Traveling can be an exciting and enlightening experience, but sometimes, after you come back from a long day of sightseeing or working during a business trip, your hotel room might not feel as cozy as you'd like. Even if you're staying in an elegant suite with all the amenities you could ask for, a few simple steps can transform your space and make it feel more like home.
1. Unpack Your Suitcase
You wouldn't live out of a suitcase at home, so why would you when you're staying at a hotel? Unpack your suitcase right after you arrive, placing your clothes on hangers in the closer or placing them in drawers. Once your wardrobe is in place, arrange your toiletries on the bathroom counter just like you would at home.
2. Rearrange and Decorate Your Space
Your room might not be arranged in a way that works for you. To create a better layout, try rearranging small desks or chairs in the room.
While you're at it, take a moment to scan the room for any hotel materials like brochures, flyers, and cups. Putting these items away will make the room feel less like a borrowed space.
Now that those items are gone, you can decorate the space with any essentials you brought from home. If you packed it, now would be a good time to pull out your family picture frame and place it on the nightstand by the bed.
3. Add Cozy Touches
You might want to consider packing a few things from home, such as:
Your favorite blanket/throw
Your favorite aromatherapy scent
A soothing nightlight
A small plant
Your bathrobe, slippers and other garments for lounging
These small, familiar touches can work wonders, making the room feel cozier and more comforting during your stay and help you sleep better at night.
4. Bring Your Favorite Entertainment
Don't forget to pack your favorite forms of entertainment. Do you like to read a book or journal before bed? Bring those items along! What about your favorite shows or movies? At the Warehouse Hotel, for example, each guest room is equipped with amenities like 40-inch flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi.
You can also bring a portable bluetooth speaker to fill your room with your favorite soothing playlist or put some white noise on at night to help you sleep better.
5. Enjoy Comfort Foods
Bringing your favorite snacks and drinks can help you settle in and feel more at home in a hotel room. Whether you choose munching on your favorite microwave popcorn, cozying up in your robe, or watching your favorite shows, these five tips will help you easily settle in and enjoy your new home away from home. Now, all you need is to find the perfect place — book your stay now!