How to Feel Like a Royal in Your Own Bedroom

We are suckers for a good love story and Prince Harry and American actress, Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding at the Windsor Castle, this Saturday, has us with hearts in our eyes! Just imagine how incredible Meghan’s wedding dress will be (rumored to wear designer Ralph & Russo or will it be Givenchy?!) The dress and all the pomp and circumstance are sure to have a huge influence on fashion and furniture.

Now, we are big in traditions, but we love seeing these two push the envelope and go against some of the long time royal traditions, such as the cake! The two chose a more modern cake flavor, than other royals in the past, and also have chosen to be married on a weekend, which breaks the tradition of marrying on a weekday. Being furniture designers, we love the decision of being unique and different!

Fun Fact!: Did you know the tradition of wearing a white wedding dress began with the wedding of Queen Victoria and her cousin Albert, in 1840, where she wore a white satin wedding dress?

To celebrate the royal nuptials theme, we thought it would be fun to share some of our custom design and design tips, that will help YOU feel like a ROYAL in your bedroom!

The Main Event: The Bed

Walk into a bedroom and the bed steals the show! For royals, we can imagine, the bed is grand and we have custom designs that are sure to bring the same grand royal feeling to your room:

Design tip!: This one is simple, yet very effective. To make your bed even more luxurious, use a handful of precisely layered accent pillows. The pillows you sleep on at night should sit propped against the bedhead, overlaid with decorative pillows in height order. Talk about cozy, royalty vibes!

Grace bed

Grace bed

Grace Bed at Design Directions, Dallas

Basia Bed with Custom Blind Tufting

Basia bed

Scala bed

Audrey bed, Palm Beach Residences, photo courtesy Seed NY

Davide beds, photo courtesy of Seed NY

Accent Chairs & Ottomans

A beautiful accent chair and ottoman should not be overlooked when designing your luxurious bedroom – think of the accent chair & ottoman as pieces of art that complete the room. (We know the royals love a good piece of centuries-old art!) It provides a flare to the common bedroom and with a beautiful accent table placed beside, it doubles as a great reading or lounge area.

Design Tip!: Drape a fur throw over the back of the chair for that extra luxurious feel.

Kent bed with Bonn ottoman and chair, photo courtesy of Seed NY

It goes as no surprise, we will be watching the Royal Wedding this Saturday! Will you?! Thank you for reading. To keep up with the latest happenings here at Nathan Anthony, please connect with us on  Facebook,  Google+,  Twitter,  Instagram  and  Pinterest.