Tips For Creating A Luxurious Hotel Interior

Tips For Creating A Luxurious Hotel Interior

From homes to hotels, what we’re looking for in every abode is for interiors with a luxurious feeling, that brings a sense of serenity. When it comes to hotel interiors, we want a décor which welcomes us and makes us feel as if we are at home. The same goes for home interiors too!

Whether you want to make your own home look like a luxury hotel or are looking for inspiration on how to decorate your hotel interior, we’ve put together some of our top tips. This blog ends with an interview with Stef and Simon, who own Kilmartin Castle in Scotland, whose hotel has been featured on Channel 4!

Hotel interior with vintage decor and industrial light

Brooklyn Dome Wall Light - 8 Inch - Brass, by Industville (Image Supplied by The Royal Hotel)

Be Unique

Hotel Interiors

When it comes to deciding on your hotel’s interior, it is crucial to find a style which works for you to create the wow factor. Does the building have a rich heritage? Where is the hotel located? Are there any architectural features which you’d like to accentuate? These are just a few questions which could be asked when you’re thinking about the hotel aesthetic.

Home Interiors

The same goes for home interiors, if you’re redecorating or have just purchased a house, think about the same questions. Are there any architectural or structural elements you can make use of? When was the house built? Create a unique interior by focusing on elements readily available!

Living room interior with brick fireplace and industrial chandelier

Brooklyn 5 Wire Pendant – Brass, by Industville (Image supplied by @beside_the_sea_holidays by Mark Watts photography)

It is essential to craft an interior which is entirely unique to the individual place. The furnishings and accessories which are used will reflect the hotel and the home; therefore, it’s a good idea to invest in high-quality, handcrafted products.

All of the products here at Industville are handcrafted by our skilled artisans with high-quality, raw materials such as refined Brass and raw Copper. Making them the ideal accompaniment to hotel and home interiors, whichever room they’re placed!

Think Bespoke

To bring your own vision to life, why not think about allowing your interior to shine with our bespoke service? If you’re unable to find your perfect light within our range, we have a service which allows you to design something completely unique to you. We have our own manufacturing facilities, so our skilled craftsmen can create something which will wow your customers!

Waugh Thistleton architects worked on the Dalston Works project and utilised our bespoke service to create something unique for their foyer, pictured below!

Bespoke lighting in hotel lobby

Bespoke Service by Industville (Image Supplied by Dalston Works by Waugh Thistleton)

It’s Got To Be Functional

Hotel Interiors

When it comes to selecting the lighting for your hotel interior, make it memorable, there is no need to sacrifice style for functional fittings! Our lights have been used in many hotel interiors, fitting in with contemporary and modern décors.

Our lights have been placed in The Larder Restaurant in Hilton’s Bracknell, helping to create a relaxing space for guests, ensuring the room is well lit as well as looking stylish!

Hilton hotel buffet with industrial lighting

Swan Neck Round Wall Light - 11 Inch - Pewter by Industville (Image Supplied by Sirius Concepts Media Limited; The Larder Restaurant, Hilton Bracknell)

Home Interiors

We’ve invested in our IP44 and IP65 range, which means you are able to light up even the trickiest areas in style! For a hotel-like, luxurious feel in your own home, why not create a spa-inspired bathroom? Our waterproof wall light looks perfect in this interior, paired with the chrome bath and plenty of greenery, transporting us to our favourite luxe hotels!

Home bathroom interior with chrome bath, plants and industrial wall light

Brooklyn Outdoor & Bathroom Dome Wall Light - 8 Inch - Pewter & Brass, by Industville (Image Supplied by @annas_attic_interiors_shop)

Interview With Kilmartin Castle

Dating back to the 16th century, Kilmartin Castle is situated on the West Coast of Scotland. We had the pleasure of interviewing the owners of the picturesque castle, Stef and Simon, who in 2019 spent seven months working on a full restoration, turning the castle into a hotel.

Pairing the old with the new, rustic with elegance, the attention to detail in the hotel is truly enchanting!

Hotel room interior with brass chrome bath and blue decor

Brooklyn Outdoor & Bathroom Dome Wall Light - 8 Inch - Pewter & Brass, by Industville (Image supplied by Channel 4 'The Great Hotel Escape' at Kilmartin Castle)

What was the idea behind the interior design of the castle? Did you have a specific vision in mind?

Our interior idea from the start was always “rustic-luxe” and also really important for us was keeping it fun. We dislike serious interiors, especially in castles. Getting back to basics with original floors and stone walls, leaving them exposed and untreated.

Then intentionally having a juxtaposition of rustic and luxury together in everything we added, everywhere you look we always mix it together. Anything rustic will be set against something luxurious, and anything new will be blended with something vintage. For example; Luxurious fabrics against rustic patinated furniture frames. Vintage lighting against newly lime painted walls, new concrete sinks and taps set against rustic antique washstands and heavily foxed vintage mirrors.

