You’re giving your guest bedroom a mini-makeover and you want it to feel just like home for all visitors. Creating a warm and inviting space will mean a lot to your guests and show you’re a thoughtful host.
Curb Appeal’s guide to designing a guest room to feel like a home away from home will make your guests feel more welcome than ever.
The bed is the focal point of any guest bedroom and it should be as comfortable as possible.
While it is tempting to put an old mattress in the room, don’t do it. Splurge on buying a plush mattress and your guests will notice.
Add a feathered mattress topper, cozy down comforter, and store extra blankets in a woven basket or in the closet. You can even include an assortment of pillows for different tastes and to guarantee a comfortable stay.
A variety of reading material for your guest is the perfect way to wind-down after traveling.
Include a variety of reading like mysteries, non-fiction, short stories, and poetry. Don’t forget a bedside lamp or reading lights if the room isn’t bright enough, or if they enjoy reading before bed.
If the room has a window seat, you can add cushions and pillows to make it the perfect place for your guest to cozy up with a book.
It’s common for spare bedrooms to become a place for homeowners’ to store out of season clothing and jackets. However, be mindful of how much storage your guest has available.
Clear out at least half of your closet and fill the space with, say, six or eight hangers for your guest to use. Also, be sure there is drawer space available so they don’t have to live out of their suitcase while visiting.
Take off any clutter on the dresser or bedside table and only leave the essentials. You can also have a luggage rack stored in the room and hooks on the back of the door.
Get a woven basket and fill it with anything you think your guest may need throughout their stay.
Include a bottle of water and a salty snack in case they may need something but don’t know where it is in the house. You can also put in travel sized bath products, lotion, and mints.
Don’t forget to place a few fresh towels in there, too!
Fresh flowers are the finishing touch to complete the guest room and make it as welcoming as possible.
You don’t need an extravagant flower arrangement; a small bouquet or a handful of tall flowers will work. The flowers will freshen up the room while making it more lively and colorful.
Your guests will appreciate the thoughtful gesture!
Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.