If you are traveling on vacation this summer, you are more than likely to be staying in a hotel. It it happens to be a boutique style, rather than a mass chain, the hotel design can help you with decorating ideas for your home.
Here are some examples from a recent trip and from a few discoveries.
We recently did a post on using dark walls in interior design. Hotel Thon Orion in Bergen, Norway, demonstrates this design use extremely well and shows how dramatic an interior can be pairing dark walls with bright, complementary accessories seen in the silk drapes and velvet chairs. The sumptuousness of the materials also plays up the visual impact.
Dark walls can even be carried out with a patterned wallpaper, as seen in the upstairs gathering space. The wallpaper subject is particularly appropriate for the place in depicting the lifestyle of the early Hanseatic League that Bergen is historically famous for and makes a modern statement paired with colorful contemporary pieces.
You wouldn’t think that a Hilton hotel might have fantastic ideas for using mid-century-modern decor in your interior design, but the Hilton Canopy in Reykjavik, Iceland, does this well.
The hotel’s layout is unusual and lends itself to feeling like you are in someone’s home with unique separation of spaces for the cafe, sitting area, upstairs lounge. Even the individual rooms are set with a hip, modern form of mid-century, retro style. All the individual accessories can be purchased from the hotel, including the quirky wooden duck with rain boots in the hotel-room cubbyhole that adds character while being indicative of the rainy weather in Reykjavik.
Other examples include bright use of wallpaper at Hotel Crayon Rouge in Paris.
You don’t have to travel out of the country to see other hotel examples that grab your attention, as seen in the largescale, botanical wallpaper used at the Kitano Hotel in Midtown, NY. This is a good example if you want to give a sizeable, sensory impression.
Or, see an example of simple patterned wallpaper paired with retro accessories to reflect a modern ambiance at the Dwell Hotel in Chattanooga, TN.
You can learn about how hotel design over the years has provided as sense of “home away from home” in this article from Sourceable and how hotels lean toward differentiating themselves through noticeably different interior design.
More “design hotels” can be found for your travel delight through Design Hotels.com.
Remember to take pictures of hotel design to help further inspire you for when you return from your travels.
Click on our links to a few similar wallpapers to the ones above, with ours being self-adhesive, easy to install and remove & reuse: