Do you also love the way the beds in luxury hotels are styled? From perfectly arranged pillows to soft sheets: a hotel bed has that luxury feeling. What if you could have that at home as well? In this Interior Interview, Manuelle from @interior.by.ml shares how you can make your bedroom feel like a luxury hotel. With her hotel chic style at home, she knows exactly what to add to an interior for that luxury feeling.
What’s the story behind your account?
In September I moved into my house, and in October I created this account as a hobby. Pretty soon many people started to like my content, which I didn’t expect. Since I also enjoyed sharing the content, I continued with it. That developed into a strong passion for interior design. In addition, I like to portray something as beautiful as possible, and to get new ideas for the content I post.
According to your bio, your interior style is called ‘hotel chic’. Can you tell me a bit more about that?
I love rooms that have a warm and chic look, and that at the same time have a feeling of serenity. I try to apply this in my interior as much as possible, for example with soft and luxurious fabrics like velvet and bouclé. Besides that, I am a fan of handmade items. I have several handmade accessories made of natural materials, such as beads and shells. In addition, I have some eye-catchers at home, such as the woven art piece and the floor lamp. Such items give that unique touch to an interior.
What are your tips to create a hotel chic feeling at home?
Make sure you have a calm base. For the walls, both soft sand tones and dark tones work. At my home, all the walls downstairs have a sand color and the walls in my bedroom are dark grey. Do you want to add that extra touch? Then choose a beautiful wallpaper. It is important that the wallpaper attracts attention, but the design should not be too much. For example, you can choose a wallpaper with a pattern that consists of one color. Combine that with black accents by painting the doors and frames black. I have also opted for black blinds and oak furniture. The upholstered furniture is in a neutral shade. To finish it off, add beautiful accessories and if you like, bring some gold into the interior. With silk bouquets I add a little more color to the house. If you want more color, you add that by using colorful cushions on the sofa or an armchair.
Your bedroom looks like one from a luxury hotel! How do you create that look?
Thank you! In order to achieve that you should first choose the duvet cover and match it with a fitted sheet in the same color. After that, you put a nice bedspread on top of the bedding. I personally like velvet bedspreads with a pattern woven into it. To finish it off, put some pillows on the bed starting from largest to smallest. A calm look is created when the bedspread and the cushions also match in terms of color.
Did you get inspiration from hotels?
To be honest I didn’t get any inspiration from hotels. First I just started looking at furniture online to get an idea of what I liked. I also looked for ideas on Pinterest. Then I made a mood board to get a total picture. This doesn’t mean that it has to turn out exactly as planned. In the meantime, things came up which changed the end result. Interior styling is a process and the plan can always be adjusted.
What else gives you inspiration for your interior?
I get inspiration in different ways. For example, I like to visit furniture stores. I also get inspiration from magazines, such as Stijlvol Wonen. The style of Eric Kuster really inspires me as well, therefore I have his coffee table book. When I created my account, I came across more and more cool interior Instagram accounts. Some I like to follow are @tjk.interior and @maku.interior. Not only do they have a beautiful interior, but they also make the most beautiful designs that inspire me a lot.
Did you get inspired by the interview? Follow @interior.by.ml on Instagram for more ‘hotel chic’ inspiration.
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