How to Get Ideas for Luxury Fitouts
If you own a boat then congratulations – you’re likely the envy of pretty much everyone you know! (Which comes with its own downsides but hey)
Now though, you need to make sure you are making the very most of your privileged position by kitting your boat out with the best luxury fitout. That means filling it with great looking furniture and fittings and generally making it into somewhere you’re happy to cruise around on for days. Even if you own your boat for practical purposes, there’s no harm in making it a little nicer for those long days at sea. Here we will look at how to make sure your boats look the part and feel great to spend time in as well.
Before you go any further, make sure to check out Pinterest. Searching luxury fitouts on Pinterest will bring up a ton of images, all of which look absolutely stunning and highly inspiring. If you’re struggling for ideas then this is an excellent place to look that will make a big difference.
At the same time though, you can also find inspiration in other less likely places. For instance, how about looking around an interior design catalog? Just because those designs aren’t intended for use as fitouts, that’s not to say they can’t work wonders in that context.
Likewise, you should of course take a look around other boats for real. For all you can get ideas from catalogs and photos, there’s nothing quite like seeing them up close and personal. When you do, try asking yourself some questions. How would you feel if this was your boat? What would you do differently?
If this is your first time setting up a boat, then you may not be aware of some of the specific considerations that you’ll need to take into account choosing your fitouts.
For instance, you of course need to avoid fabrics that are likely to suffer when exposed to too much moisture or see air. Cushions on sofas need to be removable – likely attached with Velcro – so that you can clean and dry them properly and thoroughly as necessary.
You also need to think about the fact that the boat is going to be moving around and won’t stay level. You can’t really place ornaments on tables unless they’re attached in some way or they’ll end up falling over! Bear this in mind with hanging items like lamps too.
These considerations are limiting factors in some ways, as will be the placement of windows and the shape of the space you have to work with.
But this in turn can also be a benefit. This is because it gives you a clear framework to work within so that you can think of ways to turn those limitations into advantages. Can’t have hanging lights? Then why not use spotlights. And if your boat has quite a clinical feel below deck, then aim for something executive and sleek looking rather than homely.
Of course if you’re struggling with your marine fitouts though, you can always bring in the experts to help out!
Feel free to ask us any question if you have one.