Have you ever stayed in a hotel and wished your home looked half as good? The good news is, it can! Rest assured, there are plenty of cost-effective ways to make your home look and feel like the hotel of your dreams.
Read on to find out what you need to do to take on this challenge…
Invest in the right type of furniture
You don’t just see any old furniture in stylish hotels. You see chairs, sofas, and tables that have been picked strategically because of the way they look — if anything, they are chosen for their aesthetic appeal rather than their actual practicality!
In your bid to make your home look more like a hotel, you should be investing in furniture that looks the part. No matter what specific style you wish to go for in this instance, be it vintage or contemporary, Eclipse Furniture will have you covered. From their hotel furniture department, you will be able to find a range of tables and chairs that wouldn’t look out of place in The Ritz.
Tone down the style
Hotel designers rarely ever choose colors or styles that are bright, mismatched, or harsh to the eye. You should follow suit in this instance by toning down the style that you opt for in your home.
To tone down your cluttered interior design, you should:
- Alter your drapes to make your windows seem larger
- Start relying on monochromatic colors (colors that start with a single base hue and become either darker or lighter as their shades and tones extend)
- Utilize the room-enlarging power of mirrors throughout your home
Fill your home with fresh flowers
Whenever you enter a five-star hotel, you will find fresh-cut flowers at every turn. In the foyer, in the reception, in the restaurant, in the corridors, in the rooms — you’ll never be too far away from a perfectly executed floral arrangement. This means that you, too, have to fill your home with fresh flowers if you wish to make your home look and feel like a stylish hotel.
Keep your sheets white
Most hotels will, at the very least, provide you with white sheets for the duration of your stay. Keeping your sheets white at all times should, then, become a habit of yours if you want to inject your home with a sense of true hotel stylishness.
One way to make your sheets look whiter than white (without the use of bleach) is to soak them overnight in borax before laundering them in regular detergent the next day.
Ensure your home smells heavenly
The very best hotels have a signature scent that is to die for, so you need to follow suit by ensuring that every room in your home smells heavenly.
A few ways to do this include:
- Filling jars with specific scents (cinnamon sticks and dried apples work particularly well)
- Placing candles around your home strategically
- Using dryer sheets outside the laundry room
- Making a stove simmer