If you have guests staying over frequently, then it is important that you create a comfortable space for them to feel at home in.
And it isn’t very difficult to figure out what your guests would want in a guest bedroom. It’s actually quite simple. They would like exactly what you’d like if you were them. Just try and think back about times when the little touches in the hotels that you’ve stayed in, left a lasting impression on you, and try and add those to your guest bedroom.
Here’s a ready reckoner for you to convert your guest bedroom into a retreat that your guests would remember and appreciate staying in.
1. Choose Plush Comfort Over Looks
It’s important to give your guests a space that they would feel comfortable and welcome in. This includes choosing a wall color that makes you feel good when you’re in the room. Choose fabrics and bedding that feel as good as they look. It’s easy to lose focus and become obsessed with the look of the room and forget that comfort is what you should be going after first.
2. Start With The Bedding
It’s a good idea to begin with the bedding, pillows and the comforter. This will also give you an idea as to what accent colors to use in the guest bedroom and it can also inspire the choice of your paint color for the walls.
3. Get Creative
The rules that apply to decorating your other bedrooms don’t apply to the guest bedroom. So, go right ahead and find a style that is unique and memorable at the same time. You can opt for a fun color scheme and add a design element like an accent wall that is stenciled, for instance. Since this room is going to be sparingly used, you can go all out and decorate it using your imagination. While you may not want to display family photos on the walls, you can definitely give the room a touch of your personality by displaying artwork that you’ve created.
4. See What It Really Feels Like
It’s a good idea to spend a night in the guest bedroom to know what it needs. A good guest bedroom should have small comforts like a reading lamp, a throw blanket, a convenient charging station, a good-sized mirror and a clock, so keep these in mind. If you have the space add a comfy chair or an upholstered bench at the foot of the bed for times when your guests want to sit comfortably but don’t want to use the bed for it.
5. Re-purpose What’s Already There
If you aren’t decorating from scratch and if your bedding is comfortable, you might want to add a new duvet cover and throw pillows. You can add an accent wall to change the look of the room without it costing you a fortune.
6. Let Them Curl Up With A Good Read
Leave current magazines and a few books that are good reads, on the bedside table. Your guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness and a chance to wind down after a long day.
7. Leave Healthy Snacks Around
Leave a dish of fruits in the room on a table. It would give your guests the choice to have a healthy snack when they get hungry, without killing their appetite completely.
8. Make them Feel At Home
Last but definitely not the least, keep everything that your guests might need in a place where they can easily find them. That would include keeping a supply of travel sized toiletries placed in a basket so that your guests can just take what they might need. It’s also a good idea to keep postcards, stamps and pens on the table. Plan to leave extra blankets, a robe and throws in a separate basket so that your guests won’t need to ask for them when they need them.