Decorate Your Guest Room with These 4 Steps

December 13, 2018
Turn your guest room in a cozy, and if necessary, multi-purpose space. Check out our ideas in our post below.

Throughout our post today, we’d like to leave you with some ideas to have ready for when you decorate your guest room. Also, consider that it could be multi-purpose space.

We all want to be a good host. We also like being well-received when we stay as guests at the homes of our family and friends. So, helping them feel comfortable at our home is important. They should feel like they have a little space for themselves throughout their stay.

Whether its a trunk-bed or a sofa-bed in the study or children’s play room, even small homes can offer options for guests.

In our post below, we’ll leave you with some tips on decorating a space your for guests.

1. Think about the space you have available in your home

This is fundamental. A 35 m² apartment isn’t the same thing as a 100 m² house that has a lot of rooms. We’re not going to have someone over every week, so to start, we should be partial to our needs.

If your home doesn’t have enough space to dedicate an entire room to guests, consider a multi-purpose room. You can add a trunk-bed or a sofa-bed to the children’s play room or to your office.

Guest room sofa bed

Creating a multi-purpose room is actually a very common thing to do. You could also use your guest room as an ironing room as well.

It’s the same case for 21-century bedrooms: the living room can also be the study, art studio… You just need to know how to organize your space to make it a multi-purpose yet unified room. The right decor and layout are the basics for success.

If you have high ceilings at home, you can take advantage of them to make a mezzanine floor for your guests. If you live in a loft, or a similar kind of home, it’ll be an easier idea to carry out.

2. Don’t forget to add some storage space

These days, the lack of storage space is a pretty normal problem. Many of us live in small apartments and sometimes, we don’t know where to store our items.

So, we need to use every centimeter to our advantage by making storage areas– even in the trickier areas like corners or higher areas on the walls.

For guest rooms, which we won’t use constantly, we can install storage compartments to put away blankets, towels… You could even store your children’s old clothes there until you figure out what you want to do with them.

Another popular idea is adapting a bedroom to use it as a dressing room. If you want to go with that idea, we suggest leaving an area of the room completely empty for your guests during their stay.

In other words, you have to set up the room in a way that meets your needs as well as the needs of your guests. They have to have the space to be able to unpack their suitcases and lay out their things. A chest could be useful here.

3. Use neutral, cozy decor

It doesn’t matter that it’s your home: you can’t decorate your guest room as if it were your personal bedroom. Of course, we don’t have to decorate it like a hotel room but it’s better not to decorate with personal items like family photos.

A good idea though is trying to create a connection with the decor of the rest of your home and the guest room to keep it from contrasting too much upon first sight.

To make your guest room really comfy, we suggest using cotton sheets, a Nordic comforter, plenty of decorative pillows… Remember that lighting plays an important room in creating warm settings.

Guest room decor

4. The details in the guest room

Lastly, we want to let you know that even if you don’t get too personal in the decor, your guest room doesn’t have to be cold or impersonal. So consider the details: textiles, and decorative objects. Be picky with the fabrics for the curtains, rug and pillows. Use a mirror, put in a nightstand with a tray of jars and decorative cups…

You can also decorate with jars that have dried or fresh flowers, whichever you prefer. Keep in mind that having plants at home can help: among other benefits, they can help purify the air and even give a lovely fragrance.

Our 4 ideas will be a big help when you’re setting up your guest room.