Keys to great hotel design
Decorating your hotel so that it looks like a five-star luxury resort is not as tough a task as it may sound, even if your budget may not be as large as you would like. If you want to emulate some of the best-known hotels in the world, then you are going to need to know some of the keys to great hotel design. The following are just a few things you can do to really turn the look of a room around.
First of all, if you want to capture the high-end ambience radiated by a boutique hotel, then simply work on creating a scheme of accessories. Your aim should be to choose at least three items that will offer three distinct textures within the room. One sleek, one plush, and one natural is a great way to start. For example, you can grab a cashmere throw and a Lucite tray to cultivate the look.
Second, you can make the most of small spaces by bringing some drama to them, and having a bit of fun with them. For example, a smaller bathroom can instantly gain some character by wallpapering the top half of it with a design that features vertical patterns. The vertical patterns will help make the ceilings look larger in the room, and if you choose muted shades you get a dramatic look that is not overwhelming or too busy.
A simpler way to cast a new light on the room is literally to cast a ‘different light’ on the room. You can do this by upgrading the lampshades that are next to the bed. Try lining lampshades with elegant fabrics such as pink silk, so the light that shines out of them will be soft and warm, creating a glow in the room.
If space is still an issue then you may want to think about buying a few novelty mirrors that are large enough for the main rooms of the hotel. Mirrored side tables and dressers are actually becoming trendier, and they are a great way to make rooms look larger. Side tables with legs, instead of bulky cube shapes, will also help to add the illusion of space in the rooms.
Buying the correct beds for your hotel gives clients the sense of quality and luxury. Every customer that visits your hotel will be happy after a good nights sleep and are more likely to return or recommend you to friends and colleagues.
Finally, if you are still short on space, instead of sweating over the perfect artwork, create art out of elements that you already need in a room, such as lighting pieces and fixtures. Pendant lighting is a great way to brighten a room, and if you use cool sculptural bases you add a fun aesthetic while upgrading your lighting.