How to design your dream lodge

10th November 2021

So, you’ve decided you want a lodge, but you need help to design it! Don’t worry, here at Lakeland Leisure homes we have got you covered! Our in-house design team can help you every step of the way, but until then, we have some tips to help you envision your dream lodge!

If you want the ‘Wow’ factor, you need to really think about who the lodge is for, once you have that figured out, you can start to think about the aesthetics. Is it for a permanent home? A romantic holiday home? Or a family getaway?

For a couple’s getaway, you could set up a cosy, romantic living room by adding in a log burner, feature floor length curtains and plenty of pillows and throws. How about including a free-standing bath and feature lighting in the En-suite? Take a look at the images below for some gorgeous examples of this.

For families, especially those with younger children, a lodge is a great alternative to hotels for many reasons. So, if you are looking to appeal to families, you want to create a bright, colourful, roomy lodge with plenty of storage space for toys, highchairs, and everything else that comes with young children. Consider incorporating a decent sized entrance hallway, with a place to store prams, wellies, and coats. How about creating a feature wall in the living area, maybe even with chalk board paint for the children to have fun with; consider black-out blinds in the bedrooms, which not only assists in create a darker atmosphere for naptime and bedtime, but can even help control room temperature by keeping summer heat and winter cold outside. Black out blinds are generally made with a thicker material, and can reduce outside noise, resulting in a more peaceful sleep! The main benefit of a lodge holiday opposed to a hotel, is that once the children are in bed, the grown-ups have somewhere to relax in an evening, so make sure the living area is comfortable and appealing for everyone, with comfortable sofas, a large tv and a cosy fireplace.

Another consideration to think about is the lodge location, if it has nice views, take advantage of this, incorporate French doors to open out onto a balcony. If it is located by woodland, why not bring the outside in with forest green colours and wooden kitchen units and furniture. If you are short on outside space and it is quite close to another lodge, make sure you install blinds to help with privacy.

Whatever you decide, have a chat with us. You can meet with us to discuss your design as often or as little as you like. We have some great kitchen, bathroom, and furniture suppliers with plenty of styles and colours to suit. Let’s get your journey started, call now on 015395 64441 or click on the contact us tab.