Hotels

How to create a luxurious hotel-feeling in your own bedroom

Calico has had worked on its fair share of designing hotel rooms, and we know that sometimes people want to replicate that luxurious hotel experience at home. So we’ve compiled a few tips to help you create that comfort in your bedroom.

  1. The bed

The best part of a hotel room is the bed. It’s designed to be the focal point of the room, and you know it’s so comfy that you instantly flop down on to it as soon as you open the door. To recreate this feeling at home, start with fresh sheets and thick blankets, topped with plush cushions and bed throws. When it comes to replicating the style of a hotel room itself, there are many styles that hotel rooms usually have, such as oversized headboards and large sizes.

2. Window treatments

The most important thing here is that the fabric matches the bedding. Hotel rooms ensure that you have a good night’s sleep when you stay, and so the curtains are usually blackout, which you can also have in your home.

3. A place for everything

In a hotel room, there is a space for everything, whether it be a somewhere to read, get ready in the morning or even for your cup of coffee. Therefore, you should decide what you will be using the bedroom for, other than sleeping, and design the room accordingly. A mirror, a writing desk, a large, comfy chair, having access to items like these in your bedroom will add to the hotel-like feeling, as everything you need is all in one room.

4. Lighting

Lighting plays a crucial role when furnishing hotel rooms, as they create the right ambience thus creating the right atmosphere. Try placing table lamps either side of the bed for reading light, as well as one near your vanity mirror for a touch of glamour. Don’t forget to use decorative light shades that draw attention, as the fanciest hotels often use the more extravagant lighting!

5. Finishing touches

It’s not just the furniture that creates a luxurious hotel feeling. A fluffy blanket thrown over a chair, a soft rug, an intricate tray to balance your coffee cups on when having breakfast in bed. All these accessories help make up an opulent atmosphere. These touches emphasise the furniture you have, creating a homely feeling so that you’ll feel welcome in your bedroom. Add in your personal items, such as photographs, books, and makeup, and you’ll soon find that you have a luxurious bedroom that you will never want to leave.

Header image: Holmewood Hall by Calico Interiors

Recently completed: Carbis Bay Beach Lodges

Image by  Carbis Bay

Image by Carbis Bay

Our biggest project the year was helping with the furbishing of Carbis Bay’s Beach Lodges, their latest holiday accommodation for 2018. These lodges are situated right on the beach, meaning that the golden sand is only a few steps away. We provided the soft furnishings and window treatments for each lodge, including remote control shading for the roof windows.

A variety of window treatments were made throughout this project. For the living rooms and dining rooms, we created sheer pencil pleat curtains with Threads fabric, and wave head curtains using GP&J Baker. We also used this fabric for the cartridge pleat curtains in the bedroom, which, like the other sets of curtains, were blackout lined and installed on Silent Gliss tracks. As well as this, we used GP&J Baker fabrics for the bed throws.

We also installed shading systems for the roof windows, using motorised blinds that are remote controlled.

Image by Calico Interiors via  Instagram

Image by Calico Interiors via Instagram

As well as this, we produced the headboards for each lodge, which featured shallow buttons and piping around the back edge. Many of the fabrics used were from GP&J Baker and Threads, the fabric for the buttons coming from their Meridian Linex collection.

Cushions were made for all eight lodges as well, using a wide range of fabrics. For some of the cushions, we paired two different fabrics together, such as a modern printed fabric from Mulberry on the front with a fabric from GP & J Baker’s Perfect Plains collection on the back. The colour schemes featured a selection of sunset colours and bold tribal patterns, perfect for a beach lodge. An example of this is Kravet’s Churra pattern, which is based on a 20th century woman’s shawl in Mexico. Combining this with bright, bold fabrics means that we could use it within the chic and contemporary design.

Image by Calico Interiors via  Instagram

Image by Calico Interiors via Instagram

We also used a range of blues for some of the cushions to keep with the beach theme. This includes the Wild Geese Linen fabric by Mulberry, an exotic and exciting print that contrasted the burnt orange piping beautifully.

Finally, we made up a total of ten window seats using existing foam pads.

We love the finished look of these beach lodges, as the design is chic and complements the beach view perfectly. The overall project was a large one, and we worked hard throughout the year to ensure that it was carried out as smoothly as possible, and that each product we created was made to the highest standard. We are extremely happy with the result.

Recently Completed: Treehouses at the Fish Hotel

Image by  The Fish Hotel

 

Earlier this year, Calico Interiors returned to the Fish Hotel to assist in the designing of their Treehouses. Nestled amongst the trees of the Farcombe Estate, these treehouses offer unique accommodation in the Cotswolds.

Each treehouse was designed to be a luxurious rustic getaway, offering the experience of a hotel but in a different way. We provided the soft furnishings and window treatments for this holiday accommodation, inspired by the estate’s rural surroundings.

Image by The Fish Hotel

Image by The Fish Hotel

In each treehouse, there is a bespoke corner sofa that was specifically designed to fit the small spaces. We created the seat and back cushions for the L-shaped sofa, as well as the cushions for this and the bedding, which were self-piped and made in various sizes.

Furthermore, we supplied blackout lined Roman blinds for the living room, hall and the bedrooms of each treehouse. These were created with fabric from the Tango collection from Linwood, which was also used for the wave head curtains in the living room and many of the cushions that we made as well.

Image by  The Fish Hotel

As well as this, we made the headboards for the beds using Linwood fabrics, again from the Tango collection. We picked a different colour of the fabric for each bedroom, ensuring that it matched the rest of the furniture.

These treehouses were a great project to work on, as the beautiful countryside was the perfect source of inspiration. The interiors of this accommodation combine rustic with luxury, making these treehouses the perfect countryside retreat.