Although people are travelling more now than six months ago, not everyone is in a position to take a few days off and kick back in a hotel. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of the nicer design features hotels have to offer. In an article for BobVila.com, Miranda Siwak shares some tips for making your home into a serene place that feels like a high-end escape. Here are some of her suggestions.
Hotels tend to have two types of window treatments: blackout curtains, and then either sheer curtains, or some type of adjustable shades. This gives you the option to sleep in total darkness, but also open the windows during the day (using the sheer curtains) and maintain some aspect of privacy. Installing a similar setup in your bedroom at home is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to achieve that do-not-disturb deep hotel sleep.
As humans, we’re fans of symmetry, and that’s what we get in a hotel room. Not only is it pleasing to the eye, but Siwak says that a symmetrical room can feel more welcoming. “For instance, to enhance the soothing aesthetic, they typically situate identical nightstands, each with a lamp, on either side of the bed or couch,” she writes.
Create a mini lounge
Most hotel rooms have some type of seating area that can be used for everything from entertaining visitors, to working remotely, to plopping down on while you’re still wearing your outside clothes. It also gives you a place to spend time in your bedroom that’s not your bed — like, if you’d prefer to work or read alone, but don’t necessarily want to get into bed. Per Siwak:
You, too, can create a hotel-like vibe by setting up an intimate seating area in your bedroom or living room. Working additional seating into a room is also a great way to invite texture and pattern into the space for a bit of visual interest.