Who doesn’t love staying in a luxury hotel? The beautiful décor, the cushiony soft bedding and the delightful aroma of complimentary bubble bath… It’s no wonder that so many of us can’t wait for that next short break or vacation where we can lie back on an enormous king size adjustable bed, snuggle up in pristine Egyptian cotton sheets and order room service!
If you feel that you just can’t wait for your next hotel stay, the good news is that there are clever ways in which you can turn your own room into a replica of your favorite hotel suite. By making a few simple changes and adding a couple of well-chosen items, you can have your very own luxurious boudoir. Here are five key ways in which you can give your existing room an overhaul that’ll make you feel that you’ve just checked in!
1.A Luxury Bed
The best thing about staying in a hotel has to be the sheer comfort that you can experience as soon as you hop into bed. A soft mattress topped with fine cotton sheets, cozy comforters and fluffy pillows all add up to a wonderful night’s sleep. While you may not be able to afford to buy a brand new bed for your home, there are a few details which can easily be added to bring some of that hotel-quality comfort to your rest. Get rid of old, tired pillows, worn out sheets and outdated bed linen, then replace them with some plump goose or duck down pillows, some Egyptian cotton sheets with a high thread count and, of course, a gorgeously cozy comforter that keeps you warm even on the coldest days of winter. Then, as a finishing touch, invest in some beautiful new bed linen in a stylish and sophisticated color for an elegant finish.
2.A Spa-Style Bathroom
When you’re staying in a hotel, the most relaxing part of your stay may be the bed, but a hot bath or shower in a beautiful bathroom won’t be far behind. Although you may think you couldn’t possibly turn your humble home bathroom into a luxury spa, it isn’t as difficult as you might think. You may not be able to afford to pull out your existing tub and replace it with a jacuzzi model, but you can certainly stretch to replacing your old threadbare towels for some plush, fluffy new ones. Replace an ugly shower curtain with a pretty new one or, even better, a glass shower screen. Hang a thick cotton bathrobe behind the door, add some high quality shower gel, bubble bath and shampoo and you’re all ready for a wonderful soak!
The last time you stayed in a hotel suite, you almost certainly will have noticed the drapes at the windows. Made from luxurious, high quality fabric and featuring swags, decorative curtain rods and pretty tie backs, they catch the eye as soon as you walk into the room. This is something that you can easily recreate in your own home. Choose the best quality curtains that you can find in your chosen color – velvet is an especially popular choice – and replace tired, worn out old drapes that make your windows look old-fashioned and outdated. As an added detail, consider adding blackout blinds to your bedroom windows too. All the best hotel suites have them, and they’re the best way to ensure a good night’s sleep.
You’ll have noticed that a luxury hotel suite is never dreary or dark. That’s because the designers always make sure to make the best of the room’s own natural light while harnessing the power of beautiful light shades. Chandeliers are often seen in suites, and would make a wonderful addition to your room. Don’t forget modern side lamps by the bed as well as some wall sconces for uplighting effects. Mood lighting is something you shouldn’t overlook. Some narrow lights over paintings or under shelves will give your space a contemporary look and will make you feel like you’re in a sophisticated hotel.
The final touch to any suite-style room comes in the detail. Add some glitzy mirrors that not only reflect natural light back into your room but which also give the illusion of a larger space. Add some tasteful artwork to your walls – stylish prints or original paintings to suit your taste. Add some attractive flower arrangements, a large bowl filled with pot pourri and a couple of beautiful ornaments. Finally, you should take a look at your textiles. Rugs can work wonders to add comfort and coziness to a space and will also give you that plush sensation underfoot when you get out of bed. Some gorgeous cushions and pillows piled high on the bed will ensure that you’re warm and well supported as you lie back and watch your favorite TV program!
As you can see, it’s surprisingly easy to turn your ordinary and plain home into an elegant and sophisticated hotel suite. By making just a few simple changes, you can add all of the coziness and comfort that you would expect when booking your next stay. If you can’t wait until your next break, follow this simple guide and you’ll soon be ready to sit back, relax and order some room service (or at least a take out!)