If luxury is the goal when building your new home, know that you don’t have to select every in-your-face feature that crosses your mind. Sure, luxury is all about elegance and going for what you want, but there are plenty of small – and not-so-small – touches that you can incorporate into your home for an elegant, grand aesthetic.
Try a few of these to turn on the wow-factor in your bedroom:
Extend the Bed
A headboard that extends well past the edges of your bed – or reaches the top of the ceiling – seamlessly blends the bed and wall together, creating a larger-than-life feeling. The cohesive aesthetic combined with the gratuitous headboard is a unique visual that will impress.
Extend the Windows
If you’re someone who needs some natural sunlight to wake in the morning, consider implementing floor-to-ceiling windows to capitalize on all the sunshine possible. Know that if you have west-facing windows, the sun isn’t going to filter through until later in the evening, so be sure to work with your builder to make sure your room is on the optimal side of the house.
Get a Four Poster Bed
Channel your inner royalty with a four-poster or canopy bed. Originally meant to keep out the cold and bugs, a layer of gauze of your bed is now totally optional – and elegant. The string lights across the top of the canopy bed above are a great touch, too. Don’t want to give up your bedframe? You can also drape cloth directly from the ceiling to create the same effect.
Even though sleep is important, the bedroom isn’t just about the bed. You’re going to want plenty of space for all of your clothes, shoes, and accessories, so be sure to invest in your dream closet. The clear doors in the closet pictured above allow you to survey all of your clothes while maintaining a pristine look. Having all of your shoes displayed means you’re able to choose whichever go best, and the giant island in the middle of the closet is perfect for laying out possible accessories and outfit combinations for consideration.
The truth is that neutrals never go out of style. A great way to create a lasting sense of luxury is to capitalize on the neutral colors. Take the bedroom above: The dual-colored wall behind the bed, the gray and white bedsheets, and the minimalist artwork makes the space very aesthetically pleasing. Feels a bit boring? Note the mismatched lights and bedside tables, along with the unique sculpture; these subtle touches add uniqueness to the room, and can easily be exchanged for brighter, bolder options that draw the eye.
Button- and stud-upholstered furniture, large windows, dark walls – all of these features individually create a sense of luxury, and combined, they have an even stronger effect. Luxury often means larger than life; having an extended bedroom with space for a sitting area that’s glamorously decorated is guaranteed to impress.
Bring in a Chandelier
Whether glamorously complex or simple and elegant, a chandelier in the bedroom is an extravagant choice. Having tall ceilings in your bedroom will also add to the larger-than-life effect that amplifies and exudes luxury.
Bring the Outdoors In
This tip is often mentioned within the context of bringing plant life and greenery into your home, but there’s another way to do that: bring in a pool. What better way to wake yourself up than taking a quick dip in the morning, without having to go outside? The sliding glass doors that section off this pool space means you won’t fall in when you’re shuffling to get a glass of water at 3 a.m., while also allowing you to enjoy the view during the day.
There are plenty of options when it comes making your custom home as luxurious and comfortable as possible. Ready to get started on your dream home? Visit NewHomeSource today!
Mia Zozobrado joined Builders Digital Experience (BDX) in 2019 as a content writer. A graduate of Southwestern University with a degree in English, Mia is passionate about the written word and making connections. Outside of work, Mia also serves on the Board of Directors for the Writers’ League of Texas.