7 steps to creating a hotel-style bedroom

Ever come back from a spoiling weekend and wished that you had a hotel-style bedroom at home? With our five step guide, there's no reason why you shouldn't have a cosseting space to call your own.

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CREATE AN ENSUITE

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When was the last time you stayed in a luxurious hotel with a bathroom down a corridor? Exactly....an ensuite is a MUST and if you don't have one you'll have to annexe an adjoining room (or if you have a large room, sacrifice some space for a bathroom, however small).

DECLUTTER

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The reason we love hotels is because they are completely devoid of clothes and the paraphernalia of daily life. Simplifying a bedroom is about more than storing clutter under a bed or on top of a wardrobe; bin it or banish it altogether. Ideally, keep your clothes in a spare room (or better still, a dedicated dressing room if you have the space). For a really serene feel, you can get away with nothing more than a bed and a pair of wall mounted lights.

HANG HEAVY CURTAINS

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Ever wondered why luxury hotels are so peaceful? More often than not, they have heavy interlined curtains with black out lining that keeps out noise and light out.

CREATE A BIT OF FANTASY

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A giant headboard, a dark paint colour or a striking wallpaper (or all three) will help create a distinctive mood that sets the space apart from the rest of your home.

TV & MUSIC

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What ever the experts say, a TV (ideally wall mounted) in a bedroom is a great luxury and essential in busy households where there is competition for access to the main set. An iPod dock will help you create the right mood - and remember no lap tops or work related gizmos!

SYMMETRY

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To create a truly hotel feeling ensure that your bedside table and lights are matching and symmetrical. This masculine room has the ordered calm appearance of a hotel room.

CRISP SHEETS

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There's nothing like slipping in between the crisply laundered immaculate sheets of a hotel bed but with busy lives ironing your sheets to perfection isn't realistic. Invest in some non iron sheets as a cheat. We love Sheridan's Nashe range (opens in new tab).