How To Make Your Hotel Room a Home Away from Home

Hotel Room


If you spend a lot of time on the road and living out of a suitcase has become a bit overwhelming for you, there are ways to mimic a home feel no matter where in the world you are. Spending days and weeks in hotel rooms surely can make you feel a little homesick and craving the comfort of your home. If you are someone who spends most of their time away from home, you could use some of our tips and tricks on how to make a home away from home.

Here at We Buy Any House, we have come up with ways for you to bring that coziness and ease into your boring hotel room and always carry that piece of home with you wherever you go.

Tip 1: Sanitize Your Room

If the recent pandemic has taught us anything it is how incredibly dirty everything is and how easy it is to transfer germs around. Even if your hotel room appears to be all nice and clean, there’s no harm in wiping your surfaces and cleaning your glasses so that you feel more comfortable using all the amenities provided. That is the first step in making yourself feel more at ease during your stay there. Now you can start adding more personal touches.

Tip 2: Unpack Straightaway

Now that you have well sanitized surroundings you can begin personalizing the space by adding little personal items all around. One thing which will for sure increase your sense of being at home is unpacking your suitcases as soon as possible. There is nothing that screams hotel room like suitcases and bags laying around still unpacked. It is vital for you to make a routine of getting all your clothing and toiletries out the minute you arrive in your hotel room. That way you would make it not only much more comfortable for you to look for clothes but seeing your personal items will give you an instant sense of home. Getting rid of branded flyers, magazines and everything that could remind you that you are in a hotel is going to make it much easier to adapt faster. Instead of having the branded shampoo and conditioner in your bathroom, take out your own and surround yourself with the products you know and love.

Tip 3: Bring Your Own Loungewear

Surely, most hotels offer complimentary slippers and loungewear, however having your own could make all the difference to your experience. Make sure you bring your favourite one with you – whether it’s a pyjama set, a comfy robe or just some home clothes. Additionally, you could add some more coziness level and have your favourite blanket with you as well.

Tip 4: Retain Your Rituals

There are certain things that we normally do at home on a regular basis and just because you are travelling and away from home does not mean your routine has to suffer. Make sure you take those vitamins in the morning, take your time to do your skincare routine properly, enjoy your morning cup of coffee and do any other little ritual that you may have. It really is in the little details where you could start seeing a difference when trying to make your hotel room more homey.

Tip 5: Bring Your Electronics

We all know how annoying it can get when you are abroad and the only thing there is on the TV are some foreigner channels you do not even understand. That is why it is so important to always carry your electronics with you on such trips. Have your favourite TV shows and movies downloaded on your laptop just in case your Wi-Fi isn’t perfect and perhaps carry a little speaker if you like listening to music too. It will make your experience much more like at home by watching things in your own language.

Tip 6: Candles and Scents

Fragrance can make you feel much more relaxed and having scents with you that remind you of your home or someone you love could have a massive impact on your experience. Hotel rooms are not exactly known for having the greatest of aromas in them and quite frankly most of the time they may smell of chemicals from all the cleaning. Carrying aroma incense or palo santo sticks can be rather easy and it will not take up a lot of your space. However, if space is not an issue, you could indulge in a little candle or diffuser which reminds you of home.

Tip 7: Stock Up on Your Favourite Food/Drinks

Jumping down to the store to get some of your favourite snacks and drinks is almost essential. Even if you have food included in your hotel room charge, having some snacks and drinks you love in your room at all times will make you feel almost like you are at your own home.

Don’t be afraid to personalise your space wherever you are and don’t worry about housekeeping finding it weird – they have seen it all. So bring a piece of your home to every place you go and your mind and soul will always be at ease. 

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