The Fifth Wall
Ceilings have become a new focus for residential and commercial interiors alike, offering a fresh and unexpected space in which to creatively apply color, pattern, paneling and installations. In addition, #ceilingdesign on Instagram is growing, with over 284k posts.
As a space that is often left uncolored, ceilings offer an unparalleled opportunity for creativity. Revive the 'fifth wall' with dramatic interventions to create a wow factor for immersive interiors. Community spaces in hotels can take advantage of this trend by paying special focus to ceilings. For example, reflective metal and glass designs with rippled and beaten effects convey a liquid illusion-- adding instant drama and light to interiors.
Travelers are ready to resume, and are seeking experiences that are new, yet reassuring and relatable. The hotel industry has always been a leading indicator of trends that will ripple through other sectors. Over the next twenty-four months, the scale of these changes will be monumental. As Owners and Operators embrace them, the modern hotel experience will continue to evolve.
By Belinda O'Kelly Principal, O'Kelly Kasprak