Tips to Spice Up Your Guest Bedroom

May 12, 2020
In this article, we'll be giving you some tips and tricks on how to spice up your guest bedroom the best way. Keep on reading!

Opening your home’s doors to your friends and family is always a joyful experience. At the end of the day, the people you love are what makes situations special, right? However, when it comes to hosting them in your home, having a guest bedroom can make a difference. Giving your guests their own space will make them feel more comfortable during their stay.

Think carefully about who you’re going to invite over because, with these magnificent tricks and ideas, you may never have the house to yourself. First things first – choose the bedroom you want to use for this purpose. Secondly, choose the style you want to have.

Make sure you don’t use this space for anything else. Since a guest bedroom isn’t always taken, a lot of people tend to use it to accumulate junk, as an ironing room, as a gym, or as a study area. Don’t make this mistake, there’s a place for everything.

If you’re going to use this room as a guest room then keep it that way. You can keep it clean and free of junk.

The guest bedroom must be special

A basic, beach-style guest bedroom.

There’s nothing worse and out of style than creating a guest bedroom with junk you no longer use. Even if you’re thinking of recycling some of your old furniture to use in the guest bedroom, be sure to paint and restore it. The important thing here is that it doesn’t look old or worn out. Also, give it the makeover it needs to match the rest of the room.

Moreover, for a good night’s sleep, the bed must be comfortable and cozy. So choose a mattress that’s good quality.

Also, remember that your guests need a space to put their clothes in. This includes a wardrobe, some drawers, bedside tables, and a chest at the foot of the bed. If you don’t have all of these, it’d be a good idea to place a coat stand in the room for them to place their day-to-day clothes on.

Try not to store old clothes in the closets. They should be empty, clean, and scented. The only thing that should be inside them or the drawers is the bedding, several blankets, and some extra pillows.

Adding accessories is important

An elegant guest room full of basic accessories.

A guest bedroom is a perfect opportunity to display our creativity in interior decor. Put yourself in the place of your guests. Certainly, you’ll need nice lamps on the night tables. The room must also be well-lit, so curtains are another element that you should consider carefully.

The ideal combination would be mixing a set of thick curtains with more sheer ones. In this way, your guests can use the room at any time of the day and decide how much light they need.

You probably have guests at all times of the year. For this reason, you must make sure that the temperature of the room is always ideal. 

Check that the heating system works appropriately during the winter months. On the other hand, if possible, have a functioning air conditioning system in the room for the hotter months. In case you don’t have air conditioning, you must equip the room with ceiling or column fans.

Don’t forget the little details

White towels on a bed.

It’s important to pay attention to details because, believe it or not, they make a difference. Don’t forget to add a dressing mirror, a dressing area, and, if you have enough room, a comfy reading corner. Add books, a comfortable armchair, fresh flowers, and toiletries. Think of the smallest but essential details you’d like to see when staying at someone else’s house.

Guests don’t like to bother the hosts by asking them for extra things. Add a couple of sets of towels, an alarm clock, a wastebasket, a box of tissues, and, if the bedroom is en-suite and has its own bathroom, make sure that it’s completely equipped.

Bedding, an essential part of any guest bedroom

White bed linens.

Everything in this room will say a lot about you, your tastes, your hospitality, and your good work. The best item to pamper your guests is, of course, the bedding. The sheets, duvet, and pillows must be new and exclusively for this room.

In specialty stores, there’s endless bed linen to choose from. We advise you to choose simple and good quality bedding. We know that a lot of people are afraid of white bedding because it can get dirty pretty easily. However, this color is the easiest to wash and, on top of that, it’s the only one that you can clean with bleach.

Just like a hotel room

A neutral-colored boutique-style bedroom.

Always keep the bedding clean and ironed. Since guests may arrive at any time, you must keep several sets of bed linen ready.

The colors that you use in the guest room will depend on your taste. Nonetheless, we advise you to decorate it in neutral colors, such as beige, cream, or stone gray.

A guest bedroom must look classy, luxurious, elegant, and simple. If you want, look up tips on how to decorate in a boutique hotel style. This will give you many valuable ideas.

Last but not least, don’t keep personal photos in this bedroom. Yes, photos can give a bedroom a cool, personal vibe, but remember that this isn’t a room you’ll be staying in. Make it as impersonal as possible so that your guests don’t feel that they’re invading your private space.