Give your home an opulent hotel feel!
Luxury is not just something for the rich and famous – it is something you can achieve in your very own home. After a long day, there is nothing like returning to a place that seems to embrace you and helps you to relax and unwind. We all love the feeling of staying at a fancy hotel, and if there are a few things that you can do to make your house or apartment more like this, it makes sense to try them out.
In this article, we will look at 10 different ways that you can create a fancier feel in your home. While you won’t be able to do everything overnight, you can make small changes bit by bit to create your perfect space. So, here are a few of the top methods in which you can add that feeling of five-star luxury to your own living environment.
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10. Start in the Bedroom
To start off with, you want your bed to be an inviting place that seems to call your name and welcome you in as soon as you step through the bedroom door. You want a supportive mattress onto which you add some plump pillows, Egyptian cotton sheets, cosy cushions and anything else that makes it easier to rest your head at night.
Don’t forget about the visual aspect of the bed as well. In a luxury hotel, everything matches nicely. There is also a sense of symmetry in the surrounding items including side lamps and tables. If there is just a single room of the house in which you should invest your money to create some luxury, it is the bedroom. Check out here if cash loans are necessary to achieve your design aims. In the bedroom, comfort and style should go hand in hand.
9. Make Your Bathroom Like a Spa
Again, go back to the luxury hotel we talked about at the start and think about what it is that differentiates their bathrooms from the usual ones. A grand bathtub or a walk-in shower are two potential options depending on your personal preferences. Making sure that your showerhead is strong enough to provide extra relaxation is an affordable upgrade.
You also want to have a wide variety of oils, shampoos, lotions and conditioners, as well as plenty of exotic scents. Fluffy white towels and dressing gowns certainly create the feeling of being at an exclusive spa. For a more expensive upgrade, underfloor heating keeps your feet from suffering during the winter months.
8. First Impressions from the Entry Way
From the moment you step through the front door, you want your home to be welcoming you in style. First off, you need to guide the eye over to a particular feature. A small and simple entryway table is a nice starting point on which you can place some fresh flowers, ornaments, books or anything else that appeals to your tastes. Another option is to hang something up on the wall near the entryway like a mirror or striking piece of art. Add a houseplant nearby and you are immediately bringing a piece of nature to the room.
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7. Dress Your Windows to Impress
You may not have put too much thought into your curtains or blinds, and this is very common for homeowners. Drapes can even be updated depending on the season. So, during the winter months, you may go for something a little bigger and chunkier, whereas during the summer, you could go for a lighter option. And if you really want to add a personalised touch, you could either make the curtains yourself or hire someone to do it for you if you don’t have the necessary sewing skills!
6. Get the Climate Right
You expect that the temperature in a hotel will be neither too hot nor too cold, but it will be just right! Well, this is the same effect that you should be aiming for in your own home. And this doesn’t have to be all that complicated or expensive – it could be as straightforward as installing a programmable thermostat. Wireless climate control systems mean that you can ensure the temperature is always great, and you can even control things from your smartphone so you aren’t shivering from the moment you step through the front door. Of course, there are also plenty of more expensive air conditioning or heating systems available if you have the budget.
5. Let There Be Lavish Lighting
Getting the lighting right is important in creating any luxury home environment. Start by thinking about the overhead lighting. Is it too much like a spotlight? How does it look from a design point of view? Can you install a dimmer so you have better control of the brightness of the lighting? Once you have sorted out the main source of lighting in a room, you can then move onto the side lighting. Matching lamps with a gold trim are a great way to give off the impression of luxury. And then you also want to consider how to encourage more natural lighting into the room. Floor to ceiling windows are certainly a good starting point.
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4. Design Space with Thought and Organisation
Any space that you have in your home should look well-organised and thought-through. You may not have the funds available to invest in an interior designer, but there are still plenty of things that you can do yourself. A good starting point is to flick through some design magazines or scroll through some websites to get a good overview of basic design concepts.
No luxury living house or apartment is piled high with clutter, so you want to think of ways in which you can either remove or store the things that are taking up space. Your more important or attractive items can be displayed, while you also want to think about how to position your furniture so that it is easy to navigate and encourage conversation amongst your guests.
3. Flowers and Greenery Bring the Outdoors In
We have already mentioned this briefly, but having some flowers and greenery displayed around your home is an uplifting visual tool. Not only this, the scent of a home is one of the first things you will notice when you step inside and if it is created by natural plants and flowers rather than artificial air fresheners, this is even better.
Even if you aren’t able to arrange and maintain beautiful flowers all year round, you can still introduce some simple houseplants into your living environment. Alternatively, you could add some other natural elements around the place such as twigs, stones, sand, acorns or pinecones. Even a bowl of fresh fruit can make all the difference.
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2. Layer Up Your Rooms
When it comes to room design, you should always think in terms of layering and you can try starting from the bottom and working your way up. Hardwood flooring is usually a good starting point as you can then decide on different rugs and carpets that go nicely over the top. This approach also has the added advantage that it is easy to update the look of the room whenever you feel like it. On top of furnitures, you can place decorative pillows, trims and cushions which are again easily customisable depending on your preferences. As we approach the winter months, layering is an even more viable option as you add blankets and throws that keep you cosy.
1. Recreational Facilities
Of course, it is going to be a challenge to emulate luxury hotels in terms of their indoor pool and spa facilities, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t add more affordable recreational facilities to your own home. If you have a spare room which you aren’t doing much with, you could make a few changes to create your own games on reading room. Alternatively, if you are a bit of a health and fitness fanatic, creating your home gym doesn’t have to be too difficult an option with some basic equipment. Otherwise, you could have your own yoga room complete with mats, candles, floor pillows, and music.
Throughout this post, we have taken luxury hotels and inspiration for different ways to which you can add similar opulence to your home. Of course, some of the things on the list require a bigger budget than others, but there is still plenty that you can do when you don’t have huge funds to spend. Start off by concentrating your energy on a single room. Once you have got this one the way you like it, you can then move onto the next one. The bedroom is a good starting point, but there is also a lot to be said for making a few spa-like bathroom upgrades.
Some of the things we have talked about are merely decorative, while others are more practical. It is a good idea to have a blend of the two working together to create your luxury living environment.
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