When you want to welcome guests, you want your guest room to be in tip-top shape. You don’t have to do much to make it inviting, but there are a few things that will take it from good to great. Here’s how to decorate a guest bedroom so yours is ready for visitors whenever they come.
- Think about the bed: It’s the most important part of the room, so consider what kind of bed you want. If your guests are going to be staying for a long time, you might consider a double or even queen-size mattress. If your guests are likely to be couples and the guest bedroom is large enough, think about having two twin beds instead of one double bed. This can help with storage, too – if you don’t have room for a dresser, nightstands can work just as well and create more space.
- Choose comfortable linens: You want sheets that will be comfortable and durable enough to last through multiple washes. The thread count of the sheets is also important – lower thread counts generally mean cheaper sheets made with lower quality fabric that won’t wash well and won’t last long.
- Colors: When choosing the color scheme for your guest bedroom, try to stick with a neutral palette. This makes it easier for anyone to feel comfortable because they will not be surrounded by bright or overwhelming colors. You can add pops of color through the use of accent pieces such as throw pillows or artwork.
- Comfort: Make sure that the bedding is clean and comfortable. Try to avoid using old or thin sheets. Cleaning the sheets and making up the bed before a guest arrives is also a great idea. The bed should be made so that it looks appealing, but not so neat that the guest feels uncomfortable getting into bed.
- Storage: In order to make guests feel more at home, provide them with amenities such as storage space for clothing and personal items. A small dresser or nightstand with drawers can come in handy when guests need somewhere to put their belongings during their stay at your home.