Create your hotel at home

With Christmas on the way, you may well be having family and friends to stay this season, but you’d be forgiven if your guest room is looking a little worse for wear after the year we’ve had!

It’s easier than you think to get your guest’s space looking gorgeous, and we’ve got plenty of ways to give it the spruce up it needs, from beautiful bedding to fabulous finishing touches. Just imagine pristine decor and that fresh sheet feeling when they settle in for the night… Yes, it’s possible to create your very own hotel at home, so that all you have to do is look forward to them turning up!

The right foundations

If you’re ready to give your guest room a revamp, we recommend starting with the base to make sure they’re as comfy as possible during their stay. If you find that your old mattress isn’t doing the job anymore, why not go all out and invest in one that your guests will fall in love with?

This Sealy ActivSleep Comfort Memory 1800 Pocket Mattress comes with a matching divan for that clean, calming silhouette reminiscent of the finest hotels, and trust us, it feels even better than it looks! Equipped with 1800 pocket springs that respond to your shape to provide support where you needs it, as well as memory foam that moulds to your body’s contours, your guests will sink into bliss every night… so much so that you may just think about switching your own bed over too!

And don’t forget the pillows! They’re often overlooked, but it’s one of the elements they’ll notice most when it comes to laying their head down after a long day. You can rely on this super-soft pillow from Tempur to provide cloud-like comfort all night long, offering a high-density, open cell foam design that’s also visco-elastic to give them optimum support. It’s easy to care for too, so you can just pop them in the wash when your guests have gone home.

The soft stuff

When it comes to curating a space that exudes luxury, we think that the fabrics you use in it make all the difference. From silky faux fur to plush velvet, there are so many options, but by far the most important of all is the look and feel of the bed itself.

For irresistible duvet sets, look no further than Kelly Hoppen’s head-turning jacquard collection. In a palette of calming neutral tones to suit any style of decor, this seven-piece set is reversible, so you (or your guests!) can choose which style to go for, plain or patterned, and once you touch it, you’ll discover that the silkiness is second to none. It’s 100% breathable cotton, but one of its best features is that everything in the set is easy to clean in the washing machine – including the gorgeous matching throw, which really sets off the bed with serious luxury hotel vibes… all you’ll be needing now is the chocolates to pop on their pillows!

When it comes to luxe fabrics, don’t forget the floors! A super soft rug will not only pull your decor together, but it will treat your guests’ feet during their stay to give the room that five-star feeling. We love this one from JM by Julien Macdonald because it offers a generous pile that will keep them comfortable, as well as a subtle, sparkling finish that instantly modernises the room’s style. With this on the floor, your guests will certainly be getting up on the right side of the bed each morning!

The finishing touches

In hotels, it’s the little things that make the biggest difference, and it’s no different in your home too! Sleek, streamlined designs will give your guest room that contemporary look of a luxury hotel, and all it takes is introducing them in two or three places around the room to give it that lift it needs.

Statement pieces are a real winner when it comes to creating your hotel at home, as they’ll draw the eye and give it a focal point. The trick is to stick to modern designs that aren’t too busy, and this gorgeous mirror from Kelly Hoppen strikes the perfect balance between statement and simple. Hang it above the bed or above a dresser for instant wow factor!

And to put all those pesky bits in that you’re not sure what to do with, you can’t get easier or more stylish than this ottoman at the end of the bed. If you really want to go all out, you could fold your guests’ towels and robes in it, and maybe even lay their little toiletries on top… or, if you’re like us and just want to tidy things away, use it to store magazines, books, chargers and much more.

And if contemporary style isn’t really for you, this gorgeous lamp boasts a sleek silhouette but with a classy vintage twist you’ll simply love. In a choice of floor or table size, its round glass top will turn heads wherever you put it, all the while setting off your decor with its luxe golden sheen.

If you’re feeling inspired to create your very own hotel at home, why not check out more ways to enjoy your space to the fullest in our home edit?