There’s nothing like walking into a stunning hotel room. This moment is where both big and small vacations begin. Hotel rooms provide just the right mix of things you want and things you need. They usually include a good bed, luxurious sheets and blankets, tasteful decorations and a few indulgences.
Here are some tips on how to create the comfort of a hotel at home:
Certain colours can evoke certain moods. Set a nice, relaxing mood in your rooms by using calm colours like blues, pastels and neutrals. Stick to classic, attractive colours.
Lighting is an important element. Start with the most basic ambient lighting need as your first point of light, and then follow with lighting focused on task-specific areas, such as a work space or reading area.
Select one, really great, standout element for the room and then decorate around that. That could mean a lovely painting over the bed or a beautiful vase. Invest in things that add beauty. Just a few nice pieces are all you need to set the tone. Not only is clutter unattractive, it takes away space that you might need to store your belongings, rest and relax.
A simple tray is a key piece for chic glamour, and hotels know it’s a quick way to make knick-knacks look organized. Use a tray to collect jewelry and watches on a dresser, or perfumes on a vanity.
Invest in high-quality bedding and towels. Choose bedding made of natural fiber that breathes, like Egyptian cotton or bamboo rayon. These materials are more durable, soft to the touch and they absorb moisture for optimal comfort. No one likes sleeping on old, scratchy sheets or using thin, threadbare towels.
This article was originally published on Feb 23, 2016 and has been updated on June 30, 2020.