‘Oh darling, why didn’t you check there was a view in our room?!’
A window, a view. What a privilege. This minor but crucial detail can be the decision maker to unsettling a relationship. The only way they can rid these destructive emotions is to leave the place of temporary residence and enjoy the surroundings to forget the couple’s unfortunate miscommunication; therefore leaving a bad memory of the room/hotel increasing the chance of these customers never to return again!
Dramatic…yes! But we have a point!
Of the majority, we desire a view with our room and as Basil Fawlty states: what we all pay and expect to see out of every hotel we visit, ‘Is it the Sydney Opera House, perhaps? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeests swinging majestically…’. however, the view ceases to amaze our expectations.
We have the alternative answer that will help ensure your customers return and remember that when their room wasn’t booked with a view they didn’t mind and enjoyed their stay the same as if they were looking to an expansive landscape of Italy.
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- White/Light walls!
Increase the brightness of the room with the old trick – a blank canvas wall. Help the clients eye, gaze onto the fabulous furniture and the accessories you have in the room. The light colours will simulate an expansive and open feel, reflecting the colour in the room and illuminating any light that is in the room.
- Compliment these walls using light, bright lampshades and light bulbs.
Brightly coloured lampshades are a great accessory to help irradiate a room. Especially if they are using well lit light bulbs that adequately mimic the spectrum of light that’s given in natural daylight such as Seasonal Affective Disorder bulbs (SAD).
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3. Expanse with Mirrors!
Adding mirrors to the room will help simulate the effect of a window or reflection of rays entering the room. As well as bounce around the light colours in the room to expand the space and depth.
- Hidden lighting
Hiding the light in the room creates the feeling of an open and exposed space, the same way light creeps into an open window.
This can be used with lower ground lighting, hidden lamps or tucked away in walls.
As well as it’s obvious purpose of mimicking a window in the room, the freedom of using a variety artistic canvases will help break up the wall and ceiling to add texture and variety. Therefore the artwork you choose could reflect the fields of Babylon and your hotel residents shouldn’t complain at all.