A new decade is here, and with it comes fresh design inspiration. Technology is more ubiquitous than ever, and modern travelers crave trendy spaces with high-tech touches — but they’re increasingly dissatisfied with out-of-the-box solutions.
What does this mean for hospitality interior design? Let’s take a look at the trends we expect to see throughout 2020.
Instagram-worthy spaces and unique touches
Travel websites used to be the most popular way for tourists to choose their next destination online, but the traditional hotel and airfare pages have given way to a new medium: Instagram.
Social media influencers are quick to post about their recent excursions, often citing specific resorts, restaurants, and activities in their captions. The catch? They’ll only blog about a place if they feel it’s worthy of their Instagram feed — a carefully curated aesthetic they’ll do anything to preserve.
By including themed rooms, accent pieces, and other unique elements, hospitality interior designers can increase the chances of their space being shared online. With the right touches, an Instagram post can turn casual browsers into potential customers.
Sustainability and natural elements
Over half of all consumers say they’re willing to foot a significantly higher bill for an eco-friendly product or experience, and even more at least consider a company’s environmental footprint when making purchase decisions.
How does that translate to interior design? Travelers are looking for hospitality experiences that are more than just luxurious — they want them to be sustainable.
We can expect to see a rise in recyclable materials and natural touches that bring a feeling of earthiness into a space. Elements like hanging plants, natural fiber flooring, textured rugs, and recycled furniture will be popular in 2020.
Pops of color
After a longtime focus on neutral shades, jewel tones are making a comeback. Travelers crave uniqueness in their experiences, especially as our society becomes even more focused on refining our personal brands. One way to set an interior design apart? Feature a few boldly colored pieces!
Here are a few of our favorite ways to include pops of color without sacrificing elegance:
- Bright solid-color or textured accent walls
- Patterned rugs or broadloom carpet
- Large pieces of art, especially abstract styles
- Bold throw pillows
- Colored furniture accents like chair and table legs
Finally, hospitality interior design would be nothing in 2020 without expertly weaving in smart technology. People want their devices to connect with whatever they can — and as employees increasingly combine personal getaways with work trips in a new trend known as “bleisure” travel, tech convenience is more important than ever.
We expect to see a rise in smart thermostats, wireless charging stations, and smartphone payment options along with plenty of outlets and nooks to hunker down and work.
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