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5 Ways to Turn a Hotel Room into a Cozy Space

Going on a trip? Here are a few ideas so you won't miss your bedroom while you're away


We're currently enjoying the last few weeks of April and before we know it, it's already May and we're down to the last weeks of summer. If you still have plans of going out of the country or out of town, we're sure that you'll be staying in a hotel for a couple of nights.

You can easily turn your hotel room into a cozy space reminiscent of your own bedroom at home. Doing this allows you to relax and not feel homesick. Here are five easy ideas that you can do. 

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Bring your own pillow or blanket

If you have extra space in your luggage, bring a neck pillow for added comfort. You may also bring your own pillows and blankets to aid in your sleep. Add a stylish touch to your room by throwing a scarf over a bright lamp. This helps set the mood as well. 

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Bring personal pieces

Going on a long trip? Bring a couple of photos and other small pieces that remind you of your loved ones.

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Keep your essentials organized

One of the biggest mistakes of travelers is to just pull out their clothes from their bags during the whole trip. Maximize the closet by hanging your clothes and depositing your valuables in the safe.

Photo by Dairy Darilag.

Bring your own slippers

Bring your comfy and stylish slippers if you don't feel like using the usual white pair provided by hotels. Line them up in a straight line or store them inside shelves.

Photo by Jun Pinzon.

Use natural scents

Nothing is more comforting than the familiar smell of your own home! Make sure you bring your favorite home scents such as potpourri or a scented candle. You can also bring a small diffuser to add a refreshing scent to your room.

Voluspa Chestnut and Vetiver Candle, P1,180, Dimensione. Photo by Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

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