After a hard day’s work, your bedroom is your refuge from the world, a place to relax and luxuriate away from the pressures of life. In order to ensure that you unwind effectively, make sure that bills and paperwork never reach your bedroom and create for yourself a space which is special and sacred.
Boudoirs were traditionally a Lady’s private bedroom or sittings room, characterised by ornate furniture and decor and a romantic and sensual style. Fine lotions and potions, rich fabrics and colours and fabulous furniture are essential in creating the boudoir look, while televisions and computers are definitely out. This very feminine style is all about creating a sumptuous space that will banish your worries and make you feel amazing.
But how to create a boudoir bedroom? It’s easier than you think as boudoirs are traditionally furnished in French or Renaissance style pieces that are easy to pick up both online and off.
Finding a beautiful bed is your first port of call when it comes to designing the boudoir look. From four posters to king size beds with splendidly carved headboards like this one, the fabulous Gilt 5ft Rococo Carved Headboard, your bed is without doubt the heart of your boudoir and you should choose one which will make you feel like royalty when you drift off at night and awake for each new day.
Boudoir bedrooms are all about glamour and style and a dressing table is an essential bit of kit for any girl trying to look her best. They are the perfect place to pinch and preen while you display all your creams and jewellery right at hand. French dressing tables look amazing and can offer an eye-catchingly ornate feature in your bedroom, like the gorgeously dark, Mississipi steamboat saloon style Moulin Noir Dressing Table, if that’s what you want. Alternatively, you can find some funky contemporary dressing tables which still bring sophistication to your boudoir without feeling fussy.
Luxurious Upholstery and Fabrics
Luxury is definitely a key characteristic of the bedroom boudoir and decadent fabrics and upholstery is one way of creating a sumptuous effect. Mix and match soft and heavy materials and tone down your bedroom lighting so that it plays on fabric to for a stunning effect and luxurious atmosphere. You can buy upholstered furniture such as dressing table chairs or a chaise longue, such as the Valbonne Chaise Longue, which not only provide a comfortable and convenient place to lounge around or complete your night-time beauty routine but will also really help in finishing off your bedroom boudoir.
The boudoir is more about a feel than a specific style. It must be sensuous and luxurious, a place of pleasure rather than practicality. There’s no reason why it can’t be modernised whilst still keeping in tune with the overall boudoir bedroom look. You could try something different by going for Moroccan style furnishings with lots of lamps and drapes. This could be achieved through using darker wood furniture or perhaps Indian Sheesham wood for an ethnic style. Or you could really shake things up by sticking to the traditional French style furniture design whilst buying or painting your furniture in an original colour. The Tiffany 2 Drawer Plain Chest feels wonderfully modern with its lustrous Hollywood silver effect, while it clearly draws on French style with its tapered legs and delicate shape.
Original and interesting pieces can really create the finishing touches in your boudoir bedroom. You could go for a screen, an interesting clock or painting, or something entirely different. When you’re searching for something like this, if it jumps out at you when you first see it then you know it’s the one. Why not try creating an eye-catching effect with something like this lovely Limed Finish Dressmakers Dummy?