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Renate Engelbrecht
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4 Oct 2021
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Transform your bedroom into a luxury hotel sanctuary in six easy steps

Renate Engelbrecht

Retailers are making it easier for South Africans to transform their homes from ‘just a home’ to a luxurious sanctuary in just a jiffy.

From bedroom to hotel sanctuary in a jiffy. Image: iStock

Unable to go away for the weekend, but still need your vacation-worthy sleep? There are many ways to transform your bedroom to provide that luxurious, hotel feel that you are craving for.

Here are some easy tips to transform your bedroom into a hotel sanctuary.

Since TFG has acquired Granny Goose, you can access innovative, home-grown quality linen and other bedroom products for your bedroom at @home stores.

What better way to kick off the month of October than with a couple of luxurious add-ons to your bedroom, your at-home sanctuary?

Granny Goose acquired by TFG
Granny Goose, now available at @home stores. Picture: Supplied

Here are six ways to transform your bedroom into a luxurious hotel sanctuary:

White bedroom linen

One of the first things you notice in a hotel room, is its linen. Crisp, clean, white linen epitomises luxury, which is why you can never go wrong with white linen for your bedroom. That will instantly give any room a five-star feel.

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Thread count

One of the most important things to take note of when buying new linen is the thread count. The higher the thread count, the softer the sheet. Most luxury sheets are made with 100% cotton with a 300 thread count or higher.

Duvet secrets for your bedroom

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between your average duvet at home and the luxurious feel of your favourite hotel’s duvets? A down duvet with a pure-cotton duvet cover often does the trick to create the ideal setting for a luxurious night’s sleep. The natural fibres are breathable, regulating your body temperature and preventing overheating.

Stack those pillows

Hotels always offer an array of pillow options, including at least two down pillows and two fibre-filled pillows. They often also throw in some luxuriously decorative pillows or scatter cushions too and you’d be amazed at the difference one or two trendy scatters can do for your bedroom.

Lighting makes the difference

When hotels’ rooms are being designed and planned, lighting forms an important part of the design process as that is the one thing that helps set the mood. Many hotels use lights with warm-coloured bulbs in a lower wattage that help give the room a warm atmosphere. This type of lighting is very helpful in the process of getting your brain to relax, ultimately preparing you for a good night’s rest.

Bedside table bliss

Your bedroom at home might have bedside tables merely for the sake of storing the essentials for your nightly rituals. Hotels use bedside tables as beautiful accents for their rooms, while cleverly designed hotels succeed in combining bedside table aesthetics with functionality.

To make your bedside table an aesthetic oasis rather than a store place for books, glasses and chargers, remove the unnecessary clutter, keep only what you need and add a decorative ornament like a house plant or a scented candle.