Hotel design trends are evolving faster than ever. One key reason is that many companies are looking for the next hospitality trend that will attract a new consumer base. Here are some hot ones our experts see as emerging concepts worth considering.

Feminine Retro

This trend brings together feminine elegance with old-school details. The mix results in spaces that are stylish, comfortable, and appealing to women. The furnishings typically feature wavy silhouettes, creating a fluid and dynamic aesthetic. This trend brings a sense of movement and softness to an ordinarily static hospitality environment.

In addition, we have seen some of the nostalgic charms of the 1960s, mainly Italian granny-style details, leveraged in this motif. Patterns are retro, fun, and whimsical but applied in chic and modern ways.

Combining all these elements results in playful, elegant, and sophisticated interiors, appealing to women of all ages and others. It’s a perfect look for lodgings that want to attract bachelorette parties and other female getaways and spas that don’t want to come across as same old, same old.

Designs Featuring Glass

We’re beginning to see a lot of textured and patterned glass used in hospitality design. Designers are embracing glass featuring intricate textures and complex patterns. Frosted textures increase privacy while maintaining lightness. Elaborate patterns add flair and character to otherwise dull spaces.

This trend is a relatively cost-effective way to completely change the character of hotel spaces, adding elegance and depth. Leveraging art glass in a space adds an interplay of light and shadow, creating layers that make rooms more immersive and experiential. Integrating glass into walls, partitions, furnishings, or sliding doors creates a sense of openness while ensuring privacy.

Glass can be designed and configured in countless ways, ensuring your spaces will be unique. This trend introduces a new era of personalization in design. Plus, since glass does not wear out like other common furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E), it can be a wise investment for the long term.

Art glass in hotels is an ideal trend to employ if you want to attract creative, artistic, and upscale lodgers who expect dazzling visual experiences.

Pet-Friendly Décor

There is a rapidly rising demand for pet-friendly lodging. Our furry friends are members of the family! That is why pet-friendly hotel décor is becoming a hot trend.

Historically, most lodgings have put size and species requirements on the animals allowed to stay in them, making many visitors unhappy. As a result, designers are focusing on creating spaces that welcome pets of all types and sizes. They go beyond merely providing beds, bowls, and walking areas. They also do everything possible to ensure pets’ comfort and safety, including using durable, easy-to-clean materials, innovative furniture that accommodates pets, and dedicated areas on site that cater to the needs of different pet species. The ultimate goal is to bridge the gap between attractive design and practicality. It is critical to ensure that spaces are enjoyable for humans and animals.

This trend is just one more example of inclusive design in the hospitality industry and an excellent investment if you want more pet owners to visit your properties.

Monochromatic Color Schemes

After playing it safe with color selection (a whole lot of beige), hotels are decorating rooms and spaces in a single, dynamic hue. This trend typically involves painting not just the walls but also using the color on the ceiling, carpeting, and upholstered FF&E. The intent is to create an immersive and cohesive aesthetic experience.

Alongside this daring use of color, a significant revival of 1970s style is reflected in use of vintage pieces and antiques. This throwback to the ’70s brings back the era’s characteristic textures, patterns, and silhouettes, blending them seamlessly with contemporary design principles. The result is interior spaces that are rich in history and personality, offering a harmonious mix of the old and the new. This approach reflects a growing appreciation for sustainable practices, as reusing and repurposing vintage items becomes a stylish and eco-friendly design choice. Aim to develop interiors that are not only visually striking but also deeply rooted in a sense of nostalgia and sustainability. It will help attract a new generation of visitors who care about the environment and support sustainable purchasing practices.

Home Style Design

Many people don’t like to travel because they hate leaving the comfort of their homes. Many lodging companies combat this by creating hotel rooms and other spaces that feel homey and comfortable. It’s a great way to combat the trend toward renting private apartments and homes through online services like Airbnb.

These spaces evoke happiness and a sense of belonging, moving away from designs that feel overly formal, contemporary, and slick. This trend is about designing not only aesthetically pleasing but also comfortable and inviting interiors. Doing so will encourage visitors to truly relax and feel at ease in their rooms and public spaces.

There is an increasing emphasis on combining whimsy and nostalgia with modernism, as many people today do in their living environments. The most successful feel timeless rather than trendy, offering an environment where family memories can be made. They should feel authentic, personal, and highly welcoming. This trend should make visitors’ lives better rather than just decorating space. It’s a sure way to bring in more family business.

Hospitality Design Trends: The Bottom Line

It might be wise to decorate or update your hospitality properties to new guest expectations and attract more customers. Leverage the trends in this guide to create spaces that could help you attract new visitors and earn more repeat visits. Contact the experts at The Stroud Group to discuss your next design project.