3 Ways to Add a Touch of Elegance to your Bedroom

We all want a bedroom that is full of elegance and comfort. In this article, we'll give you some ideas on how you can decorate your bedroom so it has both.
3 Ways to Add a Touch of Elegance to your Bedroom

Last update: 23 November, 2018

Your bedroom is one of the most personal and private rooms in your home. Plus, the way you decorate will have an impact on how well you can rest and relax in your bedroom. Adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to your room will ensure that you have the perfect sleeping environment.

That’s why it’s important to choose the right elements. The right duvet, for example, or soundproof windows (which are ideal if you live near a busy road), the right lighting to help create a welcoming environment… Every little detail counts.

We’d also recommend that you don’t have too much furniture or decorative items in your room. Instead, you should go down a more minimalist route. Remember, less is more. If your room is crowded, you’ll be less comfortable, even if you’re not aware of it. The same goes for messy or dirty rooms, which are far less pleasant spaces to spend time in.

You might also want to think about the psychology of colors. According to this concept, every color makes us feel something different.

Some common bedroom colors are white and pastel tones, though you can also combine them with grays or dark browns. If you want a bedroom full of elegance and sophistication, we recommend that you paint or wallpaper your walls. This is a really simple way to create a feeling of peace and tranquillity.

Whites or pastels are the perfect wall colors if you want to add a touch of elegance to your bedroom.

Obviously, some styles are more elegant and sophisticated than others, for example, classic or modern-classic styles. Some of the most elegantly decorated bedrooms are inspired by these styles.

If you’re looking for a bedroom that oozes elegance and comfort, a bedroom that makes you want to get into bed and stay there for days on end, you need to take a look at the following ideas.

1. Add a touch of elegance with moldings 

These are ideal for bedrooms with very plain walls and ceilings, so that you don’t end up overfilling your space. You can find both plaster or wood moldings, depending on the materials and textures in your bedroom and the predominant decorating style.

You could also put in a skirting board to go with your moldings. Although it might not seem like it, they can actually have a huge impact on the look of your bedroom.

As well as being beautiful decorative elements, moldings are actually really practical. They help to prevent the lower section of the wall from getting dirty or stained, especially if your walls are painted in light, pale colors.

Moldings can be placed on the walls or even embedded in them. They are available in all sorts of different materials, so it won’t be difficult to find one that suits the decor in your bedroom. You can buy moldings in stores such as Home Depot.

 2. Don’t underestimate the importance of textiles

Although they are complementary items, textiles can have a huge impact on the overall look, so it’s very important to consider the types of textiles you have in your room.

It's important to pay attention to your textiles if you want to add a touch of elegance to your bedroom.

Remember, as well as the fabric itself, the colors are really important. It’s best to choose soft, light colors. Duvets and silk sheets are a really great option. Plus, they are actually really affordable these days.

And we’re not just talking about bedding, but carpets and curtains too. When it comes to these, velvet is a fabric full of elegance.  We’d also recommend designs which perfectly combine two different styles.

Having a lot of pillows and cushions will make your bed even more comfortable. Remember, when placing your pillows, you should start from the outside and work your way in, choosing two of every type so that your bed is symmetrical.

3. Choose a headboard and decorate the foot of your bed

To give your room a classic look full of elegance, you should choose a wide headboard. Don’t worry if it’s wider than the bed itself. Upholstered or leather headboards will make your bedroom look really unique. Padded headboards, for example, are perfect for classic or romantic style rooms.

But regardless of the style, headboards are fairly common items in our bedrooms these days. Using accessories to decorate the foot of your bed, on the other hand, is a far more unique option. 

Upholstered headboards are the must-have accessory if you want to add a touch of elegance to your bedroom.

Although you can buy trunks or chests, we recommend that you buy an upholstered seat or a small sofa that matches your headboard. Choose lighter tones, preferably without any pattern, so that the resulting look is balanced, simple, and full of elegance.

Finally, remember that you can also play around with the lighting to create a warm, sophisticated and welcoming atmosphere. Pay close attention to the type of light shades you buy, or, better still, buy wall lamps. These are perfect for creating a cozier, more intimate environment, as they don’t light as much of the room as other lamps.