A good hotel room gives off an air of dignified calm – a great one is a really luxurious treat. Whether you’re visiting for work or pleasure, there’s something alluring about a quiet, ordered space and anonymous bedsheets, with the added bonus of knowing you’re not going to have to do the tidying up. So, how can we bring some of this luxury into our everyday lives?
1. Think fluffy
Rugs, robes and towels, oh my! Think deep pile floor coverings, cosy dressing gowns and luxuriously thick towels – simple, affordable and extremely effective.
These 500gsm Towelsoft bathrobes (pictured) are soft and chunky, and can even be personalised for an extra special treat.
Or try these hydrocotton towels from The White Company, which use special technology to stay lightweight yet extra fluffy.
2. Go luxe with lighting
Boutique hotels always have a bold design centrepiece of some kind, and a statement lamp will not only draw the eye but help create the luxurious ambience you’re after. Adding a warm white bulb (as opposed to a daylight bulb) will soften the mood considerably, creating a homely, cosy atmosphere.
3. Treat your tech to some TLC
Hectic piles of messy cables have no place here, and setting up a charging station is a simple and visually appealing way to keep your electronics organised. The futuristic looking Belkin Conserve Valet charges up to four devices at once and shuts power off automatically when they’re done, and the Blue Lounge Sanctuary 4 (pictured) also has a dedicated tablet port.
4. Focus on fragrance
The smell of a room is so easily overlooked, but a little effort can go a long way. A fancy scented candle feels decadent, smells wonderful and provides an intimate glow – Molton Brown’s Langour Piccolo Candela collection give you an array of aromas to play with.
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By Laura Kidd | August 1st, 2014