hospitality design trends

3D Wall Design

There will always be something timeless about a 2D wall painted with a beautiful color, but let us change the way we look at things for a minute. What about having walls that are three dimensional? Introducing 3D walls to a room is like having sculptures on the wall!


Sense of Elegance

Unlike a two-dimensional wall, a 3D wall creates a sense of modern elegance and exuberance. The many categories of three-dimensional walls consist of ceramic wall tiles, stone, wood inspired creations, limestone and more. All of these fantastic materials can be used to decorate a residential or commercial environment adding more style and vitality throughout every room!


Play of Light and Shadows

The reliefs on the walls create an enticing play of light and shadows. This creates the look of a three-dimensional object. Depending on the category of the material shape, the light and shadowing may differ. For example, a triangle geometric relief from a ceramic tile can create a “sundial” effect depending on how the light may hit the tiles throughout the day. If a home or business is well lit by sunlight, then you just might have an abundance of mini sundials for your own amusement. 


Design Patterns

Reliefs on the walls can be formed into many sizes and shapes, creating a unique face lift for every wall. There are a plethora of exceptional geometric shapes to integrate into a home or business. Adding texture to a wall makes a huge difference and can liven up a room instantly. Try incorporating some waves or triangles to give the place a little zest. To get really intricate, creating a wall design such as a flower or a tree can bring the room to life for others to see. 


Why 3D?

Most people do not realize that adding faux brick to a room is in fact creating a three-dimensional wall. Just by doing something as simple as this, the space has not only come together, it also gives the space that much more character! Three dimensional walls have the potential to make rooms more exciting or more calming. The can potentially even create a cozy feeling or increase the appearance of how big the room actually is. Depending on what the agenda is for the home or business, three dimensional walls add a sense of personal style and design, not to mention they will absolutely make all of your friends jealous!


Our suggestion is to get creative. Go out, be bold and take a chance because as long as it is done correctly and with care, you will be pleasantly surprised! Also, be on the lookout for new places adding in this new wall feature and do not forget to appreciate exactly how much it helps the space come together. The era of two-dimensional wall design will never end, but the era of three dimensional walls is just getting started. 

Suede and Velvet Upholstery Fabrics

Now here is a material we should all get on board with! Not only are these fabrics the BEST because of the way they feel when you touch and even wear them, they’re even better when you can enjoy the design when sitting in a beautifully upholstered chair, couch or stool!



We define suede as leather with a velvety napped finish. In short, it’s the soft and “fuzzy” part on the bottom of the leather. Suede can be made by either turning the upside down, revealing the suede portion OR splitting the leather, taking away the top grain showing only the underside. When using the first method for creating suede, expect to have a leather that is just as strong as full grain leather but with a different texture and feel. The second method creates the more common and desired suede that is used for some shoes, hats and interior decor.


One thing you want to remember about suede is that it has it’s purposes and you should only use it for those purposes. For example, introduce suede on a chair back. Because the backside of a chair, while visible, do not get too much use, so the suede will last longer. Not only does suede add an awesome texture and look in the space, it adds a sense of culture in the room!


There are multiple types of suede nowadays such as ultra-suede, sueded silk and microfiber suede that cater to the Vegan lifestyle. Just remember, the more wear and tear that suede is exposed to, the faster the “soft” and “fuzzy” parts disappear!



According to the dictionary, velvet is a closely woven fabric originally made from silk, but now can also be made with cotton or nylon, that has a thick short pile on one side. Velvet has been used in history for over a millenia. Originally it was all made by hand and buying velvet was expensive. This was to attract only the Royal and wealthiest of customers. Nowadays we use velvet for more than just clothing! Everything from sofas, chairs, bedding, and throw pillows are being used to class up hotel lobbies all over the world. Although it is a very sensitive material, velvet takes stylish and sophisticated to a different level!


Velvet can be made from silk, cotton, wool, linen, mohair, etc. and taking care of it can be pretty tricky! Due to the fact that velvet is so porous, exposing it to too much water can damage and even reduce the velvet taking away the soft feeling. 


These two materials obviously have a lot in common, but there is one main difference. Suede consists of leather and velvet does not! Suede has an advantage when it comes to objects such as shoes. Come on, Elvis Presley sang about blue suede shoes! Suede shoes are very common because, be honest, who doesn’t want soft-to-the-touch footwear? Velvet is used more for furniture and clothing. Velvet furniture, as we mentioned before, is used to create a more classy and stylish ambience.



Upholstering pieces of furniture with velvet or suede will make a place appear more upscale without giving off the vibe of being overpriced. Not to mention how soft and comfortable the material is. Bring this look into your space and you will lose track of the compliments within days!


Top 5 Must Haves for Contemporary Guest Room Design

Contemporary design is all about the here and now and how design in our present life is helping to communicate our style and make our life easier. Hotels that have a contemporary design and hospitality focus are hotels that want to communicate an effortless transition from everyday life and to your vacation. With contemporary hotel rooms interior designs, hotels will have design features that guests are used to and see in their everyday life.



All of the Light:

Natural light is something every interior designer tries to play up. Natural light not only can make the environment of the room feel softer, but also add to what key elements will stick out. Contemporary design focused guest rooms will work to incorporate the use of natural light, and more often than not it happens through big ceiling to wall windows. Big windows not only let in a ton of light, but also give guests views of the scenery.



Bold Art, Bold Room

Bold artwork is something that has not only become part of our culture, but also a part of the current contemporary design style. While, hotels are opting to keep their hotel walls clean and neutral, they are contrasting that by having bold hotel wall décor in the room. Where the artwork is placed in the room differs between hotels and the wall space that they have. While some might prefer it to be a focal point of the room, others opt for a subtler approach or have the artwork in the bathroom. However, styled, one thing is for sure. Bold artwork is a must. 


Natural Growth:

With indoor plants being a big trend for 2017 it is no surprise that it is a top 5 must have for contemporary rooms as well. With contemporary design being affected by trends, then this is an important one. With natural light being a big component for plant growth it is no surprise that the two work hand in hand and are both top 5 contemporary trends.  Indoor plants while aesthetically beautiful also have great health benefits. When using indoor plants in guest rooms designers work to bring in a yin and yang effect by having the softness of the plants contrasted by the carrier that they are in, which is usually of a more solid and concrete material.


Don’t Look Down (Except this Once):

Guest rooms that have a contemporary design focus opt for a more playful design, and the best way they accomplish this is through colors and bold printed rugs. Rugs can work to give the room character and also work as an accent detail if you don’t want to use color. Different rug textures and prints are used to accomplish this look of creative rugs.


Geometric Design:

Geometric design is a big part of contemporary design. Geometric hotel room design trends are a new take on how the structure of a piece should look like. Geometric detailing works to add a unique take on any piece and uniqueness is something we have all come to appreciate. Hotels are using geometric detailing in anything from furniture, to lighting fixtures, and wall hangings.


Since contemporary hospitality design trends are ever changing, hotels want to embrace the current design and appreciate it for what it is and bring it into their hotels to enhance their guests stay.