Why do we love hotel design so much? Is it something we can emulate in our own homes? Sure, here are some tips and see how Casart Coverings is a resource for homeowners and designers to get the hotel look with ease. Although summer is the time for travel, it’s not only the destination that gives you a memorable experience but also the hotel or even VRBO property in which you stay.
A Room with a View
It’s more than likely that you’ve looked up the hotel in advance online and probably based your decision to stay there partly on the pictures. They are so important yet they don’t fully convey the actual ambiance once there.
On a recent commemorative trip, we stayed at Villa Caletas in Costa Rica. It’s a beautiful place that claims the first infinity pool. The concern besides the price, was that it might just be a little over the top in its decorative style but once there, the decor completely fit the mood of the surrounding tropical environment with the lush rain forest overlooking the coast, brightly colored flowers and macaws and toucans flying daily.
If you have any concerns about the hotel room, Tip # 1, make sure it has a view. This can easily make many worries disappear. Another side-tip about staying in Costa Rica, to help alleviate concern about cost, plan on traveling right at the transition into the rainy season (end of April – early May). Prices drop considerably and you’ll mostly have good weather with only one or two rain showers.
Uncluttered Room Brings Comfort & Calm
We all welcome the uncluttered feel of a hotel room. It brings comfort and relaxation because most of us don’t live this way in our daily lives but some of this can be emulated, particularly for the bedroom where you want to have a restful night’s sleep.
Tip # 2 declutter. Stash away items in closets, bedside tables with cabinets and drawers, even skirted tables have areas to conceal below. Clean the tops of chest of drawers leaving only a few pictures and go-to necessities. This helps unclutter your mind as well as your visual space.
Neutral with a Good Vibe
Hotels typically use neutral palettes. They help with the sense of cleanliness but they can be somewhat boring, sterile and sometimes unwelcoming. For example, if you have a white-on-white room, you might question “is it safe to sit” and “where do I put my shoes?” There tends to be a subconscious hesitancy to fully enjoy the space because of messing up the perfection of such purity.
Tip #3 try using a neutral palette with pops of color to add joy and vibrancy to your space. Hotels do the same using artwork, pillows, chairs and benches in coordinating colors. This adds interest and engagement with the room as your eye travels to notice these colorful details.
Keep it Simple
The best feelings upon returning from vacation is the rejuvenation from relaxing, being in the moment, and experiencing new things. This sensation tends to quickly disappear as we get back in our routines.
Try a hotel tactic with Tip #4, make sure you keep things simple, less complication is the key to relaxation. Do this by designating a place to unwind, be it a room converted into a lounge, a reading nook or even a hammock.
Keep the Inspiration Alive
Be inspired by the new experiences on your travel by sharing them with friends.
Tip #5, have a designated place to mingle. Hotels purposely set up seating zones so multiple parties can convene and enjoy each other’s company. If your space is large, you can try something similar. If not, a new way to experience the routine will help, like having dinner outside on a porch, balcony or even in the backyard under party lights helps set the mood.
Bringing the indoors inside works also in reverse to bring the indoors out. Mixing it up keeps the inspiration alive.
If you see something that inspires you in your hotel room, like a mirror, sheets, the bed or even lighting, depending on the hotel, some of these items can be purchased online through their shop. You can also keep the memories fresh by creating a book with your favorite photos or go larger with a collage as a feature wallcovering for your relaxation nook.
Casart Coverings Offers Fully Customizable Artwork for Walls
Focal walls using wallpaper is a feature used by hotels to add interest to the room without impacting the spacious feel of the room by taking up physical floor space. These wallcoverings are typically commercial-grade vinyl because they are so durable, easy to maintain and have longevity. If they are Casart wallcoverings, they also have the benefit of being time and labor efficient to install, so cost effective.
Swatchroom, a DC based design + build firm that does exceptional design work around the world, for hotels, restaurants, and important clients you may have heard of like Twitter. Unlike other design build firms, they use an unconventional, collaborative approach with artistic appeal and the primary goal to give the observer a one-of-a-kind experience. Theirs is much like a theatrical set or art exhibition design but immersive, where one can eat, live and play in their interiors beyond only observing. We’re a big fan of their work! They really bring interior design and the arts together.
They use a stunning mural in the Mode Aparthotel in Paris for this bedroom feature wall. It gives the illusion of the bed jutting out onto the precipice of a gorgeous atrium. This trompe l’oeil effect opens up the room and adds engagement with a big visual impact for this hotel design.
Casart Coverings offers fully customizable artwork for walls with high-quality wallcovering as self-adhesive wallpaper. You can choose from over 120 different designs or a photo that captures the mood and even custom colorized it to add personality.
We co-create with commercial interior designers on all types of projects, including hotel and hospitality spaces. We can beautifully execute the vision of even the most creative and demanding projects. Click here to learn more about our professional collaboration services.
Casart wallcovering can be used on walls, ceilings, doors or even stair risers, where you’ll notice it daily, as this custom mural. You can even remove and reuse elsewhere to change the look when you want. Keeping the memories of your trip and hotel stay alive as a creative project is the inspiration to look forward to upon returning home.
Looking for more inspiration? See our previous posts on hotel design here.