super-streamlined contemporary style or frilly cottage decor? Let it go in the rest of the house, but practice a little restraint in the bedroom for a boutique hotel vibe. Think "soft modern", favoring clean lines that aren't too cold and comfort that isn't too shabby.
- Symmetry is your friend. Design the room relatively symmetrically about the bed.
- Flower power Keep chic, streamlined flowers at the bedside. This isn't the place for big bouffant bouquets, but rather just a few simple stems in a small bud vase.
- Cristp, white sheets are the only way to go.
- Declutter. Keep the bedsides spare. If you love having family photos in your home, place them on top of a dresser away from the bedside. If you're into reading in bed, consider nightstands with drawers for storing your current read. Resisting the urge to accumulate these things near the bedside will accomplish that clean boutique hotel feeling even though you're at home.
- Hang art. Hang a statement art piece above the headboard. Or hang two small pieces, matching in size, above each nightstand, as seen in Pomona's Boutique-Style Space up top.