Decorating and styling a guest bedroom is just fun. With that being said it does come with its own unique challenges because the ultimate goal is to create a space that is stylish, functional, and, most importantly, comfortable. If you’re just not sure how to go about it and find yourself looking at four blank walls with zero inspiration, allow us to help!
The most important thing to keep in mind when creating this space is that the conditions need to be ideal for relaxation and sleeping. Whether you have guests in for a wedding, vacation, or perhaps something more somber such as a funeral, the room should make your guests want to relax and drift off into a peaceful slumber. One way to create a cozy atmosphere is by painting the walls a darker color such as navy, charcoal, or even black. And don’t worry about creating too dark of a space, we’ll go over adding lighter elements in just a second!
Consider adding a bed bench at the foot of the bed or a small luggage bench where you see fit. Guestrooms don’t often have a spot for guests to conveniently place their luggage and typically the closets in a guest room are smaller.
Whether your guests are close friends or relatives, there is a good chance they’ll want some time to themselves during their stay. Make the guest room conducive for hanging out by adding a desk and chair, a comfy overstuffed chair, or maybe even a small sofa if you’ve got the room. This way guests can retreat to their space and feel a little more at home. The addition of furniture can also be a way to add color and texture to a room.
The addition of mirrors, wall hangings, or art pieces can give a ton of character to a room. You can easily make the guest room an extension of the rest of your house by using extra decor pieces you already have. The addition of a little something on the walls is another way to add color and texture to the space, making it all the more homier for guests.
If you have a closet or chest of drawers, use a small part of these spaces to store extra blankets and towels so guests don’t have to ask. If you don’t have a closet or drawers at your disposal, nab a large basket, small chest, or even a ladder to keep extra essentials in or on.
Speaking of essentials, it’s always a great idea to stock a nightstand drawer with essential toiletries such as toothpaste, ibuprofen, or body wash.
Ditch the Extra Stuff
If you’ve got an extra room that isn’t often utilized, it’s easy to just kind of throw stuff in there. Before guests arrive, do a quick sweep and clear the room of any accumulated clutter.
Must Love Cozy Rugs
Rugs are great for anchoring furniture, tying the look of a room together, and just gives off all-around cozy vibes.
Adding greenery or flowers, real or fake, the choice is yours, adds an effortless natural element to a guest room that makes the entire room feel naturally calm.