19 Ways to Make Your Home Feel Like a Luxe Hotel
With a few upgrades to your bedroom, bathroom, and living spaces, you can bring the essence of a high-end resort home with you, and keep your vacation vibe going indefinitely.
Make sleeping a dream
It's not just the lack of work stress or household chores that are helping you drift off into a peaceful slumber at a five-star hotel—it's also the high-quality mattress. Plus, do you know what could happen if you sleep on an old mattress? Suffice to say it's time to upgrade! The DreamCloud mattress has an eight-layer system of handcrafted premium materials to help you sleep like a baby. Its cashmere-blend topper provides breathability, softness, and protection against bed bugs; the gel-infused memory foam affords cooling and deep contouring support and alignment for your back. Find out the 7 things that happen when you sleep on an old mattress.
Sink into cozy bedding
Pair your cushy new mattress with fresh bedding—including soft sheets, pillows, and a duvet. Tuft & Needle's sheets and duvet cover are made of 100 percent Supima cotton, grown in the American Southwest. Dispelling the antiquated myth that thread count equals quality, the sheets and duvet cover have a single-ply 215 thread count and strong percale weave, which means fabric that will get softer with each wash—just like your favorite T-shirt. Tuft & Needle pillows are constructed with adaptive foam, rather than outdated materials such as latex and memory foam, and help you avoid overheating thanks to an infused cooling gel. This is the best pillow for every type of sleeper.
Drown out the noise
Many luxury hotels are set in a tranquil environment, away from bustling city streets, but your own neighborhood may not be quite as idyllic. At home, use the 'LecrtroFan to neutralize unwanted noises with 20 different digital sounds and precise volume control. With ten fan sounds and ten white noise sounds, you can block out noisy neighbors or a snoring bed partner, or create a "soundproof" space to calm pets and children from thunderstorms. After all, white noise is one of the 8 sleep sounds that will guarantee a better night's sleep.
Quench your thirst
Did you know that you can get dehydrated while sleeping? Perhaps that's why fancy hotels place a pitcher of refreshing water on your nightstand and fill a bucket with ice. Continue this healthy habit at home with the James Scott Crystal Bedside Night Carafe with Tumbler Glass. This lead-free crystal carafe uses the tumbler as a lid to keep water clean and adds an air of elegance to any room. If you'd prefer to recreate the spa experience you enjoyed at a resort, choose a fruit-infuser pitcher like this one from Comfify and fill it with your favorite produce. The drip-free lid will ensure there are no spills, since housekeeping isn't a mere phone call away.
Luxuriate in the shower
One of the best things about luxury hotels is all the tiny bottles of heavenly smelling toiletries adorning the bathroom. Sure, you can take the half-used bottles home with you, but they won't last long. Instead, stock up on full-size products from Too Cool For School, with rich coconut scents to take you right back to the tropics. Try the Too Cool For School Coconut Milky Oil Shower, infused with natural ingredients and suitable for sensitive skin.
Relax in a robe
Slipping into a luxuriously soft robe has the magical ability to transport you to a lavish resort and spa experience. Pamper yourself with the Jennifer Adams Essentials Collection Luxury Robe, a gender-neutral design made from lightweight fabric and lined in an incredibly soft cuddle cloth. The wrinkle-resistant robe has two front pockets and is the perfect attire for sipping your morning coffee or for a weekend-long Netflix binge.
Upgrade your mirror
Have you ever noticed how easy it is to pluck hairs, apply flawless makeup, and even (gasp!) pop pimples at a high-end hotel? It's because they all offer an amenity you likely don't have at home: a magnifying makeup mirror with lights. Why relegate this useful tool to vacations, when you can have access to one year-round? The Mirrormore LED makeup mirror is a double-sided vanity mirror with 1x and 10x magnification that shines natural white light. When your entire face is illuminated, you'll be able to take grooming to the next level and expertly achieve the makeup tricks that can completely transform your features. You'll wonder how you ever lived without it.
Corral your clutter
Love the look of clutter-free hotel countertops? Start by keeping toiletries and beauty supplies (such as cotton balls and Q-tips) in decorative containers on beautiful trays. JR William trays mirror a hotel's minimalist yet luxe vibe as they reduce visual clutter while adding a pop of color. Use them on your desk to house paper, pens, and magazines; place one on your nightstand to hold a candle, remote control, and stacks of novels; and add another to the bathroom for storing beauty and grooming products. If you have a tendency to keep creating clutter, don't miss these 10 effortless things that clutter-free people do every day.
Add good scents
"Think about how fresh a luxurious hotel room smells, and then think about what your house smells like when you've been gone for a few days," says Jennifer Adams, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Jennifer Adams Brands, Inc. and author of LOVE COMING HOME: Transform Your Environment. Transform Your Life. "Do you say 'Ahhh!' or 'Ewww!' when you walk into your home?" Enter Pluggy, the only USB-powered plug-in essential oil diffuser on the market that uses 100 percent pure essential oils (think aromatherapy scents, like peppermint, lavender, and tea tree) and no chemicals. It simply plugs right into the wall, filling the air with refreshing, natural, and therapeutic mist directly from the bottle—no need to add water. Use this guide to determine the best essential oil scents for every room in your house.
Have a personal concierge
You know how nice it is to have helpful staff cater to your every whim at the high-end resort? The Echo smart speaker with Alexa can allow you to relive that glory by helping you complete mundane tasks while watching TV in your jammies. It can order a pizza right to your door, check your calendar, hear a weather report, play music, answer questions, order a wake-up call, control smart home devices, play Audible audiobooks, do hands-free calling, and even order an Uber.