Does your guest bedroom need an update? With the right look and shopping list, you can recreate the feel of a luxury hotel in your own home.
The best hotel rooms are not only comfortable but tastefully designed. Using a distinctive or unusual headboard in your room is one way to make a statement. Decorative pillows, rugs, and throw blankets also provide opportunities to add a burst of color.
Other ways to add personality to your guest bedroom include decorating the wall with a gallery of artwork, choosing a colorful wallpaper, or picking a theme for the room. When it comes to color schemes, you can go light and bright for a clean and refreshing look or dark for a cozy, cave-like feel.
Your room should be well-lit so guests can comfortably read. However, you’ll also want it to be as dark as possible so guests can get a good night’s sleep. To achieve this, you can install window treatments with blackout lining or leave a sleep mask on the bedside table.
It’s common for old, tired bedding sets to be relegated to the guest bedroom. Instead, consider investing in new sheets with a high thread count. If your mattress is uncomfortable or lumpy, you can put on a memory foam topper or mattress pad to make it feel like new.
The key to being a great host is to anticipate your guest’s needs before they do. Here is a checklist of different items you can include that help you go the extra mile:
• Bathrobe, slippers
• Water bottles and drinking glasses
• Fresh flowers
• Luggage rack
• Pen and paper
• Books and magazines
• Note with your Wi-Fi password
• Small clock (make sure it doesn’t tick loudly)
• Hair dryer, travel-size toiletries
• Snacks (such as a bowl of fruit)
• Charging station for electronic devices
• Coffee pot
• Ironing board and iron
When your bedroom is close to complete, stay a night to test it out. Did you sleep as comfortably as you would in your primary bed? Were you missing anything?
Inviting guests into your home gives them a glimpse into your lifestyle. After you implement these design tips, your guests will not only enjoy their stay but admire your excellent taste too.