Replicate the cozy vibe of a high-end hotel with these easy bedroom decorating ideas.

By Emily A. Clark and Jessica Bennett
Updated September 04, 2020
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High-end hotel rooms are designed to help you unwind and enjoy a restful night's sleep while away from your home sweet home. They prioritize comfort with elements like freshly washed bedding, piles of fluffy pillows, and minimalistic furniture and decor. These elements combine to encourage relaxation, help you melt away the stress of travel, and make the room itself an enjoyable destination.

This level of comfort isn't limited to luxury hotels, however. You can replicate the same soothing vibe in your own bedroom without any travel or expensive booking charges. The trick is to layer a variety of plush elements, including bedding, pillows, and rugs, to make the space as cozy as possible. Fresh, inviting scents and the right bedroom furniture arrangement also contribute to a hotel-like feel.

Although you'll have to handle your own turn-down service, you can achieve the same feeling of a 5-star hotel right at home. Apply these design ideas in your guest bedroom to give visitors first-class treatment, or use them in your own room for a luxurious experience every night. Try these simple bedroom decorating ideas to set yourself up for a relaxing staycation that feels like an extravagant getaway.

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1. Change Your View

Sometimes all you need is a change of scenery to make your bedroom feel more luxurious. This can be as easy as altering the arrangement of your furniture and the placement of your bed. Think outside the box and try your bed in front of a window (it can work!) or even on an angle.

black four-poster bed with damask wallpaper in master bedroom
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2. Throw Down an Area Rug

Easily alter the look of your bedroom by incorporating an area rug. A rug adds a focal point to the room and provides a soft place to step each morning and night. Choose one with a long, plush pile, such as a shag rug, for an extra cozy look and feel.

bedroom with window and night stand
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3. Swap Out Your Headboard

A dramatic headboard can add high-end impact to your bedroom. For a more traditional look, swap out your existing headboard for a comfy tufted version. Choose an upholstery fabric that complements your other bedroom colors. To add dimension, opt for a textural fabric like velvet or select a headboard with woven cane details. 

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4. Fluff Up Your Bed

A fluffy comforter or duvet can recreate the luxurious feel of hotel bedding. Choose a comforter with added volume for an instant upgrade that makes you want to curl up under the covers. Whether you prefer down or a down-alternative blend, you can find a wide variety of comforter weights depending on how much warmth you like at night. Duvet covers are also an easy way to change the patterns and colors of your bed. Simply switch out the outer cover to change up your bedroom's design.

bedroom with neutrals and yellow
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5. Add a Mattress Cover

Speaking of bedding essentials, a good mattress cover can make your bed more comfortable and prolong the life of the mattress itself. They keep your mattress clean and free of odors or stains. Some mattress covers are now made of temperature-regulating materials that work while you sleep to keep you cooler and wick away moisture.

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6. Replace Your Pillow

Did you know that most bed pillows should be changed out every six months? New pillows instantly make your bedding feel refreshed and can even keep you cooler and ease neck pain. For a fast facelift, add decorative shams to your existing pillows or finish making your bed with a batch of pretty throw pillows.

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7. Use Linen Spray

There's nothing better than the scent of freshly laundered sheets, but most of our schedules don't allow for everyday washing. A quick spritz of a linen spray before you hop into bed will feel like a luxury after a busy day. You can also place a bouquet of fragrant flowers on your nightstand for a little nighttime burst of aromatherapy.

Comments (2)

Anonymous
September 25, 2020
Where is the wallpaper in photo 2 from? the charcoal and white pattern!!!
Anonymous
September 25, 2020
Where is the wallpaper in photo 2 from? the charcoal and white pattern!!!