Have you walked into a luxury hotel, and been dazzled by how perfect everything is? And you’re wondering, is there any way I can bring this luxury and grandness to your own home? While you won’t be able to add every small touch to your property (at least not without considerable expense), there are a few tried and tested rules for creating a hotel-worthy home. If you’re currently living in a three-star property, take the tips below and bump yourself up a star or two. Though be warned, you might just find you have more overnight guest stopping by.
Go Big On The Bedroom
Hotels can be many things, but let’s not forget their main duty: to provide a quality night’s sleep. When it comes to giving your home the luxury touch, the bedroom is the first area of the home you should focus on. After all, there’s nothing quite like spending the night in utter luxury, knowing that you’re going to be well-rested the following morning. For this to happen, you need to go big. Invest in a top-quality bed, large drapes, and vanity mirror. But that’s it: hotel rooms are never cluttered, and neither should be your bedroom.
If it’s the bed that provides the perfect night’s sleep, it’s in the bathroom where we’re able to feel pampered. And arguably, “luxury” is more about feeling spoilt than it is feeling relaxed! If you’ve been putting off buying a bath, now’s the time to do it. Find a large freestanding bath – or, even better, a whirlpool bath – from Drench, and you’ll be able to sink into the deep comforts of luxury living. If you can place it in your en-suite bathroom, then all the better.
The initial hallway of your home is going to set the tone for the rest of the home. You’ve been in a hotel before, when was the last time a luxury hotel has a shabby foyer? It doesn’t happen. Of course, you need to live there, so it’s not an option to deck the entranceway out with marble, but a chandelier? A work of art on the wall? A bright space, full of natural light? These should all be possible. When you return home after a long day of work, you’ll feel like you’ve just stepped into luxury from the moment you step through the door.
Lighting is everything in a hotel; it’s one of those subtle things that make all the difference. Yet virtually no-one notices it! When it comes to your home, try to incorporate those atmospheric lighting techniques that hotels use. It’ll be the mood setter that you didn’t know you needed.
Regulate the Temperature
A hotel is never too hot, or too cold! Part of luxury is not even noticing what the temperature is; it just agrees with your body perfectly. Find your Goldilocks zone for your temperature, and all the other touches you’ve added to your home will come to life in style.