AS THE NIGHTS ARE GETTING CHILLIER, THE HIS & HERS TEAM HAS BEEN DREAMING OF COSY NIGHTS IN IN PJS. AND AS OUR FAVOURITE AL FRESCO BARS ARE SUDDENLY LOOKING A LOT LESS APPEALING AS ARCTIC WINDS BLOW IN FROM THE MERSEY, COSYING UP OUR HOMES READY FOR WINTER HAS TAKEN ON A WHOLE NEW SENSE OF URGENCY.
We’re not talking about taking on big projects that test our DIY skills to destruction. No-one needs that during a hard-earned lazy weekend! Just simple, easy updates that will make you even more grateful to kick off your shoes as you fall through the door. Speaking of which, here are our top tips to give your bedroom that luxury hotel feel…
When it comes to choosing a bed, invest in the best you can afford, because it’ll be the focal point of the room and you won’t want to replace it in a hurry. We like this grey velvet divan bed, which wouldn’t look out of place in a boutique hotel and strikes a nice balance between looking stylish yet comfortable.
We’re sure you’ve heard it all before, but there’s a reason luxury hotels tend to go for soft, neutral tones for walls, blinds or curtains and bedding. Firstly, a neutral scheme genuinely will help you to feel more relaxed. Just ask anyone who tried decorating their bedroom in a bold scheme in their youth and ultimately regretted it!
Secondly, if your overall design scheme is pared down and neutral, you can update your accent colours any time you fancy a change by simply changing your cushions, throw and accessories. Even treating yourself to a few candles in a corresponding shade will freshen things up in an instant.
Also, don’t forget the little details that tend to make a luxury hotel room feel more indulgent than budget alternatives. Great blackout blinds, or curtains, for example, won’t just make the room feel cosier. They’ll also create the perfect conditions for a great night’s sleep.
Little touches like a nice set of bedside lamps so you can lower the light levels as you wind down will also help to create that luxury hotel bedroom feel without breaking the bank. And if you want to start with the smallest of indulgences, even treating yourself to a super comfy new set of pillows, or perhaps a hotel-style bathrobe for yourself and your other half, will all help to make staying at home feel altogether more indulgent. Personally, we’re smitten with this Ralph Lauren robe, but, of course there are plenty of more affordable versions on the high street.
Then once your bedroom’s looking just the way you want it, there’s always the option of treating yourself to the final hotel-style flourish, a bottle of champagne or prosecco on ice and some chocolates. If you’ve been trying any of the above tips, or using some style secrets of your own to get your home winter-ready, we’d love to hear all about it! Please comment or share your interior design pics with us on social media, because at this time of year, staying in really is the new going out!