Hotel Room Design Tips for Your Own Home

What Are The Best Hotel Room Design Tips for Your Own Home?

Modern hotels have cleverly adapted to rapid social changes with creative solutions. This post will cover the most striking interior design trends shaping today’s hospitality scene. From rethinking guestroom configurations to ensuring highly personalised experiences, hotel owners transform accommodation units into the highlights of any escape. So whether you own a hotel or planning your next business trip abroad, here are some of the new twists in the industry.

Lobbies Are Envisioned As Dynamic Multi-Use Spaces.

On Freshome, we’ve seen many hotel projects focused on offering a striking first impression. The importance of entrance lobbies is growing as social encounters become more and more dependent on this particular hotel area. With the new business travelling trend, hotel lobbies should provide a multi-use space for casual and formal talks, working on laptops, plugging in various devices. It means a simple sofa-coffee table arrangement won’t cut it.

Creative space segmentation is necessary, providing intimate and social zones and furniture delivering comfort and functionality. More extravagant entrance features in today’s emerging hotel market include large green walls, indoor waterfalls, chandeliers, and multimedia stations.

Rethinking Guest Room Configurations

The classic bed-table-locker combo is not enough to make a hotel room feel inviting. In today’s world, guests expect surprises and where else, but away from home. Creative offices for business travellers, interesting looking TV panels and an extra sofa next to the king-sized bed are some of the key “ingredients” for a modern hotel room. We’ve also seen colour explosions and eclectic decor mixes, which can appeal to guests wanting to experience unique accommodation.

Spa-Like Bathroom Features

Bathrooms stopped being perceived as auxiliary rooms, spaces to be minimised, to expand living areas. The modern tourist expects more than he gets at home in his journeys. A resort bathroom with spa-like features is an open invite to relaxation and a sure-proof method of alluring guests through the promise of temporary luxury. Think en-suite bedrooms, waterfall showers, oversized bathtubs, his&hers sinks, giant towels, beauty items and plenty of space.

Not Just A Restaurant, But A Destination In Itself

Few hotel restaurants still base their appeal strictly on “practicability”. Cooking is an art, and so should be the “exhibition space”. However, we’ve seen more and more hotel restaurants turned into memorable spaces through design. Themes are highly recommended, pushing creativity to new heights and turning each venue into a destination.

Blurring Indoor-Outdoor Boundaries

Sensory experiences go a long way. The well-integrated this “principle” into the array of services offered by modern hotel owners, who struggle to keep the indoor-outdoor transition as “ethereal” as possible. Not only are hotel rooms expanded through large decks and terraces, but nature is brought inside in every possible way. Wood panelling, stone decorations, lush greenery, indoor waterfalls are just some of the elements employed to release the tension of hotel guests.

Green Features

Sustainability is a delicate issue for hotel owners, as they are doing their best to minimise short term costs. But being ahead of the game is important, which sometimes leads to innovative ideas. Oversized windows for natural lighting, natural building materials, green walls and green roofs, recycling bins for guests, electronic water faucets, locally grown food for cooking and greywater recycling are just a few hotel trends for staying green.

Focus On Local Art

It is a real shame that modern architecture usually distances itself from local origins. Sometimes we look at a house on Freshome, and its design tells us nothing of its location. Luckily, more and more hotel owners realise that adding local art in their design scheme will improve guests’ perception of the place and create a genuine experience. Integrating an art project into the hotel’s image could be easy to succeed, from small sculptures and photography to large-scale installations.

Technology Overload

Not everyone is looking for hi-tech accommodation away from home. On the contrary, people tend to disconnect during holiday time. But more and more hotels focus on keeping guests “plugged in” at all costs. Certainly, a good way to go when it comes to business tourism, a technology-friendly room encourages work-flow and the guests’ fidelity in the long run.

For example, new hotels offer the possibility of adjusting lighting, air conditioning and even window blinds through smartphones, which often turns out to be a good business approach. Another trend is placing PC tablets at check-in for printing boarding passes and ensuring other self-helping processes requiring an online connection.

Less Pattern, More Colour And Texture

When away, you usually have more time for exploring your senses. It is probably why hotel rooms easily let go of visually upsetting patterns and embrace texture instead. Giving guests something they can feel and get lost in can result in a memorable experience, one they will probably want to repeat. Add a few bright colours to animate spaces, creating a soothing, joyful atmosphere.

