Tips for Designing a Cozy and Inviting Guest Bedroom

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Designing guest bedrooms offers a unique opportunity to test your designing skills and give way to your creative energy. It can also pose quite a challenge considering that this room is not frequently in use and when it is, its occupants can vary greatly. Therefore, you need to come up with a décor that will make everyone feel welcome and comfortable.

If you want to create a perfectly cozy and inviting guest bedroom, think in terms of luxury furnishings, unique details, high-quality bedding, soothing colors and rich textures.

Here are several decorating tips to get you started on your mission of creating a wonderful experience for your guests.

Give your guests a warm welcome

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The last thing you’d want for your guest bedroom is to appear irrelevant and secondary. Your guests need to feel welcome and wanted, so think of your favourite hotel room and the little touches that made it warm, cozy and inviting. Introduce a hint of glamour and give attention to every detail. Add various things that will make your guests’ stay enjoyable, such as a warm, fuzzy throw, soft cushions, a bedside lamp, a comfy armchair by the window and a convenient charging station for their electronics.

Choose the best bedding

An absolute must is a comfortable bed and high-quality bedding. It’s best you go with a classic style that won’t date and lose its charm. Choosing the right bedding is a great way to decorate the bed and it might be best to go with a neutral color that can be easily modified and accessorized to suit different individuals of different generations. Introduce warm, welcoming colors and textures by layering the bed with throws, blankets and pillows.

Making sure your guests are comfortable is your number one priority so splurging on a comfortable queen mattress is a must. To accommodate both older and younger guests whose preferences will inevitably vary, choose a firmer mattress with a soft mattress topper that can be put on if necessary. And for added comfort, you could opt for elegant upholstered beds that go well with any style and bring in a touch of luxury. In this way, everyone’s needs will be satisfied and your guests will get a truly royal treatment.

Incorporate high-end details

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Just because your guest bedroom isn’t a primary and frequently used room, it doesn’t mean it should be dull and unattractive. Wow your guests with glamorous and chic details that will make them feel as if they’re getting special treatment. Make a feature wall by putting up wallpaper with a delicate and elegant pattern, add a vintage chandelier above the bed and complete the luxurious design with a classic silver-framed wall mirror.

Go with a neutral palette

A neutral color palette is a fail-proof way to create a flawless background for a beautifully styled and decorated bedroom. A neutral base is perfect for adding vibrant accents and splashes of color of any choice. For instance, if you choose a soft light grey for the walls, you can add details in charcoal grey, silver and blue in the wallpaper, window treatments and rugs, and it will leave space for hints of violet, purple or green in other accessories around the room.

Have fun with the design

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Once you have chosen the color palette and furnished the bed, it’s time you have some fun with the design. It’ll be refreshing to add some quirky and unique details that will make the space more lively and interesting. For instance, in a small guest bedroom, an entire wall covered with an illustrative black-and-white wallpaper can make the room seem bigger. The design will stand out even more if paired with brightly colored cushions, a soft faux sheepskin rug and lots of natural light.

Take the playful design further and add mismatched bedside tables, an artsy corner floor lamp, an old suitcase filled with vintage magazines and comic books and your favourite artwork on the walls. While it’s perfectly okay to have fun designing the bedroom, try and keep your personal items out. Instead of your family photos, make a gallery wall of framed photographs of famous landscapes, cities or animals, and it’ll instantly add a homier vibe.

Even though your guest bedroom is not a primary room in your home, it’s an equally important space that will enable your guests to have a comfortable and enjoyable stay at your home. With tips listed here, you’ll be able to incorporate just a few simple updates and additions and create a warm and inviting room without sacrificing high quality and style.

About the author: Mike Johnston is an avid freelance writer and blogger from Sydney, Australia. He is a regular contributor to numerous lifestyle blogs and online magazines, where he writes about interior design (his specialty!), travel, family, sustainable living and other related and unrelated topics. Mike’s goal is to create insightful and compelling content that will help readers navigate through these vast and ever-changing fields.

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