Three Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing Bedroom Casegoods
Whether you’re working on a new build property or taking on a renovation project, choosing your hotel bedroom furniture is not a decision to be taken lightly. After all, you want these rooms to stand the test of time, while also being able to deliver a ‘wow’ to guests as they enter their room.
Bedroom case goods range from wardrobes and beds to bedside cabinets, dressing tables and desks. They can come in any size, colour, design or combination, and the permutations can be endless. However, by considering these three questions, you can narrow your search and create a room that works perfectly for both your property and your budget.
Built-in or Freestanding?
Consider your guest room’s footprint and its use. Large rooms can carry hefty, freestanding furniture items – giving a greater sense of scale to the room. Also, if an item gets damaged it is easier to replace.
What’s more, freestanding units also provide you with opportunity to change your room’s layout or use very easily. For example, you may want to change a room from a double to a twin or family room, or totally repurpose it into a meeting room.
However, for smaller or more unusual room spaces, bespoke hotel bedroom furniture could be the way forward. Fitted furniture, such as wardrobes, shelving, bookcases and built in vanity units, can create the illusion of space. Fitted furniture will maximise on any alcoves or awkward corners, creating a space that is easier for the guest to navigate.
Make a Statement or Blend In?
Consider the personality of your hotel and how often you may want to refurbish in the years ahead. Designer hotels and boutique hotels may want to make a statement with bespoke hotel bedroom furniture created in unusual veneers, or in bold, bright colours. However, this does come with a warning. A stand-out, on-trend room can soon become outdated. If you have factored in a regular refurbishment program, then this may not be an issue – especially if your interior design is part of your USP.
However, for more general properties, and especially those with a large room count, opting for a traditional finish, such as a wood veneer in oak or walnut, may be the best choice for your hotel bedroom furniture. A classic finish will stand the test of time. Of course, you can always make your design statement with other items in the room that are easier to replace, such as soft furnishings, paint and wallpapers.
Consider how hard-wearing your rooms need to be. Family rooms may benefit from being fitted out in bespoke bedroom furniture created from melamine or another easy to clean surface.
Built to Last or Built for Budget?
Each hotel has different requirements, and the bedroom case goods chosen by a five-star resort will differ in quality and finish from those needed by a budget hotel at an airport.
Consider the longevity of your product, its target market and rating.
A quality hotel should invest in quality hotel bedroom furniture that is built to last. If your rooms are spacious, then consider freestanding units. This will allow you to mix high quality items with items that are perhaps slightly less durable, and that you won’t mind changing on a regular basis. Invest in your beds, wardrobes and signature items, such as wall panels and dressing tables, and make savings on bedside cabinets and bookcases.
Budget properties which experience a quick guest turnover, such as business hotels or airport properties, will see their rooms needing a refurbishment more often, which should be reflected in the type of bedroom furniture options you choose. Wood veneers and melamine finishes are a great alternative to high-price solid wood case goods.