When you are on vacation have you ever noticed that the minute you enter your hotel room the stress of reaching your destination immediately melts away? Wouldn't you love to feel that calm every day when you get home?
The concept of hotel chic has been making its way to private homes for a while now and it is no wonder! The next time you are out-of-town pay attention to the way in which hotels design their space to make your stay more pleasant and convenient. Then translate these ideas to your bedroom at home.
1. Create balance with symmetry.
You’ll never see the bed in a luxury suite crammed into a corner. Placing your bed in the center of the wall creates an automatic focal point. It also makes changing the bedding easier. Encourage relaxation by making things convenient. Put night stands on both sides of the bed. Not only will this increase storage but also gives partners equal personal space in the room.
2. Keep it clean.
Visual clutter equals mental chatter. Simple lines are key to achieving this look — if an item isn’t a necessity or induces stress find another room to store it in. Move your clothing hamper to the bathroom or closet; there is nothing peaceful or sexy about dirty clothes.
Image via Viceroy Hotels
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3. Add luxury.
Sleep in style. The average person spends one-third of their life sleeping, shouldn’t you do so comfortably. High quality linens are a worthwhile investment. Pillows and throws are another way to increase a sense of extravagance.
Mood lighting also builds the getaway feel. In addition to your standard overhead lighting, use lamps and candles to compose an intimate environment. Create a warm glow in the room by changing out your bedside lights for soft pink colored bulbs. Add dimmers or buy adjustable lighting fixtures.
Our Favorite Hotel Chic Accessories:
1. Ice Bucket
2. Tray Table
3. Faux Fur Pillows and throw
4. Modern Rotary Phone
5. Ottoman (at the foot of the bed)
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I am a big believer in mixing high and low in both fashion and home decor. Honestly, for me, it boils down to instant gratification -- finding a way to make my expensive inspiration become a reality in my life now! I don't always want to wait until I can buy the designer piece to add some more style to my space. So, I often seek out a similar item that has the same vibe for less money.
A great example of this is the orb chandelier. It can be a statement in a grand room, just as easily as it can capture attention above an IKEA kitchen island or parsons desk in a small one bedroom apartment.
I'm a strong believer that organization doesn't have to look sterile, it just has to serve a purpose.