Tips on How to Make Your Home Look Like a Hotel March 16 2017, 0 Comments

Nothing beats the comfort of staycation in a well-loved hotel. Rooms are spacious, luxe and tastefully-designed, making you want to linger for a long time. Living in a resort for days can punch a hole in your budget, but you can alternatively choose to bring in hotel design ideas and incorporate it right in your own home. Here are some tips.

Rooms looking too flat? Start with lighting.

Rooms looking too flat Start with lighting. Add dimension to your room by layering your lights. ambient, task and accent lighting

Add dimension to your room by layering your lights. There are three basic styles – ambient, task and accent lighting – which you can mix and match to create the right amount of brightness in the area. A pendant or a flush mount light can provide an ample brightness for general use, while you can add spotlights or downlights on corners you want to highlight. Lamps offer cool, ambient illumination. For better symmetry, install table lamps on both side of the bed.

Colours too boring? Start mixing and matching.

Be brave and bold with your furniture choices, especially in bigger spaces like your living and dining room

Be brave and bold with your furniture choices, especially in bigger spaces like your living and dining room. Break the rules by putting together chairs of different varieties (but preferably, the same seating height).

Decor too messy? Declutter and focus on one aesthetic.

Take a page from hotels with purist interiors pastel palettes, minimal furniture, light-coloured accents and stunning key pieces.

Take a page from hotels with purist interiors: pastel palettes, minimal furniture, light-coloured accents and stunning key pieces. Choose one outstanding colour which will be the key feature of your area and work through it. Cut down use of too much prints.  

Looking for that wow factor? Add a striking show piece.

put the focus on your centrepiece, create a contemporary, symmetrical look. This provides a clean, balanced setting that directs your guests' eyes on your favourite decor

It could be a remarkable painting. Or an uncommon sculpture. It could even be a lighting decor! To put the focus on your centrepiece, create a contemporary, symmetrical look. This provides a clean, balanced setting that directs your guests' eyes on your favourite decor. Additional tip: a focus colour wall adds a modern touch to the room.

Empty balcony or backyard? Fill it with plants!

Decorate your space with potted ferns and flowers to create a tropical garden, right inside your home.

Decorate your space with potted ferns and flowers to create a tropical garden, right inside your home. Our tip: trim your plants regularly to capture the hotel's manicured gardens.

Lacking floor area? Give the room enough air to breathe.

Hotel design is all about practical use of space. Take away unnecessary décor to make your room appear larger.

Hotel design is all about practical use of space. Take away unnecessary décor to make your room appear larger. For cramped rooms, arrange the orientation of the furniture to maximize the space. Using the vertical space could help you achieve that; instead of purchasing a single bed, buy double bunks. Add DIY wall shelving instead of installing cabinets.

Hotel design is all about form and function, plus practical use of the room area. By carefully selecting your furniture and art pieces, you can create that perfect comfy-luxe look for your everyday staycation!

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