How To Make Bedroom Luxurious In 8 Steps


In the following paragraphs I will show you some how to make your bedroom luxurious in 8 steps, without furnishing it with expensive items or decorations.

how to make bedroom luxurious in 8 stepsSounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well, read the following lines and you’ll see it’s not so.

Money are a huge problem of the 21th century, and this problem deeply reflects in the way we decorate our homes.

Each of us dreams about having the perfect house, with expensive doors and luxurious chandeliers, but for many of us, these remain just a dream because we would have to work a whole life to afford just a little part of all these.

But fortunately, there are some tricks we can use if we want a glamorous house without spending too much money. There are a lot of things to say so in this article, we’ll only talk about the bedroom.



     1. Choose a light color for the walls

Money are a huge problem of the 21th century, and this problem deeply reflects in the way we decorate our homes. Each of us dreams about having the perfect house, with expensive doors and luxurious chandeliers, but for many of us, these remain just a dream because we would have to work a whole life to afford just a little part of all these.You’ve probably heard me insisting on this advice in many other of my posts, but the truth is that in this case, a light wall color is the best thing to start with.

Why is that? Well, begin by asking yourself “What makes hotel rooms look so glamorous?”. The answer is very simple: they look so good because they seem extremely spacious and fresh.

Have you noticed that most of them are painted in lighter colors, like beige, pale orange, light green or other similar shades? Well, I have, and I think I have the explanation for this.

Money are a huge problem of the 21th century, and this problem deeply reflects in the way we decorate our homes. Each of us dreams about having the perfect house, with expensive doors and luxurious chandeliers, but for many of us, these remain just a dream because we would have to work a whole life to afford just a little part of all these.Colors that have a neutral, light tone manage to emphasize the furniture pieces and make the whole room look larger, more spacious. That’s something most bedrooms need, as they tend to be overcrowded and full of different things.  And this is exactly the little secret of elegance: spacious rooms without too many useless things.

For this reason, choosing a light color would make miracles for your bedroom, transforming it into a much finer, sophisticated room. Unless you have a pretty huge bedroom, I really advise you to go for a lighter shade, and I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed with the result.


 2. Add a large bed in the middle

Now that you are done with the wall color, it’s time to start with the furniture, and the first thing you should do is to make sure your bed is somewhere in the middle of the room.

How to make bedroom luxurious in 8 stepsI know that it is placed in this way in most bedrooms, but I also know people who prefer to place the bed tied to one wall, so that one side of the bed is completely tied to that wall. Just imagine how uncomfortable that would both look and feel…

This kind of approach would only overcrowd your room, making it seem much smaller than it really is. On the contrary, a bed placed in the middle would give the feeling of fresh air and space, so this is definitely the beginning for that luxurious atmosphere.

Besides this, as we’re talking about bedroom, it’s important to have a large, solid bed, that would give the impression of wealth. It doesn’t have to be a sophisticated or expensive one, the only thing that matters are its dimensions.

Also, in case I didn’t mention that before, I recommend you to go for a double bed, even if your bedroom is just for one person. A double bed will always seem more imposing than a smaller one, so it will contribute to your bedroom’s general aspect.


     3. Unclutter the nightstands

This is definitely a common problem for everyone, as we tend to leave all kind of things on our nightstands. No matter if it’s something necessary or something we hardly ever use, there is enough place for it on the nightstand, that’s how we usually think, right?

Well, if you’re willing to change your habits for the sake of a luxurious bedroom, giving up your crowded nightstands is definitely one of the top things from the list.

I’ll get back to that illustration with the hotel room: What would you say if your hotel room had the nightstands full of different useless objects, that would have no place there? I bet you wouldn’t like it… Moreover, I think your opinion about that room’s luxurious air would change completely.

Just as you wouldn’t like a busy nightstand in an expensive hotel room, you should have the same opinion about your own bedroom. Although you will probably not have as many visitors here, it’s important to focus on maintaining that luxurious atmosphere you created.

How to make bedroom luxurious in 8 stepsFor this reason, try to make some order and give up all the thing you don’t need on your nightstand. And by this I mean everything that doesn’t have a decorative purpose: books you started reading, cosmetics you left there, even the TV controller could be placed elsewhere so that it doesn’t make the nightstands too busy. I’m probably exaggerating with the last one, but you get the point. 😀

Remember that nothing is irreplaceable, so even the eternal reading lamps placed on the nightstands can be changed with some standing, more modern Mainstays lamps, that are also really cheap.

As a conclusion, uncluttering your nightstand will definitely improve a lot your bedroom’s luxurious feeling, so if you really want glamour, tidy up for it.


     4. Go for a pendant light or chandelier

One of the very simple steps you have to follow for a luxurious bedroom is to change your regular light fixture with a hanging one.

