Six Ways to Make Your Home Feel Like a Boutique Hotel
Author: Lauren Hunsberger | Posted In: Live | May 2020
We all miss travel right now—the food, the new cultures, and even the little luxuries and indulgences you get when you discover the perfect hotel. Bellevue Club Hotel experts share their tips on how to make your bedroom feel like your own private boutique hotel, even after spending so much extra time in it.
Use soft lighting
Most hotels rooms feature a combination of overhead and lamp lighting, but there is often a focus on beautiful bedside fixtures that provide soft light. When at home, we tend to flip the switch on our overhead lighting out of convenience, but it can be harsh. Instead, try using only bedside lamps, maybe even in concert with candles, for a warmer, cozier environment.
Perfect your bedding
The bed is the centerpiece of a hotel room, and there’s nothing more comforting than crawling into the crisp sheets of a well-made bed. You can recreate this simple joy by indulging in new sheets or pillows, but the real key is taking the time to properly make your bed every day. Don’t rush through it, tuck every corner and fluff each pillow. You will thank yourself at the end of the day.
Use the good soap
Many hotels use signature scents and products to pamper guests. At home, you can do the same by breaking out the bubble bath, aromatherapy oils or facemask you’ve been saving for a special occasion. Since we are spending so much time inside, little indulgences can make a big impact. Delight your senses to lift your spirits and up your self-care game.
Wear your bathrobe
If your everyday post-shower routine used to involve rushing to get dressed for work or to take care of the kids, now is the perfect time to try something new. Get inspired by hotel living and lounge around, even if just for 10 minutes, in a soft robe. Try doing a quick meditation or gratitude practice while wrapped up in a little extra decadence.
Boutique hotels often excel at adding little artistic details to their decor. High-quality candles, fresh flowers and perfectly placed pieces of art or photos of loved ones are all great ways to add style to your personal space. You will be amazed at how a little extra touch can brighten your mood and your room.
Try blackout curtains
Obviously sound sleep is a main priority when staying in a hotel, and many travellers often rely on blackout curtains, noise reduction machines and portable humidifiers to get some shuteye. However, there’s no reason to limit these devices to travel. Use all your favorite tools at home for an automatic upgrade.