The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in the house, not only for it’s obvious function as a place to sleep or store your clothes and shoes, but the role it plays a private haven or sanctuary away from everything else ( remember when you were a teenager!).Ultimately a bedroom should be relaxing, comfortable and a little self-indulgent, after all it’s your bedroom and need reflect only your tastes and personality, with maybe the exception of your partner if applicable! But just for the sake of self-indulgence here are the top 5 contemporary furniture essentials for the perfectly luxurious bedroom….
The Walk in Wardrobe
It’s hard to imagine any woman who hasn’t fantasied about a custom fitted walk in closet to house all of her clothes and shoes, equipped with full length mirrors and a dressing table (yes I’m thinking Sex & the City style!) Although many of us may not have the space to have essentially what is a bedroom within a bedroom; a great alternative is fitted wardrobes with customized accessories to organize all your things along with mirrored sliding doors to make the most out the space available.
via Ivy and Piper
via Chico Deco
via Design With Christine
King-sized Upholstered Bed
I used to think King-sized beds were unnecessary. But now, I find myself liking more and more space to stretch out when I sleep. And nothing is more luxurious than a fluffy upholstered headboard.
An over-sized floor length mirror.
A generously sized mirror casually leaning against the wall adds an instant sumptuousness to any space. It’s a great way to reflect candle light, and add some romance. It’s also the best way to make sure your look is pulled together before leaving for the day!
I grew up with a fire always going in the winters, so I’d be happy with any fireplace. But, there is nothing like a flueless fire to warm up a contemporary bedroom and provide a fantastic focal point. Not only do they keep the room pretty toasty the glass protector in front never gets too hot to touch making them a health and safety dream!
Appropriate Bedroom Lighting
There’s nothing I dread more than harsh and cold overhead lighting. The bedroom, more than any other room in the home, demands dimmer, warmer lighting. If you have an overhead fixture, it must be on a dimmer switch. In fact, I’d like every light switch in my home to have a dimmer switch.
Since your be is often the focal point, it’s especially important that your bedside lamps, whether matching or not, be beautiful and give off soft light (though still provide enough light to read by).
Another glamor girl must have, a vanity, or dressing table, makes your otherwise dreary morning routine feel a little more like pampering. Make sure your dressing table has ample storage options for cosmetics, whether through the use of drawers or pretty baskets or containers, a luxe chair or stool, and a mirror. This is one place where you want to make sure you have access to good lighting. Strip lights or bulbs along the sides of the mirror are better than overhead. It helps to place your vanity near an outlet so you can use your hot tools or other electronics while getting ready.
What are your must-haves or on your luxury bedroom wishlist?
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