Choosing timeless furniture for your establishment could be one of the most sensible decisions you make as a business. To put it simply:
‘Timeless’ – not affected by the passage of time or changes in fashion.
By interweaving timeless furniture design choices into your theme or décor, you are creating an environment for guests which exudes a true sense of timeless elegance. Furniture which is sophisticated, yet inviting may seem like a tricky balance, however by choosing pieces of timeless furniture, you can encapsulate both. As a hotel, restaurant or bar, it is crucial that careful consideration is taken in terms of your hospitality design styles, in order to be successful in attracting guests. At Lugo, we advocate investing in high quality, timeless furniture style rather than always trying to champion the very latest interior design trends, which may not always stand the test of time.
Considering an overhaul of furniture style, or looking for inspiration on how to do so? Our informative guide will advise on selecting sophisticated, quality furniture, as well as discussing how and why timeless design interiors can benefit your establishment.
Hospitality Design Styles - a World of Possibilities
Whilst there are many elements to a hotel, bar or restaurant which will affect the overall consumer experience, the comfort, style and presentation of your interior is arguably one of the most important factors. With a great push in recent years on sustainability, the ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ concept is fast becoming a thing of the past, with much more convergence towards timeless hospitality design.
So, although there will always be a pressure to follow trends, through careful selection of timeless furniture pieces and interior design styles, you could make your interior scheme last longer and maximise your investment.
Timeless Design - Comfort and Style
The balance between a piece of furniture being aesthetically pleasing, whilst also offering utmost comfort is where timeless furniture pieces are in a league of their own. Timeless designs can emit a sense of familiarity, offering additional comfort to guests. Pairing certain elements of furniture together, can create a sense of home and in turn creates a comfortable, inviting environment for guests. For instance, if you are looking to create a warm, welcoming reception area, or a relaxing corner within a bedroom, pairing the beautiful ‘ Heather’ lounge chair, with a luxurious 'Hugo Ottoman' may be an inviting cluster for guests to rest and relax.
Colour psychology in hospitality design is closely linked to emotions. Whether it’s hints of yellow tones within a room, signifying joy and happiness, to amber and orange elements to create warmth, colour is essentially a powerful interior tool. Timeless design interiors often feature more soft, neutral tones, creating a feeling of tranquillity and peacefulness, neutral tones lend themselves to a variety of different environments, effectively becoming timeless furniture as they are moveable and interchangeable to different locations. Another timeless interior design feature, which complements neutral tones, is of course - monochrome. The contrasting colour scheme has been popular in the world of interior design for years, and continues to feature in many bars, hotels and restaurants around the world. By opting for furniture in monochrome colours, it is likely to remain on-trend for many years to come.
Looking to create a calm, relaxing bedroom space within your hotel? Perhaps the 'Francis' chaise longue could be the perfect spot to read a book, have a glass of wine or listen to your favourite music. Pair the tonality of the upholstery with the luxurious ‘Easton’ headboard, and your timeless furniture choices are perfectly setting the tone for the space.
Furniture Style - Functionality
An important element to consider when deciding on hospitality design styles and choosing timeless furniture is usability and functionality. For instance, if an area is likely to be high in traffic, it’s sensible to have a style of seating that is easy to clean and maintain. Leather or faux-leather chair options such as lounge chairs, armchairs or sofas are increasingly popular, as the contract fabrics used are very durable and high-quality. The use of faux leather is also increasingly popular, in a bid to continue our journey to improve sustainability, a huge variety of fabrics and finishes are available from Lugo, no element of customisation is too much, so please contact us for specific requirements.
Timeless interior designs do not need to be huge, bold, statement pieces of furniture. For something to be timeless, it can be practical and flexible in terms of location and use. For instance, glass tops on tables such as coffee tables protect against heat and scratches, meaning that it is likely to have longevity and become an item of timeless furniture. Take the beautifully simplistic 'Venus' table, for instance, this is something which, if cared for could be used for years in a variety of locations.
Classic, Long-Loved Timeless Hospitality Design
There are of course items of furniture which spring to mind when you think of classic, timeless furniture pieces. These are likely to be in hotels, bars and restaurants continually due to their comfort appeal, whilst also looking sophisticated and elegant, no matter what the location.
Regal, traditional and comfortable – a wing-backed chair is the pinnacle of timeless furniture seating and also one of our favourite furniture styles There are many sizes and style available now than ever before, this timeless design will never die. Our beautiful ‘Florence’ proves just how luxurious, yet versatile this furniture style can be. This timeless design also offers endless possibilities when it comes to custom fabrics and detailing options to suit your scheme.
See below just how flexible in style this timeless design can be, this design style doesn’t just stop with restaurant chairs, the ever-popular wing-backed lounge chair is frequently placed within hotel bedrooms or as a feature chair in a bar lounge or hotel lobby.
With elegance and sophistication in mind, the oval-backed chair is an amazing timeless furniture option for any traditional or boutique hotel. The charming oval-backed chair adds charismatic charm to any environment. Our ‘Myra’ restaurant chair features a sleek oval back, whilst incorporating other timeless features such as velvet upholstery with added piping detail, or the ‘which would stand well in any elegant establishment with its polished show-wood tapered legs.
This timeless design has been around for centuries and stems from the Louis XVI French empire chair with its distinguish curvaceous cabriole legs and ornate style. This furniture style can also be seen with a straight fluted leg and cain back.
Illustrated below are just a few of the modern oval-backed chairs available:
A subtle, yet easy way to add elements of timeless furniture to a room could be something as simple as adding a button-backed headboard to a bedroom. Adding a regal, luxurious feeling to the bedroom, whether the décor is traditional or modern, this simple piece of timeless furniture is a simple way to inject a point of design interest to a room. The Airlie headboard is a stunning example of a button-backed headboard. Button-backed headboards can be tailored to your interior design scheme by having contrasting buttons, or even reducing the number of buttons to your headboard, sometimes less is more.
Fabric and Upholstery Detail
Buttoning, piping, studding and stitch detail can accentuate the contours of a piece of furniture, textile choices add extra depth to décor choices, which are all elements of timeless design. For instance, the ‘Bruelle’ restaurant chair has buttoning detail that exudes sophistication, whereas the ‘Candi’ restaurant chair, upholstered in velvet adds an element of luxury, often associated with velvet furniture.
Illustrated below are just a few ways buttoning and piping can be used:
Over time, certain fabrics and prints fall in and out of trend, but there are always firm favourites that come back around, or remain on-trend throughout. Strong, traditional prints such as tartan, herringbone, gingham, houndstooth and pinstripe have all remained firm favourites within hotels, whether boutique or traditional. These eye-catching patterns add extra depth to any hotel, restaurant or bar environment, as well as providing a forgiving fabric to disguise stains and spills due to high footfall within hospitality settings. So if you’re looking for a timeless design in a long-lasting print, why not browse our full collection of fabrics and finishes today?
Your Design, Crafted in Your Style
If the guidance and information given on timeless furniture has inspired you, and you have something in mind that you’d like to make a reality, get in touch with us today to enquire about bespoke contract furniture. Or for further inspiration and ideas, take a look at our Pinterest today.