What makes hotels appealing to their guests? Is it their location? Or perhaps it’s the prestige that comes with being served like royalty? Chances are, it’s both.
Of course, those aren’t the only things that make hotels quite attractive to people. A 2014 Gallup study found that luxury and upper-upscale guests consider the look and feel of the property as one of the key indicators of an excellent hotel. This means that the interior design of the hotel matters, too.
Of course, there’s one particular area that all guests never fail to comment on: the hotel room. People spend most of their time here, especially if it exudes comfort and luxury they can’t find at home.
The good news is that you can bring those two qualities to your own home. You only need to know what makes a luxury master bedroom based on your hotel experience and learn what hotel room tips and tricks you can steal for your own bedroom:
Know your floor space.
One of the primary issues even seasoned interior designers face is attempting to do too much within a tiny space. To avoid a mess, it is crucial that you first consider the available square footage of the room before shopping for bedroom furniture in the UAE.
You can look at the floor plans of your house, but that only works if you’re spatially inclined. If you find it challenging to picture how the drawings translate to the actual floor space, you can take the easier route: Measure and tape off areas and assign them to the furniture you wish to buy.
It also helps to have a list of essentials, so you’ll know whether you already filled the room before adding more pieces to your shopping list. Depending on the available space, this may include:
- Coffee tables and chairs
Measurements don’t have to be perfect, though taping off the area should serve as your visual guide in planning the interior design. This will prevent the furniture and décor from getting out of control.
Remember: Luxury bedrooms are born from a plan and not from an accident.
Select a theme or style and stick to it.
When it comes to luxury bedrooms, a theme always carries throughout the entire space. However, many make the mistake of mixing and matching several different styles into a single room.
Whether it’s mid-century modern, boho, or nautical, you should ensure that every piece you select for your bedroom fits the theme’s general aesthetic. You also need to make sure that the style you choose speaks to the rest of your home.
Turn your attention to your dining or living room. Although you can try to transform your bedroom into a luxury suite, it might look a bit jarring to see such a different style if, say, the other parts of your house have a rustic feel.
This doesn’t mean you should fear bold choices, either. You just need to understand that luxury bedrooms are usually neutral to achieve their primary purpose as a place of rest. This is a simple and easy way to achieve elegance without thinking too hard about what to do with your interior décor.
Pro Tip: Consider matching the theme of your luxury bedroom to your personality. You’ll be the one staying in it, after all. If you’re a “Mad Men” kind of person, mid-century modern designs with a funky headboard should be a good fit for you. But if you’re more of a classic Victorian lover, you should stick to rich duvet covers and ornate pillows.
The bottom line is to avoid using too many styles in one room. A little makes the place look attractive, but too much might make it look like a cluttered mess.
Pay attention to your bed linens.
Since the bed is the focal point in a bedroom, those designing luxury master bedrooms should keep this piece of furniture top of mind. Besides the bed frame, one of the most important elements of the bed is the linens.
What makes the hotel room cozy is the big comfy bed. So, if you want to bring this hotel luxury home, you must begin with a set of freshly laundered and pressed sheets.
Hoteliers and hospitality design experts recommend high-quality, crisp cotton percale. Avoid focusing too much on the thread count. Instead, touch and feel the fabric of the linen before buying.
Pro Tip: After purchasing high-end fabrics, make sure you iron and spray them with rose or lavender essential oils to achieve that feeling of luxury. Here’s how to make your own relaxing linen spray:
- Pour several caps of vodka into a pint-sized spray bottle with water.
- Add around 20 drops of essential oil.
Learn to triple-sheet.
Triple sheeting is a hotelier secret that makes the bed feel crisp and comfortable without additional cost or too much effort. You no longer have to launder the blanket too often or even need a duvet cover with this trick.
Below is a quick and easy guide for you to try triple sheeting at home:
Step 1: Lay the foundation (bottom sheet) before the middle sheet.
Using high-quality sheets, tuck the bottom layers nice and tight. You have two options for this:
- Lay a flat sheet neatly on the mattress, tucking the sides all around the bed.
- Cover the mattress with a fitted sheet.
Repeat this process for the middle layer using a flat sheet.
Step 2: Fill it in.
Before placing the top layer, place a lightweight blanket over the middle layer. Make sure its topmost side is located roughly six inches from the head of the mattress.
Step 3: Top with a decorative sheet.
Put the remaining flat sheet over the blanket, with the top hem parallel to the uppermost part of the mattress.
Then, take the two flat sheets underneath and fold the same side together for about six inches. Since the blanket is placed lower, it should not be included in this fold.
Next, fold the flat sheets with the blanket, measuring another six inches. This should yield two flat sheets folded twice and the blanket once.
Step 4: Add finishing touches.
Making the finishing touches simply entails tucking the blanket along the foot of the mattress, leaving the fabric in a short U-shape at the sides. Turn this back along the bed’s length and pull it up towards the headboard. Make sure it’s parallel to the mattress.
Finally, tuck the remaining hanging sheet and blanket together underneath the mattress.
You can also add another soft blanket or plush throw pillow to achieve that five-star hotel treatment.
Live in Comfort and Luxury
You don’t need to book a hotel room every time you wish to experience five-star-level comfort and luxury. With these tips and tricks, you can study the luxurious ambience found in hotel rooms and recreate it in your own home.