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After a long day of exploring, eating local delicacies and lapping up the tourist attractions during a well-earned break, a feeling of decadent satisfaction washes over you when you return to your luxury hotel room to put your feet up and recuperate. But why should that feeling only be reserved for when you’re treating yourself to some time away? Imagine if it could be recreated in your very own home? Here are some affordable design ideas to make your bedroom feel more like a luxury hotel room every day.
Time for bed
The bed is always the main event in any hotel room, so go wild and really treat yourself to the best of the best. You could go king-size or, if you’ll be looking to save this room for your house guests, invest in some affordable zip ‘n’ link beds, perfect for maneuvering around based on what the sleeping arrangements will be – true to an actual hotel room. Once you’ve got the frame and chosen the comfiest mattress for you, install a plush headboard and arrange a mountain of throw pillows to flop onto at night. If you’re feeling really royal (and have the budget for it), some Egyptian cotton sheets, at the highest thread count you can afford, are the icing on the cake – fit for a queen!
Keep the world at bay
With some heavy duty curtains, you can ensure you get the best night’s sleep. A blackout blind is essential for all light sleepers, keeping the light out and giving you extra time to dream away your weekend lay-ins. For the curtains, think a textured material to really keep with the luxe theme, such as silk, damasks and linen, in rich colors or warm tones, making your bedroom more welcoming in the day, and very warm and comfortable at night.
From bed to bath
Once you’ve dragged yourself away from your bed for the day, the next hideout in your luxury hotel room is the bathroom. A decadent in-suite is the best option here. But if you don’t have an in-suite in your home, never fear, as you can still upgrade a few fixtures in your current bathroom to give it that luxury feel, albeit a short walk down the hall from the bedroom. The bathroom plays a huge part in helping you to relax in the bedroom. If you have a low budget, a lavish hotel bathroom feel can be obtained through some extra fluffy new towels – bright white of course – some deliciously scented candles and a pretty shower curtain. But if you’re feeling a little luxurious, splurge on a roll-top bath, a powerful shower head, or a heated towel rack, and treating yourself will become an everyday occurrence.
All of the lights
Have you ever stayed in a luxury hotel room that was poorly lit? No. So the same goes for your luxury bedroom. Add matching lamps on the sides of your bed with plush lampshades, anything with a fleck of gold in will add a nice hint of glamor, and add a dimmer to your overhead light to adjust the brightness according to your mood. If you’re a chandelier fan, a small toned down version could look great overhead, depending on the theme of your room and whether you’ll be opting for a modern or more traditional vibe.
How do you make your bedroom more luxurious?