Looking to keep to a budget is natural when you oversee the purchasing of bedroom furniture for a hotel. Where better to save a few pounds than on those little extras, such as headboards? Before you write off these seemingly superfluous extras, check out the three main reasons you should invest in a headboard for your hotel beds.
Nothing quite says ‘austere’ than a bare minimum bed pushed up against the nearest available plain wall. The bed is the main feature in any hotel room and should be dressed accordingly. A beautiful headboard can really make a feature of the bed, with the guest knowing their pillows won’t fall off and go missing in the middle of the night. Whether you go for the luxurious upholstered option or modern wooden slates, a headboard will make every bed look cosy and inviting. Propped up watching TV in bed, or simply reading a book, the headboard is a quality addition. Pressing your back up against a cold wall, especially if it is an outside wall, isn’t what most people dream of when booking into a hotel for the night.
Save on redecoration
Headboards certainly can make even the plainest room look cosy and inviting, but they do so much more. Investing in a headboard for each of your hotel rooms can save you money on unnecessary redecoration. A headboard can protect the wall behind the bed from accumulated scuffs and marks. Choose an easy-to-clean option if your hotel has a particularly high turnover of guests, particularly if you are attracting the family market. Headboards are available in a range of colours and styles, creating a beautifully contrasting feature in a neutrally decorated hotel room.
Along the same lines as the unwanted marks on your paintwork, it is important to recognise the hygiene role a headboard performs. A combination of keeping pillows where they should be and putting a cleanable barrier between your guests and the wall can stop any unwanted and unhygienic stains. A barrier between any greasy hair and sweaty bodies is a must in a busy hotel to prevent marks on the paintwork. Washing pillowcases and wiping down headboards is a lot easier than cleaning paintwork.