If you’re longing for the luxurious feel of a five-star hotel room, there’s no need to book a hotel abroad – a few simple changes at home can help you to feel like you’re back in your hotel, relaxing on the cool silk sheets and breathing in the calming scent of fresh cotton. Creating a luxurious bedroom doesn’t have to be expensive either – just two or three design updates will help to transform your space into a haven of relaxation.
Here are our top tips:
- Invest in quality bedding. This is one area where you shouldn’t skimp – splurging on a couple of luxury duvet sets might seem expensive initially, but they will make all the difference when it comes to comfort. If you’re looking to create a luxurious bedroom, investing in quality bedding is a must. High thread-count sheets made of cotton will keep you warm in the winter, whilst natural materials like silk and satin are breathable and can keep you cool in the summer. Opting for a set in a neutral or calming color will help you drift off to sleep. White is a popular choice, especially if you want your room to look like a hotel, and it won’t fade after a few washes. Top off your bed with a few plush pillows, and you’ll be well on your way to creating a five-star retreat.
- Create a serene colour scheme. Opt for calming hues like pale blue or green, as they will help you to relax and fall asleep. Calming colors are key, so avoid bright red, pink or orange. Pale blue, green, and even shades of grey can help promote relaxation – so ditch the bright hues and opt for a peaceful palette instead. Not only will you feel more relaxed in your space, but you’ll also get a better night’s sleep. Alternatively, choose deep jewel tones like ruby, emerald or amethyst to make your room feel warm and decadent. These work well on a feature wall, helping to increase the feeling of luxury without being overwhelming.
- Add some greenery. Another easy way to make your bedroom feel like a luxury hotel is to incorporate some greenery. Plants not only look beautiful, but they also purify the air – making your space a refreshing oasis. Choose low-maintenance varieties that can thrive in low light and be sure to water them regularly. Good options include Victoria palm and even lavender – palm varieties are great for cleaning the air, whilst lavender has a calming scent which is great for promoting relaxation.
- Set the mood with lighting. Soft, dimmed light is key to creating a relaxing ambiance – most hotels use plenty of lights in different places to help set the right mood. Often, a hotel room has ceiling lights, desk lights, bedside table lights, wall lights and even sometimes freestanding lights and floor lights. Avoid harsh white light and stick to warmer light instead – a golden glow is more flattering and casts shadows in the right places, helping to highlight things like wall art and statement furniture. If you want to go the extra mile, install a dimmer switch so you can adjust the light level to suit your mood.
- Accessorise with care. When accessorising your bedroom, less is more. Choose a few key pieces like a statement rug or a few books to really elevate the space. Be sure to decorate your bedside table carefully too – too many knick-knacks can create a cluttered look. Most hotel rooms have few, if any, accessories, so if you want your room to look 5-star, keep ornaments to a minimum. Of course, this is your home and not a hotel, so you can have some of your most prized possessions on display but try not to cover every available surface. If you have too many things you want to display, consider putting them on rotation. When the season changes, pack away some of your old ornaments and swap them out for others you haven’t had out for a while.
- Keep it tidy. The final step to creating a luxury bedroom is to remove mess from your space. Get rid of any clothes or items that you don’t use on a regular basis and invest in some stylish storage solutions for the things you do need. A neat and tidy room will help you relax and feel more at ease. 5-star hotel rooms are always immaculate as soon as you walk in, and whilst you might not have room-service at your disposal, you can’t be leaving dirty pants and socks on the floor if you want your room to look good.
If you follow our tips, you can easily transform your bedroom into a luxurious hotel-style room. With a few simple changes, you can enjoy the same level of comfort and relaxation that you would find at a five-star retreat. So why not try it for yourself? You might be surprised at just how much difference it can make to those holiday blues.