It was also important to us that the castle aged gracefully (like we’re all trying to do!). So, when we considered the fixtures and fittings we chose quality items made from honest materials that will get better looking with age; natural pigment Kast concrete sinks, a mix of new and reclaimed encaustic tiles, all the metal fixings are non-lacquered finish so already starting to patinate and look amazingly castle-worthy. We’ve also used lime paints on our walls, which may even have been used at the time the castle was built in the 16th Century.

When it comes to ‘things’, we’ve been collecting pieces of furniture, artwork and random pieces that make us smile for a long time now. Our golden rule is to only spend on things we really love and will want to hang on to forever. It’s an eclectic mix from Ancient artefacts, to Edwardian & Jacobean pieces, right through to Italian mid-century retro.

What was it about this particular  castle that made you fall in love?

Its authenticity. This castle has remained structurally unchanged over its lifetime and still feels straight from the 16th Century with its thick stone walls, arrow-slit windows, flagstone floors and low doorways.

Also, the size is perfect; it’s cosy and completely manageable as a small boutique hotel/home. Plus, the surrounds of Kilmartin Glen are a really interesting place to visit with loads of historical sites like standing stones, burial tombs, castles, forts, stone circles. It’s really got it all for an amazing Scottish experience!

Bath in hotel room interior with retro light

Brooklyn Outdoor & Bathroom Wall Light – Brass, by Industville (Image supplied by Channel 4 'The Great Hotel Escape' at Kilmartin Castle)

We love the bathtub in the room; it’s so vintage  and romantic, where did this idea come from?

Our last home was a studio apartment in Downtown Dubai and small! We had a leather armchair that we could spin and sit in and chat to each other when one of us was in the bath. We both remember these relaxed days and the bath chats really fondly! So, we decided to give guests these experiences and put our handmade William Holland copper tubs in the bedrooms.

How did you discover our lights?

We had never heard of IP rated lights (Fun fact for anyone reading this article; IP means Insulation Protected. In a wet area lights need to be waterproof, so they don’t electrocute anyone who touches them).

This was our first renovation project, and specific IP requirements were kind of sprung on us at the last minute. We did a lot of research and discovered that Industville is one of the only companies offering beautiful yet functional IP rated lights. Boy, are there some ugly, overpriced options out there!

Do you follow our Instagram account? Did this help inspire you?

We follow Industville on Instagram from our account, but our search for IP rated lights was how we discovered them. Now we follow and love the ideas people are pulling together with these cool lights!

How did our lighting help bring your interior together?

Industville’s IP lights rescued us from the terrible advice from our architect to put horrible white plastic IP downlights above all showers and baths! We hated that idea, so set about researching “cool IP rated lights” The selection of IP rated lights from Industville helped us make the romantically lit bath areas in the rooms that we had always imagined.

We wanted the copper baths to feel like pieces of art with gallery lighting above. So, the IP rated collections helped us get this level of cool right next to the bath and also in the showers.  

Bathroom interior with brass bulkhead light

Bulkhead Outdoor & Bathroom Oval Light - 6 Inch – Brass, by Industville (Image supplied by Channel 4 'The Great Hotel Escape' at Kilmartin Castle)

What was it about our waterproof range that you loved?

We really loved the variety of lights in the collection and the different finishes. We like to intentionally mix metallics, a copper bath, with antique pewter taps, topped with a copper and black Industville light above is our perfect mix.

Your hotel was featured on Channel 4’s Escape To The Manor Hotel, tell us a little bit about that experience?

The show followed couples who were quitting the rat race of corporate world jobs to follow their dreams of opening hotel type projects in historic buildings. We are in the first seven episodes.

The TV crew followed us for six months while we renovated the castle alongside our team of skilled builders. Through all the ups and downs of the project. It was pretty fun for the most part, but having a director continually asking you if you're worried about going over budget and over time starts to make you actually worry in the end. But it was fun; we’d do it again!

Bedroom interior with chrome bath and industrial lighting

Brooklyn Outdoor & Bathroom Dome Wall Light - 8 Inch - Pewter & Brass, by Industville (Image supplied by Channel 4 'The Great Hotel Escape' at Kilmartin Castle)

Our lights are very versatile, but how did you decide which lights to go into each room? How does each room differ in style?

All our rooms have the same rustic luxury feel with different re-claimed antique pieces everywhere. The versatility in the finishes helped us pull all these individual looks together.

We believe the raw materials and handcrafted element of our lighting suits your interiors perfectly, what have your customers commented on?

Our guests love the castle; they all comment that every single individual element has been thoughtfully considered. Your lights helped us achieve this!

We loved catching up with Simon and Stef; there is nothing we like more than to see our products placed in our customers’ interiors, especially when they look as incredible as this!

The key thing to remember when decorating a hotel or home interior is that the design should be unique, and as Simon and Stef said, the accessories used should be of high-quality. IP ratings are incredibly important, we’ve invested in our range of waterproof lights, so you don't have to sacrifice style for functionality!

Whether it’s a pendant heat lamp for the kitchen, wall lights above the bedside tables or flush mounts for the dining room, our products are handcrafted with the highest-quality raw materials, shop our range of hotel lights here.

If you’re looking for further inspiration, why not follow us on Instagram and Pinterest, we upload daily!