The little touches in a holiday home help to add some pizazz to the property and showcase some creative flair. Distinct wall art is one of the better-known ways to create a wow factor from the instant guests walk through the front door.
For local guest houses, B&Bs, and even static holiday homes, the locality is a key to making the most of art in guest accommodation. In every town across the UK, there are usually some local artists, some creating their own unique art with others having prints of famous artwork produced locally in bygone times.
Of course, it’s not enough to find a print you like, frame it and put it on display because art touches people’s lives differently, so personal taste, and style needs to be taken out of the equation in holiday homes.
To keep things as universal as possible so your art and photographic prints lining the walls of your property add to the experience, there are a few styles of art that are favoured for universal appeal.
The 3 Universally Appealing Types of Art to Dress the Walls of Holiday Homes
Paintings or Pastel Drawings
Paintings and light coloured pastel drawings are ideal for rural settings. They are often used by artists to capture picturesque landscapes while capturing the environment such as orange sunsets at dawn, aqua green ponds, and various other landscape drawings and paintings with a high degree of shading. These can help to really set the atmosphere in a property. The colours used in framed holiday art help set the mood and the environment. It is the reason why hotel chains invest a lot in art and framing because it helps set the tone and expectations from the moment guests arrive.
Photography of Local Landmarks
The majority of tourists rent a property for the convenience of visiting local attractions. Most will arrive with one or two destinations in mind. Those are often the most famous ones that people have discovered online and then decided to book accommodation, near the areas they want to explore.
In nearly all the major towns and cities across the UK, every borough has hidden gems only known to the locals with their knowledge of the area being passed down from previous generations. It is this type of local knowledge that can really wow guests and give them an experience they would never have had without someone else providing the insight.
In self-catering accommodation or in guest houses where the owner is also the host, historic prints help to provide some local insight from someone who knows the area. For holiday homes that don’t have a host to advise on the not-so-famous local attractions and landmarks, framed photographs of the sites, and perhaps a document explaining the heritage of the site could make for ideal information posting that adds value to a guest’s stay.
A Framed Map of the Local Area
Framed maps are ideal for pointing out the local walking trails, cycling routes, directions to landmarks, and perhaps even highlighting routes to different towns and cities in the nearby area. A number of maps can be found online, some based on geography, others based on fitness such as hiking trails including those that used to be railway lines, and now abandoned and transformed to be used for country walks.
With a combination of framed art and information posters in graphic format, showcased within a frame and displayed prominently in a holiday home, they could be the little additional touch to transform a guest’s experience.