Bedrooms in boutique-style hotels can be calm and collected or bold and dramatic but at the heart of every room is balance and careful coordination. To create a sophisticated, elegant space, choose a palette of two or three colours for the basis of your scheme. Cool neutrals with rich, luxurious tones like pewter, charcoal, lilac-grey and feathery white will enhance the sense of space while evoking an opulent five-star feel.

For a dramatic look, paint one wall a deep, vibrant colour, like indigo blue, juicy plum, deep teal, citrus orange or cranberry red. These opulent, sumptuous shades will create a cosy, intimate atmosphere. Combine it with textured flooring and accessories, such as a tactile sisal rug or pleated bed linen.

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