Stepping into a boutique hotel is about as luxurious as it gets. If only you could create that same experience in your own bedroom, right?
The Standard Hotel High Line, NYC
Katarina says that transforming your bedroom into a stylish, sophisticated haven is as simple as sticking to a monochromatic scheme - choosing neutral colours like creams, beiges, and plenty of greys and boosting interest with splashes of colour.
The bed is the focal point of your room so make it a showstopper.
Outfit it with a crisp white duvet and sheets, then heighten character and texture with a luxurious 100% linen bedspread, a matching bed skirt and extra pillow covers in the same or contrasting colour. This will make the room look and feel heavenly. A complete look like this can be created with the Bemz bedroom collection.
Bemz bedspread, Regular fit, in Unbleached Belgian Linen Blend
Bemz bedspread. Loose Fit, in Medium Grey Rosendal Pure Washed Linen
If space allows, give the room a whisper of opulence by introducing a chair, bench or ottoman then give it the designer treatment with a coordinating Bemz cover.
Bemz cover for Lillberg armchair in Graphite Grey Belgian Linen and Bemz cover for Karlanda bench
Other tips from Katarina include matching curtains to your walls for a calm, cosy feeling or to your bedding for an elegant touch. For extra drama, she suggests keeping the curtains longer than the length of the window so excess fabric can bunch on the floor.
Straight bed skirt in Soft White Belgian Linen Blend from Bemz
Conceal your television and electronics as well as your clothing and accessories in an armoire or cupboard for a grand and serene look, not to mention a more restful sleep! Then keep it polished and sophisticated with nightstands and dressers free of clutter.
Your choice of lighting will create the ambiance: lamps either side of the bed for reading and symmetry, while a chandelier, crystal lamp or wall sconce for a touch of grace.
Finally, a vase of fresh cut flowers on your nightstand or table will pretty up the room and add a hint of romance.
Photo credits: All photos from Bemz except the first, which is from The Standard, High Line, NYC