Stay Sane Mom Founder
Published in House, Organization on May 21, 2019
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We’ve all been there. You go to visit a hotel, and you come back feeling like you wish that you lived there. The delicious food, the fluffy towels, the comfortable pillows… if only you could recreate this feeling in your own home.
Newsflash: you can, and it’s not too difficult to do so, either.
Sure, you may not have a visit from housekeeping every morning, but you can’t always get what you want, can you?
Here are four ways to give your home that hotel feel, without the pricetag that comes with taking your kids to a five star hotel for an extended period of time.
Decluttering is one of those things that people are now prioritizing, because of the ideas posed by people like Marie Kondo.
In fact, it’s never been easier to get rid of that stuff that you don’t want: just take it room by room, and don’t think that you need to do it all at once. Rome wasn’t built in a day, you know, and turning your home into a clutter-free haven won’t happen overnight, either.
But let’s be honest, have you ever seen a hotel full of junk and unwanted items? We haven’t!
I'm a huge fan of this approach:
You take everything off of your counters and put it in a giant pile in the middle of your room. You then put items back on the counter starting with the most important one. At a certain point you realize the items you're putting back are no longer important or valuable to you, at least not enough to give them counter status. Everything else in the pile, from this point on, gets rehomed elsewhere or given to Goodwill.
One of the first things that most of us do when we enter a hotel room is jump onto the bed, to see how comfortable it is.
If the sheets smell divine, the mattress is new and comfortable, and the pillows are fluffy, we know that we’re in for a good night’s sleep. Also, a big, beautiful, well-made bed just makes you happy when you walk in the room.
Invest in some high-quality bedding, some comfortable pillows, and a mattress that you just don’t want to let go of in the morning; you won’t regret it!
As you’ll know if you’re a frequent traveler, the best hotels are those with the fluffy towels, that are so comfortable that you’re left wondering whether you can actually fit them into your suitcase and take them home with you.
Okay, I’m not endorsing stealing here (I swear), but there is no need to if you just find a store that sells hotel quality bath towels, without the high price tag.
See what you can find, and you’ll feel like you’re having the luxury treatment every time that you step out of the shower.
When you visit a luxury hotel, you notice the little things: the tasteful lamps, the water carafe, and the flowers.
Whatever it is that usually catches your eye, why not try to incorporate it into your home?
It doesn’t cost too much to purchase a bunch of flowers (or to pick them from a nearby field, which is, of course, free!) and they will really add the finishing touch to any of your rooms.
Luxury means adding those little details in that just make things perfect, so see what you can do here.
So, if you why not give your home that luxury hotel feel? Let me know what works in the comments!
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Liz is a wife, mom, blogger, coder (and unabashed digital nerd), PhD student (and huge psychology geek), workout masochist, and occasional human being. She founded The Stay Sane Mom after marrying into the role of stepmom to a preteen girl (and Instagram addict) and shortly thereafter having her first bio kid (now a toddlernado supreme). Her goal is to provide tools and support to help other capable, sleep-deprived, soul-hungry moms master their domains so they have the time and energy to be more than just 'mom'.
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