Hospitality spaces are changing faster than ever before, evolving alongside the needs and trends of the industry. When it comes to the future, however, the focus is right where it’s always been, creating a warm, inviting space that promotes health, wellness and restoration while traveling. Put simply, the future is about making guests feel like they’re right at home. And Room & Board Business Interiors (BI) is here to share what else they see is trending in the world of wellness design in hospitality.
1. Home-Like Hospitality
This past year, the incorporation of residential-inspired elements into hospitality spaces has evolved into a major design trend that is likely to become an industry standard. It goes beyond designing a space with traditional home furnishings, however. Hospitality venues need to be able to capture that same comforting, characterful atmosphere that stimulates relaxing, communal gatherings.
Comfortable seating combined with conversation-starting pieces like hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind ornaments and a coffee table to gather around are all welcoming elements that help reflect the home mimicking objective.
2. Playful Colors Meet Luxe Fabrics & Textures
Choosing the perfect mix of color, texture, and fabric is key when designing a commercial space. When it comes down to it, it’s the little details that create a memorable guest experience. Performance fabrics with unique, plush, and unexpected textures offer richness and a sense of comfort to the space, giving guests a multisensory experience that can even be used to incorporate nature into a space.
Rough spun rugs, velvet throw pillows, layered artworks and handblown glass all add unique and lively elements that elevate and personalize a space by injecting it with organic touches.
3. Sustainably Crafted Design
There’s a growing desire for intrinsically good, eco-friendly designs throughout hospitality spaces. Beyond being good for the environment, these additions can also often be good for guests as well. Many eco-friendly design elements often tout low-VOC emissions, low off gas rates and a general lack of chemicals, adding to the health and wellbeing of those within. And, keeping in line with developing the character of a space, reclaimed elements can also add considerable flair.
4. Al Fresco All Year
A well-designed and comfortable outdoor area provides both restaurants and hotels an important extension of usable space. Guests love having an airy, relaxing environment they can use to lounge, sip a glass of wine and socialize. Highly durable, modern outdoor lounge pieces that will look beautiful and withstand the elements all year long gives an outdoor area the same comfort and aesthetic found in a living room.
5. Adaptable, Multipurpose, Everything Spaces
As more people work from anywhere, the need for creative office spaces just keeps growing—lobbies with multiple seating and co-working spaces are a must now. Various types of seating support a seamless flow from lounging to working to dining. Plus, a bar table accommodates solo meals and heads-down work. Incorporating comfortable accent chairs and multipurpose, movable pieces also allow for reconfiguring and fluidity within spaces.
As the hospitality industry continues to evolve, so does the need for inviting, safe and adaptable spaces. It’s those personal and innovative touches that help guests feel at home and keep them coming back.