Make Your Very Own Personalised Hotel Room

June 30, 2015

All hotel rooms look the same after a while. They have some sort of mass-produced carpet, some sort of curtains, and a TV with an overly complex remote.

While hotel rooms aren’t really meant to be more than a place to rest your head or take a much-needed post-tourism shower, everyone likes to “come home” to a nice personalised hotel room. While the glass wall panels in your hotel room might make it look quite like an office, these are a bunch of little ways to make a hotel room a little bit more like home.

1. Flowers
Flowers are perfect for decorating a room during a short trips (since they only last for a couple days anyway). Flowers brighten any room and you can get them pretty cheap from any nearby grocer.

2. Unpack Your Shoes
Not only does this actually help make space in your suitcase (which is important if you plan on living out of it) but also adds a nice lived-in touch to a hotel room. (Plus, why not show of those new summer sandals to the not-quite-eggshell-white walls?)

3. Candle
Candles are great to travel with because they’re small, totally airplane safe and add such a nice feel to any room instantly. Bonus: your room will smell amazing.



4. Jewellery Dish
I got this idea from my favourite travel blogger ever, Queen of Jetlags. Bring a little jewellery dish or just display your jewellery. Basically by putting your own stuff everywhere, hotel rooms generally start to feel more like your own.

5. Take over the Bedside Table
Plug in your chargers (with converters of course) and line up your Kindle. Having everything in reach like at home almost guarantees a good night’s sleep.

6. Set Up Your Office
If you’re somewhere for a business trip (or juggling business with pleasure… like say writing a blogpost everyday… teehee), claim the desk area as your own. Set up your notebooks, laptop and charger to get ready for some early morning productivity.

If you want a real change of scenery, office sharing is also now a huuuuuge trend. You can look into hot desks and office sharing in practically any major city.

All these little things make hotel rooms so much nice. A little personalisation never killed nobody.
Do you do any of these? Have any other personalising tips?


* Images from here and here

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  • Romantiquely June 30, 2015 at 13:03

    First thing I do is always take over the bedside table hehe, love these tips (especially the jewellery tray tip) Wonderful post dear! xxxxx

    • Pia S June 30, 2015 at 16:34

      Thank you!! And right?! It’s the best thing to do (but drives my mom CRAZY if we find ourselves sharing a room haha). xx

  • Prudence Yeo June 30, 2015 at 23:11

    The unicorn jewelry dish is so whimsical and pretty, love it!


  • Shannyn June 30, 2015 at 23:41

    I never thought about doing this before, but I’ll have to try these tips on my next few trips!

  • Kat Horrocks July 1, 2015 at 05:55

    Love these tips, especially for trips alone which can feel quite lonely!!

    Kat |

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  • 30s Gal December 20, 2015 at 16:35

    Honestly, I like to unpack my suitcase the minute I get there – put all my clothes on hangers & take my shoes out, fill the bathroom with cosmetics, take out my accessories and, of course, place a book or my Kindle on the nightstand. This makes it feel like my own space instantly.