There’s something so appealing about a hotel room. You don’t have to clean up after yourself, everything is crisp (hopefully) and coffee comes free (usually). And most importantly, it represents travel—being in a foreign place and on vacation—unless you’re on the go for business. But even then, the hotel means the end of the day and getting away from your coworkers.
Unfortunately, most of us can’t live in a hotel room. But you can make it feel like you’re living in one by tweaking a few things in your own home.
Maggie Parker is Paste Magazine’s assistant travel editor.