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5 Simple Tips for Creating a Hotel-Like Master Bedroom

We all love a great vacation.. but sometimes, we just can’t get there. Maybe it’s taking the time off work, or maybe you had a sickness in your family or another emergency to keep you occupied. Maybe it’s that you just can’t afford to get away right now. One way to bring the sense of vacation home is to create a hotel-like master bedroom.

Here’s the good news!

To create a permanent vacation atmosphere in your master bedroom, you don’t have to have a vacation budget.

I’ve compiled 5 simple tips to help you get it right:

1.) Focus on the Bed.

Your bed should be the focal point when you walk into a room, so make sure it’s worthy of the attention! You don’t have to use 50 throw pillows, but a couple of decorative pillows are always nice. Don’t skimp on quality, either. Use only high thread-count linens on your bed.

2.) Keep it Neutral.

Bold wall colors in the bedroom won’t give you the calm environment you’re seeking.

That also doesn’t mean you can’t use colorful accents! The details like artwork, blankets, pillows, rugs, and other accessories will add personality to the space.

3.) Create Simple Window Treatments.

A natural shade or plain, long curtain panels in the bedroom will give you privacy when you need it while allowing light in during the day.

4.) Use Texture.

Varying textures and shapes in the room will keep your neutral palette from becoming boring. Try a combination of soft & nubby blankets or pillows, with clean crisp lined furniture and curved lamps.

5.) Keep it Clutter-Free.

The reason so many of us enjoy getting away is because we get to leave our stresses and messes behind us. De-cluttering your bedroom will save your sanity, and you should work to keep it that way.

{I’m talking to myself here. This is especially hard for me until I get my office set up, as I’m working in my room on a daily basis.} I am constantly throwing away papers and magazines that I no longer need. Don’t let those messes creep in!

I know there’s one question left in your mind.

How can I be sure that I don’t make a mistake?

Before purchasing furniture and accessories, try uploading a picture of your empty room onto a site like Olioboard. You can “try on” furniture and accessories so you can experiment with accent colors and make sure you’re using the right items for your space before you make the investment.

I know you want to get it right. After all, this is not something you are going to be doing often!

If you still don’t feel like you’re up to tackling this project on your own; by all means, ask for help. Recruit a friend whose sense of style you admire, or hire a professional who will be able to alleviate those headaches.

No matter what, your bedroom should be a place you can relax in. You shouldn’t be avoiding it.

If you don’t have a bedroom that you love, let’s do something about that!!

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