Your Home Could Look Like One of These On-Trend Hotel Rooms
There’s no place like home… or is there?
With higher expectations and competition from the likes of homestay start-ups such as Airbnb, hotels are increasingly building better experiences for their guests, whether it’s by offering free internet, localised breakfast buffets, and more importantly, timelessly stylish rooms that aren’t just a bed for the night.
It’s no wonder, then, that these ‘homes away from home’ are a great source of interior inspiration for anyone building their own personal retreat. Here, we take a look at some of the nicest hotel rooms from around the world and point out what makes their looks achievable, regardless of whether your home is in Tanjong Pagar or the Punggol heartlands!
1. The Calile Hotel, Australia
Located in Brisbane, Australia, The Calile Hotel is nothing short of dreamy with its open-air spaces, geometric windows and powder-pink surfaces that can be found everywhere in their suites, from the sleeping area to the bathroom walls. The kicker is, of course, their use of cosy cork flooring throughout, which ensures a soft, cushion-like texture underfoot wherever you step.
Design Tip: Create a deceptively minimalist look by mixing clean shapes with detailed surfaces to get a room that has flair and simplicity going for it. Likewise, having the right colour palette (i.e light pink) can go a long way in creating a mood that’s as soothing as that of The Calile Hotel’s rooms.
(Image credits: The Calile Hotel)
2. The MUJI Hotel, Japan
While it’s marketed as an “anti-gorgeous, anti-cheap” establishment, fans of Muji’s brand of minimalism are sure to find its Ginza’s hotel rooms to be… well, gorgeous.
Depending on your choice of room (lettered from A to I), you can get rest your body and soul in a contemporary Japanese-style suite or a cosy bunk featuring an amazingly efficient layout, which we think could almost certainly work for a compact studio apartment.
Design Tip: An abundance of wood, stone and warm lighting are the keys to unlocking the MUJI hotel’s look for your home. Aside from bringing out the distinctive cosy feel of the brand’s aesthetic, they’ll make for a no-frills, rustic-chic look as well. Also, don’t forget to accessorise with MUJI’s products for extra authenticity!
(Image credits: MUJI Hotel)
3. Black Rock Mountain Retreat, Ukraine
Because of its wintry outdoors and the authentic Hygge vibe that it exudes, it’s all too easy to mistake the Black Rock Mountain Retreat to be high up in the Scandinavian Alps. But the fact is, this cosy hotel and its Nordic-style rooms are in Ukraine (the Carpathian mountains, to be exact).
That said, this fact does little to take away from its comfortable conviviality – just imagine whiling away time by the communal fireplace or relaxing in the crisp white attic bedroom and watching the snow fall outside…
Design Tip: Granted that it won’t feel as cosy without the backdrop of a snowy mountain, you can still infuse your home with Hygge vibes by layering a neutral-filled interior (read: whites and natural browns) with soft rugs and throws. If the look feels too sterile for you, introduce a pop of colour with potted greens or bright accessories.
(Image credits: Black Rock Mountain Retreat)
4. RYSE Hotel, Korea
Stepping into the rooms at the RYSE Hotel feels like entering an art director’s personal studio, a space where talent thrives and creativity comes to life – at least that’s the impression Marriot International wishes to give to guests staying at its latest concept hotel in Seoul.
In these blue-green suites, a sense of dynamism pulses throughout while an alluring combination of graphic art and varied textures transform fine interiors into enviable (and sadly, not-for-purchase) dwellings.
Design Tip: As with a sturdy canvas, getting the look of the RYSE Hotel’s rooms begins with a good base. Start by creating a monochromatic space before painting on a shade of saturated teal for added interest. Don’t forget to use soft white lighting to highlight key focal points either, such as a geometric mirror in the bathroom, or to illuminate work zones.
(Image credits: RYSE Hotel)
5. Room Mate Giulia Hotel, Italy
As one of today’s prominent creatives, Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola needs no introduction and her work is on full display here at the Room Mate Giulia Hotel – post-revamp, the rooms of this historical 19th century building in the heart of Milan are now awash in vibrant tones of green, pink and blue that convey unabashed style.
Meanwhile, recurring design features in every room, such as gridded ceilings and modern Italian designer pieces tie contrasting elements together while underscoring the postmodern Memphis movement that they were inspired by.
Design Tip: Steal a page from Patricia Urquiola’s style playbook by bringing in unexpected décor elements into your home – that can mean anything from an eye-catching pattern or hue to an eclectic mix of old and new furniture. Anything goes, so long as it brings surprise!
(Image credits: Room Mate Giulia Hotel)
6. The Great Madras, Singapore
Now here’s a hotel that’s closer to home! The Great Madras, which is located along in Little India, is a great place to visit in Singapore if the need for a stylish staycation ever hits.
Sporting design elements that are somewhat reminiscent of the vibrant, Memphis-style Giulia Hotel above – albeit with a much toned-down palette – we have a feeling that The Great Madras’ rooms are more in line with the design tastes of locals, especially those who wish for a minimalist, yet artful aesthetic at home.
Design Tip: Colours have a great role to play in influencing how a home looks and feels – which is why pale pastels and neutrals are going to be your best friends if you wish to emulate the look of The Great Madras’ rooms. The same goes for natural light as it can bring a crisp, unfussy quality to the indoors.
(Image credits: The Great Madras)
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