We all love the luxury of staying in a hotel for the night; the beautiful décor, plush bedding and the fact that the kettle is only ever 5 steps away. It’s the ultimate layout for complete relaxation. So why not create this calming environment for ourselves at home? Henry Charles has some tips for you - some small changes, and some a little bigger, to help you create your own hotel-haven bedroom.
1. Less is more
Ever noticed how clean cut and minimalistic hotel rooms are? You don’t tend to find last weeks ironing pile stacked in the corner or that exercise bike that you bought 5 years ago standing brashly at the end of your bed. Your room should ooze relaxation, so put the ironing pile in the airing cupboard and part ways with the exercise bike. Do whatever you need to do to keep your bedroom furnishings to a minimum.
2. It’s all about symmetry
Believe it or not, the human brain loves symmetry. It stimulates visual calmness and gives a room a real sense of balance. Try centralising your bed to a wall and from there place your furniture accordingly, keeping in mind that the bed should be the focal point of the room. This can be difficult when rooms aren’t rectangular or square but have a play around and see what you can create.
3. Feature Wall
Having a feature colour or statement wallpaper on the wall where your bed stands is a great way to draw attention to your perfectly made bed. Be cautious of choosing a pattern or colour that is too ‘busy' because this could cause a distraction when you sleep. If you don’t fancy the feature wall, try a statement headboard as demonstrated in the picture below.
Your bed should be the focal point of the room and so it needs to create the ‘WOW' factor. If your pillow and duvets are looking tired or dated, treat yourself! For a true hotel look, go for crisp white covers with the highest thread count you can find. After you’ve got the basics, it’s time to decorate your bed with an abundance of cushions and throws. Choose your colour scheme wisely - powder blues or bronze and gold colours work well with white. Stack your pillows and cushions in size order and place a throw over the bottom of the bed.
5. Match your bedside tables
Hotels will always offer each guest their own bedside table placed either side of the bed. At Henry Charles we create a huge number of stunning bedside tables for you to choose from.
TIP: Get matching lamps to put on top of each one and you have the perfect hotel setting.
Lighting is so important and getting it right is crucial for relaxation. Try fitting dimmers on your main lights so you can control the brightness. Table lamps and floor lamps can look great whilst also creating the perfect ambiance.
First of all, ensure your towels match, right down to your face cloths! Roll and fold them into a pretty arrangement (of course the ones you aren’t using could just be put in the airing cupboard!) Next, buy some re-usable, matching toiletry containers. Decant your favourite products into these containers for a uniformed effect, and for that finishing touch, add a statement mirror above your sink.
It’s all in the finer detail! Drape two dressing gowns on the back of the door, make yourself a tea tray or add a vase of fresh flowers. These smaller, inexpensive things can have just as much of an impact as the bigger changes. Having a pillow spray next to your bed will add that extra touch, whilst also being beneficial to your sleeping pattern.
So whether you’re looking for a full bedroom makeover or just a few handy tips to refresh your bedroom’s style, we hope this article has given you some inspiration!