It’s always fun to stay at a hotel. The beds are usually super comfy, you don’t have to clean up after yourself, and as long as you’re staying at a nice one, the design is usually beautiful. The design details included in hotels are often what make them stand out, but they’re often not that difficult to replicate in your own home.
Here are 10 design ideas used in hotel rooms that you can create in your own bedroom.
1. Define the sleeping space with a wrap around headboard.
Wrap around headboards are an effective way to define your sleeping space, as well as add texture and color to a room. There are a number of ways to do it and style them, but no matter how you do it, a wrap around headboard makes a unique design detail in your bedroom.
See more photos of this hotel, here. POD Hotel designed by Greg Wright Architects. Photography by Del Fante Photography.
See more photos of this hotel, here. W Hotel designed by Studio Gaia. Photography by Mark Knight.
2. Include a lounge area
Hotel rooms often include a lounge or seating area in the room to provide a place for guests to sit or relax that isn’t on the bed. Doing the same in your bedroom creates the perfect spot for reading, relaxing, or enjoying your morning coffee, and is as simple as including a comfy chair or cozy couch and a small table.
See more photos of this hotel, here. Ovolo Hotel designed by HASSELL. Photography by Nicole England.
See more photos of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona, here.
3. Place your bed in the middle of the room and put a desk behind it.
If you’d like to include a desk in your room but don’t feel like you have enough space for it, consider using a less traditional bedroom arrangement and put your bed in the middle of the room and attach a desk to the back of it. This is a trend we’ve been seeing in hotel rooms and it would be an easy thing to do in your own bedroom to get more functionality out of the space.
See more photos of this resort, here. Six Senses Con Dao Resort designed by AW². Photography by Daniel Moulinet.
See more photos of this hotel, here. Macalister Mansion re-designed by Ministry of Design.
See more photos of this hotel, here. Katamama Suites designed by Andra Matin in partnership with interior designers Ronald Akili, the PTT Creative Team, and Takenouchi Webb.
4. Put your bed on a platform
Raising up your bed even just a few extra inches can create a whole new feel in your bedroom. Hotels do it to separate the sleeping and living areas, but in your bedroom this could also be done to separate the sleeping and relaxing areas so you have a space within a space, designated just for sleep.
See more photos of this hotel, here. Ripple Hotel designed by XL-MUSE. Photography by Hu Yi-Jie.
5. Paint a mural on the wall behind your bed
Murals are a great way to personalize your space and add some life to your walls. Hotels usually have artists come in and do them professionally, but you could always try your own hand at it.
See more photos of the OFF Hotel, here.
See more photos of the JAZ Hotel, here.
6. Include a small writing desk
You never know when inspiration will strike and you just have to jot down some brilliant ideas. Hotel rooms are usually ready for those moments, so make sure your own room is too by including a small writing desk somewhere in the space.
See more photos of this hotel, here. INK. Hotel Amsterdam redesigned by concrete architectural associates. Photography by Ewout Huibers.
See more photos of this hotel, here. Hotel Relux designed by A31 Architecture. Photography by Yiannis Hadjiaslanis.
See more photos of hotel, here. Hotel Indigo Helsinki-Boulevard designed by Architects Soini & Horto and Markus Eskola. Photography by Tuomas Uusheimo.
7. Add a bench at the end of the bed
Hotel rooms often have benches for guests to put their luggage on for the duration of their stay. It’s a convenient way to keep things easily at hand in hotels. In your home, a bench at the end of your bed would make the perfect spot for laying out clothes for the next day, or a nice place to sit while you put on your shoes in the morning.
See more photos of Mandarin Oriental Hotel, here.
See more photos of this hotel, here. The Drake Deonshire Inn designed by +tongtong. Architects of record – ERA Architects. Styling by Carlo Colacci. Photography by Nikolas Koenig.
See more photos of this hotel, here. Dream Downtown Hotel designed by Handel Architects. Photography by Bruce Damonte, Phillip Ennis, Edward Menashy, and Adrian Wilson.
8. Create the illusion of a floating bed
Give your room a more futuristic feel by including lights underneath your bed to create the illusion of a floating bed. This is a common feature in modern hotel rooms and is an easy addition to your own bedroom that would add both safety and style to your room.
See more photos of this hotel, here. The Cave Suite at 1864-The Sea Captain’s House designed by PATSIOS Architecture. Photography by Paterakis Vangelis. Styling by Michalis Anestis.
See more photos of this hotel, here. Cocoon Suites (part of the Hotel Andronikos) designed by KLab Architecture. Photography by Nikos Vandoros and Akis Paraskevopoulos.
See more photos of this hotel, here. Andronikos Hotel designed by KLab Architects.
9. Include a fold down bedside table
This fold down bedside table is a great way to save space throughout the day but creates a convenient spot to keep a glass of water or a book throughout the night. In the morning simply fold up the shelf and you’ve got extra space beside your bed and a cleaner design.
See more photos of this hostel, here. Generator Hostel designed by DesignAgency. Local project architecture by Studios d’Architecture Ory & Associes. Photography by Nikolas Koenig.
10. Add elements of comfort
Things like sheep skins, extra blankets, and piles of pillows are common features in hotel rooms and they’re easy elements to include in your own bedroom. They add texture, coziness, and warmth to your space and they’re easy to change out when the seasons or your tastes change.