There is a certain feeling of relaxation and self-indulgence that comes with waking up in a hotel room. The sensation of fresh sheets accompanied by the light streaming in ever so gently as you drink your hot foamy cappuccino in bed brings notions of serenity and ease. No matter what led you to this morning, there is an unexplainable ambiance that is found in the comfort of taking time for the self in this unknown space. Here are seven ways to recreate this tranquil and calming experience at home:
1. Breakfast in Bed
Treat yourself to fresh fruit, rich coffee and indulgent foods in your very own bed. Present your items on a sleek tray with a crisp white linen napkin and nestle into your sheets to enjoy. Add fresh flowers on your tray for that extra decadent touch.
2. Clean sheets
The feeling of crisp fresh sheets against your skin is unlike no other. Waking up in a fresh and clean space with new sheets on your bed will give you the morning you deserve.
3. Bougie Bath
Pour yourself a hot bath and add in epsom salt, an essential oil of your choice (I suggest eucalyptus or lavender) and flower petals and let your worries wash away. Grab that book that you have been putting off reading or listen to one of your favourite podcasts. Take this time for you to recharge and focus your mind on the present.
4. Cotton Waffle Bathrobes
After your bath, slide into a soft plush cotton waffle robe. There is no greater feeling than a hotel bathrobe hugging your body after a nice long soak in the tub.
5. Towel Service
A steaming hot towel to cleanse your face will make you and your pores feel like a million bucks. Whether you wish to use it to wipe your hands or steam your face, this small touch adds a minute or two of self-care to your morning routine.
6. Black and White Films
If you want to spend your morning cozied up in bed, opt for a classic black and white film! Although it may not be something you actively select during your day-to-day, a traditional movie filled with classic love stories and iconic movie stars will offer you a little quieting escape.
7. Soft Jazz
As you prepare to go out into the world after your relaxing morning, opt to play soft jazz as background music as you get ready. This adds an element of elegance as you gloss your lips and add finishing touches to your outfit. Trying to recreate the calming and soothing environment that a hotel room morning brings can give you some much needed time to relax and recharge for the week ahead.