Boutique-hotel style used to mean grand design statements, flamboyant pattern, bold colour and rich fabrics. Now it's quieter, but just as luxurious
Tranquil Retreat For the ultimate sleeping experience, dress your bed with five-star hotel-quality linen-choose white or cream and go for a high thread count
Double duvet cover, £110; Oxford pillowcases, £25 each; all Vauville collection, Fable
LOVE IT Who doesn’t get a kick out of the hushed glamour and little luxuries of a fancy hotel? And this trend is so easy to re-create in your home with key statement pieces – a grand bed or velvet-upholstered, Chesterfield-style sofa – as well as luxury basics, such as Egyptian cotton bed linen and white tableware.
USE IT This is an easy look to scale down in a small home for a calm and sophisticated scheme that still makes a big impression. It makes no difference if your home is a Victorian terrace or a functional new build, this style adds understated chic and luxury to any space
Bathing Beauties add the glam factor to any bathroom – mix and match your selection for real indulgence
Bath towel, £28; guest towels, £10 each; hand towels, £15 each; all from the Charente, Montfort, Vienne and Versailles collections, Fable
Cool Copper Blush pink and grey with polished copper give this look a contemporary vibe
From a selection of the Casa Couture range, House of Fraser
DO IT YOUR WAY Invest in good-quality basics, but save on the accessories for a scheme you can evolve over time. Pick a dusky colour accent – mauve, blush pink, moss or duck egg – and keep the rest simple and neutral. Finally, layer on as much refined glamour as you like with glass, mirrored and crystal details.
Smooth neutrals Layer a calm palette of white, cream, grey, taupe and nude tones.
Statement furniture It’s central to this look. Pick iconic designs and marble, metal, glass and leather pieces with impact, plus deep-buttoned upholstery.
Luxe textures Invest in good-quality, plain cottons and linens, fine wool and cashmere, and touches of plush velvet.
Wow lighting Think big – oversized table lamps and pendants, mirrored sconces and grand chandeliers.
Subtle pattern Avoid bold colour contrasts and stick to tone-on-tone and harmonious patterns that are barely there.
GET THE LOOK
Smart seating Contrast soft pink velvet with a sleek, angular, mid-century frame
Metal frame chair, £599, West Elm
Top taupe Double up this curvy lamp and have one on each bedside table
Kendra Smoked table lamp, £70, Next
Pretty and pearly Keep your jewels organised in this understated, mother of pearl box
Mother of pearl trinket box, £35, Marks & Spencer
Plumped up A restrained geometric print in a silvery grey adds subtle pattern
Jacquard weave cushion cover, £7.99, H&M
Boutique blooms Fill this vase with blowsy pink roses or peonies to add soft colour to a scheme
White marbled vase, £16, By Sainsbury’s range, Sainsbury’s
Citrus scent Fill a room with this zesty floral aroma layered over warm woods and musk
Citrus verbena diffuser, £32, Hotel collection, Linea range, House of Fraser
Sumptuous storage Elegant pieces can be practical, too
Burford end-of-bed buttoned ottoman in Dove Grey, £395, Within Home