Most homeowners only experience five-star-level luxury when they book a room at The Ritz or The Fontainebleau, but we say: why wait for your vacation time? With a few simple tweaks, you can turn your home into a luxurious retreat that you’ll never want to leave.
Creating a hotel-like ambiance in your home doesn’t have to break the bank, and it doesn’t have to involve a total renovation. In this article, we’ll show you how to achieve that five-star feel, so that you can surround yourself with luxury without ever having to step outside your door. Here’s how you can immerse yourself in luxury whenever you want, right in your own home:
Set the mood with scents
Have you noticed how, in five-star hotels, there seems to be a signature scent that’s always wafting through the air? Not only that, but these scents seem to be easily distinguishable by the hotel—for example, the Ritz’s scent smells of lemon, neroli, and sandalwood, while the Four Seasons smells of green tea, fig, and cassis. Each of these signature scents has something in common: they create a calm, inviting atmosphere. So why not take a cue from these five-star hotels and give your home a signature scent, as well?
To set the stage for a truly luxurious experience, fill the air with a scent of your choice, whether floral, woodsy, fruity, etc. (whether you use a scented candle, diffuser, or spray is up to you). You could also switch up your scents seasonally—for example, in the winter, opt for warm scents such as cinnamon and pine, while in the summer, spray your interiors with citrusy scents such as lemon.
Cover your bed in crisp, white sheets
If you’ve ever stayed at a five-star hotel, you’ll be familiar with how great it feels to crash onto a bed covered with crisp, newly-made white sheets. Crisp, white linens are a hallmark feature of many—if not all—luxury hotels, as they can instantly make the room look more luxurious. Not only is white the color of cleanliness, but most hotel bedsheets are made of premium materials that feel super soft against the skin, allowing you to get a good night’s rest.
Fortunately, linens don’t have to cost a fortune, so you can easily implement this tip to add a luxurious feel to your interiors. Or, if you want to go all out, why not use the same linens as your favorite five-star hotel and buy from brands like Frette and Matouk?
Clean and declutter your home
As you may have noticed, hotel rooms—even in non-luxury hotels—are free from any form of clutter. This, of course, is due to the fact that hotels aren’t filled with items you’ve collected over the years. While no one expects you to throw away all of your stuff, you can declutter to an extent. Regularly go through your possessions to see what you should and shouldn’t keep—for those that you do keep, make sure to store them out of sight.
While it’s OK to fill your home with sentimental items, or those that add personality to your abode, be sure not to go overboard. In other words, you can decorate but be sure to do so sparingly, otherwise, it will look disorderly. Removing unnecessary items from your home can reduce visual clutter and make it look more spacious—similar to what you might see in five-star accommodation.
Homeowners who don’t have the time to declutter their properties can benefit from hiring house organizing and cleaning services e.g. storage organization, pantry organization or entire home organization.
Make your bathroom feel like a spa
Hotel bathrooms have a spa-like ambiance that you can recreate to make your home look and feel more like a five-star retreat. One of the simplest (and most budget-friendly) ways to do this is by buying soft, white, and fluffy bath towels. This creates a clean aesthetic, reminiscent of a five-star suite. You could also bid adieu to way-too-bright overhead lighting, and go for warmer, more soothing lighting instead. For an extra-luxe feel, you could even add subtle details such as scented candles, a container filled with bath salts, and Le Labo soap bars.
Or, if you have the budget for it, go all out and give your bathroom a makeover! This is a great idea if your bathroom is so outdated, that no amount of luxurious add-ons can achieve that spa-like aesthetic. Just don’t forget to partner with a property management company so your home improvement project goes smoothly.
Furnish your home with the right size items
Proportion is something that hotels always seem to get right. You won’t find a bed that takes up all the space, nor will you ever find a table that looks like it belongs elsewhere. The furniture in suites is never too large, nor are they too tiny—they’re just right. As you walk inside the suite, you’ll see that every piece of furniture has been carefully and purposefully chosen and that they make the room look more “balanced”. By aiming for the same effect, you’ll be able to give your home a more high-end vibe.
For instance, when choosing your living room furniture, go for pieces that won’t give the room a cluttered feel. A good rule of thumb is to buy a couch that’s about two-thirds the size of the wall it will be in front of. Similarly, when buying your dining table, measure your room’s length and width in feet, and then subtract 6 feet from both of these measurements. So, if your dining room measures 10×8 feet, your dining table should measure 4×2 feet at most.
If interior design isn’t your forte, you can hire luxury estate maintenance services with expertise in this field, or that has connections with the top interior design firms in your county.
Elevate your home’s aesthetics with Luxury Property Care
By implementing some of the tips we’ve mentioned in this article, you can create a hotel-like vibe in your own space and experience hotel-like luxury whenever you want.
If you’re looking to take your home’s luxury to the next level, consider contacting Luxury Property Care. Through our team of experts, together with our extensive network of vendors, we’ll transform your home into a stunning space that’ll make your guests think they’re at The Ritz Carlton! Call (561) 944 – 2992 or complete our contact form today to give your Florida home that luxurious, five-star feel you’ve always wanted.