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As you’re getting your double latte and morning bagel, you catch a glimpse of the bedroom on the front cover of Elle Décor at the newsstand. For a fleeting moment, you feel like everything would be alright if you just had that luxury bedroom to bask in. But instead of spending your lives’ savings, let’s look at some simple upgrades that will give you that feeling of luxury for a fraction of the cost. #1. Minimize your nightstand Nothing says “tasteful luxury” like minimalistic design and while you may not have the option to get rid of the stuff in your bedroom, you can add touches of minimalism that will change the feel of the room in an instant. Start with your night table. If you are anything like most people, your nightstand is a hodgepodge of phone cords, novels you were reading but didn’t touch in a week and a glass of water from two nights ago. Think about it – what do you really need? Little to no adjustment and you’ll realize that all you need is a simple stand, one board or one drawer that screws right into the wall.   It’s simple to do and will cost close to nothing compared to luxury nightstands, the cost basically comes down to the fee for the handyman installing it. On top of it all, you will get better sleep – if your nightstand is “busy” you can never truly shut off the outside world, and that’s exactly what your bedroom is supposed to do. #2. Rethink you mattress choice If there’s something to dig deeper into your pockets for it’s a good mattress. It’s the only tip on this list that might actually call for spending some real money. But, if you cut through the clutter of brands and marketing gimmicks, do the research and educate yourself you can get a high-end luxury mattress without breaking the bank. The issue of firmness How many times have you heard people saying that they slept terribly because their new mattress is too firm or too soft? We recommend to try memory foam mattress and see if you like it, if not go with innerspring. If you think about it, asking a person to make that kind of commitment based on half an hour of lying on mattresses in IKEA is ludicrous. That’s why you see all those couples walking around furniture shops trying to look as if they know what they’re doing when, in fact, they’re terrified to their core of making the choice that will stick with them for years to come. Luxury air mattresses – the adjustables With all that risk involved, it’s strange that most people don’t go with the beds that use air chambers as the core and allow you to adjust the firmness level of your mattress (usually over 50 settings).   A luxury air mattress with adjustable firmness levels looks and feels like a regular mattress. Actually, it feels like 50 of them. In most models of the adjustable beds, the range of setting covers the full spectrum – soft to extra firm. And it does not have to be an expensive Sleep Number model; there are a few Sleep Number competitors that are just as good if not better. #3. Make statement pieces a focal point What’s a statement piece? Well, it can be anything from a purple velvet retro armchair to hanging lights.   Instead of adding stuff to your bedroom, make sure that every focal piece has enough breathing room to seductively whisper, “There’s a story behind me.” #4. White noise sound sleep machines From all the pieces we are mentioning here, a white noise sleep machine is probably THE one addition that can make the most impact on the quality of your sleep routine. And it will probably cost the least. It doesn’t matter if you have problems sleeping, either. The best of the white noise machines are one of those things in life that you don’t think about until you get it and then, you don’t understand how you could’ve lived without it. They come in all shapes and sizes, and it’s up to you to choose one that will be a good fit for the feel of your bedroom, you can go with a full versatile machine (like the Lectrofan in the picture above). This little chunk of eye candy is designed to mask any noise that would disrupt your sleep so that you can continue your blissful slumber. #5. Exaggerate with your throw pillows If you’re a wife and your husband doesn’t complain about too many throw pillows, you don’t have enough throw pillows. If you’re the husband, don’t show this article to your wife; just tell her that you read an interesting text that included FOUR tips to add luxury to your bedroom. There’s something about the plush look of an overfilled throw pillow that turns a room into a bonafide oasis of luxury in a matter of seconds. Our bottom line is – luxury comes in a number of forms and, if you’re smart, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get your bedroom there.

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