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We’re delighted to announce that hotels are on our minds very often at present. The days of staring at the same four walls are beginning to fade away, and we’re preparing ourselves for a joyful season ahead – complete with miniature shampoos, minibars, and eggs benedict in bed, naturally.
However, while we indulge in the grandeur of our hotel rooms whilst on vacation, we don’t tend to mirror their exquisite ambiance in our own modern homes – at least until now. We can think of no better time to celebrate some of the most beautifully designed hotel rooms in the UK, so we’ve rounded up our five favorite designs that have left us feeling entirely inspired.
1. Make a statement with a mural
The power of a dramatic mural is unrivaled, especially when designed by the queen of hotel interior design, Kit Kemp. Murals of sorts date back to the ancient era but have never looked quite so stylish as they do in Kit’s Firmdale Hotel room on Charlotte Street. Follow Kit’s bold lead, and bring this bespoke wall dressing – whether you opt for an ornate piece, as seen above, or you choose a fun-filled kaleidoscopic pattern for a diverse twist on the trend.
2. Create a cocktail of design from different era's
The ’70s called; they want their velvet back. Only, we don’t want to give it back, especially after taking inspiration from this room in Monkey Island Estate. Curated by New York firm Champalimaud Design, this Berkshire-based paradise uses rainbow-infused furnishings against a fresh period backdrop – prompting us to pay homage to different eras in one contemporary space.
3. Say yes to the bedhead
Think of bedheads, think of Kit Kemp. That is the unwritten rule in the interior design world, and we’re following it by the book. While the Firmdale Hotel chain exhibits a collection of arty bed heads, we’re feeling particularly inspired by this celebration of art, color, and music in The New Terrace Suite at The Soho Hotel. This bedhead injects the perfect amount of fun in this classic hotel room – and we never want to spend another night in a room without a bedhead ever again.
4. Use mirrors as the focal point of your room
Instead of choosing one large mirror, or we dare say, no mirror, recreate Champalimaud Design’s ingenious use of mirrors in Gainsborough Spa, Bath. This collection of Gatsby-esque mirrors stand as the focal point of the room, whilst accentuating the warm glow of the accompanying lights to create an elegant, but oh so stylish, atmosphere for unwinding when the sun sets over your home.
5. Dare to go dark in the bathroom
Why should bathrooms miss out on the allure of dark interiors? According to Firmdale Hotels, they shouldn’t. The Covent Garden Hotel epitomizes daring bathroom design through its luxe freestanding tub, large tiles, and burgundy rose – because if we’ve learned anything from Kit’s ingenious tips – it is that the final touches really do count.
We’ll be back shortly; we’re just heading out to buy a freestanding tub and a bouquet of red roses.
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For style leaders and design lovers.
Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, well-being stories, and celebrity-focused pieces.
Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US whilst studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site.
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