Budget Decorating Ideas from a German Hotel

Budget Decorating Ideas from a German Hotel

Sarah Coffey
Feb 26, 2009

25 Hours is a hip German hotel chain that caters to a high-design crowd looking for rooms on a budget. You wouldn't know by their photos that they're so affordably priced. Decor schemes are more personalized than a standard hotel, while trendy patterns and modern furnishings abound. Looking through their room galleries, we found a number of good ideas for decorating on the cheap...

A fabric panel is an inexpensive way to create a headboard or focal point behind the bed. To find a quirky pair of matching lamps for your bedside table, keep an eye out at thrift stores and flea markets.

This furniture grouping uses a pair of side tables to anchor the arrangement. It's not difficult to find affordable side tables, and they're more flexible than a standard coffee table. The floating credenza in the background is another good idea; for instructions on how to assemble one from IKEA cabinets, see this post from AT.

Patterned pillows and throws are a quick and inexpensive way to update a room. For tips on making your own throw pillow covers, click here.

Wallpapering an accent wall, rather than a whole room, cuts down on costs and allows you to splurge on a pattern you really love. It also adds some oomph to a decorating scheme without overwhelming.

This room features a very simple and clever idea: painted doorways. Bright hues are reserved for the lintels and sides of the doorways, defining the space and adding a little bit of unexpected color.

25 Hours Hotels are currently located in Frankfurt and Hamburg, with new locations slated for Berlin and Budapest. For more information, check out the 25 Hours site.

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