There’s nothing quite as luxurious and relaxing as staying in a five-star hotel. Your room is filled with every amenity you could ask for, and everything about the space oozes elegance and high-class comfort. After such a fabulous stay, it can be hard to return home to your own rather dull and typical bedroom. Here’s the thing, that five-star feeling doesn’t have to be reserved for holidays. You can mimic that same look and vibe in your own bedroom.
So, what are the key features and transformations that you’ll need to do to accomplish that luxurious look and feel? Well, you can use this guide to help you plan out the process and create a room that is truly spectacular.
The Right Sheets Can Make a Huge Difference
One of the things that five-star hotels tend to do really well is to provide soft, sumptuous linens that are incredibly comfortable to sleep in. There’s nothing quite as relaxing as crawling into a bed that envelopes you in high-quality sheets that are soft and cool to the touch. You can get that same result by switching over to bamboo sheets.
Bamboo is known for being a very strong fiber, which means they hold up very well, wash after wash. You won’t have to worry about replacing them on a yearly basis, unlike other materials that aren’t as resilient. If you find cotton to be a bit stiff and scratchy, then you’ll definitely prefer bamboo, which is much softer to the touch. Another huge bonus of bamboo sheets is that they help to regulate a person’s body temperature since they are thermo-regulating. They are cool, breathable, and airy in the summer, yet can also retain body heat during the winter. These properties have made bamboo sheets a popular choice these days.
Now, if you want to achieve that true five-star feeling, opt for linens in soft neutral shades that are calming and inviting.
Make Use of Plush Throw Pillows
Another tip is to go heavy on the throw pillows. Rather than just place the pillow you use for sleeping on your bed, fill the bed with overstuffed, luxurious, and soft throw pillows. You can also get creative in the look of the pillows, they don’t all have to match. You can use the pillows as décor and pick ones with texture, prints, and colors.
Enjoy Music in Your Room
While this may sound a little far-fetched, enjoying music in your room has never been easier thanks to the abundance of wireless speakers and sound systems now available. This gives you the opportunity to play soothing sounds, relaxing music, and soft tunes that help to create a sense of relaxation.
Upgrade Your Lighting
Lighting isn’t something people tend to think about, but it can play a huge role in the feel and look of your room. You can instantly transform and upgrade the space by adding task lighting, mood lighting, and more interesting overhead fixtures. Experts also recommend opting for a warm light that casts a more soothing and cozy look across the room. If you’re happy with your current light fixtures, you can upgrade the look by changing out the bulbs and using warm lightbulbs instead.
Create Designated Areas in the Bedroom
When you stay in a hotel room, there is typically more than just a bed. Usually, there is also a conversation area with seating and possibly a table. There’s no reason you can’t do the same at home with a couple of comfortable chairs and a small table. What this does is create a space for conversation, a spot that is perfect for reading, or even a quiet place to enjoy your morning coffee while flipping through the newspaper.
Creating a designated space for sleeping and sitting will also help the room to feel bigger and more luxurious overall.
What About a Coffee Bar?
Speaking of your morning coffee, you can also create your own upscale coffee bar right in your own bedroom. You can hook up your favorite coffeemaker right in your room, keep a stock of coffee and tea on-hand, a selection of decorative mugs that work with the room, and even install a small fridge that is perfect for milk and cream.
Pick a Neutral Paint Color
If you’re trying to create that luxurious and elegant feel in your bedroom, it’s probably best you steer away from bright primary colors on the wall. Instead, paint the walls a lovely neutral. You can play with the depth of the color if you like, creating richness and interest through the depth instead.
As another tip, it’s a good idea to pick your ideal color palette before you start painting. This is the palette that you will be working from for all aspects that relate to the room – the paint color, furniture, décor, linens, and flooring.
Add an Area Rug
For those who want to update the flooring but don’t necessarily have the budget or desire to rip up the current flooring and start from scratch, an area rug can be the perfect compromise. Even if you’re happy with your current flooring, an area rug helps to add dimension to the room and create designated spaces. Just make sure to measure properly so you don’t buy a rug that ends up being too large or too small for the space.
Add Plenty of Decorative Touches
Of course, no room is complete without the little touches. This is where your creativity can really come in. You can choose to go with a modern design feel or something more personal that is made up of family photos and sentimental items. Or you can hang a soundwave art to add another dimension to your room.
A Room You’ll Want to Spend Time In
There’s no reason that a luxurious bedroom has to be reserved for hotel stays only, as there are ways you can create the same elegance in your own room. With these tips and tricks, you’ll be well on your way to a bedroom that is worthy of a five-star rating on TripAdvisor.