It’s always a treat to stay in someone’s home, especially when it’s a thoughtful, well appointed space. When decorating guest bedrooms, it’s important to pay attention to the details. Here are a few of my favorite tips for creating a gracious guest bedroom:
Make it Functional-
What items do your guests really need?? A place to sleep- a bed (or a beautifully dressed pull out sofa bed or inflatable mattress works too!) A place for their clothing- a dresser or closet. They will also need a bedside table with adequate lighting; and of course, access to a bathroom.
Make it comfortable-
When decorating a guest room, make every effort to make that space as comfortable and inviting as possible. Be sure to use a variety of pillows for the bed (soft and firm), extra blankets or a duvet in case your guests feel chilly. A pretty area rug or carpet feels great underfoot. Don’t forget to add draperies that soften the windows and provide light control.
Make it beautiful-
When planning your guest room, always start with a pleasing color scheme, (maybe even colors that complement the rest of your home). Also, be sure to choose beautiful bedding and accent pillows for the bed. A nice mix of colors and patterns. Don’t forget to select draperies, artwork and accessories- these will add a special finishing touch to your room.
Make it thoughtful-
I love to stock a guest bedroom with little extras to make guests feel welcome and special. Maybe set out a pretty basket of toiletries, or a few magazines, even a couple of books about your town/area so guests can relax by reading before bed. A big fluffy white robe hanging in the closet is always a nice touch, maybe even a small snack, treat or a few bottles of water. Small, thoughtful gestures like these always make guests feel special.
Whether you have a dedicated guest bedroom or a “multi-functional double-duty” guest room, pay attention to the details by creating a comfortable, beautiful and thoughtful space for your guests.
Wishing everyone a wonderful week!