It’s not every day we get the chance to stay in a hotel. With an average stay per night costing $150, not everyone can afford it. Staying in a hotel is such an experience though. The crisp duvet, clean sheets, relaxing atmosphere, sparkling bathroom, and fluffy rugs are such treats to experience. You may not able to afford a hotel stay, but what you can do is turn your home into a boutique hotel.
Every month, around 79 million Americans stay in a hotel for a variety of reasons. Some are just staycationing, others are from out of town. But no matter what the reason is, their standard for a hotel is technically the same – beautiful, comfortable, spacious, good amenities, inviting and relaxing. Believe or not, all these standard can be achieved in the comfort of your home.
Here are some ways to make your place feeling like a luxurious hotel.
Make It Look Clean
If there is a number one rule in the hotel industry, it should be cleanliness. Have you ever wondered why hotels use white sheets for bedding? It is a form of statement that they are committed to cleanliness above all. Make sure your place reflects that too. It should be gleaming, spotless and immaculate. Your place needs to be scrubbed and washed. Spots on the sheets, toss them.
In addition, you might need to declutter. Organize your stuff and put away anything that isnt decor. Make use of multipurpose furniture that can do dual functions. This can help create space. A decluttered areas can appear more spacious, neat and minimalistic – a current trend in the industry.
To make a bold statement that your place is comparable to a hotel is through your bedroom. It needs to be inviting, relaxing, and luxurious looking. You do not need to redecorate everything in your room, one particular piece that needs work though is probably your bed. Prep it with white crisp sheets and put beautiful layers of bedding. Look for the materials that feel sateen and comfortable for you. Make your bed and add a layer of pillows to finish it off.
A hotel room always looks expensive. After all, they are in the business of thinking about your utmost comfort, luxury is the answer to that. But you do not need to go deep into your pocket to feel luxurious. At home, we can fake it. With the right interior and blend of colors, you can achieve an expensive look with a cheap set of items. Just like makeup, it’s all about blending.
Neutral colors are the must-haves to achieve an elegant and chic looking space. Make sure you adore your space with colors such as white, beige, light brown or mocha. Do not be afraid to add bright colors though to give it a balanced color tone.
In addition, if you want to achieve a genuine feel of luxury you need to have a statement piece. A statement piece can be any item that easily draws positive attention. It could be an art piece on your wall, bedding arrangement, or a fluffy rug. Even as simple as an aroma diffusing humidifier can add elegance to your room. The smell can instantly set up the ambiance you are aiming for.
The right lighting is a must
Make sure your place is layered with different kind of lighting. Proper lighting can set up the tone of your place. It results in a clean looking, refined and sophisticated atmosphere. You could install a chandelier (even if its small), side lamps, wall scones, night lights and mood lights in your room all at once – just make sure you don’t turn them on at the same time. That will interfere with the look you’re going for.