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Hosting season never seems to end! With just a few simple tweaks you can create the perfect place for your guests which will leave a lasting impression. There’s nothing more luxurious than showing them to their own beautifully decorated bedroom. A well-designed guest bedroom will make friends and family feel welcome, even when they are far from home.
This space should be three things: comfortable, functional, and inviting. So spoil your guests by turning your current guest bedroom into a luxury retreat for your guests with 6 simple but fabulous decor tips from us at Lilla Rugs.
DESIGN THE ROOM AROUND THE BED
When it comes to designing your guest bedroom ideas and inspiration are endless! The bed should be the centrepiece of the space; a mattress on a basic frame just doesn’t scream ‘Welcome to our home’. Go with a theme that speaks to your home’s mood and location, make sure to have fun with it though. A stylish headboard can define the space and give it an edge creating a classic relaxing feel. Loose airy linens make for an effortlessly chic bed situation. Dress things up by layering on duvets and blankets so your guests can be in control of their temperature while they sleep. Think soft texture, neutral colour palettes and all the right additions to create a calming atmosphere and a restful night's sleep.
If your home doesn't have enough space for a guest bedroom, do not fret. Just put a daybed into the corner of another room in the house to serve double duty. You can make it super cosy and comfortable with tons of pillows and throws.
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Give your guests a place to relax and unwind. The secret to a room that can please any guest is finding a style that is unique and memorable; just because you don't lay your head to rest there every night doesn't mean the guest bedroom design shouldn't be up to standard. The decor should create a space where guests can relax and feel at ease. Choose a statement headboard, wall art, and warm lighting for a unique and stylish aesthetic. Don’t forget to provide robes, towels and slippers to make your guest room feel like a hotel. If you want to go the extra mile, leave a jug of water on the bedside table along with some handcrafted soap for an added personal touch.
DRESS TO IMPRESS
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Accents Accents Accents!
Welcome guests into their room with vibrant accent colours and a bold centrepiece rug. A rug sets a statement, as well as being the ultimate comfort accessory to include in your guest bedroom, tying the rest of the room together in harmony.
Layer the bed with chunky knitted throws, touchable textures and printed cushions for that extra wow factor. If you have some extra cash, splash out on some gorgeous greenery for the room by adding some plants to create an airy garden aesthetic (you can check out our guide to indoor plants here). Don’t forget to lean a full length mirror in the space as well, your guests will definitely appreciate having easy access to a luxury like this, especially when they are living out of a suitcase.
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MAKE ROOM FOR PERSONAL SPACE
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Storage for clothes and a place for guests to sit is crucial. Introducing a dreamy window seat is a superb addition to a guest bedroom. This will give them a private reading nook to cosy up in the winter months when they need some time away from the communal area. An ideal way for them (and you) to enjoy some personal space during their visit. If you have a larger space, then think about a desk area or love seat with a bookshelf on the side; take note to fill the bookshelf with books though, you can stock up on exciting novels at your local charity shop. A dresser is another nice touch, in case your guests would like to unpack their belongings and feel more at home.
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Style is important, though providing your guests with all the right storage and essentials is what will really help to make them feel taken care of. Set your guests up for success with a handy place to stash clothes, toiletries etc. A stylish dresser is a great place to start! Also, consider pulling in a woven hamper for your guests to easily toss used towels and linens into. This simple addition majorly ups the hospitality factor.
START A CONVERSATION WITH ART
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Dial up the art! Fill up your empty wall space and add style and colour with art. Unless your guest bedroom is also used as a shared space, you can really decorate it more imaginatively than a room that's used every day. Express your own style in the room to share a bit of yourself with your guests, a gallery wall will give the place character and make it feel more like a home without taking up valuable surface space. While you won't want to display family photos in your guest room, you can showcase favourite artwork that you've created or go for a kitschy stencilled accent wall, which will be a sure conversation starter.
We hope this helped you find some inspo for your guest bedroom decor. For more ideas on how to create a stylish and welcoming bedroom, whether it’s for you or guests, be sure to check out our latest blogs here.