Lush Beds: How to Get a Luxurious Bed
Want a more luxurious and elegant touch to your bed? Read this article to find out how you can upgrade your bed into a grand one.
After a long, tiring day, your bed becomes your best friend. A well-organized and luxurious-looking bed not only feels great to sleep in but uplifts your mood as well. Wondering how to get that lavish-looking bed from your favorite magazine? You have come to the right place.
Making your bed luxurious does not necessarily mean you have to redecorate every item in the room and spend a huge amount of money in the process. In this article, we have listed a few ways by which you can get the opulent comfort of a luxurious bed, that too within a budget.
1. Layer Pillows
Who doesn’t love some fluffy pillows, right? Adding multiple pillows to your bed is an excellent idea to make it look luxurious. Add pillows of different sizes, preferably two or three large ones and a few smaller ones. Arrange the larger ones at the back and the smaller ones in front.
Make sure you choose the pillow shams properly. If you have the same colored pillows with similar prints, it does not look quite pretty. Try to add solid colors on some and print on others. Creating a contrast will bring life to your bed.
You can add as many pillows you want but too much is never better. The number will depend on the size of the bed. If you have a king-sized bed, 6/7 pillows won’t look too much. Whereas, on a single bed, more than 5 would look very crowded.
2. Dress Your Bed
How your bed looks depends mostly on how you dress it. Choosing the right bedsheet is crucial. While you can always go for the classic white sheets, grey or taupe colors are very trendy now. Invest in good-quality linen sheets. They are aesthetically pleasing and look elegant. Moreover, they give you that creamy, soft feeling when you sleep on them! If linens are out of your budget, you can opt for cotton sheets.
Whichever color or pattern you choose, make sure your sheets are clean. If your sheets are untidy or dirty even the best of colors would look poor. Another point to keep in mind is the fitting of the sheets. Know how large your bed is and choose a well-fitted sheet. If a bedsheet is too large it would be hanging loosely and if it is too small, it won’t cover the bed perfectly. So take care of those factors.
3. Cover What’s Below
Those ugly metal legs below your bed need to be covered! If you have a platform bed then this is not for you. Otherwise, go for a bedsheet large enough to cover the storage area under your bed. You can also get box spring covers for a more tailored look.
Measure the length of the box spring from the floor to know how much material is needed to cover it. Generally, it is 14 to 18 inches. Wondering about the price? You can get them at a variety of prices, from as low as $20 to as high as $250. Heavier materials look elegant but are towards the more expensive end. So find the perfect balance between your choice and budget.
4. Layer Your Bed
Picture the luxury hotel room beds. They are always layered with blankets, coverlets, quilts, and a duvet cover. This is what gives that extra glam to the bed. You don’t have to put all of these on your bed. Two of those items will be just fine.
While choosing a duvet cover, keep the weather of your region in mind. If you live in a hot region, you should not waste your money on heavy covers while in cooler regions, a lighter cover would be useless. The point is to make your bed look rich yet comfortable.
Choose a coverlet that is lightweight and easy to wash. White coverlets can be bleached without any complication and are hassle-free. You can also consider matelasse ones, which can be placed under blankets and are easily washable.
5. Padded Headboards
Padded headboards look very lush and elegant on beds. You can choose from different colors and patterns. They are inexpensive and can be customized.
If you don’t want to get a padded headboard, go for a wooden or iron one. Without headboards, your bed will not look luxurious. Choose a solid color or pattern for your headboard and pick the bed sheets and pillows that complement your bed. You can even hang curtains or posters that would suit your headboard. Get a cozy bedroom on a budget.
It is a great idea to add a large canvas on the wall at the headboard side of the bed You can pick from painted artworks, posters, printed pictures, or even your favorite photo with loved ones.
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7. Mattress Matters
A good quality mattress is not only a treat for the eyes but cozy to sleep in too. Also, the mattress should be well fitted to your bed. Consider a padded mattress that is more comfortable and easier to style.
Feel a soft hug while you sleep with a good-quality mattress. Don’t go for dull-colored ones. Pick one that blends well with your bed.
8. Add Furniture
Adding a nightstand, lampshade, or a small table increases the aesthetics of your bed. It can also be quite useful to keep your belongings. If you are going for a lampshade, choosing a tall one always looks better. For tables, pick one that is at the same level or lower than your bed.
A luxurious and well-organized bed is a huge motivation for tomorrow and relaxation from today’s stress. Just remember that organizing smartly is the key. You don’t need too many items to make your bed look good. You just need to place the existing items in the right order. Now that you know how to glam up your bed economically, live your best lush bedtime.