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One of the most enjoyable aspects of home decorating is showing it off to friends and family and having the opportunity to welcome them into your house. If you enjoy hosting – or even if you don’t – designing the perfect guest retreat is essential to ensuring that your family and friends have a pleasant visit. The nicest guest rooms are clean, comfy, and have a homey feel to them. But it is also a spot where you can add your personal touch and make your guests feel like they are staying somewhere well-planned and purposeful. Here, we look at some of the things that you can do to create the perfect guest bedroom – you will have everyone wanting to come and stay!
#1 Make sure that you have the essentials covered
Even if your house does not have much in the way of spare space, try to provide a clean environment for your visitors by providing fresh linen on the bed, lots of blankets, pillows, and bath towels, somewhere to store their baggage and things, and drapes – ideally blackout curtains or blinds – on the windows.
When visitors arrive, having a welcoming area available for them to settle down helps them get the most out of their visit. It communicates to them that you are thrilled to have them in your home.
Making sure all of the minor arrangements and necessities are taken care of ahead of time allows you to relax and enjoy yourself as well.
#2 Make sure the room is comfortable
Making sure the room your guests are sleeping in is not too warm or too cool is one of the best ways to make them feel welcome. During the cooler weather, add some extra blankets to the wardrobe as well as a portable heater to each guest room.
If you don’t have air conditioning in the summer, you could opt to provide a moveable fan or a ceiling fan. If your guests are sleeping in a chilly extension or a scorching upstairs location, don’t forget to adjust the thermostat–or allow them to make the required adjustments themselves.
#3 Make sure the bed is comfortable
Do you want to make your guest room feel like a luxury hotel room? To make your guests feel indulged, give them plenty of pillows, both soft and firm, sheets, a plush duvet, and a decent mattress. If your guest bedroom’s mattress has outlived its best days, try replacing it with a new mattress or adding a mattress topper.
#4 Make it look nice
When it comes to renovating and decorating a guest bedroom, the primary aim should be to make the room as relaxing and comfortable as possible. However, the guest room is a room where you may be bold and experiment with a different decorating style than the rest of your house. If you have been wanting to try out a new look, perhaps something more modern, the guest room is the place to do it.
You can personalise this room with artwork in a nice picture frame, attractive pillows, elegant bedding, carpets, and side tables to create a welcoming sanctuary for your visitors. Unique nightstands, dressers, and artwork for the guest room can be found at garage sales and charity shops.
Keep clutter to a bare minimum in this room, and throw an extra blanket or two on the end of the bed for your visitors in case it gets chilly.
#5 Make sure it is well lit
Another factor to consider is the amount of light in the room, both overhead and at the bedside. If your guest room is too squeezed for space for nightstands, wall lights can conserve space while still providing adequate lighting. Before your guests arrive, make sure that all of the bulbs are working and change them if necessary.
#6 The small details make a big difference
When selecting small extras for the guest room, consider details that will make your visitors feel more at ease, such as fresh flowers, magazines, bottles of water, candles, and the wifi password readily available. You could also leave a small selection of packaged snacks such as cereal bars or biscuits in case of midnight hunger pangs, and some mini toiletries. While these are not essential, they can turn the experience from ‘kipping at someone’s house’ to a lovely night away.
Hopefully, this post has given you some great ideas for creating a bedroom that guests can’t wait to come back to! Do you have any tips to add?