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  • Writer's pictureHayley Roy

Hotel Interior Design Tips

Updated: Jun 26

If you're thinking "How do I design my own Hotel Interior" there is a wide range of things you need to consider as part of the process.

Here are a few pointers to help you on your way...

Identify and Know your Brand and Develop the Brand Personality:

Ask yourself these questions...

  1. Who is your business?

  2. What is the personality of the brand?

  3. If your business were a person who would it be?

  4. Who is your target market and what do they want from your business?

  5. What does your busienss need to do for its target market to make them love you?

Answering these questions and more like this will help you to establish what you need to do to make your business a success. It will help you to develop your ideas into a cohesive concept or a theme.

Throught the design process, come back to the answers to thee questions whenever you are making design decisions to keep you grounded.

Make sure your deisgn reflects the hotel's identity and target audience. Whether it's luxury, boutique, modern, traditional, or themed, the design should align with the hotel's overall branding and image.


Focus on the Guest Experience: Consider the guest journey and experience when designing the hotel interior. Create welcoming and functional spaces in the reception area, lobby, guest rooms, dining areas, and other common areas to ensure guests feel comfortable and at ease during their stay.


Comfortable and Functional Furniture: Choose furniture that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also comfortable, durable, and functional. Opt for high-quality pieces that enhance the overall design while providing comfort and practicality for guests.


Lighting Design: Lighting plays a crucial role in setting the mood and ambiance of the hotel. Incorporate a mix of ambient, task, and accent lighting to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in different areas of the hotel. Use natural light whenever possible to enhance the overall experience.


Quality Materials and Finishes: Select high-quality materials and finishes that are durable, easy to maintain, and visually appealing. Consider using materials like wood, stone, glass, metal, and luxurious fabrics to elevate the hotel's design and create a sense of luxury and sophistication.


Color Scheme: Choose a color palette that complements the overall design concept and evokes the desired mood and atmosphere. Consider using neutral tones as a base and adding pops of color through accents, artwork, and decor to create visual interest.


Art and Decor: Incorporate artwork, decorative elements, and accessories that enhance the hotel's aesthetic and create a sense of place. Consider showcasing local artwork, cultural artifacts, or unique decor items that add character and charm to the space.


Privacy and Soundproofing: Ensure guest rooms are designed for privacy and soundproofing to create a peaceful and relaxing environment. Use sound-absorbing materials, double-glazed windows, and proper insulation to minimize noise disruptions and enhance guests' comfort.

Fire Retardant Materials: Remember that Hotels have a different FR standard to Domestic, to comply with current law and to ensure that you are correctly insured you will need to make sure that all Upholstery, Panels and Curtains are the corrrect standard. If you'd like to know more about international specification, check out this helpful spotify episode on The Interior Design Podcast on Fabric Specification with ILIV. Fabric Specification.

CDM and BSA Laws : Check out this link to see what your responsabilities are to comply with the law. CDM Responsibilities.

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