“Less is more”, as Coco Chanel used to say, may no longer apply exclusively to the fashion world. In light of the “new normal” brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, minimalism is now an essential strategy to maintain spaces clean and safe.
Whether you own a hotel, or if you’re simply a homeowner who hopes to have their family and friends stay over in their guest room soon, then this guide is for you. Here, you’ll find out how to create the perfect minimal space to keep your guests safe and comfortable.
No More Freebies?
Once upon a time, complimentary products were one of the joys of staying in a hotel, especially a luxury one. But offering the same, wide choice of free items might no longer be possible.
Do you think that this will take all the fun out of the hotel experience? Think again. Your guests will still be able to make themselves a hot cup of coffee, have an indulgent bath, and sleep on a super-comfy mattress, just like before.
So what will the main differences be? For example, you will no longer be able to store extra pillows, blankets, or throws directly in the room. You will also need to say goodbye to any stationery item that you used to keep in your guest rooms, such as notepads and menus. Additionally, your guests will have a more limited choice of complimentary items: it’s up to you to make them still great.
Easier-to-Clean Surfaces and Floorings
The good, old, signature hotel carpet might soon need to disappear and be replaced by a different type of flooring, and one that is easier to maintain clean, safe, and disinfected.
High traffic areas in hotels, as well as floors in individual rooms, can, in fact, harbor harmful germs, making it essential to have a very strict cleaning policy in place.
Furniture and Decor That Can Stand the Test of Time
Look at it this way: choosing minimalist furniture and decor will almost certainly appeal to a larger number of people, whether clients or friends staying over. A simple lampshade, a sturdy bed frame, a closet with sliding doors.
Not only will durable, good-quality items last longer (thus reducing the need for maintenance, which in itself can be risky during a pandemic), but they will look effortlessly beautiful and trendy.
Discover the Safety and Timeless Style of a Minimalist Guest Room
A minimalist guest room can be both safe and stylish at the same time. By picking surface and flooring materials that are easier to clean, eliminating any problematic complimentary items, and choosing furnishing and decor that are beautiful and durable, you can create an impressive space.
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