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How to furnish a hotel: top tips


If on the one hand the search for the best compromise between quality and price seems to be the main driver of users’ choices, on the other hand also knowing how to distinguish oneself and have an eye towards details proves to be the trump card in a market that, as we said, it gets more competitive every day.

Not to mention that the possibility of receiving satisfactory treatment during a holiday represents an additional incentive to book at this or that structure.

Furnishing a hotel involves a series of choices that can heavily affect the customer experience: below we see what are the main steps to take in order not to make mistakes and entice users to come back.

How to furnish a hotel room

Whether a customer’s stay in a hotel is satisfying or not depends above all on the room in which he or she stayed.

This, to be welcoming and up to expectations, must also be comfortable. And here, not only the way in which the room has been designed but also the type of furniture chosen plays a fundamental role.

The furniture must be able to adapt to the needs of different customers, from travelers to businessmen; to succeed in this aim, hotel furniture must be versatile and functional. Clearly, the eye also wants its part, especially in luxury or high-end hotels: the furnishings must therefore be pleasant, fashionable and coordinated with each other.

What must never be missing in a hotel room?

First of all, a wardrobe or a valet stand, in which the clothes can be stored for a long time but also folded. Keeping in mind the needs of a business clientele, the room furnishings must also include a desk on which to work and an ergonomic chair, on which it is comfortable to sit for several hours.

It is good that the bed occupies the central part of the room and that on the sides it is flanked by two bedside tables complete with comfortable reading lampshades, telephone, USB socket to recharge the various devices and Bluetooth connection to listen to your music.

Comfort and relaxation also depend on the lighting and how the lamps and spotlights are arranged: it must be remembered, in fact, that the light in a hotel room must facilitate rest and not be excessive or too dark.

Again, especially in high-category hotel rooms it is good to provide for the presence of a safe, safe and easy to use, in which the guest can store money and other valuables.

Finally, what helps to distinguish a high-level hotel and improve the customer experience is the presence of small appliances such as the minibar and television: special attention that can only be appreciated.

Wall colors and furnishings

Whether traveling for pleasure or for business reasons, the customer of a hotel, once back in the room, expects to find a welcoming and comfortable environment capable of promoting rest at the end of the day.

In all this, color represents a fundamental aspect, starting with the shade chosen for the walls: a classic white, in addition to illuminating and giving the impression that the space is larger, facilitates relaxation. Otherwise, you can opt for soft pastel shades, a simple choice that, if matched in a balanced way with the rest of the furniture, is an indicator of excellent taste.

Once you have chosen the color for the walls of the rooms, you need to enhance them and embellish them with paintings and other objects to hang. The advice, in this case, is to be able to surprise your guests with original solutions while remaining as faithful as possible to the style and furnishings of the hotel.

For paintings it is important to identify the right subjects that may be appreciated: for example, prints and paintings from a limited edition and put on display and sale for the benefit of customers. It is an idea that can give a touch of class and embellish the rooms. It must also be said that there is no shortage of hotels that have bare walls, without paintings or hanging prints, as the choice was concentrated on a designer wallpaper that gives a particular tone to the room.

Choose the upholstery

The choice of fabrics and upholstery is another fundamental point when looking for the best furnishing solutions for hotels.

The basic principles of flexibility, technology, functionality and materials, essential when it comes to furniture and accessories for environments, are also valid for sofas, fabrics and upholstery. These must in fact convey the mood of the space they contribute to embellish, and at the same time must guarantee maximum reliability and quality.

The upholstered products to be included in hotel furniture must be the result of in-depth ergonomic studies that make possible maximum resistance to the stresses received over time and, consequently, ensure an enviable durability.

An awareness that derives both from the results of the various stress tests to which the products are subjected, and from the certifications essential to operate in the contract sector and in international contexts, where full possession of the stringent requirements in terms of resistance is required for furniture and upholstery. over time and functional guarantees.

Finally, a tip to revive and improve the aesthetics of the room is to opt for colored cushions and upholstery, especially where white or a uniform wood color has been chosen for furniture and walls.

How to furnish a hotel lobby

In a guide on how to furnish a hotel, some considerations on the lobby and reception cannot be missing. These represent the business card for any hotel: they are, in fact, the first rooms that the customer accesses and it is here that he begins to get an idea of the structure that will host him. Not only that: the hall is the space in which the customer may have to spend a lot of time and, as such, it is essential that it is pleasant to live.

It is therefore good that common areas such as the hall and reception are adequately enhanced with furnishings and accessories capable of enhancing the spirit and transmitting the character of the structure. The furniture must be chosen with care and with an eye to quality and customization. The style must be modern and, as for the rooms, must not neglect the details: starting with the choice of lights, which must not be excessively bright so as not to disturb the reading, to the use of mirrors to expand the depth of the space.

Finally, given that the lobby and reception desk represent an important test bench for the hotel, it is essential not to neglect order and cleanliness: any structure, but especially a luxury hotel that boasts impeccable services, cannot absolutely allow yourself to fall on hygiene. Customers would not forgive it and the numerous negative reviews you can find online are proof of this.

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