7 Hotel Decor Ideas to Steal from Hotel Indigo Waco

Time to muse about the decor within Hotel Indigo and our stay in Waco, Texas, where I was eager to soak up inspiration at Magnolia Market at the Silos.

Hotel Indigo Waco blue bedroom interior with dramatic headboard, white bedding, and Midcentury Modern decor. #hotelindigo #waco #midcenturymodern #bedroom
7 Hotel Decor Ideas to Steal from Hotel Indigo Waco
Hotel Indigo Waco exterior with stone and blue tinted windows. #hotelindigo #waco #exterior
Lovely Hotel Decor Ideas from Hotel Indigo Waco
Hello Lovely's visit to Magnolia in Waco, Texas. #magnolia

Before we dig into the decor, did you catch my post the other day with 22 smart tips to know before you go to Magnolia Market? If you find it helpful, I hope you will PIN away to help others searching Pinterest and the web for tips about visiting Magnolia.

Firstly, this was my first ever Hotel Indigo stay (there are multiple locations). We appreciated our clean and spacious guest room in this cozy hotel as well as the ambience and hospitality. The hotel is located in Waco’s warehouse district, halfway between Waco Convention Center and Baylor University. It sits in the heart of downtown, and we chose it for its proximity to Magnolia Market–just a 2-3 minute walk up the street.

Second, this boutique hotel’s urban location might surprise you. It is just down the road from The Salvation Army with its shelters for men and women who lack housing. In fact, The Salvation Army’s humble presence is directly across the street from Magnolia Market. You might suspect from seeing the Silos on HGTV that the Silos are located in a rural country setting and not downtown. I personally took away a profound sense of what Chip and Joanna Gaines and their FIXER UPPER empire are doing to revitalize downtown Waco. Magnolia Market is in a part of town which likely needs all the loving kindness it can get. Since I grew up as a non-fancy, relatively-poor-yet-rich-in-friendship Salvation Army girl with a fondness for heart-to-God-hand-to-man kindness, well, I suppose I’m extra sensitive to what such strides can mean to a community.

Third, I confess I do love a hotel that is either new-ish or newly renovated. Hotel Indigo Waco was fresh and new-ish.

Ready to take a closer look at the interiors within Hotel Indigo Waco-Baylor through my lens? Awesome.

Hotel Decor Ideas to Steal from Hotel Indigo in Waco

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1. Dark Woven Patio Furniture

Hotel Indigo Waco’s unique indoor/outdoor pool was charming. I’m told the outdoor patio gets air conditioned in the summer which seems rather unique. Pretty woven pieces encouraging guests to linger and relax were a great feature.

Pool at Hotel Indigo Waco-Baylor. #hotelindigo #waco #pool
Pool & Patio at Hotel Indigo in Waco/photo: via Hotel Indigo Waco
Guest Patio at Hotel Indigo Waco #hotelindigo #waco
Patio at Hotel Indigo/Photo: Hotel Indigo Waco

Here’s a patio set with a similar feel to the dark woven pieces at Hotel Indigo Waco:

Mcnew 5 Piece Outdoor Dining Set with Cushion #patioset #woven #armchair
Outdoor Dining Set With Cushions (Great Price!!): FIND HERE – Lovely Hotel Decor Ideas from Hotel Indigo Waco

2. Midcentury Modern Table Lamps at Hotel Indigo Waco

While the lamps on bedside tables, the coffee bar, and the desk were all Midcentury modern in design, they happily didn’t match. Way to keep the decor interesting. Do you like the pop of orange against the blue?

Teal blue wall and orange Midcentury modern lamp at Hotel Indigo Waco. #bedroomdecor #orange #teal #Midcenturymodern
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio/Bedside Table & Lamp/Lovely Hotel Decor Ideas from Hotel Indigo Waco
Orange Lamp - Timsbury 24.5" Table Lamp #midcentury #modern #lamp #gourd
24.5″ Orange Gourd-style Table Lamp: FIND HERE
Sims Tray Table - Black, Round, Modern side table #modern #roundtable #nightstand #black
Modern Black Side Table: FIND HERE
Hotel Indigo upholstered headboard and night table with Midcentury Modern white lamp. #hotelindigo #bedroomdecor #midcenturymodern
Lovely Hotel Decor Ideas from Hotel Indigo Waco
Calla 27.5" Table Lamp #midcenturymodern #white #lamp
White Modern Table Lamp, 27.5″ : FIND HERE

3. Teal Blue Wall Paint at Hotel Indigo Waco

Another noteworthy detail: two-toned walls within our guest room. Some of the walls were a crisp white, and others were blue. On the wall behind bold white headboards, a teal blue wall paint made a strong design statement. The paint color is a medium blue which was a little tricky to capture with photography given varying light exposure throughout the space.

For a similar blue paint color, try Benjamin Moore Saratoga Springs (1669). Benjamin Moore writes of this hue “a soft blue with a touch of gray infuses a space with a modern and sophisticated quality.”

Saratoga Springs Benjamin Moore paint is a beautiful light to medium blue color for a tranquil, coastal, and modern look. #saratogasprings #benjaminmoore #paint #teal #blue
Pretty Blue Wall Paint: Benjamin Moore Saratoga Springs 1669
Hotel Indigo guest suite with rain shower glass on wall separating bed from entry. #hotelindigo #bedroom #suite #midcenturymodern #teal
Rain Shower Glass/Lovely Hotel Decor Ideas from Hotel Indigo Waco – Photo: Hello Lovely Studio

4. Bold and Tall Upholstered Headboards

The headboards in our room were functional as a comfy backrest while also making a bold statement with their scale. Perhaps they will inspire you DIYers in the mix! Construction of a similar headboard could be executed relatively quickly requiring just four rectangular panels with upholstery. No fancy shapes to cut out here. Hotel Indigo’s four-part headboards feature one board with a retro accent fabric. If making your own headboard, a costly fabric on one panel could join a friendlier priced option on the other three.

