You don't have to travel far to enjoy the comforts of a 5-star hotel. Create your own at-home bedroom getaway with inspiration from these chic hotel-style boudoirs.
By Jennifer NelsonMore in Decorating
Want to get the luxurious feeling of a boutique-style hotel at home? Such high-end hotels are often the epitome of sophistication and packed with decorating details designed to refresh and pamper you. Who wouldn't want to create this elegant, cocoon-like feel at home? Here are ideas for giving your boudoir the chic look of an intimate, boutique hotel.
In general, relaxing colors are key to bedroom hotel chic, says Shelly Riehl David, an interior designer with clientele in Palm Springs, Naples and Minneapolis. "The bedroom is not the best place to experiment with wild colors," she says. "Stick with the colors in nature." Think greens, like mint, celadon and sage. Colors of the sea from blue-green to azure, even turquoise, are also calming. Chocolate can feel cozy while golden shades — ochre, butter and cream — soothe.
A monochromic scheme is often used in hotel rooms to set a quiet, sophisticated tone. To create that at home, pick one primary color and one related coordinating color. Try a mushroom hue on the wall, or warm up a white palette with wood tones and an organic, earthy scheme like designer Chayse Dacoda did in this bedroom. Don't forget the ceiling, which is one of the first things you see upon waking. To create a cocoon-like effect, David suggests painting the ceiling same color as the walls or a 20 percent toned-down version of the wall shade. Or, try painting stripes on the ceiling as Dacoda did. It's an economical way to add to the feeling of a stylish sanctuary.