Are you on the hunt for hotel furniture? The items you furnish your hotel with are crucial to your business. It builds the aesthetic of your place, helps your branding, and creates a comfortable place for your guests to relax.
In some ways, your furniture is what makes your hotel. So you must know what you’re doing when you purchase yours.
Read on to find out more.
Find Your Theme and Stick to It
Every hotel needs a theme that brings the interior to life. This theme should be consistent around the hotel (unless your theme is having different themes in each room), and you should get a clear, cohesive sense of the interior style as you walk throughout. This applies to every room, including the lobby, dining area, and all bedrooms.
For example, some hotels opt for a traditional, old American look. There will be a lot of wood paneling, patterned carpets, and sophisticated, vintage-style furnishings. From the moment you walk through the door, this style will be clear.
Consider Your Layout and Size
The layout and size of your hotel will influence your furniture choices a lot. For example, smaller hotels should steer clear of massive furnishings. If you have tiny rooms, stick to double beds that leave room to walk around easily on either side rather than a queen bed that makes the space feel cramped.
If you have a large hotel, you’ll have more room to play around with furniture. But, you do have to be careful not to buy furniture that big spaces will swallow up. For example, a tiny two-seater couch will look far too small in a vast living space.
Understand the layout of your hotel before you start shopping and the sizes of different rooms. It’ll make it a lot easier to purchase furniture that’s going to suit your space.
Different Priorities for Indoor and Outdoor Use
If you’re furnishing both indoor and outdoor spaces, the two areas will have different priorities. Inside, the furniture is all about comfort and easy maintenance. Outside, you need to prioritize new furniture that’s going to withstand the elements.
Stick to durable materials like wood or this lovely wicker table and chair set, which will handle rain, sun, and everything in between with ease. Furnishing with removable cushions is another excellent choice. They’re comfortable for guests, but you can quickly run the cushions inside if the weather takes a turn.
Keep Your Items Easy to Clean
The best furniture for hotels is pieces that are easy to clean. Keeping your hotel hygienic is an absolute must, and if you’ve bought lots of pieces that are tough to keep looking their best, it’s going to reflect poorly on your hotel and give your cleaning staff a much bigger job to do!
For example, large mahogany tables may look lovely in a dining area, but they’re not easy to maintain. They can be stained with watermarks and scratched easily, leading to tables that look more shabby than chic. Opt instead for wood-effect tables that are wipe-clean and don’t tarnish quite as quickly.
Buy With Durability in Mind
Hospitality furniture needs to be durable. Buying low-quality items that aren’t made to last isn’t a wise investment, and your pieces (especially those in high traffic areas) are going to see a lot of wear. Add to that the fact that people staying in hotels are less careful with the furniture than they would be with their own things, and you’ll have to replace poorly made items quickly.
Stick to high-quality, durable pieces and know that they’ll last you for years to come—as long as you keep up with regular maintenance, of course.
Check and Keep Your Warranty Information
A lot of furniture will come with a warranty. But when you’re furnishing a whole hotel, it can be hard to keep an eye on every single document that comes your way! But, you must do.
Every time you buy something, make sure you check whether it comes with a warranty and if you need to do anything to activate it. Create a filing system for your warranty information either on paper or online, and if you need something replaced, it’ll be much easier to find the information you need.
If furnishings don’t come with warranties, it’s a good idea to ask the manufacturer if they can give you a guarantee. In a hotel, it’s common for things to break, and if you can use a warranty rather than your insurance, it’s going to be much better for your bank account.
Different Rooms Need Different Furniture
There are different considerations for the furniture in every room of your hotel. For example, in the areas where you see many people, like the restaurant, you need more durable, solid furnishings. You’ll want to focus more on comfort and aesthetic in the lobby to give your guests the right first impression.
Go through every area that needs to be furnished and consider the overall aim of the space. Then, find furnishings that work practically but also match the overall look of your hotel.
Buy Quality Hotel Furniture
Finding the right hotel furniture to create a welcoming and comfortable space that’s easy to maintain isn’t always easy. Luckily though, we’re here to help. With our wide range of hospitality furnishings, including both indoor and outdoor items, you can shop for everything you need in one space.
Start browsing our hospitality range today to find the perfect pieces for your hotel.