Personalised Spaces

It is a fact that the memory of a hotel stays with guests for a long, long time if the accommodation experience is unique. With this in mind, hotel owners personalise spaces as never before. Pop-up hotels and modular hotels are new concepts slowly gaining interest in the industry. Themed guest rooms also have a strong impact, especially when visitors can only try one at a time.

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A Home Away From Home

More than anything, hotel rooms should provide comfort, that feeling of a home away from home. No matter how luxurious, technology-friendly and weird-themed the room, cosiness is a major factor to consider. Wood additions, inspired decorating items, carpets, curtains, a fireplace, a TV set, and the possibility of playing your guest’s favourite music add to a memorable stay.

Pick The Right Bed

The centrepiece of your new mini-hotel, a tufted, layered, well-made bed, is one you can’t wait to sink into after a hard day. 

If you already have a nice bed of your own, that should work just as fine. But one reason we love that hotel vibe is the novelty. 

A luxury hotel’s staff prepares your room so well that it feels 100% new by the time you walk in. The idea that possibly thousands of people stayed there before you did never crosses your mind. 

Recreating the same idea in your bedroom is by getting a new bed. It can be expensive, so you might prefer to rent a luxurious bed short-term, so you can purchase it only if it feels right later.

When choosing the bed, opt for upholstered, padded headboards, preferably tufted ones, because they’re most likely to give that plush bedroom look. Hotel beds also tend to be low or covered underneath. In your case, we’d recommend opting for a bed with storage underneath because they look posher, but they’ll help keep your room tidy and clutter-free.

Add The Layers

Now that you’ve got the bed let’s make it. 

First, check out your mattress. Depending on how you prefer to sleep, a suitable mattress can be plush, medium or firm. Many popular hotel brands have mattresses designed specifically for them, and they range from memory foam with cooling technology to innerspring coils with a plush pillowtop. 

Luckily, we provide such an extensive range of mattresses for rent here, so you can try them out till you find your heaven. 

To layer, start with getting sheets that you find incredibly soft. Don’t stress about material and thread count. Just explore the fabric in person and find what feels good, regardless of your budget. If you want our opinion, go with white cotton percale and a thread count of around 300.

Then get your sheets professionally laundered and pressed. We say ‘professionally’ because nothing beats that faint flowery fragrance and the immaculate creases in the crisp bedding that you get back from the pros. But, of course, you’re always welcome to do it yourself.

Complete The Hotel Bed Feel

 Spritz your sheets with some diluted essential oil fragrance you can’t get enough of to go the extra mile. Our personal favourites are lavender, grass, and woody scents. Experiment with fragrance combinations till you find an aroma you love.

For an extra touch, while layering your bed, you can place a bed scarf (or coverlet) towards the end of your bed in a contrasting colour or a colour that matches your headboard for the complete 5-star look.

Choose The Right Light.

Part of a hotel room’s luxe charm is in the lighting. Often, hotels choose large drum or empire-shaped lamps with fabric shades. Place one lamp each on the bedroom end tables and a brighter, perhaps a more stylish lamp near the desk. In addition, you can explore some gorgeous table lamps and floor lamps for rent here. 

But while lamps make the room feel elegant and cosy in the evening, a luxury hotel room maximises the use of natural light during the day. 

Whether you have large doors leading to a balcony or simply large windows, make the most of this area by installing sheer curtains for softness and an additional blackout layer for when you need complete darkness or privacy. 

Choose The Right Complementary Furniture.

Bed and lighting are not all a hotel has ready for you. A luxury hotel invests in top-of-the-line end tables, desks, chairs, televisions, and storage (with a safe). 

For end tables, you want to get clean, simple ones with tons of storage for personal curiosities and plenty of space for table lamps, notebooks, flowers and your phone. 

Since hotels are used a lot for business, a high-end hotel provides plenty of desk space and a comfortable chair for work. If your bedroom is big enough, and you want the complete hotel look, feel free to add a high-end work table and chair along with one of the walls, perhaps close to the window. Add a table or floor lamp for light. 

Hotels also have a little living room area, complete with chairs, a coffee table, and sometimes a 2-seater sofa. If space permits, you can explore our range of living room furniture available for rent for ideas. Make sure you adhere to the colour scheme, and the seating is plush but easy to maintain.

Luxury hotels also have televisions in the rooms. To add one of your own, explore our smart television rentals so you can enjoy late-night marathons with a little self-prepared room service (or takeout).

