Apartment October 2019

There’s nothing better than slinking back to a sumptuous suite with floor to ceiling luxury after a hard day holidaying. So why not bring the hotel home? After all, who doesn’t want turn-down service and a lil’ chocolatey surprise under their pillow every day? The real key to comfort is heading to Homesense and finding five-star furniture and more, for up to 60% less* – a sure way to grab a good night’s sleep 
 
5 steps to getting that fancy hotel-feel at home:
 
1. Pillow talk
The plumper the cushion, the better the sleep. The higher the thread count, the softer the sheet. For total bedding bliss, go all out with layers, layers and more layers – mattress topper, designer duvet cover, bedspread, throw, runner and of course, an abundance of pillows. We hate to sound like your mum but make your bed in the morning. You’ll thank yourself when you get home.
 
2. Comfort corner
Whether it’s a gorgeous velvet chaise longue, an emerald green armchair or a quality mustard ottoman that doubles up as storage, select a spot and choose a chair. Save the night by switching off your social media and slumbering in your little nook with a good book before bed (extra-soft blanket not optional).
 
3. Limelight lighting
As the nights draw in, getting the light right is super important in creating a luxe suite retreat. Whether it’s an opulent ceiling light to add elegance, a dimming desk lamp for your new cosy corner or a mood-boosting unique shade that brings the drama, there’s love at first light waiting in store. 
 
4. Bloomin’ beautiful
Keep the hotel lobby luxury alive with a few faux showstoppers of your own. From extra-large hurricane vases and ceramic flower holders to gorgeous green goodness and plump peonies to pop inside, we’ve got it all for lots less. Going faux means they’ll look plush 24/7 and you can have your out-of-season faves all-year-round. Top tip: spray a tumble dryer sheet with your favourite scent and hide it in the bottom of your bunch. 
 
5. The little extras
We’re talking rattan trays for breakfast in bed, designer hand towels for an at-home spa session, curious coffee table books and toiletries from all the brands you love. Fill up the basket to your heart’s content without worrying about baggage allowance – although at up to 60% less than the RRP it’s easy to get carried away. Bell boy anyone?