There’s something special about the world’s most welcoming hotels.
The blend of Art Deco and Moorish style notes at La Mamounia in Marrakech. The sand dune sunsets at UAE’s Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort. The bay view from the terrace at Hotel Belles Rives on Cap d’Antibes.
And everything from stunning scenery to immaculate décor and sublime service combines in holistic magic that’s much more than the sum of its parts.
But what if you could bottle some of that alchemy and sprinkle it liberally around your home?
These five ways to bring hotel-level comfort home will help you create domestic stardust!
1. Front door
The primacy effect (AKA ‘first impressions last’) is as powerful in homes as it is in hotels.
Since a clean, stylish, pleasant-smelling hotel reception makes you feel welcome even before you’ve had much contact with staff, applying the same philosophy to your home entrance is eminently sensible.
Scents are one of the easiest ways to create that ‘wow’ factor – use fresh flowers or diffusers from The White Company.
If you love entertaining, how about evoking that luxe hotel lounge feels with a classic drinks trolley?
There are lots of styles to choose from online – recreate a roaring 20s vibe with an Art Deco design or a Mad Men soiree with a 60s number. Whether your guests are fond of a drop or teetotal, being served from a stylish trolley makes anyone feel special.
Domestic capital of romance. Personal sanctuary. Sleep HQ.
Whatever you call your bedroom, a solid bed base, supportive mattress, crisp, fresh sheets, and cool pillows go a long way towards achieving hotel-level comfort. Don’t know the difference between divans and Ottoman frames? No problem – grab some advice from bed tech professionals like Archers Sleepcentre.
Most of us can’t have a team of chefs on hand to pander to our cuisine preferences 24 hours a day, but you can copy some elements of hotel kitchens.
For instance, creating an extended serving hatch between your kitchen and dining room delivers an open kitchen vibe and means you can keep an eye on kids if you’re cooking alone.
Relaxing in an expansive tub is often the biggest treat in a hotel stay.
And while you might not quite have the space for a mega-bath, some customization can still enhance the experience. For instance, a waterproof television from Bathroom TV delivers A-lister level luxury (as long as you can agree on what to watch).
Your home can never be a carbon copy of a hotel – nor should it be – but these five tips add just enough stylish and comfortable touches to ensure that you enjoy the VIP treatment all year round.
Try them soon and let us know the difference they make!