Nothing says “getting away from it all” quite like a stay at a luxury hotel. It’s a remarkably indulgent experience, with beds that make you feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud, pillows that are neither too soft nor too firm, plush carpeted floors, and beautiful decor.
However, it can be quite the splurge, even for just one night. Here’s an idea, though–why not invest the money you’d spend on an expensive hotel stay in your own bedroom at home and live the high life every single day? Many of the elements of hotel bedroom design can be easily replicated, and you don’t have to spend too much money on the endeavor, either. With a bit of imagination and resourcefulness, you can make your bedroom look and feel like a luxurious getaway:
Update your bed
One of the hallmarks of a 5-star hotel room is a comfortable bed. If you find that you sleep better in a hotel than you do at home, chances are you need a new one. Fortunately, you don’t have to swap out your entire bed to replicate the experience that you had in a hotel. Investing in a quality mattress–even when it costs a lot upfront–can make all the difference. They last for years, which will save you money in the long run.
Look for a mattress that offers the right amount of support and cushioning to keep your spine in alignment while you sleep. This helps in alleviating pressure points, thus reducing the risk of pain and discomfort. You’ll find that this will also instantly and significantly improve your sleep quality.
Invest in great bedding
If you’re already happy with your bed but still want to make it feel more luxurious, then putting your money towards quality sheets and bedding is a must. An easy way to immediately make your bed cozier is by overstuffing your pillows. This is an interior designer trick that makes the bed look more inviting, and you’ll love cuddling into them at night.
Another thing you may want to consider splurging in is a bedspread. Oversized queen bedspreads, available on Legacy Decor, are a great way to make your bed look and feel like a cloud. They’ll keep you warm at night, and you won’t have to fight over the sheets with your partner. Choose oversized queen bedspreads in neutral colors, as these are more soothing to the eye and will almost guarantee you a more restful night.
Finally, go for sheets that have a high thread count–think anywhere between 200 to 800. These will be supremely comfortable, and, like a good quality mattress, will last for years, getting softer as time goes on.
Include little luxuries
What sets luxury hotel bedrooms apart is their quiet elegance. This, too, can be replicated: consider framing your favorite photographs and art and placing them strategically around the room or creating a gallery wall that you’ll love gazing at. You may also want to set your nightstand up with fresh flowers that will add a touch of greenery and gently scent the room.
Speaking of scents, it’s a good idea to invest in items that will add fragrance to your bedroom. Different scents can inspire various moods, and there are a few ways to bring them into your space. Scented candles can add a soft and warm glow that can further add to the ambiance, or you can go with reed diffusers for a more natural touch. Essential oil diffusers are a must for anyone looking to get into aromatherapy, and you might be surprised at just how much they can affect your mood and sleep. For bedrooms, soothing scents such as lavender and chamomile are recommended; as are fresh scents such as white woods or pine. To ignite passion and romance, you may want to try fragrances that incorporate rose, jasmine, vanilla, and sandalwood.