The best of the highstreet Autumn Winter trends: Simple Hotel Chic

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  • 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.

    Key elements

    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.


    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

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