Packing our suitcases and staying at a luxury hotel for the night means only one thing – the ultimate in relaxation. Although nothing beats my bed at home, staying somewhere else for the evening provides the perfect opportunity to pamper ourselves, read our favourite book in a white waffle robe, and order room service before burying down into the duvet and feather filled pillows.

Today I wanted to share three ways you can make sure your bedroom feel a little more like a five-star hotel, even if it’s just for one night of the week.

High Thread Bedding

Crisp white bedding has to be your starting point. I’m not one to promote wasting your precious time on earth ironing bed sheets but it’s hard to deny how nice the bed looks when fresh white bed sheets have been put on.

High-thread cotton is the perfect base for a great night’s sleep. Personal recommendations include Christy England, who are a brand I fell in love with years ago and haven’t strayed from, or The White Company, who offer the five-star hotel feeling in the comfort of your own boudoir.

Styling The Room

Another area you can uplevel is your bedside table. I have a small tray on mine, with lavender spray to add to my pillow to help me sleep, a silk eye mask, hand cream to put on just before bed and lip balm to stay hydrated.

Why not add some faux flowers in a beautiful vase, a candle with a calming scent, and symmetrical reading lamps which match the current decor. You don’t need me to tell you soft lighting helps create a more relaxing atmosphere.

Another idea, if you have the space in your bedroom, could be to create a small seating area – perhaps by a window with a side table, small occasional chair and reading lamp.

I know not everyone is lucky enough to have that kind of space, but if you do then make the most of it. Consider Made.com, Loaf, and Maison Du Monde for stylish accent chairs.

Turn Your Bathroom Into A Spa

Finally, before you hit the hay in your hotel, how nice is it to step inside your hotel bathroom, de-robe and take a nice long bath. Well, you don’t need to have an ensuite to do this at home, but you do need to make your bathroom as tranquil as possible.

Scented candles, a soft white towelling robe and an array of beauty products lined up to make you feel all soft-skinned and glowing, are exactly what you need to pretend you’re in a beautiful hotel somewhere in the middle of the countryside.

You could even turn your hand to making natural facemasks with ingredients found in your fridge – avocado and honey are a great combination for dry skin. But the key is throughout all of this, is to relax and enjoy your surroundings.

Other essential things you could do to make your hotel evening even more special include:

  • Turning your phone onto airplane mode and putting away the laptop
  • Ordering in your favourite food to eat from the comfort of your bed
  • Tidy the room so it feels instantly calming – you’d *rarely find old pants in the corner of a five-start hotel room.
  • Treat yourself to a book you’ve been eyeing up for a while, or purchase some of your favourite glossy magazines. With an evening scheduled all for you, it would be a shame to not spend some of that time doing something you love like reading or getting inspired, whether that’s interiors, food, or fashion.
  • Google some of your favourite hotels and see what kind of décor they have in their rooms to gather some inspiration. The Heritage suit at The Grand, one of the best spa hotels in York, for example, captures the five-star feel perfectly, with marble surfaces, Eygyptial cotton bedding, underfloor heating, and Molton Brown toiletries.

I don’t know about you, but I feel a mini bedroom makeover coming on. I’m thinking pizza, a pile of Real Homes magazines, and a facemask on, all from the comfort of my five-star bedroom.

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