6 Little Touches That Will Make Your Home More Welcoming

October 14, 2014 2:29 PM

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6 Little Touches That Will Make Your Home More Welcoming

One of the easiest (and most affordable) ways to get the high-end, collected-over-time look of a boutique hotel is with the accessories you use. Choose items that bring in at least three textures in the room: one plush, one sleek and one natural, recommends Jay Jeffers, author of Collected Cool and designer behind the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Lake Tahoe. Cashmere throws—particularly in not-too-cutesy patterns like herringbone—and Lucite trays that catch the light are two of Jeffers' go-to additions.

If all-white bathrooms read more "bland" than "spa-like" to you, steal this decorating idea from the model bathroom in the Solaris Residences in Vail, Colorado: Cover the walls in a low-contrast, nature-inspired wallpaper. Vertical patterns, like the Lee Jofa tree wallpaper the Solaris uses (you can...

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