Who doesn’t want to feel like they are on holiday every day? That’s possible when you live in a resort-style home with resort-style amenities. Suddenly, living in luxury does not have to be limited to just a few days each year. Now, you can include the elements you most look forward to when travelling and make your home a place you will never want to leave.
When it comes to resort-style homes, details are everything. From luxurious pools to impressive landscaping, your home will immediately exude the vibe of the best resorts in the country. For interior design, it pays to give more attention to things that usually capture your interest when you’re at a resort. Below are 7 design ideas to help you achieve your dream resort-style home. Let’s start with indoor space:
Eye-Catching Light Fixtures
Incorporate stunning light fixtures anywhere you can. For example, you can pick out a chandelier for the grand foyer, dining room, or kitchen that sparks conversation. It should offer the right amount of lighting whilst drawing attention.
Try adding light dimmer switches in your family room or office. These features let you create the perfect ambience no matter the time of day.
Concrete Kitchen Benchtop
Using concrete for your counters or tabletops is an excellent idea, especially if you cherish customizability. A handcrafted kitchen surface has become a massive theme in the hospitality industry, including entertaining areas, bars, and restaurants. Concrete benchtops marry beauty and functionality whilst offering incredible durability and ease of maintenance.
A huge pro in adding concrete counters to your resort-style home is that you can personalise them endlessly. Select the colour and shape you prefer, customise the edge profile, and insert embeds. You can polish concrete to make the tabletop shiny and even reflective if you so wish. You’re free to leave concrete in its natural grey state, or you can customise it to mimic the look of wood, marble, granite, and other materials.
Whatever your theme is for your resort-style home, you can easily apply it to the tabletops to match traditional, contemporary, rustic, industrial, or modern styles. And if you’re going for the stone look, decorative stone or glass aggregates can be added to the mixture, creating a beautiful, elegant tabletop that you can only find in expensive resorts.
Polished Concrete Overlay for Bathroom Floors
Carpets and tiles are out – decorative concrete overlays are in. If you’re making the switch, you’ll be happy to know you don’t need to rip out existing floor covering. In many cases, it is possible to overlay polished concrete, particularly on a well-prepared surface.
But why would you switch to polished concrete for your bathroom floors? One key benefit is that it’s extremely easy to clean. The material is moisture-resistant. Unlike many others, water does not damage polished concrete quickly. It’s also hypoallergenic and will not collect or harbour contaminants in the wet area. That’s why polished concrete is used in hotel bathrooms.
Once again, you have an endless combination of aggregates and colours, resulting in a unique appearance. No two installations are the same.
It’s hard to ignore a beautifully constructed contemporary-style staircase. Combining steel and concrete may look too industrial for you, but add some frameless glass railings, and you have a timeless look. Pair it with a ceiling that catches the eye as you make your way upstairs to complete an inviting exhibit.
Another option is to go for a tropical design that primarily emphasises open spaces. With strategic planning, you can have the outdoors integrated into the interior space whilst achieving visual focus. The layout should promote ventilation with glazing to enjoy more natural light, if possible. Many resorts and
Now, let us talk about design ideas for your outdoor space:
Seamless Pool Edging
Nothing says luxurious more than seamless pool edging. This design for a pool surround flows and wraps around the pool water. It creates an unbroken transition that rivals the water’s fluidity and allure.
Have you ever wondered why some pools look awkward and mediocre? Some are even unsightly, partly because of the segmented bullnose headers that are not only unappealing but also difficult to clean. Seamless pool edging gets rid of that terrible element. You can pick any concrete you want, from honed to exposed aggregate or liquid limestone. Add a non-slip coating, and you have a flawless, seamless pool edge that rivals top resorts.
Your resort-style home gives you the freedom to dress it up how you want. But the main goal you want to achieve is to ensure your outdoor area is a place for both fun and relaxation. You can’t go without an alfresco area if you’re looking to design your home like a resort.
A common option here is to use polished concrete, which comes in a range of colours. Pick hues that complement the aesthetics of your home and outdoor area. You can also consider the level of exposure, which can change the gloss or polished look of the flooring. Here are other design ideas that you may want to consider to go with your concrete alfresco:
- Add some pergolas. Whilst wood is the number one choice for pergolas, you can also use powder-coated steel with a glossy finish for a more contemporary structure.
- If the alfresco concrete floors are in solid colours, you can paint wide or thin stripes that contrast the existing tone.
- A grey concrete patio is a perfect backdrop for colourful pieces of furniture. Install brightly-coloured chairs to define the entertaining area in your outdoor living room. Remember to choose weather-resistant furniture to prevent quick warping and damage.
- If you opt for solid concrete, you can bring it to life with outdoor turf. Blend some greens, browns, and earthy accents that match the warm tone of the concrete floors.
Concrete is a basic material that caters to the seasons. That’s why it is the perfect choice for the outdoor area.
You can have that five-star resort feel right in your backyard. The key is in the design, which includes the elements you add to the overall aesthetic. For instance, a water feature can elevate the look of an otherwise blah garden. It’s why most resorts have a water feature, especially as you enter the foyer.
Whilst stone tiling is often utilised in holiday resorts, we recommend concrete, which is a more durable option. Consider adding some plants, giving more focus on particular tropical plants. You may want to have a small pavilion or gazebos for your guests to chill, as well. And when it’s dark, it is time to turn on the LED lights to bring the outdoors to life.
Do you want to feel like you’re permanently on holiday without going anywhere? Let’s talk! Our creative team can help you design and decide how to incorporate concrete elements to achieve a resort-style feel for your home.