Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could slip into a luxurious private suite, sink into a sumptuous bed and fall asleep to the fragrance of wild lilies? As indulgent (and expensive) as it would be to book a hotel room every night, the good news is, you don’t have to fork out millions to mirror a five-star aesthetic in your bedroom. Here are some simple ways to give your bedroom the look of luxe hotel, at a fraction of the cost.
Bring in feather-soft sheets
Fabrics can instantly warm a room, soften hard surfaces and add oodles of glam. Invest in gorgeous, pristine white sheets in sateen or percale with a minimum thread count of 300, to craft a scene of luxurious comfort. It’s worth washing your sheets once a week to keep them spotless and sparkling. Also, if you have the budget for it, consider having your linens professionally laundered, so that they remain well-preserved.
Install layered lighting
Hotel rooms are synonymous with soft, layered lighting. Conjure a similar aesthetic in your room by creating halos of golden light with bedside wall sconces, ceiling fixtures, table lamps and floor lamps. A combination of ambient, accent and task lighting can produce a cosy, intimate aesthetic ideal for the bedroom. If you already have lighting fixtures in your bedroom but aren’t happy with the effect they produce, consider toning down their wattage for a more subdued look.
Put down a soft rug
A soft, plushy shag or sheepskin rug can be the perfect covering for a tiled or hardwood floor, rounding off your room wonderfully. Consider going for a giant area rug to zone your sleeping chamber, or go for several small rugs to frame the sides of your bed. By bringing in fluffy elements, you can create textural variety in your bedroom and build layers of style and softness across various surfaces.
Be thoughtful with pillows
Walk into a luxury hotel room and you’re sure to find a whimsical arrangement of pillows adorning the bed. Mix and match pillow styles to create a visual impact. Euro shams, accent pillows, queen pillows and bolsters can look charming when arranged in a cohesive vignette on your bed. Place some along your headboard, and build your arrangement down in layers. Not only are piles of pillows great from an aesthetic standpoint, they’re perfect for lounging around in bed with a movie or yellowback. Browse designs in satin, silk and cotton to make your bed decor ooze effortless luxury.
Invest in wireless devices
Ever walked into a hotel room and been wowed by the state of wireless-ness? A wireless ecosystem is a symbol of luxe indulgence only afforded by a select few. Amp up the swishness of your bedroom by introducing wireless speakers and other devices. A wireless habitat can speak volumes about your thought and attention to detail, and in turn, make your bedroom a rare, one-of-a-kind retreat.
Acquire luxurious room scents
There’s no question, hotel rooms that brim with clean and soothing scents offer an added layer of luxury. If you’re yearning to create a tranquil, scent-misted haven inside your bedroom, look to nature for scents that calm your spirit and your senses. Rose water and scented candles can be utterly delightful in magicking restful, relaxing vibes. When going for the latter, choose pretty canisters to bring in an aesthetic edge to your scented paradise. Fresh flowers are the nonpareil rulers of fresh, organic scents. Pick aromatic varieties that offer a pleasing, understated fragrance. Other ways to infuse scents into your bedroom include essential oil diffusers, pillow mists and potpourris.
With these sterling ideas, you don’t need a hotel booking to live the five-star life – only a little imagination. Go on, use this guide to go luxe.