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Give your home a hotel-style feel


We know a thing or two when it comes to creating a luxurious, hotel-style home!

Hotel-style designs can make your home look and feel luxurious. Let's explore the best ways to give your home a hotel-style feel without breaking the budget. 

Create an Inviting Atmosphere 

 Creating a home you're proud of and enjoy spending time in starts with an inviting atmosphere at the entrance.

Remove any clutter, create small focal points and add personal touches to make it feel like an extension of yourself. These little touches will give the right first impression, whether a painting, lush house plants or a statement light fixture.

Creating the right atmosphere sets the tone for the rest of the house and forces you to slow down and take in your surroundings.

Hotel-Style Touches 

Begin with one piece of furniture as a focal point.

This will create a consistent theme throughout the room and an inviting atmosphere. When choosing the right furniture for your home, consider comfort first and foremost. Furniture pieces like sofas, lounge chairs, and dining chairs must be comfortable yet stylish in design with contemporary forms that blend luxury with practicality.

If you want your home to exude an elegant appeal while still feeling like your sanctuary, then add some hotel-style details such as:

  • Bedding sets consisting of quilts, throws and cushion covers in bold colours or luxurious fabrics that scream sophisticated opulence.
  • Layered design elements like blankets on benches or chairs.
  • Lighting pieces strategically used.

Your personality is key to interior decor success — keep it fun and channel it into whichever style represents you best! 

Hotel-Style Bedroom

What is it about staying in a luxurious hotel that gives you the best night's sleep? Whether it's the crisp, freshly laundered sheets or the well-curated, clutter-free décor, it's possible to recreate the same vibe in your bedroom.

  • Linen – choose high-quality, luxurious linen. When you think of a five-star hotel, incredible linen often comes to mind. Choose a set of white sheets in crisp cotton synonymous with a high-quality establishment.
  • Invest in Sleeping Comfortably – You don't need to break the bank with a new mattress for the perfect night's sleep. Rather, invest in a mattress topper that will make you never want to leave your bed. From super-soft down to cooling memory foam, you will surely find the perfect mattress topper.
  • Fluffy Pillows – there's nothing quite like climbing into a freshly made bed after a busy day and laying your head down on a fluffy pillow. Many travellers' favourite things about the hotel bed are the cloud-like pillows.
  • Bathroom Luxuries – Cosy bath towels and bathrobes are key elements in the hotel experience. Wrapping yourself up in a cosy robe and lounging around sounds like the perfect end to the day. When shopping for towels, we suggest going for 100% cotton. The heavier the fabric, the cosier it feels. 

Lighting is key 

Lighting plays an important role in any interior decor and finding the right way to light up a room can make all the difference.

One of the easiest ways to create a hotel-style look? Lighting will set the mood and define your space. Here are some tips for creating hotel-style lighting at home:

  • Use warm yellow lighting to create a calm and soothing atmosphere.
  • Balance your lighting by using pendant lights alongside wall sconces or floor lamps.
  • Take advantage of natural light by installing window treatments that allow you to open them during the day, such as curtains or blinds. 

Adding hotel-style accents and accessories 

When adding hotel-style accents to your home, it's vital to focus on the details. From the unique décor and finishing touches to fabric and colour, it's about creating a space you're proud to show off.

As a first step, look for inspiration online in hotel lobbies and lounges. You can pick up some great ideas from what the pros do best!

When it comes to accessories, think along the lines of throw pillows, warm area rugs, and luxurious faux fur throws. All these items add texture and depth to any room and make for perfect accent pieces that help create spaces that look more like luxury hotels in your home.

By incorporating these elements into your interior design scheme, you can bring the vibes of a luxury boutique hotel right into your own home while creating memories that will last forever – making it a truly special place where everyone is included and welcomed, feeling right at home! 

With these easy tips, you can bring that luxe hotel feeling into your home.

Creating a space that feels like an escape from reality doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. With creativity, you can have the perfect retreat at the end of each day.

Or you can escape to our sanctuary.

If a weekend away is just what you need to unwind and decompress, we have just the place for you. Indaba Hotel is your Home away from Home, where we will take care of everything, and you can sit back, relax and enjoy the comforts. 

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