Today we’re sharing more than a dozen of our favorite tips on how to make your bedroom (or even a guest bedroom!) look and feel like a luxurious, pampering hotel room getaway!
Your vacation away may be over, but you can still make your bedroom into a hotel-feeling getaway to enjoy EVERY DAY!
How? We’re sharing our 10+ favorite ideas (plus easy resources to make it happen) below!
We’ll also answer popular questions like:
- How do I get a hotel feel in my bedroom?
- How do you dress a bedroom like a hotel?
- How can I make my house look like a hotel room?
- How can I make my bedroom look luxurious?
BEDROOM WITH HOTEL FEELS
#13: Simple Bedside Table!
When you’re on vacation, you don’t tend to bring a bunch of “stuff” to fill all the surfaces. Try keeping the same mindset in your bedroom and keep as little as possible on your bedside table. These surfaces are not for storage! (If you do need storage, get a basket with a lid, or keep it in a drawer.)
Personally, I love using non-standard side tables next to beds. Below you can see I’ve brought in texture
HOW TO MAKE YOUR BEDROOM FEEL LIKE A HOTEL
#12: The Perfect Rug!
If you have hardwood floors in the bedroom, the right rug makes all the difference when it’s the first thing your bare feet touch in the morning—as well as the last thing you feel before climbing into bed at night.
Even in the above-pictured attic space bedroom we helped quickly pull together for a client, a runner next to the bed was less expensive than buying a full area rug (I talk about that more in this post about rugs under beds).
Related to the coziness of the rug, you can see the linens and super-luxurious blanket also help soften the space!
Even if you don’t have hardwood floors, and you’re working with a bedroom with carpeting, a bedside or under-bed rug can still help ground the space, give it character, and so much more!
HOW TO MAKE YOUR BEDROOM FEEL LUXURIOUS
#11: Matching Bedside Lighting
The “mismatched” look can work in some areas, but your bedroom lights are not the place for it if you want that streamlined hotel feel! Matching bedside lamps, sconces or pendants pull the room together visually and keep it simple for the eyes.
Hotel-feel bedrooms don’t have to be all-white, as shown above in this bedroom I designed for a client. You can use your choices in artwork and furniture strategically to achieve a more high-end boutique hotel feel!
You’ll notice I also love sconces or hanging lights in these two example photos, as they clear up room for your (or your guest’s) nightstands!
HOW TO MAKE YOUR BEDROOM FEEL LIKE A LUXURY HOTEL
#10: The Right Bed Sheets!
How to really score big on making a bedroom feel like a hotel?
For a hotel-style feel, go for simple, crisp white sheets. We like percale, but sheets are so personal that you should choose whatever material feels most comfortable to you!
Even in the smallest of bedrooms (such as in the below guest room), this is one of the greatest tips I can give you for immediately making it feel high-end! As soon as you or your guest touches that luxurious linen, game over! 🙂
HOW TO MAKE YOUR BEDROOM LOOK LIKE A HOTEL ROOM
#9: Fresh Plants!
I don’t know the exact science behind this, but it’s 100% true—bringing in some real greenery to your bedroom brings a touch of freshness we all need around us, day and night! The simpler, the better.
Can you imagine how the above bedroom would feel without that punch of green there?
I’ll also talk more about the importance of plants + detoxing your air further below!
HOW TO MAKE YOUR BEDROOM FEEL LIKE HOTEL
#8: Small Hotel-Like Details
Add a few of the tiny touches often found in hotels. Whether it’s a nice quality bottle of water on the side table or some simple, cozy slippers laid out next to your bed, we don’t have to be on vacation to enjoy some “little luxuries.”
HOW TO MAKE YOUR BEDROOM AN OASIS
#7: Block Light & Sound!
Along with a good sound machine (whether it’s white noise or the sound of waves so you can pretend you’re next to the ocean!), hotels often have light-blocking curtains and drapes. Layering sheer curtains with blackout shades (I love hidden blackout roller shades!) is one way to mimic what hotels do.
Just try to avoid the big, heavy curtains or valances that feel a bit stifling.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR BEDROOM LOOK LIKE A LUXURY HOTEL
#6: Include Seating!
Add a small seating area, if you can! While we’re grateful to have the large seating area we do in our bedroom now, we haven’t always had that!
We’ve lived in places where there was barely room to walk around the bed, but if you can, try to fit at least a chair or small ottoman into your space to give it a little more of that cozy, home-away-from-home feel.
Benches or ottomans at the end of the bed are a great way to fit this in if your space doesn’t allow for a full seating area!
HOW TO MAKE YOUR BEDROOM FEEL LUXURIOUS
#5: Naturally Fresh Air
Try to keep the scents in your bedroom’s air minimal (“just say no” to the synthetic plug-ins). Get one of NASA’s recommended plants for natural air purifying…
HOW TO MAKE BEDROOM FEEL LIKE HOTEL
#4: Think Symmetry!
Overall, hotels keep things symmetrical—especially around the bed. Try to mimic this in your own bedroom and enjoy the fresh feel it gives.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR BEDROOM LOOK LIKE A HOTEL
#3: Natural Pillows
What’s your “dream pillow” that you’d find in your ideal vacation paradise? Take that and make it yours! Whether that means hard or soft to you, a good pillow is worth investing in, as you spend 1/3 of your life with your head on it!
HOW TO MAKE YOUR BEDROOM LOOK LIKE A HOTEL SUITE
#2: Keep It Simple!
I can’t say it enough–keep your sleeping area simple! Again, think about what you see in a hotel. Keep artwork simple (or avoid it). Have a beautiful mirror or a spot for a cozy robe. Get any workout equipment or clutter out of the bedroom area and enjoy the simplicity.
Simple doesn’t have to mean spartan (as you can see in this above black-accented bedroom I designed for a client with very specific requests). It just means keeping only what you absolutely need in there! 🙂
BOUTIQUE HOTEL STYLE BEDROOM IDEAS
#1: Use What You Already Have!
Save your cash-money-money and take advantage of what you already have!
For example, we switched out wood tables from our living room and put them in as “new”-feeling bedside tables (you can go back and see the change in the first photo on this post).
It’s amazing how furniture-switching can change the whole feel of a bedroom—for free! (It may not look like much of a change to someone else, but believe me–you’ll notice the small but powerful difference because you’re in it every day!)
Here we utilized a daybed in a client’s office space to make an instant guest room-slash-office space that doesn’t feel crammed!
- Creating a Stress-Free Bedroom Sitting Area!
- How to Choose the Right Size Rug!
- What To Hang Over Your Bed (or NOT)!
- The Genius Space-Saving Hack for Your Guest Room!
- 7 Strategies for Choosing Interior Colors!
- The Only 7 Guest Bed Ideas You (Actually) Need to Know About!
- See how we created our simple DIY bed!
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