Seven ideas to help you create a master bedroom with a luxe, layered feel.

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Whether you stayed at a nice hotel over the holidays or have a very strong desire to retreat to one, know that you can re-create the same cozy, soothing atmosphere at home, to enjoy every night.

Here are a few master bedroom ideas that will help your space feel more layered and comfortable — and maybe even larger.

START WITH A LARGE RUG

A small rug can actually make a space look smaller. In the bedroom, it’s important to have a rug large enough to cover the area around the bed — it’s more comfortable to step on when you wake up and it anchors the room.

If you can’t fit or afford a large rug, opt for two runners flanking each side of the bed instead.

GO ALL WHITE

Want to get that plush hotel look? Try going all white: walls, ceiling, floors, furniture and, most importantly, bedding. Play with textures instead of colors by adding cashmere, sheepskin and linen.

If you have little natural light, paint the walls a soft muted color to keep the space from looking dingy.

ADD A STATEMENT CHAIR

Fill an awkward corner with a statement chair. Not only does it look great on its own, but it comes in handy when you want to throw clothes or a bag over it at the end of a long day.

If there is no space for a chair, try a smaller accent like a stool or even a woven basket to handle extra clutter.

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RH Restoration Hardware Boule De Cristal Round Chandelier, starting at $4,595 at rh.com

CONSIDER A CHANDELIER

Fill the height of your space with a large statement chandelier, which will also enhance the mood lighting in your space. Just don’t forget to put it on a dimmer in case you want to set a romantic tone. If you have low ceilings, opt for a chandelier that branches out horizontally instead of vertically.

TRY A CANOPY BED

One of the most frequent questions people have for their interior designers is how to fill a large, blank wall space. A canopy bed visually fills vertical space in your room so that it looks more structured and layered.

You can even have a canopy bed in a small room: Just opt for one with a thin frame.

GO BOLD WITH WALLPAPER

Another way to fill a large blank space is to use a patterned or textured wallpaper. It gives the space a moody feel and keeps the eye interested.

And don’t be afraid to use dark colors in small spaces — if you have little natural light, it can actually help the space feel cozier.

SUPERSIZE YOUR SCONCES

In a large bedroom, supersize your bedside tables and sconces so that there aren’t large blank spaces on each side of the nightstands. In smaller rooms, sconces free up nightstand space.