For most of us, a guest room is nothing more than an extra piece of furniture that had no purpose in our original design project. No wonder that the guest rooms look poor and abandoned even in the largest and most beautiful houses.
Over time, and when we don’t actually use them, we pile them up with our broken furniture. the overgrown clothes of our children; or exercise machines that we thought we would use. Likewise, we forget that guest rooms are a sign of style and hospitality, especially when we accommodate guests we weren’t expecting.
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Who doesn’t want to be the perfect host whose home exudes warmth and hospitality? If this is your case too, take care of the guest room and make it comfortable and inviting. Decorating ideas for guest rooms can bring the imagination to life. and they allow you to realize the playful solutions that you have not presented in the other rooms.
Guestrooms can be both bold and simple, truly showing guests that you care about their comfort.
Let’s go over some excellent guest room decorating ideas:
Choose a recognizable style
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The fact that you don’t spend much time in the guest room doesn’t mean you should throw leftovers in it and call it a room. Guests will surely appreciate the care and effort you put into providing comfort.
Choose colors carefully
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When planning the layout of your other spaces, you have surely come to the conclusion that colors are more than decorative tools – they are mood stimulants! Therefore, if you want a visitor to feel comfortable in your place, choose relaxation programs that are relaxing and calm.
We recommend neutral palettes or pastel shades of blue and green. Whatever you choose, skip bold and “noisy” solutions as these are not exactly what everyone likes.
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Don’t just go halfway by giving guests a roof over their heads. Remember that the experience of staying with you should be both enjoyable and memorable. So make sure you know how to choose furniture for guest rooms. and provide more than essential utilities.
Honestly, hospitality is worthless when a guest collapses on a rickety bed or air mattress. or use thin towels whose best days are long gone. Too expensive to visit again.
Buy a great bed
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If it wasn’t essential to stay the night, your guest would have left. So it is your job to provide a comfortable bed. As we all know firsthand, sleeping in unfamiliar places can be strange. and what you should absolutely avoid is that “strange” becomes “uncomfortable”.
First, buy relaxing mattresses and firm bed frames. If possible, choose a double size as it can accommodate couples. Ideally, it should be a bed that can accommodate two people, but not so large that a single person can be “swallowed” between the sheets.
The frame, on the other hand, should be solid and beautiful and possibly match the rest of the room decoration. The nicer it is, the greater the chance that visitors will remember it with nostalgia in their hearts.
Along with the standard sleeping pillows, add some of the so-called European pillows for guests to read or rest on in the afternoon.
Don’t destroy the picture with mismatched beds
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Don’t spoil the fantastic look of the guest bed with inadequate bedding. Choose soft and neutral fabrics that match the style. and ensure that there are equal covers for two or more beds. Think about it – wouldn’t a mismatched sheet indicate a lack of care and attention?
A closet / dresser cupboard
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You never know which guests are bringing their suitcases so you need to make sure there is enough space to store it. The ideal option is to purchase a cabinet / dresser lock with a solid frame on one side and shelves / drawers on the other.
This way, guests have enough space to share their belongings. and to save the time they would spend looking for them or ironing them. Another big reason to buy these cabinets is that in the meantime, a guest room can serve as your own storage room. and offers enough space for items that would otherwise be trapped in your bedroom.
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Remember to include the classic bedside tables, ideally decorated with a cute lamp, and a couple of bestselling books. Your guests may also appreciate a bottle of water, nearby plugs for their mobile devices, and an alarm clock. The priority is to make the beds practical.
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A comfortable rocking chair is a detail that every guest appreciates. Remember that visitors need privacy and so spend a lot of time reading in the room.
A bed bench
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A bed bench is a stylish addition to guest rooms that is often neglected due to its price. We still recommend you install one (if your budget allows), mainly for two reasons: First, guests prefer the item and use it for many basic activities (undressing, packing, or unpacking). and secondly, there are cheap wooden alternatives to the traditionally upholstered bench. As we mentioned earlier, it’s your time to be stylish and creative!
Think of light as a necessity
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Correct light means the world in every room. When installing light, we usually think about our needs and interests, but this task gets more complicated in a guest room. The guest rooms need adjustable light for every occasion – powerful desk lamps for reading, night lights by the bed and classic ceiling lights with few switches in the room.
Remember that your guest doesn’t really know the order in the room. and could be easily injured hiking for something at night.
Quality matters more than quantity
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Now that you know that guests can have many requirements, you are tempted to come up with more and more items that could make their stay as comfortable as possible. We recommend that you resist the temptation: instead of choosing a tenth of cheaper items, choose only a few beautiful items that look far more sophisticated.
As an example, a single antique vase is worth a lot more than five normal ones. If you’re having trouble deciding, pick a focal point and make sure all other decorations match it.
Hanging space is important
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Instead of limiting the hanging space to the closet, consider adding a few extra hooks to the doors. Hooks are affordable and easy to remove, and are perfect for hanging towels, bags, or scarves. This can be an incredibly functional solution for small spaces or those that don’t have closets at all.
Make the room pet friendly
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Even if you don’t have your own pet, be mindful of the guests you might have. and the chance that they will take their pets with them. Humans are very sensitive to animal unfriendly environments. and they identify such rudeness as a personal offense. First, hang up a cute dog photo. or add a small cat pillow next to the bed. This way you also ensure that pets stay away from the furniture.
Cover the floors
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Hard floors look classy and elegant, but warmth is certainly not one of their qualities. Hence, consider a cute and soft rug that fits the style and makes visitors feel warm and welcome.
Think about the little extras
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What we want to achieve in decorating a guest room is that our visitors feel at home. However, at home means having a TV, a pair of slippers, a daily supply of newspapers or snacks and drinks. It is entirely up to you to decide what your guests need and get it ready for them.