What is it about a beach resort that makes you feel relaxed the instant you enter the hotel room? It’s not just the location, you know. With just a few updates, you can bring that sense of blissful contentment to your own home. Take a look at these five ideas for giving your home the luxury look and feel you crave.
1. Decorate With Neutrals
Loud colors can be fun for a short time, but if you want to create a relaxing and luxurious feel, choose neutrals as your baseline colors. Muted shades of your favorite colors — say, green or purple — can serve as neutrals alongside grays and creams. Add a pop of color with accessories or with one accent wall.
2. Choose Luxe Draperies
Gorgeous draperies out of luxe fabrics are a must-have when you’re upgrading your home. Choose a fabric you truly love, and have your drapes custom-made — You may be surprised at how cost-effective it is to get exactly what you want. Don’t forget blackout draperies for your bedroom so you can get a great sleep at any time.
3. Pamper Yourself With Luxury Bedding
The heart of any resort hotel room is the bed, and you can pamper yourself with high-end bedding that ensures your sleep is both refreshing and cozy. Consider a breathable bamboo comforter that feels decadently soft against your skin and wicks moisture away to keep you at a comfortable temperature all night long. Gentle colors help elevate your bedroom’s look so you relax the second you step inside.
4. Serve on White Plates
Beautiful simplicity is one of the hallmarks of luxe design, and serving meals on white plates makes every meal you serve feel sleek and elegant. Let the clean lines of the basic white plates serve as a palette to highlight the food, and turn the focus back to the people around the table.
5. Add Flowers and Greenery
Bring nature indoors to give your home that luxe resort look and feel. Your flower arrangements don’t have to be as elaborate (or expensive!) as those in high-end beach resorts. Pick up fresh flowers at your local farmers market, or grow a cutting garden in your backyard or even on your balcony so you can snip some pretty blooms on a regular basis. You can create a similar effect by choosing simple house plants or potted orchids that require minimal care and provide a maximum sense of luxury and beauty.