Whether you only host guests in your home on occasion or you might as well be running a Bed and Breakfast, it’s important that the space you provide for overnight visitors to stay in your house is as comfortable and accommodating as possible. If it’s been a while since you upgraded your guest room, now is the time to make it happen! Sam Levitz Furniture has everything you need to easily and affordably make your guest bedroom dreams a reality. Check out these practical steps to create a relaxing space that your overnight guests will want to visit over and over again.
Invest in a Comfortable Bed
Even if your guest room is rarely used, it’s best to provide a bed that is spacious and comfortable. After all, you want your guests to enjoy their stay in your home and sleep well. Along with a comfy mattress, be sure to dress your guest bed in bedding that is as beautiful as it is cozy. Choose soft sheets, a plush duvet, and plenty of fluffy pillows that you would be happy to sleep on yourself. Don’t forget the finishing touches that will take your guest bed from boring to inviting, such as accent pillows and a throw blanket.
While you may love the generous amount of natural light that pours into your spare bedroom or the amazing view of your backyard that it offers, your guests will likely appreciate the option to have privacy. With this in mind, it’s wise to choose window treatments that not only block out excessive sunlight but will also protect their temporary room from view. A great way to accomplish this while still styling a cozy guest room is by pairing airy curtain panels with black-out shades or blinds. The result will give your guests a taste of style along with the privacy they’ll be sure to appreciate.
Choose a Calming Color Palette
Your guest bedroom should be a space that exudes comfort and tranquility. The key to designing a calming oasis that your guests will enjoy starts with the color scheme. Even if you love to make a statement with bold colors and bright patterns, it’s probably best to save those options for other rooms in your home, such as the bathroom or kitchen. Instead, stick with a calming color palette for your spare bedroom, such as creams, whites, blues, and greys. Subtle, muted tones are the key to encouraging your visitors to exhale and relax the moment they step foot in the room.
Clear Away Clutter
Sometimes, guest rooms can act as a catch-all for the household items that homeowners seldom use, such as luggage or holiday decorations. This may be an appropriate place to store excess clutter when the room isn’t being used, but when you’re expecting visitors, it’s best to give them space. Getting rid of items that aren’t necessary in the room is a simple way to make the room look bigger, cleaner, and more welcoming, while also being more practical for the people who stay in it. Though, if you must keep some items, be sure you have plenty of storage for you and your guests. For instance, there should be ample space in the closet and dresser to neatly put away their clothes, as well as room on the desk or bedside table to lay out personal belongings, such as jewelry or their laptop. What’s the bottom line? If it’s not serving a purpose in your guest room, it’s got to go.
Give Them Somewhere to Work
Nowadays, many people have the ability to work outside the office. Your guests may choose to do so even when they are taking a few days of vacation to spend with you. To ensure that they are able to work from home with ease, it’s nice to offer a comfortable space for them to place their laptop and other work essentials. If space in your guest room is limited, don’t fret. A small desk, chair, and table lamp should be enough to accommodate visitors who have to occasionally sneak away to answer an email or two. Just be sure that no matter how big or small the desk you choose is, it stays clear of clutter.
Provide a Cozy Seating Area
A bed is an obvious choice when decorating your guest bedroom, but what about a chair? If you haven’t thought to provide your visitors a comfortable place to sit when they retire your spare bedroom, think again. At the end of a long day, many people enjoy sitting down someplace other than their bed to watch television, read, or scroll through the internet. If the space allows for it, position a cozy armchair and ottoman with a stylish floor lamp in the corner of the room so that your friends will have no problem seeing what’s in front of them when they go to kick up their feet at the end of the day.
Make it Special with the Details
Whether your guests are staying in your home for one night or a few weeks, you want them to feel welcome. Making your visitors feel right at home is as easy as providing some thoughtful details to your guest room. These could include:
- Clearly displaying your Wi-Fi name and password on the bedside table
- Laying out extra bed linens and towels
- Offering different forms of entertainment, such as a television, books, or magazines
- Putting fresh flowers on the dresser before their arrival
- Leaving a bottle of water and extra toiletries in the bathroom they’ll be using
If you know it’s time to revamp your guest bedroom, but don’t know where to start, try spending a night in there yourself. By doing this, you can experience firsthand how the room looks, the furniture feels, and if the space is truly functional. Be sure to bring along a notepad to jot down where you could make improvements. For more tips on how to upgrade your guest bedroom and everything you need to make it as luxurious as possible, the design experts at Sam Levitz Furniture are here to assist you every step of the way. Contact us or visit our showroom today!
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