To attract guests, boutique hotel owners compete for the most interesting design. They do not forget about comfort either: the functionality and convenience of bedrooms in expensive hotels are at their best. We share the most accessible and effective techniques from the arsenal of pros in this article.
1. A main light switch next to the bed What is convenient in hotels (not only in designer ones, like The Barceló Torre de Madrid hotel in Madrid but also in more democratic ones) is that there is a general light switch located at the head of the bed. Raise your hand, who thought of this moment in their bedroom without a hint from the designer? But how nice it is after reading before going to bed to turn off the light with one hand, and not get out from under a warm blanket to the other side of the room.
2. Minimum set of furniture Some people like a few armchairs, all sorts of coffee tables, and the maximum number of shelves, but what the hotel interior teaches us is how to get by with a minimum of things. Called A-Place in Warsaw knows this firsthand.
3. High headboard The design does not end with the capitonné headboard, as it may sometimes seem. On the contrary, experiments with shape, texture, and upholstery design are welcome. The bedrooms at the Covent Garden Hotel in London were designed by the owner herself: the rooms can be seen as a catalog of ideas.
4. Perfectly made bed Pressed and perfectly tucked sheets, soft pillows in several sizes, and a huge blanket – everything is designed for maximum comfort and convenience. A good example of this: is in the bedrooms of the One Barcelona GL hotel in Barcelona, beds with mattress toppers are covered with Egyptian cotton linen.
5. Walls without finishing This technique will help save on paint and wallpaper if you are on a budget. So the designers gave a second life to the historic building of the G-Rough Hotel in Rome and inscribed furniture and decor of Italian design into the old shabby walls.
6. Storage systems integrated into the interior A built-in wardrobe and a chest of drawers stylized as an interior is what can be found in most hotels. Designed by Patricia Urquiola, Il Sereno has veneered cabinet fronts, as do the walls. They are almost invisible, but at the same time practical – this is the effect we dream of achieving when organizing the space at home.
7. Wallpaper with a pattern Hoteliers usually don’t like white walls – it’s too boring. Take a cue from the French architect and designer Philippe Meidenburg, who chose wallpaper with a headboard pattern, shelving, and moldings to decorate the bedroom at the Joyce Hotel in Paris. At the same time, save on decor.
8. Mix of prints Do not be afraid to combine several prints in one room – this will give the interior dynamics and make it more stylish. Are you afraid to make a mistake? Use different patterns in wall decoration and textiles, but in the same color – as the famous designer, Kelly Whistler did at the Proper Hotel in San Francisco.
9. Saturated colors For the only bedroom in the house, an active color palette, like in the rooms of the boutique hotel The Shoreline Hotel Waikiki in Hawaii.