If you are thinking about making improvements to your home décor, borrow these ideas from popular bed and breakfast inns.
Think of the Earth
Go Green:Your space needs to express who you are, especially if part of your identity includes being eco-friendly. Thankfully, showing how eco-friendly you are in your room is super easy to do. Here are tips for furnishing your entire bedroom with an eco-conscious mindset. Your eco friendly bedroom oasis awaits. The bedroom is named after one particular piece of furniture, the bed. This is a great place to start to make your room greener. An eco-conscious mattress doesn’t mean you have to trade-off comfort, either.
Natural latex is a renewable, eco-friendly material that feels buoyant and contouring. Also, some memory foam mattresses are made with plant-based materials thus reducing the use of petrochemicals. Spring and futon mattresses can also be made with natural materials. Look for a bed that uses organic, natural wool or cotton to wrap the mattress, as these materials are very abundant and highly renewable.
Go Even Greener: On top of choosing an eco-friendly mattress, adding organic cotton sheets will help make your bedroom green and clean. Wool comforters and other materials like hemp also make a great bedroom additions compared to petroleum-derived plastics and polyesters.
Add Some Style
Get New Bathrobes: Hopefully your B&B already offers guests complimentary bathrobes to use during their stay. If you wear a bathrobe, then you know that few things are more comforting than waking up with a robe on, and nothing’s cozier than slipping into one at the end of the dat. It’s also probably the garment on your body most often, which means it’s worth knowing which brands are making the best versions – not an easy feat when there’s a variety of different weaves (flannel, terry, velour, waffle) and a surprisingly wide range of cuts (shawl collar, kimono, hooded) to choose from,
Offer Different Lighting Options: How many lamps or lights does your standard bedroom offer? Make sure your guests have plenty of options since lighting is one of the most important ways a room sets its tone and ambience. Dimmers are great options since they give plenty of choices to the guest, but also be sure you have bedside lamps and free standing lights throughout the room. While candles can provide nice lighting, they’re usually too risky.
Add Contrasting Textures: If you are choosing new drapes, pillows, or area rugs for your B&B bedrooms, keep in mind this new trend. Using contrasting textures, like a crushed velvet throw on a leather couch, makes all the textures stand out. It creates a luxe, high-end look that can be achieved on a relatively low budget. Even small accessories, a throw pillow or a mirror, can be used to accent the textures you already have.
These are just a few popular trends in B&B décor, but remember that part of what makes your B&B so special is that it’s unique. It’s important to find a balance between your style vs. modern trends.