Luxury is both subjective and relative. Everyone has a different definition of luxury and personal ways to define their experience in that context. For few people, luxury can be an extravagance and for some, it can be the utmost comfort. There is a very thin line between comfort and extravagance and it should be understood in the most definite way. This is the reason we chose this topic to discuss in brief, what should be a real definition or a perspective of defining luxury.
We pick Europe and its home settings or interiors to spell what L.U.X.U.R.Y is, based on what we experienced during our travel. See if you feel inspired by it.
- Swiss people, for example, like to keep their places warm and cosy. They like comfort rooms, something which is very simple like a hotel which looks homely, has minimal decoration or simple styling, especially what personally appeals to them sensuously or they associate with commonly. They will overlook lavishness for hotel rooms which make them feel home and not cold.
2. Finnish people, another example, like to keep their hotel rooms comfortable to the core. No swanky look but carefully dressed up a room, giving the guests access to everything they want. It includes a well-cushioned bed with throwers, cushions and enough pillows and a bed comforter, duvet and a cleaned white bed cover to mention a concept.
3. Everyone likes to keep the bathroom basic and add onto comfort depending upon the exact space. A small bathroom, for example, will offer accessories arranged in neat order for senior citizens to accommodate life inside the bathroom and not stress searching for things. Europeans like travelling when they are old, it’s a common sight everywhere you go. So a folded chair, hand showers, soap and shampoo fits, everything is perfect in order.
4. Bathroom in luxury space means something special. There are bath tubs with spa masseurs’ showers and the same soap and shampoo pressing shelves. Everything is compartmentalized here giving a feeling of doing specific tasks inside the bathroom. Depending on your mood or time, you can take a quick shower or sit in the bathtub spending stretched hours in the bathroom. In addition, they are likely to use translucent glass doors for the bathroom, which I though should be for the honeymoon suites perhaps.
5. Every room will have lot of closets and big cupboard space to make enough space for keeping your ironed clothes intact. You really don’t have to stuff things together and also, you can pull out everything from the suitcase and have enough space to arrange shoes and clothes or stock up your perfumes adding accessibility within your room.
6. The hotels are likely to do away with TVs in the room, which we cannot replicate at home but then, at least we can take inspiration from the fact that when we are in company, we should avoid watching all the time. This is what we do now, watch TV all the time and retire to our rooms, without finding time to interact with each other.
7. The hotels which provide in room dining services always have a table in the room, as we often see, to remind us to sit in comfort of big lounge like sofas and eat while drawing conversation around the small dinner table.
8. A study table with a table lamp is comforting and for some me time to read in peace or do work with ease. We don’t know if it still makes sense to have it around.
9. The flooring is temperature controlled inside the room, which means it feels warm in hot weather conditions and automatically alterable under hot weather. The floor tiles feel very comfortable too.
10. Sensor lighting is good. It saves electricity and is good for the environment too. Their technology really delivers. Once you step out of your lift on the room floor, the lights go on and when you go inside the room, it automatically goes off. It saves effort and cost together.