And for the wardrobe, you want something understated, matches the rest of your furniture, and provides great storage space. Hotel rooms are always clutter-free, and the reason for that is plenty of storage. 

While travelling, you only have what you take with you, but you need to store and organise everything at home. We recommended beds with storage underneath and large desks and end tables. It’s a similar tune with the bedroom wardrobe. Have a primary wardrobe for clothing and some chests around for other belongings.

Choose The Right Decor.

Now for the finishing touches. Place wall art, flower vases, planters, and other decor items. Some hotels use carpet, but a plush, shaggy rug over a hardwood floor feels like a cloud under the feet every time you get in and out of bed. 

Adding a throw blanket to the mix will up the cosy factor, and choose pillow covers that match your chosen colour palette. Then, for a truly decadent experience, select a combination of large firm pillows for support, down-filled pillows for comfort, and soft throw pillows for decoration, and then layer them from largest at the back to smallest at the front. You can also include a neck pillow or a bolster according to your preferences.

Define The Sleeping Space With A Wrap-Around Headboard.

Wrap around headboards effectively defines your sleeping space and adds texture and colour to a room. There are several ways to do it and style them, but a wrap-around headboard makes a unique design detail in your bedroom no matter how you do it.

Include A Lounge Area

Hotel rooms often include a lounge or seating area to allow guests to sit or relax that isn’t on the bed. Doing the same in your bedroom creates the perfect spot for reading, relaxing, or enjoying your morning coffee and is as simple as including a comfy chair or cosy couch and a small table.

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Place Your Bed In The Middle Of The Room And Put A Desk Behind It.

If you’d like to include a desk in your room but don’t feel like you have enough space, consider using a less traditional bedroom arrangement, put your bed in the middle of the room, and attach a desk to its back. It is a trend we’ve seen in hotel rooms, and it would be an easy thing to do in your bedroom to get more functionality out of the space.

Put Your Bed On A Platform.

Raising your bed even just a few extra inches can create a whole new feel in your bedroom. Hotels do it to separate the sleeping and living areas, but in your bedroom, you could also separate the sleeping and relaxing areas, so you have a space within a space designated just for sleep.

Include A Small Writing Desk

You never know when inspiration will strike, and you have to jot down some brilliant ideas. Hotel rooms are usually ready for those moments, so make sure your room is too by including a small writing desk somewhere in the space.

Add A Bench At The End Of The Bed.

Hotel rooms often have benches for guests to put their luggage on for their stay. It’s a convenient way to keep things easily at hand in hotels. In your home, a bench at the end of your bed would make the perfect spot for laying out clothes for the next day or a nice place to sit while you put on your shoes in the morning.


So, if you’re looking to give your living room a modern update, why not try some of these mid-century modern design tips? We promise they’ll add some pizazz to your space while keeping things timeless and elegant.

FAQs About Builders Melbourne

How Can I Make My House More Like A Hotel?

  • Purchase the most luxurious bedding.
  • Choose the best mattress.
  • Find the fluffiest pillows.
  • Kit out the bathroom with towels & bathrobes.
  • Use candles to create a pleasant scent.
  • Stock up on the toiletries.
  • Decorate your home with faux flowers.
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How Can I Make My Room Feel Like A Spa?

  • Use a Neutral Colour Palette. 
  • Add a Plush, Cosy Touch. 
  • Install an Electric Fireplace.
  • Incorporate the Proper Lighting.
  • Keep Everything Minimal. 
  • Add in Spa-Like Accessories. 
  • Add Live Plants.
  • Utilise Aromatherapy.

How Do You Make Your Bed Feel Like A Cloud?

Keep the memory foam in place with a quilted mattress cover that doubles a fluffy cushion. Layer a quilt underneath your comforter or duvet to give your bed extra volume. Invest in a down comforter for snug snoozing. A heated throw is the sneakiest way to stay warm as you borough into your bed.

Can I Decorate A Hotel Room?

Yes, hotels can decorate the room at the guest’s request, depending on hotel policy. Hotels don’t need to decorate the rooms. Some hotels don’t allow any decoration inside rooms as it may cause damage to the décor and fixtures.

How Do I Turn My House Into A Guest House?

The owner and their family must be physically residing in the same property. You can let out a minimum of one room and a maximum of six rooms (12 beds) for a stay.

Visitors must be informed in advance of the facilities, type of breakfast, and charges levied on facilities.

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