Even when the weather outside is frightful, inside can be a warm and cozy welcome retreat, especially when you add just the right touches. Take some time to turn your guest room into a bed-and-breakfast worthy space that will delight your guests and add a special touch to their stay. Use these bedroom decorating ideas to get a cozy, comfortable look in your guest room.
Create a Cozy Guest Room
Pile on the Blankets
Make your guests feel right at home with a generously sized quilt that complements your guest room’s decor. You don’t want your guest to spend their night wishing they knew where the extra blankets are stashed. Instead have plenty of extra covers on hand by adding a quilt to the foot of the bed and an extra throw over a nearby chair. Add a few heavier options in an easy-to-spot place in the closet.
Encourage spontaneous snuggling with a warm decorative throw tossed across a guest chair or sofa. A few richly colored toss decorative pillows nearby are always a good idea too!
Plump the Pillows
Everyone has their own favorite kind of pillow: from super soft to extra firm and everything in between. Add plenty of pillow choices to the bed in an array of complementary pillowcases and shams.
Add Some Light
Don’t ask your guests to rely solely on an overhead light. Making your home warm and inviting isn’t just about turning up the thermostat, it also means adding to the ambiance with sufficient illumination. Add a bedroom table lamp on the bedside table, or position a hanging lamp or floor lamp in a corner near a sitting area. This gives your guest options and provides a better chance to create ambiance in the room. Or, give the soft glow of candlelight in a lantern.
Cover Up Windows
Since guest rooms don’t get much everyday use, window coverings can easily get forgotten. Hang a pair of airy bedroom curtains that still let the light in, but add just enough coverage and privacy. Something light and neutral will complement almost any decorative theme you decide on and offers the greatest versatility when you want to change things up. If windows face the rising sun in the east, the addition of room darkening window drapes will let your guests sleep in.
Give everyone’s toes a soft place to land with a lush shag or braided area rug. Adding a rug to any room enhances its warmth, adds color and even improves your room’s acoustics.
Enhance the Bedroom with Extras
Every guest room needs a few bare necessities, like a clock and a set of towels. This is where you can up the luxury quotient. Choose a decorative tabletop clock instead of an electronic digital one. And when it comes to towels, only thick and luxurious ones will do for the guest room. Be sure to keep them just for guests!
A selection of toiletries in the guest bath and a small bouquet of flowers on the bedside table are perfect little ways to make your guest feel right at home – or even a little pampered. A few chilled water bottles and dish of candies on the nightstand are just a few ways that you can make them feel like they are truly welcome and special. A luggage rack keeps guests from guessing where to put their suitcase. Pick one that folds up for easy year-round storage.
Clean Out the Closet
Guest room closets are notorious for being your go-to place for all those things that don’t belong anywhere else in the house. As far in advance as possible, use your guests’ impending arrival as your reason to clean and organize the closet and make room for your guests’ belongings. The will appreciate being able to hang their clothes and stash belongings out of the way.
Make it easy for guests to get settled by adding a shelf with hooks to hang their sweater or jacket. Be sure to clear clutter off dresser tops and have drawers empty and ready for them to use.
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