Keep an Eye Out for These Hospitality Furniture Trends in 2022

December 28, 2021
December 28, 2021 QA Group

From the steady rise of wellness hotels to an increasing number of staycations, it’s no surprise that hospitality design is striving for a luxurious look and feel. The industry doesn’t skimp on money when it comes to furniture. After all, the goal is to offer comfort and relaxation to elevate guests’ experience and attract return visitors.

If you’re in the hospitality industry, it’s essential to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to new hospitality furniture trends. 

Here are some of the most popular ones to watch for in 2022.

Leather Upholstery

As far as upholstery goes, leather is always a good choice. It has the durability to stand up to constant use, and it provides a luxurious look that will impress guests. However, there’s also the possibility of incorporating faux leather into your business’ design scheme – so don’t rule it out completely. By mixing the two, you’ll get the best of both worlds.

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Velvet Upholstery

For a look that’s on-trend and cozy, consider velvet upholstery. This texture imparts an inviting vibe that can accomplish two different goals – to make your guests comfortable and relaxed upon arrival, or to provide the perfect atmosphere for after-hours privacy. It can also be used as a statement piece in the overall design scheme, or mixed and matched with other popular upholstery materials.

Transparent Furniture

The increased use of LED lighting has a lot of designers turning to glass and acrylic furniture. This transparent furniture protects light bulbs from overheating while still giving you a sleek look that’s on-trend.

Even better, it helps to make small spaces feel larger by incorporating the view of the surrounding area into the room. So, if you’re looking for a way to open up your hospitality space, transparent furniture could be the answer.

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Industrial Accents

While rustic and traditional styles are still prevalent in the hospitality industry, there’s also room for industrial accents. These can take the form of raw materials like metal and wood or exposed polished concrete.

Whatever your preferred material, try adding a hint of exposed machinery into the mix to add an edgy vibe to your design scheme that’s on par with the changing industry.

Reclaimed Wood

This is a trend that’s been catching on for a few years now, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going away anytime soon. Reclaimed wood has a rustic charm that can set a space apart. It also has the added benefit of being environmentally friendly.

Reclaimed wood is a good choice for hotel lobbies and lounges. It can be incorporated into furniture pieces such as coffee tables, chairs, and headboards. When used in moderation, it works well with other materials such as metal or leather to create a harmonious design that’s both cozy and stylish.

Vintage Design Pieces

The popularity of vintage design pieces shows no signs of slowing down. It’s become one of the most popular furniture trends in the hospitality industry. People are drawn to the unique character and history of these pieces.

Vintage pieces can be a great way to add personality to your space. They also can create an instant feeling of comfort and familiarity for guests. Look for pieces with ornate details, curves, and carvings to create a classic yet timeless style.

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Comfortable Textures

When choosing lightweight and soothing textures, consider materials like velvet, cashmere, and chenille. These are soft to the touch with an inviting aesthetic that’s especially important for guests in transitional areas such as hallways or lounges.

Comfortable textures create a relaxing vibe in the overall design scheme of spaces like hotel lobbies and lounge areas. They’re also ideal for relaxation areas like spas and wellness centers. When used in moderation, they can help to set the tone for a calm and relaxing stay.

Monochromatic Color Schemes

Monochromatic schemes are a great way to create a sense of cohesion in your design. By using different shades, tones, and tints of one color, you can create a look that’s both elegant and timeless.

Monochromatic schemes are perfect for hotel lobbies and lounges because they make rooms feel larger and open. They also provide a clean backdrop for your furniture, art, lighting, and other decor. When used strategically throughout an entire space, monochromatic schemes can help you create the visual impression that your design has gone on for miles rather than stopping at an endpoint.

Natural Materials

As people become more conscious of their environmental impact, they’re also looking for furniture made with sustainable materials. Expect to see more natural materials such as bamboo, jute, and rattan used in hotel rooms and public spaces. These materials add a natural element to a space without compromising comfort.

New Seating Arrangements

Forget the traditional long rows of chairs and sofas in favor of circular seating arrangements, especially in hotel lobbies and meeting spaces. Rather than face a room head-on, guests will sit at round tables to create a more intimate setting where the conversation is more likely.

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Chromed Metal

Though chrome was popular in the 60s and 70s, it’s making a comeback on 20th-century furniture styles. Look for chromed metal to be incorporated into headboards, tables, chairs, and accent pieces so that guests can get the retro look without sacrificing style.

Dark Colors

As the world becomes more and more digital, people are looking for ways to disconnect and escape. What better way to do that than by retreating to a dark hotel room? Expect to see richer, dark colors such as eggplant, navy, and charcoal in 2022. They create a cozy and calming atmosphere perfect for relaxation.

Artisanal Upholstery

Upholstery is becoming more and more popular in the hospitality industry, as it allows for a high level of customization and personalization. Expect to see an increase in artisanal upholstery techniques such as quilting, tufting, and braiding in 2022. These techniques add a touch of luxury and create a unique look for each piece.

These are some of the best new hospitality furniture trends for 2022.

Contact QA Group for the Latest Hospitality Furniture Design and Build

If you’re looking to update your furniture in time for 2022, be sure to contact QA Group. We specialize in providing high-quality upholstery services for businesses in the hospitality industry, including re-upholstery, architectural upholstery, and custom commercial furniture builds. 

Let us help you create an unforgettable experience for your guests—send us a message today!

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