The Tricks Five-Star Hotels Use To Look Neat – And How To Recreate Them At Home
If you’ve ever stepped foot in a good hotel room and instantly felt calmer, you’re not alone.
In fact, the interior designers of the world’s best five-star hotels have been using clever decorating tricks for decades, which help make your hotel experience more enjoyable and even more luxurious.
From “ambient lighting” to “smart zoning,” the tips are all about making your room bigger and grander – and many of them can be adopted around the home, too.
The interior designers behind the world’s best five-star hotels have been using clever decorating tricks for decades, which help make your hotel experience more enjoyable (pictured)
If your hotel room seems a lot more luxurious than your own room, maybe it’s because unlike the house, everything has its place.
“You’ll usually be treated to a seating area with plush armchairs to gaze out of a window and watch the world go by,” said Rory of Bed Threads.
Not only that, but it’s also likely that there will be a desk in a convenient location, while everything you don’t need is tucked away.
Experts have said the key to replicating “smart zoning” in the home is to think about where your furniture is and even sketch your ideas out on a floor plan.
“Consider the space you actually have and plan your areas accordingly,” Rory said.
“Smart zoning is one of the often-adopted tricks, which means that everything has its own space in a different area (stock image)
COMFORT IS KING
Everything about a hotel room has been designed with your comfort in mind, and it’s worth thinking about if you want your home to have a similar vibe.
The experts at Bed Threads recommend visiting a showroom and determining which fabrics make you feel good and whether you prefer a soft or firm sofa.
Even if you might not think it, they said it’s the little things that make a big difference.
Ambient lighting means table lamps and lampshades are used to create a feeling of calm and warmth (stock image)
You will never find ceiling lights as the only source of lighting in a five-star hotel.
Instead, ambient lighting means table lamps and lampshades are used to create a feeling of calm and warmth.
Do the same at home by incorporating “different light sources” in your room for an extra atmosphere.
Use the ceiling lights as little as possible to recreate the hotel atmosphere at home.
THE PERFECT BED
If your own bed is only a fraction of what you experience in a hotel, it’s time to tackle it and invest in where you’ll be spending the majority of your nights.
Rory revealed that it’s worth thinking about what mattress, sheets, and bed linen you have on your bed – and spending a bit more to get good quality.
What Makes Your Home Look Cheap?
1. Cheap lighting: Think of lighting as the jewel of your interior space. Even a simple plug-in can add sophisticated elegance and comfort to a room.
2. The Wrong Size Rug: Placing a rug that is too small for one area will not only upend the proportions of a room, but will make it look like you can’t afford the largest rug in the right size.
3. Old Fashioned Bathroom Accessories: There is nothing worse than seeing an old toilet seat, a moldy shower curtain, or old towels hanging in the bathroom. Bathrooms are heavily used areas, so opt for accessories that are made of quality materials, are easy to clean, and are resistant to heat, humidity and a lot of water.
4. Trendy Furniture: Stop following fads that disappear as quickly as they come. Your home should be focused on your personal style and buy the things you really love, not just because the latest interior magazines tell you to buy it.
What are the ways to make your home more expensive?
* Paint the walls in light colors to enhance the feeling of space.
* Think about your rugs and drapes.
* Add curtains to create an illusion of depth.
* Choose shiny horizontal tiles in the bathroom that make it appear larger.
* Lighting is the key – think about it.
* Focus primarily on the kitchen and bathroom – these are the most popular areas.
Source: Cherie Barber
Small upgrades are an integral part of a hotel stay, and it’s easy to get them at home, too.
“Create a neat aesthetic at home with crisp white towels, matching hand soaps and fresh flowers that won’t cost you the earth,” Rory said.
According to experts, every piece of furniture you come across in a hotel is likely to have been custom-made to some extent.
Whether it’s a cushion cover or a rug, individuality is a top priority for designers – but you can do it at home too.
“Get to know your local upholsterer and ask to borrow a few fabric catalogs for inspiration,” Rory said.