Travelers to Norway seek the simplified Scandinavian design with a hint of familiarity. While most international visitors love the idea of cozy, the English translation of cozy doesn’t do it justice. It is a word that can only be explained through experiencing it. But with elegant modernity, more travelers are seeking a bit of the cosmopolitan lifestyle, regardless of whether they are in Lofoten for the northern lights or skiing.
As a B&B owner, the competition is fierce from the various ski resorts and hotels scattered around the country. Revamping your space to be cosmopolitan and chic while still maintaining the integrity of coziness is a matter of creative thinking, finding the right pieces and sharing those Instagram photos. Here’s a simple plan to get you inspired.
Decorating for guests is very similar to spending time decorating your personal living space. B&Bs are generally accepted as shared rooms and often reflect the taste of the owner. But when you decide to create a cosmopolitan feel, you have to give up some of your preferences in favor of those who will increase business and appeals to international visitors.
Different styles will require different furniture and decorations. For example, if you are looking for an open and airy feel, it would be best to use minimalist furniture, namely white garden bench, and save space by not placing too many objects on the floor. If you want a more cozy feeling, with lots of cushions and rugs around, then it is better to use more furniture that can act as seating.
Most people tend to forget that even though tourists are all about going out and exploring their surroundings, they still want a home away from home. This includes having enough storage space, plus outdoor seating. Meeting these needs is not complicated and affordable outdoor furniture as a sunbeds, could add a touch of magic. In terms of storage, a solid, neutral but well-made wardrobe will do.
Drawers are also a must when people want to stay longer and store small things such as socks and underwear. Bedside tables with organizational space make it easier for guests to not only have an elegant night light, but also a charging station for their technology. Ideally, another charging station would be added to help people sleep better since they won’t be disturbed by tech charging lights while they sleep.
If you want to create a cozy and warm feeling in the room, you must set up the lighting accordingly. You can use lamps with low-wattage bulbs and make sure they are not too bright. You can also use electric or battery-powered candles for this purpose.
You should avoid using bright or harsh lighting because it can negatively affect your mood and make you feel uncomfortable. Guests need to feel comfortable at all times, and it’s the little things that make any stay memorable. Ultimately, it’s the reviews and the experience that increase business and keep your B&B busy throughout the year.
Source: The Nordic Page