19 January 2024

The Interior Design Hospitality Trend List 2024

What’s hot and sexy for hotels and restaurants

Interior design in hospitality has many battles to fight – not least that irritating truism “Well, you can’t please everyone!” Because one thing’s for sure, in the world of hotel and restaurant ID, you’re going to have to delight an awful lot of those ‘everyones’. And alongside the challenge of attracting a kaleidoscope of clientele, interiors have to remain standout for way longer than a year or two.

This also means that while they can mimic the hottest home interior fashions to an extent, a unique look is key to pulling in visitors until the next costly refurbishment comes around. The best hospitality interior designers understand that this will be a long time, because closed doors mean zero revenue.

With this in mind, we’re taking a look at how hotels and restaurants are aiming to catch the eye of hospitality customers with styling to stand the test of time. A number of ID industry gurus recently passed on their sage predictions for the year ahead, so without further ado, here’s the interior design hospitality trend list for 2024.

 

Cultural crossovers

Number one on the list points towards restaurants that are increasingly blending culinary traditions from around the world. This trend is reflected in their interior design, where guests will experience diverse cultural influences, which will mix unexpected combinations together for a truly immersive and exclusive experience.

A great example of this is Ometeo – an upscale Stateside Tex-Mex restaurant designed by GrizForm. The design brief included an outdoor bar and multiple dining rooms decorated with antique, vintage, and handmade artisan goods.

Verdict: a stunning, one-off crowd pleaser.

 

Mixology

The rising popularity of eye-catching craft cocktails is starting to influence restaurant and bar design. Dramatic lighting and stunning backdrops will transport visitors to a different drinking dimension, where guests will experience visually stunning bar setups with dynamic lighting, eye-catching furniture and fixtures that enhance the experience.

A case in point is London’s Twice Shy, near Earl’s Court station. Here visitors will find a brushed wooden backing to the drinks display, with a black granite counter where all that cocktail alchemy takes place. This is all beautifully illuminated by soft neo-deco lighting.

Verdict: exclusive, with a lorry load of ambience.

 

The urban oasis

A word to the wise – more than ever, people yearn to relax and escape from the hassle of the day. And this points to one thing – rooftop gardens, indoor green walls and al fresco dining are going nowhere. Especially in the city.

This continuing trend, like everything else in hospitality, is aligning itself closely with sustainability.

The Forbes experts are also focusing on how hospitality spaces are blending into their environment. This allows these spaces to “break free from their brand concept”, and “in doing so, they discover a fresh identity that seamlessly melds with the unique character of their locale and its surroundings.”

Making this look easy is lifestyle aparthotel brand Locke’s fabulous addition, Ember Locke in London. Locke is championing local design and community as “part of its ethos”. Ember Locke only opened last year with interiors by Atelier Ochre and House of Dré.

Verdict: a 1920s Kensington success story.

 

So, has this got you fired up with design ideas that’ll pull in the punters?

Good – because we’ve got interior design jobs to light a fire in your heart. Our brilliant team at mustard ID would love to chat to you about the interior design opportunities on our books, so call us now. Our telephone hotline is 0117 929 6060.


Recent blog posts

Unreal Engine 5 Meets Rogue Trooper


An animated force to be reckoned with… Metahuman animation has come a looooong way since Polar Express (2004) and Beowolf (2007). Groundbreaking at the point of cinematic release, time has not been kind to the Tom Hanks and Ray Winstone-voiced movies when compared to today’s digital offerings. The… Read More

View more

Co-op Live – A 2024 Arena with Attitude


Mean, green and purpose-built for serious music fans The Co-op is a place we usually associate with going to see the vegetable aisle, not Liam Gallagher. But that’s all about to change, because in April, Co-op Live is opening its doors as Manchester’s brand spanking new arena with attitude… Read More

View more

The Interior Design Hospitality Trend List 2024


What’s hot and sexy for hotels and restaurants Interior design in hospitality has many battles to fight – not least that irritating truism “Well, you can’t please everyone!” Because one thing’s for sure, in the world of hotel and restaurant ID, you’re going to have to delight an awful lot… Read More

View more

The Job Hunt Blueprint


Open a New Employment Door in 2024 With the Christmas and New Year celebrations successfully completed, most of us are turning our attention to implementing our priority resolutions for 2024. Top of most of our lists is how to improve our personal and professional lives, and how to step up… Read More

View more

The Best of our 2023


The cream of our creative year 2024 might well be giving us a saucy wink, but it can just hold on a minute. Because before we embrace the year ahead, we’re taking one last look at what raised our pulses… Read More

View more

Dezeen Interior Design Award Winners 2023


A Showcase of the Best in International Interior Design London recently morphed into Paris Fashion Week, when the world of design flocked to 2023’s Dezeen Awards. This year’s hotly-anticipated international awards ceremony announced 50 winners in a variety of categories. These showcase the world’s top-tier architecture, interiors, design… Read More

View more

Experiential Events Are Now Hot Christmas Brands


The rise of the Christmas pop-up Pop-ups aren’t just for marketing these days – these experiential events are now hot Christmas brands in their own right. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by a lot of hotels, country houses, parks, and just about any public space, which are being transformed into ticket-only,… Read More

View more

Community Food Bank Collection


It’s the time of year to give back to those who need it most, that’s why we’re putting together a community foodbank. The teams across mustard jobs are planning to rustle up as many long-life food, hygiene and sanitary products as possible. Last year’s foodbank donation was impressive, but this… Read More

View more

Early Career Architects and The Pay 100


Fighting for living wage standards within the architectural industry If you’re a fledgling architect, and you’re wondering “What is The Pay 100?”, then it’s time to get acquainted – this motivated and forward-thinking, worker-led organisation has been supporting and inspiring open wage cooperation in the architectural industry since 2022. Read More

View more

Doctor Who’s 60th Anniversary Celebrations


VFX and animation that’s fit for a Time Lord If you’re a Doctor Who fan and into its award-winning VFX, then the last 13 months have been an agonising wait. Because that’s how long it’s been since Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor exited the TARDIS onto Dorset’s Durdle Door and… Read More

View more