There’s nothing like the experience of staying at a nice hotel. From the crisp, fresh bedsheets that leave you feeling like you’re sleeping on a cloud, to the suave, minimalist decor (with no clutter in sight), a hotel stay inevitably puts you in a blissed-out state of mind and guarantees a night of luxurious sleep. For this reason, when it comes to home decoration, many people want to capture this luxe hotel vibe – and it’s actually not that hard to recreate. With a few simple hacks, you can bring all the luxury of a hotel straight to your own home. Without further ado, here are 8 tips to achieve just that.
#1 Get yourself some good quality, luxurious sheets
One of the most memorable things about a hotel stay has to be the heavenly feeling of good quality bedsheets. – If you’re going to fork out on anything, let this be the thing! Hotels use high-quality cotton percale or sateen sheets, but for a modern approach you could also opt for 100% French linen. There is nothing nicer than laying down on a silk flat sheet and knowing that they are the best quality imaginable.
If you really want to get fancy, triple sheeting is a technique often used by hotels, where a blanket is folded in between two sheets, eliminating the need for a duvet cover and creating that classic, tucked-in bed. Infuse your sheets with extra freshness with some linen spray – there are plenty of DIY methods online if you want to make this yourself. Add in some big European sham pillows and a plush throw for those luxe finishing touches.
#2 Consider a statement bed
Aside from good quality sheets, one of the biggest differences between a hotel room and a normal bedroom is that hotels often have a statement bed. This could be in the form of an unusually shaped (or textured) bedhead, or a stylish bed frame. An eye-catching bed draws in your attention and anchors the room. Don’t forget to consider the colour scheme of your sheets and the rest of the room to avoid competing colours, patterns or textures (more on this soon). If you really want to take things to the next level, consider adding a feature wall behind the bed.
#3 Include a soft, fluffy rug
There’s nothing like the feeling of a soft, luxurious texture underfoot, and a fluffy rug ticks all the boxes. Whether it’s a small, sheepskin rug placed beside the bed or a larger rug beneath the bed, the addition of a rug will balance the room and make it feel cosy.
Alternatively, you might even decide to entirely refit your bedroom with a luxury, plush carpet. Saxony carpet styles provide that classic softness underfoot, and with a smaller area to cover in your bedroom, it’s an upgrade that isn’t expensive, either. Online retailers like Carpet Warehouse offer a huge range of different colours and styles to choose from, and you can order samples to test the softness for yourself in-person before going ahead and making a decision.
#4 Choose a calming colour palette
Choosing the right colour palette is crucial for creating that luxurious and tranquil atmosphere we associate with a hotel stay. Whites and other neutrals, like beige or cream, evoke a classy feel, but there’s no reason you can’t play around with colour. You could add a simple splash of colour here and there, or take a more encompassing approach using complementary colours. When it comes to bedding, for instance, oat and rust make a great combination for those wanting something a little more adventurous than a classic white.
You don’t have to avoid patterns either. A patterned rug is a great way to create some contrast without being too in your face. You can also incorporate them in a more fundamental way – with your bedhead, feature wall or sheets – as long as you take a considered and consistent approach.
#5 Go for warm lighting
One thing about hotel rooms is that they generally have no shortage of lights. From overhead lights to lamps and wall sconces on either side of the bed, varying sources of light help create different moods depending on the time of the day. Make sure that any overhead lights are dimmable and always opt for warmer light bulbs. This is particularly important for any bedside lighting to create a snug, relaxing atmosphere once ceiling lights are turned off. It’s not just about the lights themselves – don’t forget to look for stylish, eye-catching fixtures that will make your room pop.
When it comes to window treatments, hotels will often combine a blackout curtain with a sheer curtain in front. The blackout curtain blocks out the light, allowing for that peaceful morning sleep in, whilst the sheer curtains give the option for some soft, filtered natural light whilst still adding some privacy.
#6 Don’t forget wireless speakers
With the fundamentals out of the way, there are a few smaller items crucial for adding that little bit of hotel sparkle – including a wireless Bluetooth speaker. No messy cables and no getting up to change the music. Instead, you’ll be able to hit play, skip or rewind from wherever you are in the room. Once you go wireless, I promise you’ll never go back.
#7 Treat yourself to a plush bathrobe
It wouldn’t be a hotel stay without folding yourself into a soft, plush bathrobe – and if there was ever an item to encapsulate hotel luxe, it’s that. Treat yourself to a luxurious bathrobe and you’ll bring all the dreaminess of a vacation to your own home.
#8 Add in those small luxuries
The devil is in the detail, and when it comes to putting the luxe in your bedroom, the final touch often comes down to those little luxuries that hotel rooms do so well. Whether it’s a vase of freshly cut flowers, a matching water carafe and glass beside the bed, a nice-smelling candle, or a pile of magazines for leisurely browsing – adding these small touches is sure to take your styling to the next level and add that 5-star feel to your very own bedroom.