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How to Make Your Bedroom Feel Like a Luxury Hotel Room

We may not be able to travel to our favorite hotels right now, but that doesn't mean we can't live in luxury. Here’s how to make your bedroom just as sumptuous as any fancy hotel room. Fair warning: you may never want to leave.

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The Bedding

There’s no question that the best part of a great hotel stay is the bed. To make yours five-star-worthy at home, prioritize a few staples: an excellent mattress, comfy bedding, and fluffy pillows. Because a mattress is going to last ages, it’s important to invest in quality—the Saatva Classic is so sure of itself that it offers 15 years of warranty and a 120-night home trial. It comes in three levels of support, and the medium “Luxury Firm” choice was actually designed to replicate the feel of those in luxury hotels.

Once you’ve got the base down, it’s time to pick out sheets and comforters. Made of 100% Egyptian cotton, Parachute’s Sateen Sheet Set is great for those looking for a super smooth, luxurious feel. The brand makes a matching Sateen Duvet Cover, too. Fill it with Brooklinen’s vegan-friendly Down Alternative Comforter to feel like you’re sleeping in a cloud—it also comes in a lightweight version for summer or hot sleepers.

While the Sateen Sheet Set comes with nice cotton pillowcases, you can take things a step further with a pure silk one from Slip, which can be better for hair and skin (less tugging and absorption of skincare products). Put one of Boll & Branch’s fluffy Down Alternative Pillows inside, and you’ll be drifting off to sleep easier than ever.

Finally, if you want to recreate the heavy, safe-and-sound feeling you might get in a hotel bed, consider a weighted blanket. This one from Baloo uses breathable cotton and super fine glass microbeads to replicate the feeling of deep pressure touch.

The Scent

To make your bedroom smell as good as a luxury hotel, you can go a few different routes. A reed diffuser provides a constant subtle fragrance (depending on how many reeds you use) that can last for several months, while a room spray like Sandoval’s Interior Aromatic (with bay leaf, lavender, sandalwood, and patchouli) provides a quick and easy enhancement. And of course, pretty candles dispersed throughout the room add both scent and visual appeal.

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The Lighting 

Lighting can make or break a bedroom, so consider yours carefully. For a true hotel feel, we like sconces for bedtime reading—this style from Serena & Lily feels classic yet cool over a nightstand. If you have big windows, you probably already receive plenty of natural light; grab some chic blackout curtains if you like to sleep in on the weekends like you might during a hotel stay. On the other hand, if you don’t get much natural light but want to wake up with the sunrise (looking at you, early birds), try a smart wake-up light that’ll flood your room with (simulated) sunshine.

The Furniture

A few furniture must-haves for a hotel-like bedroom: a comfy chair (bonus points if it has a cool design element, like this sculptural one from Anthropologie), a stylish headboard (this one feels especially regal), and a roomy nightstand (to go under the sconce light!).

The Details

Finally, don’t forget about the details. Stylish hotels typically have beautiful artwork and plenty of mirrors, and nothing feels better than slipping into a cozy robe after a long day.

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