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[DRAFT] The Boutique Look: What it is and How to Get it

Deciding on a look for your bedroom can be tough. After all, taking a pre-planned set up into your bedroom can make you feel unoriginal and uninspired, especially if you love the decadent look of boutique hotels. (Like the fantastic little place you LOVE that isn’t in your budget… That’s not just us, right?) So, in today’s post, we’re here to show you how to bring the look home affordably, make it your own and give your space that “boutique” look.

 

What is “boutique”?

 Simply put, a boutique look is an upscale look focusing on unique, statement pieces. For example:

  • Dramatic accent pieces paired with neutral bedding and/or furnishings
  • Funky or unusual lighting (think giant Edison bulb hanging lights or animal shaped lamps)
  • Framing
  • Unique textures and mixed patterns to add a custom effect

Now that we know what boutique style is, let’s move on to how to achieve the look. As with most things involving the bedroom, boutique style starts with the bed.


THE BED

The bed, especially the headboard, tends to be the focal point of the boutique bedroom look. To make this work for your space, there are 3 major rules:

Go Big or Go Home

  • Go for the largest bed that will fit your space while still being able to move around the room well

Get Centered


  • Center the bed against your focal wall making sure to leave ample room at the sides.

Symmetry Is Beauty

  • Work symmetrically around the area framing your bed to decorate. Note: This doesn’t mean you have to use two of each piece - though, you can if you want. Just be sure to mirror the heights and tones or your accessories on either side of the bed.

 

DON’T SIT THIS ONE OUT

Nothing says “boutique” quite like a designated seating area within a bedroom scheme. If you’re lucky enough to have the space for some occasional chairs and a little table – go for it! At the very least, an end-of-bed upholstered bench or storage ottoman is necessary.

At this point, you’re well on your way to having the boutique boudoir you’ve been dreaming of. Now it’s time to really dial up the drama a bit! Let’s begin accessorizing the space and really making it into something uniquely yours.

 

 

THE FUNK

Once the larger pieces are set in place and things are beginning to look sufficiently elegant, the true fun can begin. Fun décor is essential for a boutique bedroom space. This is where you have the opportunity to really let your personality show. Using elements such as fun frames, bold colors and patterns or even unexpected statement pieces will really bring your space to life.

 

Look for accents like these to liven up the look:

  • Upholstered chairs
  • Ottomans
  • Side tables and lamps (Bonus points if they’re uniquely shaped or vintage.)
  • Neutral accent rugs
  • Funky and fun colored storage pieces like trunks, credenzas, etc.

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

 

Though simple elegance is the name of the game when it comes to choosing furniture for this look, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a little fun with the wall décor. Wallpaper prints or even tapestries hung behind headboards allow you to add your own personal flair to the design. Pro Tip: Muted tones with eye-catching textures or statement colors give the eye somewhere to focus

 

 

TL;DR BOUTIQUE BEDROOM TIPS

Here’s what you need to remember if you’re trying to create a boutique look for your bedroom:

 

  • Comfort and elegance are key, but with as much personality that you can fit.
  • Don’t be afraid to splurge on big items (bed, chair/bench, dressers) These will be your biggest focal points.
  • Get creative with the accessories. Elegant does not have to equal boring.
  • Have fun - that will reflect in the design and you’ll love the space you created that much more.

 


 

Hopefully, you now have a better idea of how to create the beautiful, boutique bedroom you’ve been dreaming of! Of course, if you need help decorating your bedroom – or any other space in your home, visit one of our 7 locations and our knowledgeable staff (including in-house designers) will help you make your dreams into reality.

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