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Creating an Inviting and Cozy Guest Room

Creating an Inviting and Cozy Guest Room

Is your guest bedroom a catchall room? Do you use it as a place to store hand-me-down linens and furniture odds and ends? If that’s the case, it may be time for a guest room makeover.

If your spare bedroom is a place you wouldn’t want to stay yourself, here are a few tips on how to create a cozy guest room where anyone would love to stay:

Furniture

While you don’t need to go out and buy new furniture to achieve a comfortable guest room, you do need to evaluate what pieces you need and those you don’t. You don’t want your guest room to be cluttered to the point of making your guests feel cramped and uncomfortable. Stick with an appropriate sized bed for the space, side tables, a dresser, and maybe a desk if the space allows.

If your guest room is a large space, then bookshelves would be suitable as well, just make sure the shelves aren’t crowded and full of junk. If you want to make your mismatched furniture go together, you can refinish your pieces in the same color or style.

Beach Style Bedroom by Charleston Interior Designers & Decorators LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID

Beach Style Bedroom by Charleston Interior Designers & Decorators LORRAINE G VALE, Allied ASID

Linens

Bed linens are the best way to add luxury to a guest room. You don’t need to spend a small fortune, but if you can, splurge on nice sheets and a coordinating comforter and pillows. Make sure all linens are freshly washed and the bed is made prior to guests arriving.

Choose colors for the bedding, and walls, that creates and calm and soothing environment. If you fancy decorative pillows, provide an empty basket close to the bed for guests to place the pillows in.

Transitional Bedroom by Toronto Interior Designers & Decorators Laura Stein Interiors

Transitional Bedroom by Toronto Interior Designers & Decorators Laura Stein Interiors

Lighting

Lighting is integral in creating a comfortable space. Even if you have an overhead light you want to have a night stand or two with lamps as well. Side table lamps, with the right bulbs, can create an intimate feel by offering warm ambient light.

Contemporary Bedroom by London Interior Designers & Decorators Juliette Byrne

Contemporary Bedroom by London Interior Designers & Decorators Juliette Byrne

Details

The final step for creating the perfect guest room is in the details. The details are what will achieve the last bit needed for cozy and inviting.

You want to keep your guest room clean and uncluttered. Ensure that your guests have space in the dresser and closet to put their belongings on their visit.

Since most people need access to wireless Internet these days, an attractive way to share the password is to type it out on interesting paper and frame it. You can set it on the dresser or side table for easy access.

Traditional Bedroom by Hopkinton Interior Designers & Decorators Bee's Knees Design, LLC

Traditional Bedroom by Hopkinton Interior Designers & Decorators Bee’s Knees Design, LLC

What are some things you’ve done to make your guest room more comfortable? Share the details in the comments!

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About Kimberly Crossland

Kimberly Crossland is a guest writer for Bestlaminate's Blog and founder of the GetVailAz.com. She has an unnatural obsession with the power of words, which is really cool because she can speak two languages: English and Danish. Her other job titles include wife and dog-walker.

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