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Hotel owners and interior designers are always updated when it comes to trends. These days, many are letting go of the uniform and minimalist style to embrace a lively and traveler-friendly concept. Here are four interior design trends guests might notice on their next hotel stay:

1. The “home away from home” vibe

Gone are the days when people would associate the pristine white walls and plain furniture with their hotel rooms for a business trip. These days, hoteliers want their guests to feel more at home by making the rooms more colorful and comfy. Brighter lights, cozy couches, kitchenettes, indoor plants, and other little details will make the weary traveler feel right at home while on holiday.

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2. Nature-focused

Hotel interior designers are becoming braver when it comes to incorporating nature and nomadic elements not only in the rooms but in the lobby and other areas. Plants and wood-based fixtures, floral, and beach prints will be part of the design. Hotels that are near mountains or beaches will make visitors feel closer to these places by using artworks, pieces, and other features that will make them excited to explore the outdoors.

3. Artsy lighting

Hotels want their facilities to be Instagram-worthy. This is why many designers have focused on working on lighting that will create the perfect mood and will create a flattering image for their guests. Warm lighting can also make visitors feel rested especially after getting used to sitting under white fluorescent lights on most days.

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4. Incorporating smart technology

Since hoteliers are keen on letting guests take control of their accommodations, it is only right to install smart features in the rooms. Smart televisions, tablets, speakers, air-conditioners, and other appliances will make moving around the room more convenient. Gone are the days of multiple remote controls that no one really knows how to use. With a swipe or with voice command, guests will be able to take control of the gadgets in their room.

John Jefferis is a multi-awarded personality in the hotel industry, receiving the prestigious recognitions Caribbean Hotelier of the Year in 1990 and Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000. Visit this blog for more articles on the hospitality business.