How to create hotel-room chic for Mother’s Day + DIY breakfast-in-bed tray

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If you’ve got your mum coming to stay for Mother’s Day this year, why not give her the hotel experience with a mini makeover for your guest room? Plus, I’ve shared a DIY project to turn an old photo frame into a breakfast tray so that you can bring your mother breakfast in bed too…

Mother’s Day is on Sunday 22nd March this year and I couldn’t let the occasion pass by without doing something lovely for all the mums out there. If you’ve invited your mum to stay with you for the weekend, giving her breakfast in bed is a real treat – and it’s even better if you DIY a special breakfast tray to serve it on.

And if she’s staying over, perhaps it’s time to spruce up your spare room to create a hotel-chic space for her to stay? Let’s start with a spring clean (any excuse to get it done, right?) so pull everything out from under the bed or in the cupboards and have a thorough declutter to get you started. Well, do you know of any hotels that have piles of stuff on the sideboard??

Next, get out the duster and wipe down all the surfaces – even the top of the mirror and those skirting boards. Don’t forget the window blinds, I’m always so surprised by how much dust they accumulate over the months. Then hoover the entire space to make sure it’s allergen-free.

Another thing you can do to get that hotel feeling in your guest room is to add a fluffy duvet and big squishy pillows. I don’t know about you, but when I sleep in a hotel, the pillows ensure that I don’t move around as much in the bed and my hair is practically kink-free yet, at home, I’ll wake up with a scruffy bed-head every day. Why is that?

I’m hoping that my new Hotel Collection pillows will help me to get that same effect in my own home. They are soft-to-medium pillows, which allows the head to sink into the hollowfibre while still being supported, so they’re ideal for both side-sleepers and for those who prefer to lie on their back.

The Hotel Collection is Silentnight’s most lavish range yet with an embossed pattern in the silky-feeling microfibre fabric to get that 5* hotel vibe. Pairing these squishy pillows with matching hypoallergenic duvet ensures your mother will be immersed in cosiness when she comes to stay.

Silentnight have kindly gifted me a pack of pillows and a double duvet to makeover my bedroom ready for Mother’s Day because they are confident that the products will help to recreate the feeling of staying in one of the world’s finest five-star luxury hotels. I can’t wait to get mum’s feedback after a night in my very own hotel suite! The Hotel Collection is available from a range of retailers including Amazon and Argos.

The final step to creating a hotel vibe in your guest room for Mother’s Day is to arrange some fluffy white towels on the bed. You can add a book to entertain mum while she says – I’ve chosen one I received as a Christmas gift from my husband: ‘The Art of Making Memories’ by Meik Wiking.

Once your spare room is guest-ready, it’s time to turn your attention to the morning of your mum’s visit. There’s nothing better than breakfast in bed, is there? Especially as a Mother’s Day treat. So I’ve upcycled a wooden picture frame to create a personalised breakfast tray.

The step-by-step guide to make this DIY project is in this month’s issue of Be Kind magazine. I thoroughly enjoyed making this easy upcycling project and I’m so glad I could share it with the readers of the magazine.

All you need is an old wooden frame, some spare handles, and a few pages from a tatty, torn book to decoupage onto the base. This is your chance to personalise the design to your mum, so you could use pages of her favoruite poetry (just make sure you photocopy it, rather than rip up her cherished book!) or add photos of the family.

Follow the full step-by-step process in the March 2020 issue of Be Kind. It’s in newsagents right now and you can locate your nearest stockist here. And, if you choose to subscribe to receive future issues of Be Kind in the post or digitally, 12 trees will be planted for every subscription as part of the #BillionTreesaYear campaign from the World Preservation Foundation.

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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