You don't have to travel far to enjoy the comforts of a 5-star hotel. Create your own at-home bedroom getaway with inspiration from these chic hotel-style boudoirs.
By Jennifer NelsonMore in Decorating
The best hotel rooms invite you to immediately plop down and relax. They do that with furnishings that are functional, comfy and stylish. One popular look that’s easy to emulate is the big, padded headboard, perfect for propping up to read or watch TV. But what good is it if you’re propped up and have no place for your drink? Nightstands are a must for either side of the bed. "They can be the same — that gives them a more contemporary, lean, modern look, or you can have his and hers. One can be more feminine than the other," says designer Shelly Riehl David, for an eclectic look. If there’s room for a seating area, a chaise lounge is a great option. Or try a couple of upholstered chairs facing each other with a large fabric ottoman between them. Each chair should have a small table within reach for a cup of tea or glass of wine. Upholster in neutral solids that match your backdrop color.
Unless there’s a flat screen on the wall, hotels typically hide their technology behind a stylish armoire or art installation. Don’t forget that nice little desk area in the chicest of hotels — that lovely writing desk with a delicate chair. For the hotel look, keep it small and graceful, not office-like. "A bench at the bottom of the bed, if there is room, anchors the bed, makes it look more finished, and gives you a nice place to sit and put on shoes," says designer Corey McIntosh.
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