August 10

Give Your Living Space a Hotel-Style Makeover


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When I visit a hotel the look and feel of a evokes a chic, desirable style and often leave guests wanting to recreate the same look at home. The heavenly fresh, crisp bed linen, professionally made on a big, inviting bed; a beautifully made table or an immaculate reception area. The stunning lighting and statement, expertly placed accessories in a hotel are enough to make anyone want to get home and start the transformation of their home!

The typical style of a hotel interior is neither too masculine nor too feminine. It's timeless, effortless and generally very inviting. This style can be achieved by keeping to your budget if you make practical choices which result in the look pulling together seamlessly.

To create the ‘hotel look' within your home, there are a few simple tips from combining furniture styles to layering materials and fabrics of varying textures and designs which work together.

The first thing to think about when you're looking to re-design your space is to remember that you have to work with the space you have. Most hotels keep accessories, signs and general clutter to an absolute minimum. So particularly if you're space is small you need to ensure you have a clear out and can provide practical solutions to tidy away the mess.

The mood of your room can be enhanced with dimmed, subtle light styling. Use of scented candles or aromatic oils will further improve the ambience of a room; the desirable fragrance will mirror the same feeling you get when you walk into a luxury hotel reception.

Use of flowers will inject some color in to your room; choose co-coordinating palettes and interesting shaped flowers. The fragrance of fresh flowers will also bring some freshness to the room; a touch of the outdoors inside.

The ultimate hotel touch in a bedroom has got to be crisp luxury linens. Don't forget the rest of the bed: a decent, comfortable mattress is imperative, along with high quality Egyptian cotton bedding and a few carefully selected, elegant cushions.

Whether you're looking to create the hotel feel in your bathroom, bedroom or dining room, there should be a statement piece of furniture or accessory. This piece could be anything from a stunning mirror to a decadent bed, so a beautiful piece of artwork. Hotels create their impeccably stylish look through use of neutral tones and a few well chosen, unique items. You needn't have studied interior design to accomplish this sought after look; you just need to be patient and willing to invest some time.


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