When it comes to managing your own B&B it’s not all strictly business. How you decorate and style your Bed and Breakfast will be critical to your success. As everyone books online photos of your B&B is the only way to show your guests why they should stay with you. If your interior looks shabby and outdated you will find people might click to view somewhere else.
Take Great Photos
When photographing make sure to take photos of the best views of the property. This will show potential customers you have plenty of space for them to stay, and that your accommodation is what they’re looking for. I suggest to take photos either in the early morning or late afternoon so there is lots of natural light.
Here are some more interior design tips to make your property shine online
Enhance Your Space With Artwork
Artwork is a great way to decorate and enhance the space. However, always consider the scale of the pieces you add to any room and where they’re placed. I suggest adding one or two key pieces without going overboard. Too much artwork may appear cluttered, and too much of one particular theme can look ‘kitschy’. Art is very subjective so select something that fits the look and feel of your B&B and its surroundings.
Dark Paint Colour For A Grand Air
The hues you choose are an ideal way to accent your space and complement its personality. If some of your guest bedrooms are very light and airy you can risk using bold, dark colours on the walls. Dark hues can give a room a very grand air. However, do consider painting the ceiling white for a contrast and use lighter colours for accents and accessories to soften the space.
Neutral Colours For Interiors
Neutral colours are always a safe bet, then you can splash out on colour through accessories. Just don’t have everything ‘white on white on white’ as this will look stark or washed out. For something a little different, you could accent the white or pale wall colour by using a darker colour on the skirts and other woodwork – but don’t make it too great a contrast. If you decide on a theme like your artwork, make sure your colour is suited and ties in with other key elements in the space.
Furniture Considerations In Interiors
One key thing to keep in mind is you can’t just decorate your bed and breakfast the way you like, you have to choose furniture that meets the needs of your guests. If you’re catering for families remember to consider function and comfortability. So you don’t need to constantly replace and repair furniture its best (and more economical) to spend on hard wearing, quality items.
Style Your Bed And Breakfast With Long Lasting Furniture
It’s important to keep up-to-date with current trends but to save you from having to buy something new every season a smart idea is to buy dining furniture where the table bases and tops are sold separately. This means that you can refresh a jaded dining room by replacing the tops with something more contemporary and keep the same base units, if they are still in good condition. Or, conversely, if the legs of a base unit are damaged the top can be re-used and that’s money saved. This makes your dining furniture last a lot longer. Here you will find more ideas on how to decorate your dining room.
Decorate With Statement Pieces
A nice coffee table and a beautiful statement sitting chair can add a touch of elegance to any room. They also can make it feel a more welcoming place to stay.
First impressions go along way when it comes to bed and breakfasts. So make sure to put in the time and effort to perfect the presentation and style of your space. This will keep your guests wanting to come back time and time again!