Hostels and other forms of holiday accommodation can be a costly and large-scale project. Hostels particularly cater towards shared spaces consisting of typically younger, more party-centric, customer bases and thus can require some sprucing up more regularly. Here are some tips for renovating your hostel or holiday accommodation and how to do so affordable.
As with any renovation of a business, the flooring chosen is important. The flooring needs to not only look good, but be practical too. Whilst solid wood floorings can be easier to clean and maintain, they don’t provide the same kind of warm and welcoming texture that carpets do. Accommodation based businesses will often go for carpets in bedrooms, as they create a more warm and inviting atmosphere. However, a hostel may prefer to go for solid options like laminated floorboards. The shared space among younger people can become dirty quickly and spillages can happen, so solid floor options are more practical for cleaning and will last longer. Rugs are a great option for hostels wanting the practicality of hard flooring but the warmth of carpets. You could choose patchwork rugs from Trend Carpet to add some real style to the space. Rugs are also easy to pickup and wash or replace when they’re getting tired.
The walls are equally important as the floors, with the eye of customers often being drawn directly to them as soon as they enter a room. Go for warm tones in the bedrooms, such as reds or oranges. Warmer colour pallets create a more relaxing and welcoming atmosphere, without appearing too stale and cold. Patterned wallpapers can add colour as well as texture, straying away from entire walls of just one solid colour. Wallpapers can also be easy to put up and come with easy to wipe finishes that will allow you to clean them easily. It’s also worth choosing additional wall decorations, such as paintings or pictures, to further brighten the space up in the hostel and give guests something extra to look at.
On the whole, renovating a hostel or other holiday accommodation doesn’t need to be expensive. Simple changes such as a new rug or some new paintings on the wall can really change the look and feel of the place, without draining the bank account through extensive renovation work. Choose reliable and sturdy furnishings too so that they don’t need replacing as frequently. The extra initial investment in higher quality items that last longer can save money in the long run.