Your first night in a luxury hotel is a memory you’ll never forget, and most would agree that there is no better feeling than spending a few nights in a luxury hotel. Pushing the door open of your suite after a long day of traveling, dropping your bags down on the floor and flopping onto impossibly pristine sheets- it’s special for all the right reasons. Whether it’s the excitement over being away or the chance to have a faultless night’s sleep, you’d be forgiven for wanting your getaway to last forever.
The thing is that they don’t, but that doesn’t mean the luxury should also end. In fact, there are a few ways you can make your own room feel like your favorite luxury hotel suite. Having a perfect sleep has never been so easy.
Although it can feel strange sleeping away from the comfort of your own home, it’s widely believed that most people have longer, deeper sleep when they are in a hotel. This can be because there are fewer distractions, or simply because you’re sleeping on a more comfortable mattress. In any case, luxury hotels make having a good night’s sleep their priority- something we can’t all say we do at home.
Everyone in the general population can benefit from having more sleep, and new research shows that between 50 and 70 million Americans suffe from sleep-related problems. If you’ve tried various other methods to help you drop off each night, it might be time to start taking inspiration from the very hotels that make sleep their mission.
The number one difference between your room and a luxury suite is the mattress. If you’re someone who spends hours tossing and turning each night, consider moving on from your outdated mattress and onto something more like those in high-class hotels. It’s an investment, but it’s one that your mind and body will be thanking you for after the first night.
If you’re unsure of where to start, try ringing up known luxury hotels, such as the Hilton, to see which mattresses they use in their suites. Those wanting to stay conscious of the planet, check out eco-friendly mattress for sleep better.
Unless you’re inspired by unique, boutique hotels with more baroque detailing, you’ll notice that luxury suites tend to be thoughtfully decorated with very little clutter. It’s this minimal clutter that can help people feel calmer when they stay in a luxury hotel, but it’s also the high-quality furnishings. Opt for percale, linen or silk with bedding, and try furniture with a rich wood or metallic finish.
Remember to inject some of your own personality into these furnishings using small bursts of color and of-the-moment patterning.
Take a look at some gentle color and experiment color combinations which make you feel most relaxed.
Warm light and convenient bedside light switches are often what springs to mind with luxury suites, as they are tailored towards making you feel as calm as possible. With this in mind, think like a hotel guest when choosing some new lighting for your room.
Being creative with lighting doesn’t just mean choosing some elegant lamps to decorate with. It also means maximizing the natural light that comes into your room. For during the days, it may be worth enlarging your windows to let more daylight in and positioning your bed to a wall adjacent from the window. When it comes to keeping early-morning sunshine and city lights from seeping in, buying a black-out blind is the best move, as it’s no secret that sleeping when it’s too light in your room can mess with your sleep quality.
It’s not just the bedside lights which are convenient in hotels, but the TV. Usually mounted on the wall facing your pillows, it’s in the ideal place for you to fall asleep watching your favorite show.
It’s a small trick, but try mounting your TV in the same way to help you feel like you’re staying in a hotel. Investing in a streaming service also means you’ll have plenty to watch while you’re relaxing.
Luxury hotel suites aren’t just made up of the bedroom. They are usually kitted out with a spacious bathroom and living space. As your living space will likely be in another part of your home, focus on your bathroom.
Lots of people are lucky enough to have an en-suite, which makes transforming your space into a luxury hotel suite even easier. While you could do a complete bathroom re-fit if you can afford it, there are smaller purchases you can take to upgrade your space:
· Thick, fluffy bathrobes and towels
· High-quality hand soap, shampoo, body wash, and skincare
· Essential oils diffuser
· Marbled accent pieces, like toothbrush holders and soap dishes
· Cotton-soft toilet roll
When we think of luxury hotels, people remember the small things most. From fragrant mini toiletries and fully-stocked mini-fridges to pillow fluffing and soft slippers, the small details are what make us feel like we are truly being taken care of.
Whenever you can, keep these small touches alive in your own room by keeping an opulent room spray to hand, or by buying your own mini-fridge. Even making your bed in the same way five-star hotels do every day is a great act of self-care that can make all the difference.
(This article is written by Birch Living)