Confession: the main reason I decorated our master bedroom the way I did was that I wanted it to look like a luxury hotel suit. There is something about a crisp, clean, well made hotel bed and the minimalist atmosphere that instantly seem to clear all the worries from a person’s mind. Our master bedroom is supposed to feel like a tranquil escape from the outside world, right? That’s why we have worked to keep a simple, clean luxury hotel inspired master bedroom. Here are 13 affordable ways you can do the same for your own home.
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The keys to a luxury room
There are certain aspects to giving your room a luxury feel. Things like:
- Fluffy pillows
- Crisp, clean linens and comforter
- Clear spaces
- Natural light
- Calming color schemes
You don’t have to be a designer to make all of this happen in your own home.
In this post I have compiled a variety of minimalist bedroom photos for inspiration as well as affordable options to recreate them in your own home for a more hotel feel.
Planning your remodel
In order to create a truly tranquil place, one of the most important things you could do for your room (and your sanity) is to give your space a clutter-free makeover.
Not to stress though. I know decluttering can seem like an overwhelming or daunting task, but thankfully I have found so many sneaky ways to make clearing space so much easier. Read: 4 Bin Decluttering Method
Other ideas for a clutter-free space quickly:
- 7 Half-Assed Strategies for Decluttering Fast
- 5 Steps to Declutter Your Closet
- The 5 Second Rule for Wardrobe Decluttering
Before you run head first into Home Goods or Target, make sure you pause to get very clear about what you want before you go running in.
We all know how easy it is to just throw our money at stores that have gotten really good at making us want to spend more.
First rule of home renovation: outsmart retailers at all costs!
Lucky for you, I create a full guide on how to shop smarter and save money every time.
Don’t skimp on yourself!
Yes, you want a bedroom that felt like a hotel suite, but you don’t need to break the bank in order to make it happen. Take it from me, a recovering shopaholic, there are some major rules I have learned on how to save money on home decor while still getting all of the best, top quality items at a low price.
Know what you want wait for a sale
The best way to save the most money is to first know exactly what you want. Be as picky as possible. After all, you are working to create a peaceful hotel suite bedroom just for you. That means you deserve the best.
Don’t go diving in clearance bins hoping to find the best stuff to decorate your bedroom. Instead know what you want, refuse to settle for less, then wait for a sale or discount! Online rebate apps can be a good place to start.
Rebate apps can be a great way to cut costs if you are using the right ones. If you are a big online shopper, my top recommendation is Rakuten.
Rakuten gives you discounts across a variety of online stores like Bed Bath and Beyond and Pier 1. Here are some great options that they currently have. Get a $10 credit for Rakuten.
Decide on DIY
Don’t go assuming that you are going to need to refurnish everything from top to bottom! First, try and get a little crafty with what you already have. Here are some ideas on how to decorate using stuff you already have.
Before you throw out all your old stuff here are some things to consider:
- What can you move around to create more space or options?
- Do you have other items to access in other rooms of the house?
- Is there anything that just needs a “face lift”?
- What could be repaired or restored?
Keep scrolling to get some gorgeous bedroom inspiration and DIY ideas.
Decorate with items you already have
Who says you can’t pull items from other rooms to make your bedroom more welcoming? One of the biggest money savers is taking advantage of what you already have. For example:
- Paint over an old photo or painting you’re bored of.
- Pull pillows or cushions from other rooms of the house, or buy new covers instead of replacing the whole pillow.
- Swap out rugs.
- Try new stands or light fixtures.
Bringing in the light
One thing that people really want in their hotel room is a good lighting. That could be as easy as removing some heaving hanging drapes to let more natural sunlight in or opening up your window by extending the curtain rod.
Here is an example of our bedroom quick curtain makeover.
If you are hoping to add some more subtle lighting that still gives your bedroom a more natural feel, looking into things like light strips for under the furniture or along the ceiling lighting is always a nice effect.
Otherwise consider going for softer lamp shade or even consider switching our your lightbulb for a more calming effect. These dimmable pink salt lightbulbs are absolutely perfect.
Let’s be honest, we all love some gorgeous, natural light, but when it’s time to sleep we want to be able to get cozy in our bed and block out any sunlight until it is absolutely necessary!