How to make bedroom luxurious in 8 stepsPendant lighting fixtures add a lot of elegance and class to every room, so they would be the perfect choice for a luxurious bedroom. Just imagine, a gorgeous crystal chandelier hanging on your ceiling will definitely be a hit for every visitor.

Moreover, lights that are hanged on the ceiling tend to make the room seem taller, giving that feeling of height to the entire room. And that’s another element absolutely necessary to an elegant bedroom.

Although you will be surprised to hear it, pendant lighting fixtures aren’t very expensive. Not even crystal ones, that look so luxurious. They actually have great prices, some are even under $100 or $50. Of course that the quality is probably not the best for those pieces, but you have a very wide range to choose from.

In case you’re interested in pendant lights, you can read more about this in my article ELK Lighting Pendant Lights Review, there are a lot of tips and product recommendations there. Or if you need a more “original” light, here is an example.

Getting back to our story, a pendant light would be the best choice when it comes to luxurious lights, so keep this in mind when you choose your future illumination source.


5. Long-hanging curtains make miracles

As we were talking about how important height is for a luxurious room, you should know that tall curtains are something you should take full advantage of.

How to make bedroom luxurious in 8 stepsJust like hanging lights, tall curtains manage to change the way in which we see the whole room, making it look larger and taller. In reality, the room’s dimensions don’t change at all, but it is our vision that changes.

I always advise small room owners to use this tip, but it’s something you can also use for elegant bedrooms. After all, I’ve told you that tall rooms are the ones that seem the most glamorous, thanks to the atmosphere they create.

How to make bedroom luxurious in 8 stepsMy article Bedroom curtains and drapes ideas talks more about this subject, so if you’re interested, you might want to check it out.

Anyway, I won’t insist on this step because we’ve already talked about it and I guess you got my point, so if it’s possible for you, choose long-hanging curtains instead of regular ones or simple hang your curtains higher than you would normally do.


     6. Give up unnecessary stuff

Now that you have mainly arranged your bedroom, it’s important to know that some changes when it comes to useless things would be more than welcome.

The problem is that space is the number #1 ingredient for luxury, so a bedroom full of items will never look luxurious, no matter how expensive these items would be. Even though it may be heartbreaking to give up a memorial vase or a favorite book, all these items don’t belong in your luxurious bedroom.

A great tip when it comes to space is keeping the floor empty, or at least partially covered with a thick pile carpet, that would maintain the glamorous feeling.

How to make bedroom luxurious in 8 stepsIn this way, the great visual appearance will start right from the floor and will continue to the top.

I really advise you to choose furniture pieces with legs, because they will look higher than the floor, and this will prevent it from feeling overcrowded.

Anyway, keeping your floor empty is really important for the elegance of your bedroom, so steel yourself and give up all those unnecessary thing your have in your bedroom. The result will totally worth it, I promise.


     7. Thick piles and plush are a luxury statement

You will probably be a bit surprised to hear this, because thick piles and plush are pretty common in carpets and bed covers that don’t have an extremely high price.

But that’s exactly the great news, that you can find thick pile items almost everywhere, and the prices are very affordable. Many people wouldn’t even believe that plush and thick piles have something to do with luxury, but they actually have a lot to do with it.

Even some of the most luxurious hotels choose plush covers or thick pile carpets for their top rooms, thanks to the warm and charming atmosphere, that makes you feel just like home. But does this have anything to do with luxury?

It does, actually. Choosing thick piles and plush as the main materials for your carpet and bed cover would actually improve your bedroom’s luxurious feeling a lot. And it’s not just about this, it’s also about the cozy atmosphere they create, which is also important for a bedroom, even for a glamorous one.

Thick piles are also a trend for bedroom carpets this season, so if you want to read more about this, you can check my article Bedroom carpet trends for 2015/2016.

Summing things up, if you need an advice for your carpet or cover material, don’t ask twice and go for plush and thick pile, and you will get a really glamorous air in your bedroom.


     8. Don’t forget about plants

 How to make bedroom luxurious in 8 stepsAlthough you may not have expected it, plants are a necessary element of any luxurious decor, and your bedroom makes no exception. 

Adding some plants will definitely improve your bedroom’s aspect when it comes to spontaneity and naturalness, because a room without plants looks boring, no matter how sophisticated furniture pieces it has.

The plants you choose don’t necessarily have to be very big and colorful. Smaller, green plants would actually be much better because they would make your room look even more natural.

For example, you can go for potted plants, hanging or even artificial ones, as long as they look natural and fresh, everything is just perfect…and luxurious. 🙂

How to make bedroom luxurious in 8 stepsHowever, don’t forget that there are certain limits for everything. There is a difference between an elegant room and a wild one, so make sure you don’t add a huge number of plants because you want a luxurious decor, not a jungle.

