The Art of the Bedroom & How It Can Improve Bookings

The way to your guest’s heart is in their sleep. A good nights sleep can lead to a glowing review and even better, some repeat business.

Mastering the art of slumber and indeed bedroom décor is one way to achieve the elusive full night’s sleep for your guest.

Crafting a five-star wonder bedroom with a bed as soft as marshmallows and a relaxing décor may seem as a bit of a challenge. But don’t worry we’ve picked out some Gomingo Slumber Supremes for inspiration and we’ll highlight the best tricks and tips so you can work on your own sleep sanctuaries to make that daydream a reality.

You’ll be surprised how a few small changes to your guest’s chambers can really help relaxation and similarly those well-needed winks.

Now let’s start with the basics…

Bedding

We all have a preference when it comes to our bedding at home, a bedroom is a place of personality and with that comes specific comforts. Now, you can’t have back up mattresses to interchange on a guests needs, but you can do your best to have a nice comfy bed that isn’t too soft or too hard……

A mattress topper is a must have, don’t go all ‘princess and the pea’ a simple comfy mattress topper is perfect and easily removable by yourself or guest if they prefer a harder mattress.

If you have a colourful room, try and match the bedding with the surrounding decor. Have a look at one of our users in London who has hit the nail on the head!

Amazing bedroom from one of London Hosts on Commercial Road

Amazing bedroom from one of our London Hosts on Commercial Road

Amazing bedroom from one of London Hosts on Commercial Road

Amazing bedroom from one of our London Hosts on Commercial Road

You can browse this rental here – Commercial Road Apartment 

We all want the bedding on this bed, it jumps out from the white and well-lit room to give a chic, minimalist style while still keeping an air of comfort. Showing you that even if you have a white, simple style you can still make your room pop with comfortable extras.

Lighting

It sounds like it won’t make a difference, but if all you have is a big, bright main room light your guests will have no control over it. We recommend having at least one room lamp and a bedside light so your guest can customise how much light they want, with the main goal of them feeling entirely comfortable.

Have a look at this example of perfect lighting!

Stunning Bedroom in Johannesburg Mansion

Stunning Bedroom in Johannesburg Mansion

Stunning Bedroom in Johannesburg Mansion

Stunning Bedroom in Johannesburg Mansion

 

You can view this gorgeous property and book here – Johannesburg Mansion

We love the use of colour and different style of lamps, they really give the rooms a sense of character through exceptional design while taking nothing from the comfortable feel of the rooms.

Furniture

Now some bedrooms, you just won’t have room. But if you do, some additional seating is a must-have. It gives you the chance to add another dimension to the room, it could be a dressing table, a reading chair or the world-renowned Chez Long either way, you’re giving your guests another way to use their room other than sleeping.

Have a browse of this seating forward thinker. This boutique hotel really utilises the space they have with intelligent design, showing you that even if you don’t have all the space in the world you can still add stylish seating and make it work.

Furniture can make all the difference, loving that green cord chair

Furniture can make all the difference, loving that green cord chair

Another fantastic example of great furniture, that blue chair shouldn't work but it just does.

Another fantastic example of great furniture, that blue chair shouldn’t work but it just does.

The leather chairs and wood match perfectly with the bed headboard

The leather chairs and wood match perfectly with the bed headboard

Have a browse of this beautifully stylish boutique in Isreal 

We would love to stay in any one of these rooms, the utilise additional seating and local influences in their design and it makes the small standard size hotel rooms something truly individual while maintaining a consistent air of comfort.

The Décor

Travellers are looking for an authentic experience more than ever when looking to book their next holiday accommodation, as a local host or hotelier, it is your job to bring that experience tastefully into the styling of your home and bedroom. Artwork, fixings and decretive objects are the standards, and if done properly can be very effective in adding your overall décor and in turn attract more customers.

Take some inspiration from some of these Gomingo examples.

Traditional styling utilised perfectly in this South African guest house

Traditional styling utilised perfectly in this South African guest house

We love the safari style in this Cape Town home, it’s delicate and works well with the wooden storage cabinets making this small room one lovely stay.

Have a look at the rest of the house here – Jambo Guest House

This Goa villa is subtly traditional, the gold and blue and orange represent India’s heritage and compliment the amazing furniture and beautiful flooring.

Have a look at the rest of this amazing property here – Villa Capela

Now, tradition isn’t everything, you can always inject some querk into your room design, this futuristic hotel makes the best of its limited space with some amazing artwork and matching furniture. The best thing is that the bed still looks inviting and comfortable, it’s white linen cuts through the colours of the room giving the illusion of more space.

Check out the rest of this quaint, sci-fi hotel – Dash Hotel Seminyak 

Taking quirk and additional lighting to one new level is this truly original hotel room. That’s one hell of a reading lamp!

View more of this hotel’s interesting design here – Hotel El Dorado

We hope we’ve inspired you to think of some additional bedroom improvements, remember even the smallest additions can make a big difference. We don’t want you to go out and bust the bank on an entirely new design, we just want to inspire you to be the best host you can be!

Reviews are so important in your next deciding whether or not to stay with you, and what says ‘stay with us’ more than “best nights sleeI’veve ever had”.

Get discussing in the comments and let us know of anything that has worked for you!