Thankfully getting yourself the luxurious feel of a blackout curtain definitely doesn’t have to break the bank! In fact most blackout curtains you can find on Amazon are available for right around $20!
When you want to relax, you’re going to need calming colors to do that. 9 Peaceful Paint Colors to Help You Relax
Adding a few pops of color can be fun, but keeping the majority of your decor in calming tones is going to give you the most relaxing place to lay your head at night.
If you are wanting to create a calming space, think deep earth tones.
The best colors for reducing anxiety:
Focal point artwork
Instead of multiple scattered photographs in your room, consider hanging one main focal piece.
This doesn’t have to be something big that you invest in, it could easily be finding a large blank canvas and artistically painting it with colors that are similar to your room. This 4 pack is perfect if you want to do this for multiple rooms.
How to get paint for your own artwork:
- Just photos of color inspo from your bedroom decor
- Head to the local paint shop
- Request paint samples in the colors of your choice
Not all hotel rooms have greenery, but the best ones absolutely do. In fact, the right greenery could be easy to maintain and help you sleep better at night.
Even if you have a small space that you are working with, there are plenty of options to bring plant aesthetic into your bedroom. 10 Tips for Plant Aesthetic in Small Space Decorating.
If you aren’t great with managing plants or don’t have a ton of light in you room, don’t stress, there are plenty of low-maintenance plants that would be perfect for getting started.
Hotel suites avoid over-cluttering their flat surfaces. Clear desk top, clear dresser, clear nightstands. If anything they’ll have a lamp, water glasses or a notepad.
Keeping clear surfaces in your own bedroom will avoid you feeling overwhelmed at the end of the night. No one wants to lay their head down only to see a pile of clutter on their dresser.
Doing your best to keep your flat surfaces clear can go a long way in helping you create a hotel suite styled bedroom.
A tall headboard clear to the ceiling can instantly say “luxury” as soon as you walk through the door. The best part is, many people have shared tutorials on how to DIY your own headboard so it could be created at an inexpensive price.
This might be especially nice if you have a smaller bedroom space that you are working with. Having a larger headboard can help stretch the room and give the appearance that it is a little roomier than it actually is!
A comfy sitting area
The bed is great for relaxing, but what about curling up with a good book or sipping coffee by the window in the morning?
If you have the space, consider making room for a relaxing sitting area to really give your room that hotel suite feeling.
Again, this doesn’t have to be something that breaks the bank. I recently created my own sitting space in my bedroom by using a bookshelf that I found for free and a hand-me-down chair from my aunt!
There’s something extra cozy about lamps at your bedside.
At the end of the night, it’s nice having a small light on so you can read a book. In the morning it’s nice to have a small light to turn on before you face the day ahead.
Remember, sometimes simple is better when it comes to these little touches. You don’t need to go overboard as it might take the focus away from the bed itself. These spiral minimalist touch lamps are pretty cool!
Luxury light fixtures
Having simple lamps next to the bed are cozy and simple to achieve, but when it comes to overhead lighting, it’s ok to go above and beyond.
While you might have more calming colors in your room or even a simple bed spread, having a beautiful light fixture and really help everything feel like a luxurious hotel suite.
You cannot, I repeat, cannot have a luxurious hotel suite bedroom without fluffy pillows. It’s an absolute must.
I searched a long time to find the perfect fluffy pillows to add the finishing touches to our master bedroom and finally found Columbia down alternative ones on sale. They are perfect and they have continued to hold their shape over the years.
Have you ever noticed how most hotel suites have the regular comforter and then a lighter, simpler blanket as well? This is genius because you have optional comfort levels at your finger tips.
We purchased a waffle weave blanket to drop across the bottom of our bed so we have the option to use our heavy, down alternative comforter, or the lighter more breathable blanket.
This also adds a little texture to your room and gives it a more homey feel.
When it come to the hotel suite, it is all about the bedding. So we covered pillows and blankets, but don’t forget about the linens.
In fact, it’s such a big deal that you can actually shop Marriott (hotels) for luxury bed linens.
Okay, now this tip doesn’t require any decorating on your part! How exciting, right?! It does however take a little extra effort in your morning routine.
Having a made bed not only starts your day off on the right foot, but gives you a cozy, welcoming bed to come home to at the end of the day.