One of the most transportive elements of travel is design—the ability to get lost in another environment that is so different from your regular surroundings. When we travel, we like to take bits and pieces of our experience home with us, even if it’s as small as a special trinket from a market.
And while we all may not be able to afford the crazy-luxe furnishings in some of our favorite hotels, one of the easiest ways to take a slice of them home is to get inspired by their decor, like the wallpaper that lines some of the most luxurious rooms in the world. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite hotel wallpaper, which ranges from elegant to downright quirky, below. We hope you get some inspiration for your own space.
KETTNER’S TOWNHOUSE, LONDON
It may be an offshoot of Soho House, but this new restaurant, Champagne bar and hotel’s 35 townhouses in London’s Soho neighborhood are available to anyone to reserve. The gray patterned wallpaper in the guest rooms resonates with classic British elegance—without taking itself too seriously.
Get the Look: CB2, $149
THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL, LOS ANGELES, CA
The banana leaf print in one of our hometown’s most famous hotels is an icon on its own, launching countless knockoffs in other hospitality spaces. It screams, “Tropical paradise, straight ahead.”
Get the Look: West Elm, $59
THE FONTENAY, HAMBURG, GERMANY
The rooms and sweets at this lakeside hotel are done mostly in luxe neutrals to let the natural beauty of the lake views shine. Taupe, cream and natural fans, raise your hands.
Get the Look: Kenneth James, $119
HALCYON HOUSE, CABARITA BEACH, AUSTRALIA
The blue and white color scheme that runs through this entire beachside hotel immediately puts us at ease. It’s like taking a dip in the ocean without having to stick a toe in the water.
Get the Look: Schumacher, $65
ROSEWOOD MIRAMAR BEACH, MONTECITO, CA
What could be a boring old meeting room is transformed into a lush dining space with the help of a tropical-meets-floral print. We bet the biz lunches that go on at this beachside resort and spa are anything but blah.
Get the Look: Graham & Brown, $60
MADONNA INN, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
Each of the 110 rooms at this quirky Central Coast hotel are decorated differently—in a vast palette of bright, vibrant, sometimes kooky colors. The Love Nest suite, for instance, is like a romantic confection, with its rose-patterned walls, plush pink rug and ornate gold-tipped furniture. Hello, lovers.
Get the Look: Brewster, $55
URBAN COWBOY, NASHVILLE, TN
The design group Lyon Porter has managed to mix color, rich fabrics like leathers, pattern and texture in this boutique B&B in a way that feels totally Western chic without ever crossing the line into cheesiness. (Psst – There’s an outpost in Brooklyn, too.)
Get the Look: Nina Campbell
THE DWELL HOTEL, CHATTANOOGA, TN
Seriously, every perfectly appointed, Midcentury modern room in this boutique hotel (also pictured at the top of the article) could’ve been in this story, but we love the bold, masculine feel of this graphic black and white design in the Convex Suite.
Get the Look: Etsy, $40