Feeling stuck at home and craving a luxurious escape from the mundane? No need to book an upscale hotel or fly to a far-flung corner of the world to experience the joy of a relaxing retreat!
In fact, with a couple of tricks up your sleeve and a couple of five-star add-ons, you can easily recreate that luxury hotel experience at home and make the most of your staycation. Below, four tips to emulate that luxurious feel and channel those hotel vibes in your own abode.
Simplify your space by aiming for a more minimalist look
When it comes to recreating the luxury hotel feel at home, you want to start by taking a more simplistic, minimalist approach to designing and decorating your living space. The truth is, over-the-top decor pieces and too many furnishings only make a room feel crowded, not to mention the unnecessary high costs.
Your best bet would be to lay the foundation with a couple of carefully selected pieces while paying special attention to scale and proportion. Not only will decorating sparsely help you create the much-needed sense of space that luxury hotel rooms often promote, but it’ll also help you save some money in the process.
Moreover, make sure to remove any bulky and/or unnecessary items, and do your best to declutter your living space. Eliminating any stray items will help you achieve that airy feel, while providing suitable storage options for everyday essentials will ensure your living space remains organized and streamlined at all times.
Rely on comfy and cozy add-ons to bring the spa to you
To further enhance that soothing hotel suite feel, you want to make sure that you include a couple of cozy and comfy add-ons that will help recreate the indulgent spa-like experience at home. Start by investing in durable and soft white or single-color bedding. For a more luxurious feel, make sure to layer it using the triple sheeting method.
Another quintessential hotel suite item that will help bring the spa to you is a comfy robe, and a simple yet luxurious long sleeve silky kimono is all you really need for comfort on the go. Not only is a kimono robe ideal for relaxing in, but it’s also perfect for making a fashion statement. Make sure to pair this cozy add-on with some nice and soft slippers – waffle-weave ones are the ideal choice. Bonus points if you get ones that complement the robe.
Don’t forget to get your hands on a couple of fluffy white towels, too! Cotton ones are bound to make you feel extra special and ensure divine comfort as they feel soft and rich.
Invest in luxe bath amenities for an indulgent hotel-like experience
Another distinct feature of many luxury hotel suites is the lengthy list of luxe bath amenities. They promote that essential spa-like feel, and are certain to elevate the experience by ensuring sensory pleasure.
From scented candles and essential oil diffusers to pampering beauty products and relaxing bath soaks, luxe bath amenities are simple yet effective hotel-suite essentials that go a long way in making that at-home spa day feel much more tranquil and serene. You can go for store-bought products, but if you have some time on your hands, you can easily recreate the homemade versions using just a couple of ingredients from your kitchen.
Certain aromas such as bergamot, lavender, and ylang-ylang are ideal for unwinding after a long day, but you can use any scents that feel most appealing to you. Put the finishing touches by including some plants as well as freshly cut flowers into the room’s design, and rely on your favorite playlist to chill out and make the most of your spa hour.
Create a mini bar where you’ll mix your signature drinks
There’s nothing quite like a refreshing drink to help calm the nerves and chase those worries away. Whether you’re looking to relax after a long day at work or complete your weekly spa rituals, creating an at-home mini bar is a great way to indulge in your favorite beverages and feel like you’re on a vacation.
Set up a cocktail station by stocking up on your favorite ingredients and have fun creating your signature cocktail. Make sure to get some fancy glassware to boost the experience.
Or, stock up on pre-mixed cocktails for your minibar and eliminate the need for those extra trips to the store. Alternatively, you can sign up for a cocktail subscription box and have your favorite drinks delivered straight to your doorstep.
We all like to feel pampered and relaxed from time to time, but that doesn’t necessarily mean staying at a luxury hotel or spending a day at the spa. With a few simple tips, anyone can bring that hotel feel to their home, indulge their every sense, and get the much-needed peace and quiet.
Stick with the tips above, and you’ll be well on your way to ensuring the indulgent luxury hotel experience in the comfort of your own home.