The guest bedroom is often the least attractive space in the home. People tend to focus on the main rooms, and this guest area is decorated as an afterthought. One can actually create a beautiful and inviting bedroom for their friends and family to enjoy without spending a lot of time and money.
Many of us tend to use the spare bedroom for extra storage. This is fine until we have company coming. One then scrambles to clear the space out so guests will have a place to sleep. The first step in creating an inviting guest room is to get a handle on the clutter. Miscellaneous items can still be stored here, but it should be done discreetly. Use plastic tote boxes to keep articles organized and tidy. These boxes can then be stacked nicely into the closet where they will remain out of sight. Remember to keep a small area open so your guests can hang up their garments.
The bed is the main focal point of the room. It should feel as stylish and comfortable as it looks. Use a pillow top mattress cover on older mattresses that may have lost their comfort value over time. Top this with a nice set of 100% cotton sheets that will be cool to the touch. Pick out a variety of bed pillows. Having at least one firm pillow along with a softer feather pillow will cover everyone’s preferences nicely. Finish the look with a beautiful comforter, matching pillow shams, and several throw pillows. Wholesale linens can be found in your local department stores or online at sites such as Down Town Company.
Add extra touches to make the room feel welcoming. Place a stack of towels in coordinating colors on the dresser so your guests won’t have to feel like they are bothering you when they shower. A blanket can be draped across the bottom of the bed for chilly nights, and magazines, coffee table books, and other reading materials will be greatly appreciated when left on the nightstand.
Following these few simple tips will help make any guest bedroom feel warm and inviting. They are easy to do, and they don’t require a huge investment of time or money. The room will look beautiful as you pass by the door, and your family and friends will greatly appreciate the effort you put into it.