The Design Tips to Steal from the World's Best Hotels
We may not be able to make your bed and put a mint on the pillow each night, but with these takeaways, you'll be able to create a home that's every bit as relaxing (and stylish) as your dream getaway.
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Give Your Window Boxes a Rest
When you walk into a hotel, you're supposed to be leaving the commotion of the rest of your life behind, which is why you'll often see lush plants—or, in the case of the Pershing Hall Hotel in Paris, a landscaped wall
—to get your mind off to-do lists and traffic jams. While a vertical garden can be pricey, there are a few affordable ways to get the look: Urbio
sells magnetic planters that can be easily installed on the wall, and Home Made Simple
's Kenneth Wingard
has a surprisingly simple upside-down hanging planter DIY that's just as attention-grabbing.