First impressions are very important when it comes to hotels, and finishing touches can make all the difference. To help give you some inspiration David Harris, MD, luxury fabric specialist Kobe UK, takes a look at some of the newest hotel interior trends coming up in 2015.
For the discerning traveller who wants a calm and peaceful setting and more than a touch of luxury, simple, elegant pastel shades are always popular. This summer go for a range of fabrics that focus on light enhancing qualities, reflecting light back into the interior through a combination of colour, tone and texture.
You can transform any hotel from every-day to exceptional using a sophisticated colour palette that goes from pale green to pink and golden tints of yellow to hues of blue and violet.
Also think beyond colour. Go for texture with opulent fabrics for upholstery and curtains such as sumptuous velvets, high satins, and intricately patterned jacquards. Or for areas that need something more hardwearing like the restaurant, take a look at upholstery fabric in manufactured leather. (Kobe's Aurora collection is inspired by urban Nordic lifestyles and suitable for window décor and upholstery)
For those who want a fresh and contemporary tone this summer, choose a look that combines stylish accents with a down-to-earth feel bringing in a casually chic ambiance. Fabrics should be soft and satiny but supple enough to give exquisite drape on both curtain and bedspreads. Or try fabric in a jacquard weave or herringbone design. (Kobe's Motion collection brings a fresh and modern feel to interior design).
Let’s not forget the traveller who prefers a country retreat, think long walks and the great outdoors. This summer’s dynamic look will feature a rich colour palette of warm country tones to create a restful and cosy interior that blends rustic with elegance.
The fabrics should mix a combination of colours, design and textures to give the interior a sophisticated yet serene mood. Think of brushed velvet with a vintage feel or a fabric with a genuine wool look and feel in plaids or checks, creating a true home from home. (Kobe's Ambiance inspires the spirit of nature in interior design).
It is exciting to look forward to something new. So whether it’s the calm and peaceful, fresh and contemporary or the rustic your guests go for, 2015 has never looked more promising.