How to Make Your Bed Like a Luxury Hotel

Do you ever feel like there are no good options for change in one of your rooms without changing absolutely everything?

designer bedroom

 

So my lovely client, J., spent a lot of money a few years ago on some beautiful yellow draperies.  Although tired of the monotone color palette, she wan't sure if she should change the light lemon yellow walls in her bedroom.  She changed bedding a few times and tried to add in touches of gray, but still wasn't happy with the result. Here's the bedroom in it's before state:

bedroom before makeover

bedroom before  

 

J. wanted to perk up her space while keeping her bedroom suite and draperies intact.  With my large paint samples in tow, I helped her choose a new paint color to warm up the room and reinvigorate her furnishings and window treatments.  

blue designer bedroom

bedroom after new color and redesign by The Decorologist

 

Then, Wednesday morning we shopped her home and found a more substantial pair of lamps and comfortable chairs for the seating area (the existing chaise lounge had become a dogbed and was TOAST).  We dragged those chairs up from the basement level, then mixed her existing bedding with pieces of another set of bedding she thought she was tired of.  The new combination looks beyond lovely!

bedding

 

To make a bed look like that found in a high-end hotel suite, try using a solid blanket or coverlet for the base of the ensemble (just make sure you pull it all straight and even before you take a photo, which I failed to do!). Then fold a duvet over comforter across the end of the bed and add layers of pillows.

blue designer bedroom

 

We were both really happy with how the revamped bedroom turned out.  Why don't you try making your bed a bit differently – maybe you can create the look of a luxury hotel bed, too.  Sweet dreams!

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Kristy Swain
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Great choice in wall color.  That looks fabulous.  Very high end.  

Jamie P Brantley
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WOW what a transformation! Another great job! 

julie
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You are truly a "Miracle Worker" – I need to make an appt with you to come to my house!

Sarah Adams
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Sarah Adams

I love the creamy trim! 

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Sarah - Art of Decor Blog

WOW! There is so much potential in nuteral tones…if paired up correctly. Great job, Kristie. 🙂

Lisa
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Lisa

What a HUGE difference!! I just found your blog recently and was excited to see that you are in Nashville!! I live in Old Hickory and would love to be able to hire you for a consult!! My house is out of control!! Sadly, I did read your entry about being booked through April… but I intend to scour every inch of your blog for ideas on how to change up a room, just like you did with this one!!

Mary J.
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Mary J.

This is a redundant comment, but WOW sums it up.  The lamps are perfect too.  I like your "shopping in the home" approach for alternate possibilities instead of making new purchases.

Paula Van Hoogen
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Paula Van Hoogen

You have truely dignified this master bedroom, Kristie! The sentence  "shopped her home" is key. We tend to leave the master for last thinking no one reaaly sees it most of the time (and our eyes are closed the rest!) Truth is, it is many times, our ONLY place of retreat from the rest of the house, the family and the world. We might be the only one who think this, but we keep a TV OUT of the bedroom. This makes it really a retreat. Beautiful how the lamps add heft and balence to the bed and picks up… Read more »

Paula Van Hoogen
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Paula Van Hoogen

Sorry, didn't proof read that thing!( Lots of goofs)

Frances Newman
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Frances Newman

Hi Kristie! I absolutely love the bedskirt. I am thinking of sewing my own for my clients, but if I can save the time I would rather purchase something like this. Could you share where you found this lovely bedskirt? Thank you so much! I am sharing this post on my Facebook page today for my clients to read.

deirdra doan
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That really is inspiring! Time to get a dust ruffle I think for my room too.

Michele
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Michele

Any suggestions for white crisp sheets like in a hotel?

 

carol jane
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carol jane

Beautiful! What is the wall color/brand that you used? The aquas are so popular right now.

daniel tomlinson
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Lovely. Yes, indeed, lovely. 

jeannie casey
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jeannie casey

another great job kristie. that is the same bedroom funiture i have and we picked a gray for my room but i also love this blue. which one is it? I got a rave review of you from my friend valerie p after your visit to her house this week. 

MarySue
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MarySue

I am in awe once again at your masterful work! What an enormous difference the change in wall color made to that room! It is transformed, and at little cost.  Wonderful! 

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Beth
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Beth

Great Job..I am so discouraged with my house. You are so gifted..Thanks for all the beautiful redo pictures. I have enjoyed looking at them.

James
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This looks like a great comforter. I think the idea of the how to make your bed like hotel is genius. I would love to have one of these comforters, thank you for sharing this review.

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