Just can’t get enough of that hotel room you spent your vacation in and think you just might be in love with it? Want to replicate that at home? Here are some suggestions
Turning your bedroom into a hotel room is like having the best of both worlds — creating a private sanctum while enjoying the luxury of a hotel room. And guess what? It can be just the way you like it, all you have to do is to make the right decisions.
We ask interior designer Sirisha Praveen, what are the first things one must consider to make one’s bedroom look more like a hotel room. “You could begin with enlisting what are the activities that you would want to do in your room apart from sleeping. Depending on your wants, you decide what to include. For instance, maybe you would want a mini refrigerator, or a reading corner, also a place where you can catch up on quick office work, a mini library, a coffee table, etc. And if you happen to meditate in your room then maybe a corner for that as well, or if you are an artist, then a table that will give you enough space to paint at ease,” she suggests.
Lighting is considered to be an integral part of any kind of setup, but when you want your bedroom to resemble a hotel room then there are some things you need to be mindful about.
Zarina Khan, a former student of interior designing, says, “Having automated lights give you that ‘hotel’ feel and also make your life easy. You could go for sensor switches that not only make you feel like royalty but will also save your electricity bill. Another good idea will be to add mirrors in the room to facilitate light to be reflected.
“Also, if you prefer reading lights or lights at your work desk, having individually controlled lights would save time, effort and your bill. Having dimmers for all kinds of lights is another addition that can do wonders for your mood.”
Once you are done with the décor and other decisions, you can now move onto the most integral part — the bed. One of the most important factors that gives you the feel of a hotel is a real cosy bed, in which you can sink and relax.
Socialite Gazala Baig suggests that it is best to buy a medicated mattress that is not only comfortable but also best for one’s health or one can also buy the high-end ones, which maybe on the steeper side, but will eventually be a fair gain. She adds, “Also, include a lot of pillows, cushions and bolsters, depending on your comfort level, but the key is to have a minimal setup that is not cluttered uncomfortably.” Armed with these tips, making that transformation in your room will be much easier. But remember once you descend from your throne (read your luxurious bed) there is no one to pick after you!
Less media: When you’re on the road, it’s easy to lose yourself in the world around you and we don’t feel as focused on our home media as often. Save the iPod for the gym, turn the TV off and pretend you only have a few channels and opt instead for a book near a sunny window or just go for a walk around the neighbourhood instead. More still and chill versus loud and crazy!
Would you pay for it? It’s easy to collect things we like, but don’t always love. It usually happens when there’s a sale sign around or someone gifts you something that although pretty, isn’t quite your taste. Examine your room from the viewpoint of a paying customer. If you wouldn’t pay to spend a night in a room in your house, make changes! De-clutter, add light, dim lighting down or thrown open the curtains!
Stock something special: There aren’t many who don’t find travel-size products adorable on some level and even if they’re not your chosen brand, there’s still something about pint size packaging that makes people go weak in the knees. Try picking up a few small candies or special beverages that might add a little zip to your step and make today (or tomorrow) feel extra awesome.
Clean before the weekend: The time spent in a hotel, although not long is always refreshing because it’s uncluttered and clean. Having the cleanest house possible during the time we occupy is the best thing.
(Inputs from www.apartmenttherapy.com)
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