If you’ve ever been lucky enough to stay in a luxury hotel bedroom, then you’ll know it’s an experience worth cherishing. The room is decorated to a high standard and is inviting, so you instantly feel welcome and can relax. The bed is the focal point of the room, the mattress is sumptuously soft, the linen and accessories are high quality, and there’s a choice of pillows, so you get the best night’s sleep possible.
Then there are the little touches like the fluffy bathrobe, expensive smelling products or candles in the high-tech bathroom, as well as fresh flowers, and discreet, stylish accessories. We’ve come up with some useful style inspiration and ideas so you can recreate the hotel style bedroom atmosphere at home, whilst also making your home guest-ready.
While each hotel has its own charm and character, the characteristic that unites every luxury room is lovely décor. Hotel bedrooms with the wow factor are usually decorated in neutral tones (think white and cream bedroom designs), with perhaps one statement piece that adds a pop of colour or some drama. Patterns are usually subtle, or if they’re bold they’re usually used with co-ordinated pieces, such as cushions matching bed throws. All these deliberate style choices create a calming atmosphere and make the room seem more upmarket and luxe.
If you want some hotel style bedroom ideas for interior decoration, then less is usually more. Just choose your favourite muted shade – we suggest beige, taupe, mushroom, or timeless black and white – then paint or wallpaper tones of it on your walls, and match your floor and textiles to create a cohesive look.
When you walk into a bedroom, one of the first things you notice is what’s on the floor. Aside from the walls, it takes up the most amount of space as far as the eye can see, and as the foundation of the room it’s a great place to establish that soft, cocooning feel of a luxury bedroom at home.
While all of Tapi’s carpets come with a long wear guarantee, we’d recommend going for high-quality wool as a solid investment piece that’ll reward you for years to come. You can choose a plain colour or a herringbone or cobble pattern for some subtle texture. We could chat for hours about why wool’s a wonderful material for a carpet, and we do in our guide to wool carpet.
For a luxury look and feel that provides great value, we’d suggest a twist carpet. That’s a type of carpet that doesn’t flatten, so it’s perfect for sinking your toes into after a long day, and looks so indulgent, too. For more hotel style bedroom ideas, we have a host of flooring that will suit every taste and budget in our Ideas Hub.
If you’re craving that high-end, plush velvet impression, then any of our Saxony carpets will do the job of create that luxury hotel bedroom. Saxonies have a deep pile and add warmth and insulation to any room, and feel soft underfoot too.
You’ll be guaranteed a great night’s rest if you copy the style of a luxury hotel room and prioritise the bed itself. If your mattress is more than eight years’ old, manufacturers recommended you change it.There are so many types on the market – memory foam, pocket spring, gel, each with a difference in firmness – so it’s worth taking a bit of time to research into one that will work best for you and whoever you’re sleeping with!
If you can, buy the biggest bed you can afford that fits into your room. That way you can replicate the extravagance of a luxury hotel room every time you fall off to sleep. And if you don’t have one already, get your bed a headboard. Not only is it practical, it makes the whole room look more put together and more like a hotel bedroom.
The other item that unifies all hotel rooms is the colour of the bed linen. Have you ever noticed hotels of all kinds use only white sheets? Once again, this is probably for practical or hygienic reasons as they can be boil washed, but crisp white sheets always look smart.
When buying cotton sheets, the rule is the higher the thread count, the better quality the cotton. We’d suggest buying a new set of white sheets of any kind will automatically make your room look and feel more elevated. It’s up to you whether you want to go retro with blankets instead of duvets, but they do make the bed look more deluxe once you’ve made it.
And then there are pillows. In a luxury hotel bedroom you’re spoilt for choice. At home, you perhaps have some that have seen better days. How to tell if your pillow needs to be replaced? Hold it flat on the palm of one hand. If it doesn’t stay horizontal, but sags or folds, then it’s time to buy new ones. It’s up to you to choose what thickness you prefer, and it also depends if you sleep on your back, side or front. If you’re concerned about wrinkles or messing up your hairdo, then invest in a silk pillowcase – as long as it’s in white, of course.
So you’ve made up your bed, or redecorated, now it’s time to think about what other touches you’d like to make to emulate that luxury bedroom style. For instance, do you want to add cushions and a throw in a similar pattern? How about down a rug to make the room extra cosy?
Choose the biggest rug you can and make sure you ‘anchor’ it underneath the bed, or side tables, or wardrobe rather than have it ‘float’ on the floor. Tapi provides a carpet whipping service where we create a rug from carpet you’ve bought from us, making it bespoke to the size and shape you require. This may be an option if you want to keep an area of your hotel-style bedroom with smooth flooring like luxury vinyl tiles.
You may want to start having breakfast in bed, so a sturdy tray would be a good buy. If you’re creating a luxury hotel style bedroom in your guest room, then think about lay out books, magazines, towels or a thoughtful carafe of water and a glass. Then there are the other accessories to finish off the room, like art on the walls or a series of mirrors. The rule of thumb to create harmony and a sense of elegant peace is to add symmetry wherever you can. So place items in pairs, for instance, matching side tables or lamps on either side of the bed.
Smell is rarely talked about, but it’s a powerful tool in creating that high-end atmosphere. Light a candle or buy a reed diffuser. The idea is to create an ambience that’s a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In the bathroom, switch up your supermarket branded toiletries like shampoo and shower gel for something a little more expensive – or put out those little bottles you may have saved from your last hotel trip!
Plants or flowers always enhance a room, so add an organic element that also purifies the air and increases the calming atmosphere. The best plants to do this are lavender, rosemary, a rubber plant, ivy, palms, ferns, a peace lily or a snake plant. Just make sure you keep it well watered and near the source of natural light, and in a pretty waterproof pot that coordinates with the rest of your décor - or invest in some hard-to-kill houseplants instead! And a fresh bunch of flowers always brightens up a space and looks beautiful.
It’s an odd idea, but the idea behind ‘be your own chambermaid’ is to treat your hotel style bedroom as if you were really away from home. In our ordinary bedrooms, we may have clothes left out, or items by the bed or around the room. That’s the opposite of the calmness and minimalism of a luxury hotel bedroom. The biggest tip of all is – declutter.
So that means making the bed in the morning, and getting those hospital corners with the sheets! Then spending a little time tidying away anything from the bedside table, putting away clothes, straightening up the room so it feels fresh and inviting again. We’re not suggesting putting a chocolate on the pillow, or arranging the towels into an elaborate shape, but if you have the time and the skills, go for it!
Hopefully we’ve provided plenty of hotel style inspiration for your bedroom at home. And now it’s time to visit your local Tapi store and talk to one of our friendly, knowledgeable floorologists about the right carpet, laminate, luxury vinyl or vinyl to help you create the look you’ve been dreaming of. Pop in or book a free home appointment so one of our team to come to your home to discuss everything further. Go online to buy or find out more about Tapi's services.