But I don’t think you’ll ever get there, so the point is to keep in mind that plants have their own part in a luxurious decor, so in case you ever have any room left, add a plant there. Even if it’s tiny and hardly visible, at least it’s a plant.


To sum up

It’s not hard to make your bedroom a glamorous room, especially if you know what exactly you have to do, and that’s what this post tries to do, give you some simple steps and help you understand how to make your bedroom luxurious.

How to make bedroom luxurious in 8 steps

Keep in mind that space is important for luxury, so choosing a light color and keeping the floor free of useless things will help a lot for the beginning.

A bed placed in the middle along with 2 uncluttered, free nightstands will definitely start bringing some elegance and the pendant light and tall curtains will improve your bedroom’s style in a huge manner.

If you want to give your bedroom a 100% luxurious feeling, don’t forget about materials like plush and thick pile. And last but not least, get some green plants.

If you follow all these 8 steps, I can guarantee that you’ll see and feel a change in your bedroom very soon, so get ready to answer all of your visitors’ questions about your elegant and luxurious decor.


I hope that these 8 steps about how to make your bedroom luxurious helped you get a more clear idea on what exactly an elegant bedroom means and how easy you can create it. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and I will answer you very soon.

Which of these 8 steps do you find the most difficult to follow? What about the easiest one?

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24 Responses

  1. wesley says:

    Hi, your post came at a very good time. My wife has been pestering me for many years to get a new bed and to spruce up our bedroom. We have not done any new furnishing for more than 20 years. I will take this opportunity to follow your 8 steps to make our bedroom look luxurious. Your ideas is simple and inexpensive.

    • Anne says:

      Hello, I’m very happy I could help you through these ideas 🙂

      I’m sure your bedroom will look very luxurious and modern after you finish the decorations 😉

  2. Daniella says:

    Hi there,

    What a nice website, easy to navigate, clear, in one word, beautiful!!
    It is very important that the bedroom looks nice, especially for couples. The room in the article are just amazing and as you said in the article, no need to be wealthy to have a room of our dream. With a touch of imagination and a bit of willpower, there is no doubt we can do something very creative.

    Thank you for this awesome blog!

  3. Neil says:

    I too am one of those people who dream about having the perfect luxurious home, but lack the funds to make it happen! 🙁 lol.

    WOW! Your 8 steps to creating a luxurious bedroom are fantastic and VERY helpful, since my bedroom is in need of a full make-over.

    I will apply your steps for sure because I would love the ideal bedroom 🙂

    Thank You!

    • Anne says:

      Hi, I’m very happy you enjoyed reading it but especially that you can apply these ideas 😀

      Yes, these steps are very simple and anyone can get a luxurious bedroom following them.

  4. Maria says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed this post! I’m to task right now to spruce up our master bedroom as I basically was busy doing the rest of the house. We have a bathroom that we need to renovate but once we do it will allow us a little more space too. I love how linen curtains look and the plants are a great touch. This really motivates me to get it done right and keep to a light colored wall palette too because I was uncertain which way to go with that too. Thanks for these great tips!

    • Anne says:

      Hi, thanks for reading my post, I’m happy to hear you could find useful tips 🙂

      I’m sure your bedroom will look totally changed with a lighter colors for the walls.

  5. Carroll says:

    You have terrific website. You have it very nicely laid out. It is very easy to browse. I liked the selections you show. This subject is an interest of mine and you gave me a few good Ideas. Since I do not get much sun light I am wondering how to incorporate som vegitation. I live in an apartment so my selection is limited. Thank you for the open house. Please get back to me if you have any ideas on the vegetation. carrollj48

    • Anne says:

      Hello Carroll, thank you 🙂

      If you don’t have a lot of space in your apartment you probably don’t afford to use it on potted plants as they would make it look even smaller. For this reason, maybe some hanging plants would be a better option in your case.

      You don’t have to add many, maybe 1 or 2, because these would be enough to change the atmosphere and make it look more glamorous. And hanging plants don’t take any of your space, so that’s why I usually recommend them in cases like yours.

  6. Tami says:

    Hi Anne,

    I definitely think having to put plants in the room would be the hardest to follow for me. I love plants but i’m terrible at caring for them, I don’t think they would last very long!
    I agree with everything else on your list. Although I don’t have much money to invest in my bedroom, I like to make clutter-free space and comfort the top two most important things. I haven’t gotten around to changing the lights but I dream of having a chandelier in my room, and a dressing table to match!
    Also, fancy carpets are definitely on my list. This article helped me organize my thoughts better, I’m going on to read about your pendant lights reviews, thanks!

    • Anne says:

      Hi Tami, I’m glad you could find useful tips.

