We all love a good holiday, but with the pandemic going on, staying in any kind of hotel is impossible. Instead of sulking about your lack of vacation, why not bring your favourite hotel aesthetic into your own home? Here are seven trendy hotel styles you can easily replicate at home—and how you can achieve them.
- Lloyd’s Inn: white minimalism
The white minimalist look is one of the most popular types of minimalist aesthetic, with countless homes adopting it over the past few years. It’s simple, timeless and always looks clean and clutter-free. Lloyd’s Inn is just one of many hotels that show how relaxing a bright and tidy environment can be.
Adopting the white minimalist style in your own home is more about what you don’t do than what you do. Make sure to arrange minimal decor and keep your surroundings bright and open. Natural light, occasional wooden accents and a touch of nature are the key to making this style work.
- The Warehouse Hotel: industrial chic
While the industrial style in and of itself can be harsh and moody, the industrial chic spin adds a touch of glamour and warmth to the characteristic dark metals. The Warehouse Hotel exudes a welcoming atmosphere with warm lighting and deep-toned soft furnishings, while retaining the ‘warehouse’ feel in its iron decor.
Adapting this style in your own home takes a careful hand. You don’t want to go overboard with an excess of metals and dark surfaces, but you also don’t want to lose the industrial foundation of the style. Make sure to brighten the room with warm accents, such as light wooden panels, and to pick a yellow tone for your lighting.
- JW Marriott South Beach: bold eclectic
The eclectic style is for bold souls. As the presidential suite of JW Marriott South Beach shows, it is a colourful and playful aesthetic that doesn’t hold back. If minimalism bores you out of your mind and you love a lively environment, the eclectic style is for you.
Adopting an eclectic design in your home is all about your own preference. You can mix a variety of shapes and textures but stick to a consistent colour scheme, or you can be conservative with shapes and textures and instead play around with colours. The key to making it work is to pick a central theme and focus on maintaining it throughout the design, no matter how bold.
- So Sofitel: clean neoclassical
Nothing screams fancy quite like neoclassical design, inspired by Ancient Greek and Roman architecture. As we can see from the So Sofitel, the main characteristic of this style is the shapes that adorn the walls, which are reminiscent of classical columns. However, despite these ornaments, the neoclassical style is generally clean and minimalist, with much of the decor being based on geometry and clean lines.
Adopting this style at home can seem like a lot of work, but the easiest way of incorporating it is through wainscoting a white or cream coloured wall. Adding in a few ornaments and curved furniture here and there will quickly transform your space into a neoclassical dream.
- Hotel Soloha: urban neon
Neon lights can completely change the atmosphere of a room, turning a generic space into an eye-catching, youthful environment. The Hotel Soloha suites know how powerful neon light can be, creating a distinct mood in the room with pink lighting.
How you adopt these neon lights in your own home is up to you! You can install colourful light bulbs for an overall intriguing ambience, or opt for neon signs and lettering for a more subtle look. The room’s colour scheme plays a big role in the final effect as well. A monochromatic space with pink neon lighting will look edgy and grungy, while that same neon lighting can make an already colourful space even more playful and vibrant.
- Barracks Hotel Sentosa: rustic cottage
Who doesn’t love a rustic cottage? In a busy city like Singapore, a rustic space can provide a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle, giving you room to breathe and unwind. The suites in the Barracks Hotel Sentosa offer just that, adorning the space with simple wooden feature walls.
The key to achieving a rustic ambience in your own home is simplicity and raw elements. You want to get hold of furniture made from natural wood and soft furnishings in simple colours, such as white or cream. Keep the space well-lit and don’t overdo it with the furniture, as too much wood can make a space feel crammed. Most importantly, however, don’t decorate too much, and particularly avoid ornate objects.
- The Great Madras: pastel retro
The Great Madras brings the retro aesthetic to life with bold wallpapers and plenty of vibrant pastel hues. This combination creates the kind of ambience that makes you feel like you are stepping into an old movie, the perfect place to escape your responsibilities for a few days! We love the consistent colour scheme that ties the room together, as well as the warm undertones, which make the space feel particularly welcoming.
When adopting this look in your own home, you might not want to plaster the bold wallpaper all over the room. It’s a fun look for a staycation, but you will get tired of seeing it every day. To incorporate it in a more subtle manner, consider a feature wall. Alternatively, a bold dinner table that mimics the wallpaper design can be just the right amount of eye-catching. The pastel hues can then cover your walls and some of your favourite furniture pieces, replicating the overall pastel retro style without going overboard.