Hotel Indigo Waco blue bedroom interior with dramatic headboard, white bedding, and Midcentury Modern decor. #hotelindigo #waco #midcenturymodern #bedroom
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio/Lovely Hotel Decor Ideas from Hotel Indigo Waco

5. Retro Coffee Bar With Cozy Lighting

This decor idea is fairly straightforward. If you love yourself a coffee bar, cozy it up with a lamp. Keep it feeling airy with Midcentury Modern curvy legs. The coffee/tea station included a single serve coffeemaker, petite modern table lamp, and simple framed art hanging above.

Hotel Indigo room interior with coffee bar. Midcentury modern details throughout the decor. #hotelindigo #waco #coffeebar
Coffee bar/Lovely Hotel Decor Ideas from Hotel Indigo in Waco
K-Classic⢠K55 Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker #keurig #coffeemaker
Keurig Coffee Maker: FIND HERE

(Pssst. Outside of the bathroom, an oversized and colorful photo mural covered a wall. While it’s not my style, I wanted to show you the architecture of the doors at Hotel Indigo, which were substantial, hefty, and not at all typical for a hotel.)

Interior of Hotel Indigo Waco room with colorful floral mural on wall near bathroom. #hotelindigo #mural #waco #photo
Modern and bold mural/Lovely Hotel Decor Ideas from Hotel Indigo Waco

6. Flattering Light at the Bathroom Mirror

Below is another expanse of blue  on the walls the bathroom. The sconce placement (flanking the mirror) was effective for creating flattering light. Such an important design detail is surprisingly missing from too many hotel bathrooms.

Bathroom at Hotel Indigo Waco with blue walls, granite topped vanity, and romantic wall sconce lighting. #hotelindigo #waco #bathroom #decor
Bathroom decor/Lovely Hotel Decor Ideas from Hotel Indigo in Waco

Another sweet detail: the shower was spacious and wonderful.

Hotel Indigo Waco oversized shower. #hotelindigo #waco #shower
Shower/Lovely Hotel Decor Ideas from Hotel Indigo Waco

7. Lighted Makeup Mirror With LED Light

Probably one of the most overlooked hotel bathroom details is great vanity lighting. I forgot how much easier it is to apply makeup with a quality lighted magnifying mirror like the one in the bathroom at Hotel Indigo. Do you use one? You can find a battery operated one for more ease since you can place it anywhere.

Lighted makeup mirror on counter in bathroom of Hotel Indigo Waco-Baylor. #makeupmirror #vanity #mirror
Lighted makeup mirror/Lovely Hotel Decor Ideas from Hotel Indigo in Waco
Vanity Mirror with LED Surround Light #makeup #mirror #vanity #lighted
Lighted Makeup Mirror with LED Light: FIND HERE

More Details from Hotel Indigo

Here are a few more photos from my stay, and yes, the windows truly appear like this from the outside without any editing:

Facade of Hotel Indigo Waco-Baylor with Stone & Blue Windows #hotelindigo
Facade of Hotel Indigo Waco-Baylor with Stone & Blue Windows/Photo: Hello Lovely Studio

While I love the rugged stone on the exterior of Hotel Indigo, I find I am drawn to more subtle stone options. Behold this relatively inexpensive limestone floor tile I stumbled upon:

Brazos Bar & Bistro with Travertine floor, blue decor, and Midcentury Modern details within #hotelindigo in #Waco
Brazos Bar & Bistro/Lovely Hotel Decor Ideas from Hotel Indigo Waco – Photo: Hello Lovely Studio

Brazos Bar & Bistro

As you can see, various shades of indigo are used throughout the modern with retro design of Brazos Bar & Bistro. This is the restaurant located inside Hotel Indigo. This place was popular and came alive at night!

Bold and bright blue decor in Brazos bar & bistro in #hotelindigo in #Waco #Brazos
Blue Decor in Brazos Bar & Bistro in Hotel Indigo Waco – Photo: Hello Lovely Studio

This next image is a bonus help for anyone visiting Hotel Indigo or Waco. Since I couldn’t find a menu for Brazos bar & bistro anywhere online, when I had the real deal in hand, I knew I wanted to share it to make it accessible on your phone or tablet! (This is a pieced together version I hope you enjoy!)

Menu for Brazos Bar & Bistro in Hotel Indigo Waco-Baylor. #Brazos #Menu #Bar
Menu for Brazos Bar & Bistro in Hotel Indigo Waco-Baylor

To work off those calories from yummy Brazos fare, Hotel Indigo had a great workout area:

Image result for hotel indigo waco exercise room #hotelindigo
Exercise Room in Hotel Indigo Waco-Baylor

One More Thing!

I would definitely stay here again, and I would bring ear plugs–to block noise from a nearby freight train passing through Waco. I heard the train at 10 pm-ish, 11 pm-ish, and midnight-ish. If you are a light sleeper and train whistles don’t sizzle yer bacon, pack the plugs. Apparently the city of Waco is working on making Waco a quiet zone. For me, hearing the train was one of those *insert Southern accent*”Oh my lans, it’s country noise!” moments.

Pretty please, check out my post about visiting Magnolia Market (just down the street from the hotel!) if you missed it!

Magnolia Market Things to Know Before You Go!
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Peace to you right where you are.


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