What is your favorite part about going on vacation? The excitement of getting on a plane? The experience of an unknown place? The comfort and relaxation of being miles away from home and your responsibilities?
One of our favorite parts of vacation is the hotel stay. Those luxurious beds, clean linens, soft pillows, and nice clean lines can have a regenerative effect. For a few glorious days you're able to forget about the press of daily life and completely enjoy the fresh, clean surroundings.
Of course, most of us can't afford to run off to a tropical resort tomorrow, but you can certainly bring some of that luxury right into your own home. Here are some tips to re-create the hotel experience right in your own bedroom, and to give yourself a mini-vacation.
Step 1: Get rid of clutter.
Have you ever walked into a hotel room to find the desk covered in clutter, the chairs piled with laundry, and the floor strewn with shoes, purses and other effects? Probably not. If you want to experience that fresh and clean feel, the first step is to de-clutter your room. Place any of your small and non-decorative items in your drawers or closet, and stash anything that doesn't belong on the bed or bedroom floor.
Step 2: Make your bed the focal point.
When you arrive in your hotel room, one of the first things you notice is how comfy the bed looks. Maybe it's just a simple queen bed but there is something about the way it's made and the linens that are used that make it look soft and and inviting.
You can re-create that plush look for your own bed with a few simple items. If the decor of your room allows, try purchasing a white or light-colored down comforter. The light colors will give the illusion of the bed being bigger than it is. To accent the light colored cover you can get some bright throw pillows of different shapes and sizes. Then add a simple blanket in the same color scheme as the pillows to place across the end of your bed. And then, of course, having big fluffy pillows will only add to the feeling of plush luxury, or plushxury, as we like to call it.
Step 3: Use plenty of lighting.
Having multiple light sources in the room can help to create that relaxing, soothing atmosphere. Have two small lamps on each side of your bed and maybe a couple floor lamps in opposing corners. You should also make sure to use the correct light bulbs. Bulbs that give off an amber light are easier on the eyes, and will add a warm glow to the room.
Step 4: Keep the room smelling fresh.
You can accomplish this by keeping incense on one of the end tables, having an organic, natural smelling plug-in air freshener, or by lightly spraying the room with a natural freshener a couple times a week. One great way to keep your room smelling fresh is to open up all the windows in the room and have a fan pointing outside. This will help cycle the air in the room, keeping things fresh and helping dispel any odors.
Last, but certainly not least, treat yourself to some fresh flowers every once in awhile. Fresh flowers will complete the look of your private getaway and add that special touch. You don't have to purchase an expensive arrangement to make it look rich and luxurious, all you have to do is buy a simple bunch of flowers from your local grocery store, snip the ends of the stems with some scissors, and then arrange the flowers very simply into a clear glass vase.
Now all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful sanctuary that you've just created.
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