There is something fabulously luxurious about hotel bedrooms. It’s not just that someone is going to remake the bed and fold down the sheet for you or the chocolate on the pillow, it’s something more glamorous, a sense of being looked after that your own bedroom doesn’t quite manage.
If there were a way to bring that hotel glam home, who wouldn’t choose to do it?
Well, in 3 simple steps, you can!
Hide What You Don’t Want to See
Your bedroom at home will probably be full of stuff: a bed, a wardrobe, a chair, a dressing table covered in lipsticks and compacts, shoes scattered across the floor, yesterday’s pants peeking out of the laundry basket – it’s not quite the height of sophistication!
The most luxurious thing you can add to any room is a sense of space. This doesn’t mean that an empty room is the height of luxury, it means that using sensible storage is a must and smart design will really help. Use a drawer instead of a laundry basket, close the wardrobe doors on your shoes and use smaller drawers on top of your dressing table to hide your makeup. With empty surfaces, you notice an instant hotel appeal.
It’s All About the Bed
There’s a reason it’s called a bedroom and your bed is the most important piece of furniture you can own. You could get by without a sofa, a table or a TV but a good bed won’t just help you get a good night’s sleep, it will make you feel healthier and give your back some love too.
In a hotel, the bed is, of course, prominent in the room and in some hotels it can be a real feature. An extravagant canopy or ornately carved headboard will add a real fairy tale princess feel but you could go the other way and use bright metals and sleek design for a more modern finish. Whatever you choose, make sure your mattress is nothing short of perfect.
Think About the Details
The finishing touches are what make hotel rooms really sing and that’s true here too. Hotels don’t tend to go for ornaments as you might, but what they do do is go all out on lighting. Uplights are a great way to create interesting shadows, fairy lights will give your bedroom a softness and lighting the the grooves of your furniture will give an ultra modern hint of glamour.
The sheets are also important and though Egyptian cotton with a high thread count is often heralded as the very best, there are all sorts of alternatives you could try. If you have sensitive skin, the right sheets are vital for you to get a good rest without waking up feeling itchy or scratching in your sleep.
Blackout curtains are also worth considering. Many hotels use this style of curtain to make sure that you won’t be kept awake by city lights. Exactly the same principle applies at home so if you have very pale curtains, look into adding blackout lining to help you sleep.