As interior designers who specialize in hospitality, we make a very strategic effort to stay alert and up to date with current trends within the design industry. Every trend can be either short-lived or everlasting, but today we’re excited to talk about a few of our favorite everlasting trends to incorporate into your hotel interior.
There’s an elegance behind the concept of minimalism that we just can’t get enough of. Minimalism has become not only a style of design, but also a way of living. It’s the idea that we live with only what we need. Yes, at times the concept can be a little too much, or should we say, too little for designers. But, there is no denying the influence of minimalism in interior design. Hotels will always be known for the lavish details, but there is a minimal approach that can also make a hotel interior pop with just the right amount of space and design.
Locally Sourced Goods
When people travel, outside of business trips, they are often in search of an experience or feeling that city has to offer. When it comes time to design a hotel in a major travel destination, remember to keep the essence of the city alive through your design. The best way to do so is by doing your research to find the local artists and textile makers. Brining the local talent and locally sourced goods into your décor will not only benefit the look of the hotel, but it’s a great way to attract the locals and turn the bar area or hotel restaurant into a go-to for socialites.
There is definitely a movement in the hospitality industry to activate the lobby area into a more social and engaging part of the hotel. Designers are coming to the realization that guests not only want to be social during their stay, but people also enjoy the ambiance of working and socializing in coffee house like areas. Guests no longer are satisfied with just a desk in their hotel room, they want to have creative freedom throughout the hotel to find inspiration anywhere and get to work.
It’s important to remember that design is ever-changing and while we want to be moving forward, at times we also have to think about smart design and take into consideration trends that will never go out of style.