Hotel rooms are often on the small size, because they want to cram the maximum number of rooms into a building. So, if you have a small bedroom, hotel room designs can be provide great inspiration. Whatever the size of the hotel room, however, the bed is always the focal point and can often look like a piece of art in its own right. Here we explain how to dress a bed hotel style and get a similar hotel look and feel.
To dress a bed to make a room look like a boutique hotel room, first, you need the basics, a simple bed with a duvet and pillows dressed in a neutral or single-coloured bedlinen. Whether it's a single or a double bed that you're dressing, go for a two-storey stack of pillows; it will make the bed appear a whole lot cosier and more inviting.
Next, to dress a bed hotel style, opt for a duvet that fits the size of the mattress exactly or one that is a size or two larger than the mattress, so that it can be tucked in. Not only does this make for a neat-looking bed, it will also help a small room to feel a whole lot larger.
Here, this queen-sized bed has a king-sized duvet, which is tucked in neatly at the foot and around the sides, and folded over at the top for added detail.
With the duvet ready, plump all the pillows and lay them down flat on top of each other.
Achieving this look requires a mini-minute workout every morning, but I don't go to the gym so it keeps my arms in shape and it's a whole lot cheaper!
Next, to dress a bed hotel style, opt for at least two sets of cushions in different sizes. The colour and pattern should reflect your own style, but bring in some texture too. Here, we have two bold, burnt orange cushions, topped with two smaller cream cushions embroidered with a circular pattern that subtly mirrors the shapes that make up the Graham & Green wall mirror above. Place your cushions so that they rest almost upright on the pillows behind.
Finally, to dress a bed so that the room looks like a boutique hotel room, add an interesting throw at the foot of the bed. Not only will this look lovely, it will also provide an extra layer of warmth in winter. Here, two recycled wool throws with contrasting fringing from Hemming & Wills have been layers on top of each other, and because I wanted this room to look a whole lot more personal and individual than a hotel room, there are a couple of cute characters being propped up by the cushions too!
How to dress a bed hotel style - the lowdown