When it comes to game-changing interior design tricks for your guest room, here are a few tips to consider. Learn more about it here!
Did you know that different paint colors can help you and your family relax? If you have guests coming to visit, we can help you make it a comfortable stay.
In this guide, we’ll go over interior design tricks for your guest bedroom. This way, your guests won’t end up on the couch but have their own space.
Want to learn more? Keep reading.
1. Update the Walls, Floors, and Windows
For a beautiful guest room layout, you’ll want to take a look at the walls. You can use decals, wallpaper, or stencils to add a dramatic flair to the decor. Pick up a floor mirror as well, so your guest can check their outfit.
An area rug is an excellent addition beneath the bed. Your guest can step out on a plush rug when they wake up. If you don’t want to get a large rug, consider a bedside rug for both sides of the bed.
For the flooring, you could also create a distressed look or whitewash the flooring. Consider adding a stencil at the border.
Make sure you get mini blinds, shades, or sheers for your windows. This way, your guest can have privacy, but also keep out the bright morning light.
2. What About Bedroom Furniture?
Sometimes, we end up putting old furniture in a guest room. If you take care of your furniture, it may still be in good condition.
Yet, you can change up your guest room furniture. For example, paint the footboard, dresser, and headboard the same color.
Consider upholstering you’re chair or headboard to change the appearance. You could also add chalk paint to your furniture or create a distressed look by using a stain kit.
Stencil your footboard, headboard, or the back of your rocking chair. Dress up your bed with a crown canopy or bed curtains.
Add a changing station to the first room. This way, guests can sit down and change their shoes or place their suitcase on a bench.
Consider placing a desk inside the room. Guests can sit down and write a letter or use their laptops. Add a pencil holder, pretty stationery, and a bowl of fresh flowers.
Are there any extra items that you want to move out of the room? Check out loft boarding instead of self-storage if you don’t need more storage space.
3. Use Quality Bedding
Sometimes guest bedrooms end up with old bedding. You can freshen up the bed by buying a new comforter, sheets, and pillows. This way, your guest will get a good night sleep.
Set aside some money to pick up quality bedding. You can shop around after a significant holiday to get a high discount.
4. How Old Is Your Mattress?
If you aren’t able to buy a brand new mattress, consider picking up a mattress pad or topper. You will improve the quality of the bed with one of those.
For pillows, consider an alternative to feather pillows in case someone is allergic. Buy pillow covers to protect your guests.
You can give your guest room a designer look by investing in a quality duvet or boutique comforter.
Pick up more than one set of sheets. This way, you can swap out the old sheets if your guest stays longer than a few days.
Have fun looking for a few pretty throw pillows. You can pick up pillows made from velvet or silk.
5. Consider the Lighting
You’ll want to pay attention to the lighting in your guest room. Create an ambient feeling and layer the lights. Consider adding wall sconces. You can install them above a dresser. Pick between a mini crystal chandelier or a pendant light. Place one above the nightstand.
A table lamp is useful and can bring a pop of color to the room. Look for a table lamp with a colored lamp shade.
Pick a chandelier for overhead lighting. You could also add floor lamps. A torchiere will reflect light onto your ceiling and add subtle lighting.
Reading lamps can get added to either side of the bed. Look for an adjustable one.
6. Fun Luxuries
Once you have the essentials for the guest room, you can add a few more items to make it unique.
Do you know if your friend or relative is a night owl? If so, you can help accommodate their lifestyle.
Put a television with a wireless headset in the room. Your guest can watch their favorite show without worrying they’re waking someone up.
Create a reading corner. Put a recliner in the corner. Place a side table beside the chair so your guest can read or use their tablet.
If the room is a bit bigger, you can always add a small table with chairs. Guests can go back to the room to visit with one another after everyone has gone to bed.
Don’t forget about snack foods. If there’s room, add a mini fridge to the closet. You can fill it up with your guest’s favorite drinks and snacks.
If you don’t have room, send your guest a cooler filled with drinks and bottled water.
Consider packing up a small kit of toiletries they can use while they visit.
Now You Know Interior Design Tricks
We hope this guide on decorating a guest bedroom was helpful. Take the time to pick up quality bed sheets, snacks, and ambient lighting. Use these interior design tricks to make your guest feel comfortable and at home.
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