The best part of a hotel stay is the lavish bed and fancy décor. If you can't travel this summer, the least you can do for yourself is upgrade your bedroom. Who's to say you can't bring what you love about checking into a hotel room into your home? We've compiled some quick fixes for turning your boring bedroom into a private retreat, and it's so much easier than you might think.
Prioritize a few staples
An excellent mattress, comfy bedding, and fluffy pillows are quick tweaks for the ultimate staycation. High thread-count sheets and luscious down comforter, though not cheap, are worthy investments. They can convert your everyday bed into a peaceful oasis that you will hate leaving even more than you probably already do.
The details that really count
Stylish hotels typically have beautiful artwork, plenty of mirrors, a comfy accent chair, and uniquely designed side table and dresser to complete the luxury look. If you're looking for budget-friendly upgrades, our replacement fronts for Malm dressers and nightstands can tie your room together in a beautiful custom fashion. If your room needs a sideboard or vanity, use the Sektion or Besta collections to design custom pieces that fit your needs and aesthetic. Hotel rooms always have ample room to keep all of your things handy, so it's essential to have the storage needed to avoid clutter and mess.
These Eva doors in white lace on a Sektion sideboard from IKEA make the perfect vanity or floating dresser.
It's okay to be extra
It's your room, and you can do what you want. Access to that little something extra is what makes a hotel room so different from your everyday bedroom. Purchase some serveware so you can have the 'breakfast in bed' Saturday mornings. Bring in a decorative bar cart or make a mini bar from a small storage piece. It's the simple extra features in a hotel suite that make it feel like such an escape from real life. Who wouldn't want a nice nightcap in their stylish bedroom on a weeknight?
Sarah Lyons from Apartment Therapy used our cane Besta doors to turn her simple frame into a home bar, and it makes the perfect addition to make her room a little more fun.
The cherry on top
The luxurious yet safe-and-sound feeling you get in a hotel room is topped off with the right scents and lighting. Don't try to skimp on an ugly lamp or weak candles. Studies show that the scent of a room can significantly alter your mood, hence the reason aromatherapy has really taken off and Bath & Body Works has a multi-line collection for it now. Get a bright, proper floor lamp that allows you to bask in the beautiful bedroom suite you've designed. Treat yourself, because items that are part of your daily routine deserve to be of good quality.
If you've styled your bedroom like a hotel getaway, share it with us by tagging #norseinteriors. For design help on how to create your very own staycation at home, connect with our design advisors via email at email@example.com or book a complimentary phone consultation.
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