It’s no secret that I am obsessed with boutique hotels. I love the attention to detail. I love discovering what bath products they choose. I love that the beds are almost always dressed in the crispest white linens you could ever own. When we renovated our townhouse four years ago, I took lots of inspiration from boutique hotels. I wanted an open-style vanity in the master suite, so we knocked down the half-wall to make the getting ready area part of the room. I wanted a clawfoot tub SO badly, but we just didn’t have the space. Instead, I compromised with a European style showerhead, which looks so cool and remains the single worst purchase we ever made. Some things you just shouldn’t go cheap on—bath fixtures are one of them!
I always find new inspiration each time I stay somewhere new, but these are the top five things you need if you want to make your home feel like a hotel.
1. Crisp White Linens: If you want to know how to make your bedroom looks like a hotel suite, you have to start with the bedding. I used to have Euro shams in our master bedroom, but I recently switched to the simplistic trend of stacking two hotel quality pillows that you will actually use and then adding a couple throw pillows like these. It will make your bed look like it just had turn down service.
2. Stylish Soap: The great thing is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to have expensive looking soap. I will splurge on Savon de Marseille for my powder room, as it lasts forever, but for the rest of the house, I look for bargains.
3. Playful Art: Art is usually a key decor element in boutique hotels. The Rachel Brown Art at The Landsby Hotel is one of the details I remember most about our stay. It’s also what makes Kit Kemp’s hotels so whimsical.
4. Texture & Pattern: Throw pillows, faux fur, patterned rugs, and cozy throws are all details that pack a lot of punch. Adding some of these elements are a great way to spruce up your home as the seasons change. I really need a storage unit to house all my extra throw pillows!
5. Gorgeous Glassware: A beautiful bar is almost always part of the boutique hotel experience, and the easiest way to recreate this at home is with your glassware. From vintage colored glasses to oversize wine glasses, impress your guests with a collected mix.