Spending a few glorious days basking in the lap of luxury at a swanky hotel is like the tantalizing taste of a good life – something that we all could get used to. But all good things must come to an end, and the return to the mundane world of unmade beds, incessant noise, and towering laundry pile can feel like a cruel comedown.
What if I told you that you could sprinkle a little stardust on your everyday life and infuse it with the opulence of the hotel life? So, buckle up, as I unveil a few tips to transform your humble abode into your own personal palace.
Hotel Scent Secrets: Hotels are like scent magicians, mixing up a magical potion of smells to make your nose dance with joy! Toss in floral, citrus, woody, and herbal notes like ingredients in a fancy recipe. It's like a spa day for your nose, making you feel clean and refreshed.
Soundproofing: Remember that blissful hotel room with walls as thick as a fortress, shielding you from the cacophony of the outside world? Apply a couple of coats of soundproof paint to your ceiling, which, besides looking elegant, helps dampen both heat and sound, hushing the clamor of the outside world.
Blackout Curtains: You know you’ve had an amazing night’s sleep when you wake up to the impenetrable darkness of your hotel room with the impression that it’s still the middle of the night, only to pull aside the curtains and find the midday sun blaring down on a fully in-the-swing-of-things swimming pool. If you’re overwhelmed by ambient light pollution at night, it is time to affix your windows with some blackout curtains.
Hangingsome Calming Art: Some cool, calming art can go a long way - think gentle waves, serene forests, and beautiful flowers. It is like a visual treat that can turn your room into a haven.
White Linens: Your bed is the natural focal point as the feature of the room. And, as that focal point, you want to invest in white bed linens with high thread count are an excellent investment: they will neither fade in the wash nor will they go out of style. This is a feature found in hotels across the world.
The Magic Elixir - Lighting: Think about the atmosphere you'd like to create in your sleep space. Ideally, lighting should be soft ad easy. Using lamps with soft fabric shades or cove lighting can metamorphize your room.
Minimize the Clutter: None of the high-end hotel rooms are filled to the brim with accessories and knick-knacks; rather, they carefully curate with just the right amount of décor. You may want to take this approach with your own bedroom too.
So, there you have it, an ounce of hotel-style opulence to brighten your everyday life.
This article is authored By Ridhi Khosla Jalan, Interior Designer and India’s Premier Design Influencer.