Ahhh, vacation. There’s nothing like taking time away, and getting a chance to rest, relax, and hit refresh at an amazing hotel, resort, or spa.
Because staying somewhere new and having a getaway is an incredible experience, it can be hard to transition back to everyday life. But what if you didn’t have to? What if you could keep that vacation spirit alive, by bringing all the comforts and amenities of a high hotel or resort into your own home?
Want to make your Chicago home feel like you’re staying at a five star hotel – without all those minibar fees? Here are seven ideas to try out:
1.) Boost Your Bedding
One of the best parts of staying at a luxury hotel or resort? It has to be the moment when you first enter your private room, and immediately dive straight onto that amazing hotel bedding, right? Is there anything comfier than a hotel bed?
One way to bring that relaxing, rejuvenating feeling into your home is to treat your bedding with care and attention. You may wish to bulk up your bed situation with tons of pillows, or extra blankets, for that extra-luxurious “room service” feeling. Use whatever materials you love! Silk? Satin? Egyptian cotton?
And finally, remember that hotels freshly launder sheets every single day. You can replicate that fresh feeling by making sure that doing your sheets is a regular part of your laundry routine, or by keeping several sets that you regularly switch between. Think about the design of your sheets as well. White and neutral colors can create a clean, minimalist feeling, making everything feel cool, clean, and comfortable.
2.) Make Your Bathroom Feel Like a Spa
A clean, welcoming hotel bathroom, well stocked with fresh towels and all the toiletries you could ever need? That’s a pretty great feeling, right? But what’s even better is booking a stay at a luxurious spa, complete with all of the goodies you could ever want – a stunning shower, beautiful finishes, candles, essential oils, top-of-the-line soaps, you name it.
Think about what you can do to make your bathrooms feel like a retreat in and of themselves. That may mean upgrading your appliances, by say, adding a new shower head, or updating your old tub for a soaking tub.
On a day to day? Make sure that your bathroom is stuffed with clean, fluffy towels, and leave yourself lots of little gifts – candles, air diffusers, bath bombs, and so on. Think about minimalism; remember, in a hotel, you’ll only find the bare essentials.
To that end, you’ll also want to make sure that your bathroom is spotless. Clean floors, a grime-free shower, well-organized vanities, a dust-free vent, and a sparkling mirror can go a long way toward making this space feel like an escape onto itself.
Remember to think about color in your bathroom, too. Think clean – white towels, white accessories, white bathrobes, white shower rugs and bathmats. These create a feeling of cleanliness that can be downright luxurious.
3.) Show Your Lighting Some Love
Top-of-the-line hotel rooms are meticulously designed to make guests feel as safe, welcomed, and relaxed as possible – and the lighting goes a big way towards creating that feeling.
In your bedroom (and throughout all the rooms of the house you want to feel like your own little oasis), think about your lighting. You may wish to switch out your current set-up for lamps or sconces with a clear design aesthetic, to really help pull a room’s design together. Or think about all of the ways that you can make the lighting feel warmer – maybe by lowering the wattage, swapping out bulbs, adding a dimmer, or switching to cozy candlelight.
Throughout your house, you’ll want to make sure that your lights and fixtures always look their very best. Be sure to make cleaning your lamps, lights, and lighting fixtures a regular part of your routine.
4.) Is Your Entryway Lobby-Ready?
One of the first things you notice when you walk into a hotel or spa is the lobby. While your home may not have a giant seating and reception area, you can still think of all the ways you can make the first step into your home a total “wow” moment – instantly signaling that this is a place where rest, relaxation, and good times lie ahead.
There are a few ways to do this, without having to extend yourself too far! For one thing, simply making sure that the first steps into your home find a clean floor, a well-organized space, and a light, airy environment can make a huge difference.
From a design and decor standpoint, you may want to think about establishing a focal point for the minute someone walks in. What will their eye be drawn to? A picture mirror? A work of art? A table, complete with a flower arrangement or some charming knick knacks?
Think about minimalism, and using your space as effectively as possible. In most hotel lobbies, there isn’t a lot of stuff everywhere. Having a clean, organized space can help create a welcoming, chic feeling, in your entry room and beyond.
5.) Take Care of the Little Things
We’ve barely even scratched the surface on all the little things you can do to make your whole home feel like a five star getaway. When you’re staying somewhere new on vacation, it’s always the small details that amount to a lasting memory – and you can bring that same thinking home!
A guiding rule of thumb may be to think of all the ways you can trick out your space to accommodate your every need – before you even realize what you need. Make sense? For instance, you may want to think about:
- Having a plush robe always hanging in your bedroom, ready to be worn
- Adding wireless speakers or screens throughout your home
- Leaving a comfortable pair of slippers by the bed
- Having a stocked bar cart, ready to be rolled out when company comes
- Use furry rugs to add comfort – and really tie your room together
- Think about seasonality; change out your pillows, blankets, and decorative items as the seasons change from summer to fall, or winter to spring
- Improving your AC and heating systems for optimum climate control
- Replacing your old or outdated curtains with elegant, luxe curtains – that allow you to let in light, or create a “blackout” when you need one
- Lower the temperature throughout your home, to improve sleep
- Cutting down on clutter and embracing “bare essentials” minimalism
Get creative, and you’ll probably be able to think of plenty of other little things you can do to make your house feel positively five star!
6.) Hire a Helping Hand
Finally, remember that every great hotel or resort has a staff, ready to meet your needs and make sure that everything is always running smoothly. Here in Chicago, Sweeping Dimensions Cleaning Service is here to make the incredible home of your dreams a reality!
Here at Sweeping Dimensions, we always make a sweeping effort to make life less stressful! We’re always flexible, and we can make sure that our services fit into your active schedule. Above all, we always make sure to give you back time for the most important things in your life.
With Sweeping Dimensions’ professionally trained and uniformed teams, you’ll be able to rest easy, knowing that all of our cleanings are fully customizable to meet your unique needs, and our attention to detail knows no bounds, whether you need a deep cleaning, light housekeeping, or one-time service for a special event.
We bring all of the cleaning supplies and equipment needed to clean your home, with a focus on green, environmentally sound cleaning products. And we’re so confident that you’ll love our service, that we offer the Sweeping Dimensions guarantee! If our cleaning services should ever fail to meet your expectations, you can call us within 24 hours of your cleaning and we will send out a supervised crew to correct anything that needs attention.
Ready to keep that resort feeling going all year round? Looking for service before, during, or after an upcoming trip? We’ve got you covered!
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