      Haha, let’s say I somehow understand what you said a bout plants, I used to have this problem too some time ago, but after a lot of practice, I think I solved it. Now they don’t get dried anymore and I think they matter a lot for my bedroom’s aspect. 🙂

  7. Graham says:

    Thanks for the cool post.

    I am going to bookmark the site because the last two articles I read were very entertaining,

    I am not creative when it comes to designing or styling a room, but this post gives some good ideas and a way of building a style in my opinion.

    Keep the good content coming

    • Anne says:

      Hey, I’m very happy to hear my post were helpful 🙂

      Thank you for reading my blog and I’m glad to hear you’ll come back.

  8. Henri says:

    A very timely post. I’ve just downsized to a one bedroom apartment on the beach. It’s extremely well designed – ample living space, and a large bedroom (and workspace) .

    Nevertheless, storage remains a constant issue. I’ve noted your comments on unnecessary stuff. However, there are somethings I simply must keep. It’s an inconvenient truth.

    Thanks for the helpful tips. I’ll keep looking in.

    • Anne says:

      Hi, I’m happy you liked it 🙂
      I totally understand you, there are some things that you really need and there’s no way giving them up. The only advice I can give you is to make sure you only keep the very essentials, that’s it .
      Thanks for reading my blog 🙂

  9. Regina says:

    Thanks for this! I’m checking off items as I read the post. I don’t have plants and a thick rug. I also don’t like putting cushions on my bed because I don’t want to bother about cleaning them. My bed is in the middle of the room, though!

    Will a framed picture help to make my bedroom more luxurious? How about home fragrances?

    All the photos give me the impression that we should recreate a 4 or 5 star hotel room if we want a luxurious bedroom, which would be awesome…I’d love to wake up in one every morning but the cleaning up puts me off.

    • Anne says:

      Hey Regina, thanks for visiting my website 🙂

      Haha seems like cleaning up is the biggest problem, right? Well, there is a price you have to pay for a luxurious bedroom, and cleaning up is probably one of the biggest ones.

      I believe a framed picture would give a more elegant feeling to your bedroom, but I advise you to place it right above the bed, it would look better in this way. And about fragrances, I don’t know… But yeah, using an expensive fragrance could help.

      Hope this helps 😀

  10. ches says:

    I’m with you for making the walls a light colour. I always paint the walls with an off white or magnolia. It sounds boring but you can then enhance one focal wall with a stunning colour and put your favourite artwork and other adornments to brighten up the bland walls.
    I think keeping the room clutter free is a must. It’s hard to throw away those little nicnacs but you can always just use one or two ie. less is more.
    One thing i do need to do is change the lighting in our bedroom, it is a boring single bulb and after reading this, I’m going to replace it with something more ornate and also put in a dimmer switch.
    Thanks for the article, it’s inspired me to re-vamp the bedroom and perhaps tackle the office after. Ches

    • Anne says:

      Hi Ches, thanks for letting me know your opinion 🙂

      You’re doing very well painting the walls in such light colors, just like you said, in this way you can go for any decorative object you want, no matter what colors it has. Keeping only the necessary stuff in the bedroom is hard, I know, but the result it’s really worth it.

      Yes, a more glamorous chandelier or just an elegant pendant light would improve your bedroom’s aspect too, I’m glad you managed to remember the essential rules of making a bedroom luxurious.

  11. Simon Watson says:

    All in all my friend I found it to be a great post and some fantastic ideas of how to make the bedroom luxurious!

    I am so happy finding a long article as when I got into it I didn’t want it to stop as so many often do but this one I think covered everything so thank you very much indeed.

    These steps are really simple so I’m going to apply them in my home. Thanks a lot for this great info

    • Anne says:

      Hi there, I’m really glad you liked this article. These steps shouldn’t be something really hard to do, so you have all the chances to get a very luxurious bedroom 😀

      Thanks you for visiting my website

  12. Mike says:

    Wow, these are amazing! It’s almost like they are from some sort of palace…beautiful. I always wanted to improve my bedroom because it is kind of small, and it has a TV, so these tips are really good and welcomed in my life. I will try the walls and bed at middle ones, the carpet one too maybe, the plants I’m not sure. I wouldn’t take care of them correctly maybe haha.
    Thank you for this article and have a nice day!

    • Anne says:

      Hey there 🙂

      I’m glad you’re thinking about using these tips, they’re not very hard to apply but it’s true that this can depend from person to person. Like the plants part hahaha. Yeah, I guess you can skip this step if you know you can’t take proper care of the plants, you probably guess that dried plants would only worsen any room. 😛

      Anyway, a good idea in this case would be to add some artificial green plants, because they would keep your room elegant without any effort from your side.

      I hope this helps 🙂

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