One of the best parts about travelling in style are the luxury hotels or villas. There’s something heavenly about diving under the freshly laundered, Egyptian cotton sheets and plump pillows (lots of them!), serene aesthetics and the daily turn down service.

But you don’t have to wait for another holiday to get those R&R vibes. Here are some hotelier tricks you can steal to create our very own master suite – just need to work on the room service.

Dress Your Bed

It’s the most important factor in your bedroom, so it has to look the part. Crisp white sheets are a must, so invest in top quality bedding, sheets and duvets. Triple sheeting is a fancy hotelier trick that is simply layering a thin blanket between two starched sheets. Layer your cushions with varied sizes and experiment with cosy textures, like a soft cashmere bed runner or velvet throw cushions. Just don’t go overboard when piling on the pillows.

John Lewis Ottoman Storage Upholstered Bed Frame £599
The White Company Cavendish Bed Linen Collection from £45 Lorna Velvet Bed Cushion £18

Choose A Neutral Colour Palette

Rooms usually stick to neutral shades of creams, white or greys but tend to have a signature accent colour for contrast. You can add your own rich colour or feature wall for character. If you don’t fancy getting out the paintbrush, you can simply dot vibrant textures or wall art around the room. Bold curtain drapes, cushions, or accessories can make an impact without being overwhelming. Marlow Wool Blend Bed Throw £32
John Lewis Single Sheepskin Rug £45
John Lewis Design Project by John Lewis No.195 Wallpaper, Plaster Pink £40

Up Your Bathroom Style

You may not have an en suite with a roll-top tub, but you can still give your bathroom a spa-like makeover. Invest in luxury, fluffy towels and neatly roll (not fold) for display. Decant your soap gels, bath salts, or shampoos into clear dispensers and get rid of any plastic bottles. Give it the spa fragrance with oil reed diffusers or scented candles. 

John Lewis Tom Dixon Alchemy Reed Diffuser £90
Christy Prism Towels Whitewash from £3
Bloomingville Glass Soap Dispenser £17

Declutter Space & Mind

All hotel rooms have that airy, spacious feeling with everything neatly in its place. You may have your favourite things scattered about, so consider grouping a few essential items. Place your favourite reads or magazines in a stylish rack or basket, and hide things in savvy storage like an ottoman. Ottomans can also double up as extra seating at the end of your bed. Organise your closet with luxury hangers instead of the plastic mish-mash. Those little touches can make all the difference to your chi.

Amara Leather Magazine Basket £75
John Lewis Wooden Jacket Hangers £13 Asare 150cm Ottoman Storage Bench £249

Introduce Some Mood Lighting

Most hotel rooms have soft lighting placed in different areas that serve different purposes. Bedside or desk lamps are ideal for a softer glow, while a tall floor lamp in the corner of the room is great to uplight the room. Invest in some modern, touch dimmer lamps. The four stage settings are great for controlling the amount of brightness you need, and to set the mood for essential downtime. 

OKA Veldi Wall Light £135
John Lewis Diptyque Figuier Scented Candle £47
John Lewis John Lewis & Partners Matinee Table Lamp £65

Invest In A Statement Chair

There is always a plush statement chair in the corner, inviting you to curl up in with a good book. Invest in a comfortable yet stunning armchair to compliment the room style. For smaller rooms, just downsize with a chair that is in proportion so you don’t lose out on valuable floor space.

Anthropologie Bethan Gray Feathered Occasional Chair
Anthropologie £598 Margot Velvet Chaise £449

Fake Your Space

Huge mirrors are a great way for making a space look bigger than it really is. They are also good for reflecting more light into the room. Maximise on your wall space with a large or full-length mirror. It does wonders to transform a room – just keep it sparkling and streak-free.

The White Company Chiltern Round Mirror £175
H&M Home Round Gold Mirror £19.99
Anthropologie Gleaming Primrose Mirror from £348

Up Your Tech Game

Smartphone hubs, MP3 docking stations or high-tech alarm clocks are useful hotel mod-cons. For your own ‘in-room entertainment’, there are various stylish and powerful blue-tooth speakers that can fit discreetly with your interior style. You can also replace traditional plug wall sockets with ones that have USB charging ports instead.

Belkin BOOST UP 10W Qi Wireless Charging Pad £34.99
John Lewis Sonos One SL Smart Speaker, White £179
IKEA LED Lamp With Wireless Chargng £60


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