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8 Easy Ways to Make Your Bedroom Feel Like a Luxe Hotel, Experts Say

Transform your bedroom with these hotel tricks of the trade.

With ample amenities, top-tier decor, and conditions that have been carefully calibrated for a solid night's sleep, there's no doubt about it: Staying in a luxury hotel gives you a taste of the good life. And if you've ever wondered how to recreate that feeling at home, you're in luck. Though your "stay" may not come with round-the-clock room service or a concierge desk, design experts say there are some easy ways to make your bedroom feel like a hotel. Read on to learn how you can start living in the lap of luxury without the soaring hotel expenses.

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Invest in top-quality sheets.

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Nothing says luxury hotel comfort like a well-made bed with quality linens, says Artem Kropovinsky, an interior design expert and the founder of Arsight.

"Invest in high-thread-count sheets and opt for all-white bedding which gives a crisp, fresh, and inviting look," he tells Best Life. "A top trick from luxury hotels is to triple-sheet your bed. This method involves layering a blanket or duvet between two clean, crisp sheets. It not only gives your bed a lush, puffed look but also offers versatility in comfort."

Home decor and DIY expert Stefana Silber says several luxury bedding fabrics work well in the home. "Traditional fabrics like sateen or cotton percale are always a good option, but the latest designer choice of bamboo bedding is not only an environmentally sustainable option but it has the softness and luxurious feel of satin without the hefty price tag."

Get a down comforter.

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No luxury hotel bed is complete without a premium down comforter, and Silber says that adding one is a simple way to upgrade your bedroom. However, she notes that you can also opt for high-quality alternatives if they better suit your budget, preferences, or allergies.

"Most hotels offer a fluffy down-filled comforter, but if you have allergies, opt for a down alternative. The same goes for the quality of pillows you choose. If down is a concern, instead of the heat-trapping foam, try cooling gel fill. It's just as fluffy as down," she says.

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Declutter and go minimalist.

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What's not in your bedroom is just as important as what's there, says Kropovinsky. By decluttering and choosing your decor items selectively, you're more likely to emulate a hotel's sophisticated design scheme.

"Thoughtful organization and minimalist design are key here," says the interior designer. "Luxury hotels often keep the nightstand uncluttered yet functional. Incorporate a stylish lamp for soft lighting, a timepiece, a book or magazine, and maybe a single fresh flower in a slim vase. Maintain a color scheme that harmonizes with your overall room aesthetics."

Add ambient lighting.

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The right lighting can also help transform your everyday bedroom into a high-end boudoir—or if nothing else, it'll at least help hide that pile of clothes that grows perennially in the corner.

"Subtle, layered lighting is a signature of luxury hotels," Kropovinsky says. "Start with a statement ceiling fixture for general lighting, add some soft ambient light with table lamps or wall sconces, and consider adjustable reading lights near the bed. Dimmer switches are a must to control the mood and feel of the room. Remember, the key is to have options that allow for both functionality and ambiance."

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Try scented candles and diffusers.

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Whether you consciously notice it or not, walking into a luxury hotel room is a full sensory experience. It's not just the look of the place, but also the scents, textures, and sounds that seduce you into a state of bliss. Kropovinsky says that by thoughtfully adding scents to your bedroom, you may be able to capture some of that same feeling at home.

"Scent is an oft-overlooked factor in our living spaces. High-end hotels often use signature scents to enhance the guest experience. At home, choose a diffuser or room spray that resonates with you. Go for calming, relaxing scents like lavender or vanilla for a bedroom," he recommends.

Establish a seating area.

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Kropovinsky says that if you have enough space, making a cozy seating area in your bedroom can also help you recreate the hotel experience at home.

"A plush armchair with a footstool or a small loveseat can mimic the luxury suite feel, offering an additional spot for reading, relaxing, or even for a morning coffee," he says.

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Get matching nightstands.

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Silber says that while the design world has generally moved away from fully matching furniture sets, there's something "comforting and luxurious" about having matching nightstands.

"Just make sure they don't also match the bed. Your best option is an upholstered bed because it opens up the options for color and finish of your nightstands," she tells Best Life.

Try window treatments.

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Installing window treatments is another way to add an opulent touch to your bedroom—and one that will help you get a better night's sleep.

"Nothing says hotel luxury like light-blocking drapery that insulates your sanctuary from both the sun and noise on the outside," says Silber. "Opt for pinch pleated headers that create more volume of fabric, a true light blocking lining, and ceiling to floor length. A French return rod will ensure coverage on the sides of the windows to prevent any light from getting through."

Lauren Gray
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