How to Makeover Your Bedroom with Ritz Carlton Style

Luxurious style and elegance at à la Ritz-Carlton can be yours to bring home. If you don't want that luxury feeling from vacation time to end, follow these easy instructions to bring the décor into your personal, everyday life.


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    Tidy up your bedroom. With your post-vacation energy, set to and take out everything in your bedroom that can be moved. Only some of it will ever go back in. Clean well.
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    Consider the elements of a Ritz-Carlton style room. Check out the photos in this article and also consider these ideas:
    • Polished hardwood flooring
    • Oriental rugs or high-quality, simple rugs
    • Elegant pieces of furniture, such as a deep-toned wooden dresser
    • Matching bedside tables with delicate lamps; try leadlight lamps or lamps with bone china bases (you can get these made at your local lighting store with a good bone china vase find)
    • A luxurious club chair or a pair if you have room
    • Matching prints—floral, horses/hunting, sea vistas—anything suggestive of old wealth and vacation time is fine. Just make sure to matte and frame them properly to avoid looking cheap.
    • Electronic equipment that is well hidden but easily accessible—cloak that plasma TV in an armoire.
    • Writing desk and chair
    • Mini bar fridge (optional)
    • Neutral walls (beige, cream, white, off-white)
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    Choose sumptuous bed linens. If you don't already own it, go out and spend a day buying it. :
    • Indulge in a high thread count cotton sheet set, at least 200 count. It will be worth the cost when you discover that the rich softness of these sheets induce nights of magnificent sleep.
    • Bolster cushions, square pillows, European pillows, and roll pillows. Be guided by elegance, good taste and what pleases you most.
    • Purchase a duvet and duvet cover as fluffy and large as you can afford. This is the most important part of your bed, as it increases comfort and is seen by others most often. Down comforters work well for this, as do ones with down substitute- its main difference is warmth. Substitute comforters work very well for those with allergies.
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    Assess the things you took out of your room in the clean-up. Following the checklist above, make decisions about what your think carries that "hotel room character". What looks chic, elegant and simple all at once? Keep those items. All your knick-knacks must be sorted too—either they fit the theme, or they need to have storage space to hide them from view.
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    Try to avoid eclectic, clashing styles. Choose neutral color themes—the creams, bones, beiges, golds etc. are best choices and you can enliven these with maroon, deep blues or deep green accents.
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    Treat your room to weekly fresh flowers.


  • Dash in early evening and turn your bed down. Leave a rolled up glossy lifestyle magazine and mint on the pillow for a sweet surprise later at night when you return.
  • Recycle the items you have decided to no longer keep after your bedroom revamp.
  • Cotton and silk are the best sheet and bed linen fabrics. Do not skimp on these; a lot of your life is spent surrounded by them.
  • Purchase terry bed robes—ooh, such luxury to walk around in after you bathe or shower. Don't forget slippers. Often you can purchase these items before you leave your stay at a real Ritz-Carlton.
  • In place of prints, try having prints made up of your real stay in the Ritz-Carlton; have them framed and hang them around your room.


  • Don't steal the slippers and toweling robe from hotels: they'll be charged to your credit card in no time.
  • Realize that eventually the vacation spirit will wear off and you really are just back at home. That means it is time to start planning your next vacation.
  • Watch that luxurious armchair; in no time at all it may become a clothes hamper. Don't fall into this trap.
  • Avoid eating in your bedroom (apart from the mint). Crumbs in the bed will cause a rapid decline in the luxuriousness you've worked so hard to achieve.

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