8 tricks to add luxe to your bedroom

Let’s face it, the bedroom is one of the most special and sacred rooms of the home, so why not make it your own little private oasis? Whether your style is boho chic or modern and sleek, it’s actually really easy to ramp of the glam in your bedroom without tearing down walls or spending a mint. Here are eight suggestions to get you inspired.

Overfill your throw pillows

There’s something so luxurious about plush, overfilled throw pillows, which go a long way in transforming your bedroom from “everyday” to a bonafide retreat that emulates the most sumptuous of hotels.

Add a hanging light fixture

The boob lights have got to go. Replace them with a statement-making hanging light or a glamorous chandelier. No need to spend too much money a round pendant light adds drama and romance for less than $150.

Rethink your nightstand

If you’re anything like us, your nightstand is a hodgepodge of essential items: Hand creams, charging cords, half-full glasses of water, quarter-finished novels. It’s time to rethink how that’s all displayed. Hide some things away in a drawer; display small items in a beautiful tray.

Focus on the statement piece

A dark wood bed frame; a gorgeous gilded dresser; a velvet arm chair — each bedroom has its own centerpiece, but make sure it’s the room’s focus. Don’t clutter the room with too much furniture, instead letting each piece stand on its own.

Keep the floor empty

Granted, this is more of an organization and cleanliness tip, but don’t let that belie its importance: A cluttered bedroom never looks luxurious, so keep the floor clean and orderly — that means no stacks of books and piles of extension cords, either.

Upgrade your hardware

There’s no reason to keep the default hardware that came with your dresser and nightstands (unless, of course, it’s already visually stunning!). Replacing hardware is a cheap and easy way to upgrade your room, and there are so many ways to personalize the look: Crystal, gemstone, copper, and so many more.

Reorganize your vanity

Just like your nightstand, a cluttered vanity can make your whole bedroom look messy. Now’s a good time to buy some makeup organizers, like inexpensive stackable acrylic chests available at any home decor or container store.

Add greenery

As always, the quickest and easiest way to upgrade your room from “average” to “expensive-looking” is to add some greenery. What form this takes is up to you: A large fern? Small potted plants on your dresser? No matter how, adding a few plants helps a room make the final leap to luxury.

And there you have it. These eight easy ideas cover the basics to help you create your most comfortable, luxurious and personal bedroom ever.


Need some inspiration and ideas on how to elevate your home decor? The Merenda team can help. With our 20+ years of industry knowledge and a client-forward approach, we’ll get you the results you want and the experience you deserve. Contact us today and let’s get a conversation started.

Leave a Comment