A bedroom can very easily look cramped, however, when the room is small, but you’ve decided you can’t live without a king size bed. For me, putting a large bed or other big pieces of furniture into a smaller bedroom space is a huge no-no. A better idea would be to choose a slightly smaller-sized bed and put it in a corner, so visually, it doesn’t take up as much space. You can then carefully select other pieces of furniture to complement it. Rather than feeling cramped, it will look like you have a luxurious, relaxing sofa corner amidst a beautifully decorated room. I find that linen sheets like the ones from Larusi help give the bedroom a relaxed feeling. To rest your eyes before going to bed, it can be beneficial to light some candles like the ones from P. F. Candles – I personally love the whisky-scented one, which gives off a lovely, musky scent.
Without going down the ‘romantic’ route, have you ever contemplated having a large mirror leaning up against a wall in your bedroom? It can be a fantastic way to reflect light as well as be a beautiful decorative detail. I chose an antique mirror with original glass for this bedroom and it works wonders when you walk up the stairs and into the room, reflecting light coming in from the opposite window.
Bedrooms should be designed to give you peace amidst a sense of relaxed luxury, to help you unwind and get ready to drop your head onto that heavenly pillow. For those of you with perfectly imperfect hardwood flooring, it is great to have the heavenly touch of a Jennifer Manners rug, so when you wake, your feet hit the soft hand-knotted material. Colours in the room can be lively but shouldn’t stress you out. Ultimately, whatever works best to help you relax is what you should choose. A luxurious bedroom is only so if it calms you.