How to Create a Cozy Guest Bedroom
Want overnighters to mistake your guest room for a five-star hotel?
You don't have to swap your family pics for stock art or wallpaper the room in a neutral floral.
You just have to know the basic steps to take to create a cozy guest bedroom they'll want to return to again and again!
Today, we're sharing our go-to tips to help transform a ho-hum spare room into the peaceful oasis your friends and family members deserve.
Read on to learn how to help them slumber in style!
1. It All Starts With the Bed
This might not be the master bedroom, but it's no place for your old, saggy mattress from college. It's also not the place to stash that creaky antique bed frame that's hanging on by one board.
Instead, go ahead and invest in a great quality bed, complete with a mattress you'd love to sleep on yourself.
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2. Invest in Luxurious Bedding
With the bed in place, your next step is to layer it with soft, decadent bedding that encourages plenty of rest and relaxation.
Instead of scrimping on cheap, scratchy linens, find high-thread-count sheet sets. Then, shop for pillowcases and comforters that are so silky and luxurious, you'll have to call upstairs twice when it's time for breakfast.
Be sure to stash plenty of blankets in the closet or in a chest by the foot of the bed!
3. Make a Suitcase Spot
It might sound insignificant, but one of the most important ways to create a cozy guest room is to clear a spot for a suitcase or two.
Whether they're staying for one night or one month, your visitors don't want to bend down and rummage through their luggage every time they need something.
If you have a foldable luggage rack, take it out and place it a few feet from the bed. Otherwise, a small card table or sturdy chair will also do the trick!
4. Give Them Space
While we do suggest allowing your guests to explore the room on their own, we also mean this tip literally.
They'll need room to stash their clothes, shoes, and toiletries, so try to empty your cabinets and clean out your drawers. While many homeowners use their guest rooms as a catch-all for clutter they can't use anywhere else, try to avoid this trend.
Doing so can result in a room that's not only devoid of style but inherently uncomfortable. Eliminate the mess, toss or donate what you can't use and make sure they have plenty of room to spread out.
5. Get Strategic With Lighting
Are you still relying on recessed can lights to illuminate your guest room? What happens when your visitors want to read in bed?
If space allows, place a nightstand and lamp on either side of the bed for quick access. This way, they can still be near a light source without brightening up the entire space.
If ceiling lighting is the only option, install a dimmer on the switch. There are few things more uncomfortable than one person trying to sleep while their partner wants to read, and the only way to do so is by stark fluorescent bulbs overhead.
6. Add a Cozy Sitting Area
From window seats to upholstered armchairs, you can get creative with this one! Remember: Not all of your guests will feel comfortable lounging or even sitting on your bed.
That's why it's smart to give them a comfy place to kick up their feet at the end of the day. Add a few decorative pillows and a soft yet supportive cushion and you're done!
Want to create an instant study space or work zone? Position the chair near a desk or table and leave out blank paper, pens, and a small lamp.
7. Add Fresh Flowers
You don't have to be a professional florist to knock this one out of the park. Head to your local grocery store and find a simple bouquet. Then, take it home, cut the stems, and transport the blooms to a mason jar.
Add the jar to a nightstand or dresser to give your guest room an instant makeover. You can even head outside and find inspiration in nature. Look for wildflowers, long grasses, and even twigs that you can arrange in an artful manner, and use your prettiest vase for the occasion.
Studies show that certain flowers can improve our mental health, leading to improved productivity, increased creativity, and even deeper sleep!
8. Stock the Bathroom
Looking for an easy and economical way to make use of those tiny bottles of soap, shampoo, and conditioner that you always stock up on while you're on vacation?
Keep a collection in the guest bathroom vanity and display a few items on a mirrored tray before your guests arrive.
Make sure to also include a hairdryer, extra towels, and washcloths in case anyone needs them. These simple steps can go a long way toward establishing an accommodating, hotel-like vibe.
9. Install Window Treatments
Even if you live miles off the road and throw privacy to the wind when you're in your bedroom, guests will likely prefer a little more modesty.
You can choose from a variety of window treatments to dress up your room, add a protective barrier, and create light control. These include blinds, plantation shutters, curtains, and shades.
Whichever design you prefer is up to you, but make sure the coverings are easy to maneuver. They should also block out as much light as possible, so your guests can enjoy a great night's sleep without the sunrise rousing them far too early.
10. Add Some Snacks
Finally, don't forget to create a little snack basket for your lucky visitors. It's best to stick with foods that won't make a mess or go bad quickly. Easy picks include pre-packaged snacks, fresh fruit, and bottled water.
You can also add a small coffee pot to a nearby desk, along with ground coffee, tea bags or cider. This way, if your guests are up late at night or early in the morning, they can pour a cup without making a commotion in your kitchen.
The Perfect Cozy Guest Bedroom Awaits
You don't have to be a hotelier to create a space that makes guests feel comfortable and at home. With the right ideas, you can turn your space into a cozy guest bedroom that they'll rave about and return to time and again.
It all starts with creating a sleeping spot that they'll fall in love with in an instant. From the mattress to the comforter, every aspect has to be plush.
That's where we come in.
Our mattresses, bedding, and furniture are changing the game, one great night's sleep at a time. Made with premium materials and expert construction, our products are an investment in your home and future.
Contact us today to learn more and get ready. Your social calendar is about to fill up quickly with curious loved ones who want to see what all the fuss is about.