How to Turn Your Bedroom into a Luxurious Hotel Room

In Architecture & Design, Cancún, Live, Live, Live, Live, Los Cabos, Playa del Carmen & Tulum, Puerto Vallarta by Suzanne Koch

I think we can all agree that sometimes the best part of vacation is cozying up in the hotel room under the plush covers and waiting for room service to arrive. Bring that relaxing feeling home with these helpful design tips to transform your bedroom into a luxurious retreat, without ever having to leave the house.

Wall Sconces

Sleek and modern hotels don’t bother cluttering up their nightstands so why should you? Skip the lamp and mount a sconce on the wall near your headboard. Choose a neutral color to give it that posh look and choose one with a swinging arm so you can control the direction of light.


Tons of cozy layers are part of the reason why hotel beds are just so comfy. Recreate the look back home by adding layers to your bed. You may just have sheets and a blanket now, but adding a duvet, a coverlet and more pillows will give it that extra plushness. Not keen on your current bedding? Some hotels like MarriottW Hotels, Kimpton and Ritz-Carlton sell their bedding (and other home items!) so you can get a hotel’s night rest every night. Click here for our picks of the best hotel amenities to buy.

Rich Drapes

Replicate the rich and full curtains found in hotel rooms by springing for quality floor-length drapes. Opt for a neutral color in a sheer layer to go under an additional pair of blackout curtains. Mount them well above the height of the window with the rod extending at least 6 in. past the sides of the window. This will create the illusion of a larger window.

Design Elements

Pay attention to your headboard and nightstand areas. This is often the focal point in hotel rooms and where most of the design lives. Choose a bold headboard and statement-making light fixtures hung in pairs over chic side tables with bold accents. Consider duplicating the look on both sides of the bed to give it that hotel feel.

Mini Tray

While you probably don’t need to welcome yourself to your bed every day, you can recreate that feeling of returning to your hotel room after a long day. Purchase a mini tray to display on your bed and fill with your favorite items to get a good night’s rest. Add things like a book, an eye mask, aromatherapy oils or even the TV remote.

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