Most people love the luxury hotel experience. The bed is large and comfortable, the robes are ultra soft and the toiletries smell like a dream. With just a few days to indulge in all the comforts, you may not even get to try all the features of the shower or tub. When you return to your regular digs, you find yourself missing the hotel experience. But what if you could recreate the luxury experience at home? Read on for six tips on how to do so.
Source Egyptian Cotton Bed Linens:
You may want to start with the bed. Look for genuine Egyptian long staple cotton bedsheets and duvet covers to make sinking into bed feel like a dream. Get a thread count of 300 or more and a breathable cotton duvet for the ultimate in softness. Stick to white linens to really recreate the hotel look. Luxury hotels know crisp whites convey a feeling of freshness and cleanliness so you would do well to follow their lead.
Purchase a Hotel Grade Mattress:
If you want to go all in, get a new mattress. Many hotels actually get their mattresses made exclusively for them so it’s not your imagination – they really do feel more comfortable. With mattresses, you will almost certainly get a high-quality one if you are willing to pay more. With a little research, you may also be able to get an actual hotel bed. For example, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts sells its Sealy mattresses. Choosing the right mattress can make a huge difference in the quality of your sleep.
Get Cozy Lighting:
Luxury hotels know how to use the right lighting to create a cozy atmosphere. Swap your bright lights for lamps and sconces with low-wattage, warm bulbs. Not only does this instantly relax you but it puts you in the mood to sleep. Of course, there will be times when you need brighter lights in your bedroom. Try to install the right balance of ambient, task and accent lighting to keep things practical.
Add Some Nice Touches to Your Bedside Table:
It’s easy for the bedside table to become cluttered with to-do lists and receipts. However, hotels are known for their clutter-free surfaces. Pare down to the bare essentials and a couple personalized items. You may need a lamp, an alarm clock, and a décor item. This can a photo of your partner or family, a small piece of artwork or a vase of fresh flowers. You can also opt for a beautifully scented candle or a gratitude journal or devotional. You can add a small luxurious hand cream as well so you can use it as part of your bedtime ritual.
Give Your Feet A Treat with Fluffy Rugs:
This is a small touch but it can make a lot of difference. When you get out of bed in the morning, your feet will feel like they are enveloped in a soft cloud. If you can’t make large-scale changes to your bedroom just yet, a plush rug can make a big difference in the interim. Consider placing small sheepskin rugs at each side of your bed. Your bare feet will thank you, especially during the colder months.
Invest in Luxe Bathrobes:
Some hotels sell their soft fluffy bathrobes since guests often love them so much that they try to take them. If you have a favorite hotel, check to see if they can send you one. Otherwise, search your local home store or online for a hotel or spa quality bathrobe. It may be a splurge but it can help you to keep that luxurious holiday feeling going for a little bit longer.
You may not live in the lap of luxury but with a few choice purchases, you can make your bedroom much comfier. If you’re craving the hotel experience, take our advice and get started on some of these upgrades.