You want to be the perfect host and to impress your guests? You want to make them feel cherished, welcomed and at home? Well, the best place to start is the guest bedroom, as this is where your visitors will spend a huge part of their time.
A Sip of Color
The most basic thing you should consider when decorating is color. It will set the mood in your guest bedroom. You should think carefully what kind of feelings you want to evoke with the design. Do you want to give your guests a fully relaxing atmosphere or you want to bring energizing and lively vibes? If you are aiming at the first scenario, then the neutral and pastel colors are the ideal choice for you. Cool shades like grey or sky blue will not tire the eyes of your guests and will provide them with a soothing and relaxing atmosphere. White and beige are great at creating a minimalistic and sophisticated look. If you prefer more vibrant space, then you can go with any shade of green or yellow. It will make the room feel warm and cozy. However, you shouldn’t be too bold when picking a color. After all, it is a place for rest not a party room.
Mix and Match
After determining the primary color (the one you used for your walls) think of complementary hues for your furniture and accessories. Try to mix different fabrics and tones that will give character to the space. Contrasts often works for you and will leave the impression of a professionally designed room.
A good guest bedroom will have a vanity, where your visitors can spread their toiletries. It is not only practical, but it will also create a romantic and inviting look. The mirror is a must! It will make the morning routine of your guests easier. Furthermore, it is a practical way to give depth and dimension to a small space. When decorating your guest room, include a dresser where you can put additional sheets, blankets and towels that will be within reach of your visitors. Place a bedtime table with a lamp and a glass of water for a complete comfort. If needed hire an expert house cleaner to tidy up a bit.
It’s All About the Details
Pay additional attention to the bed. This is the accent of any bedroom. The key principle is to use layers. Use cotton sheets, then a coverlet and finish with a duvet on top. Add a couple of decorative throw pillows. In this way your guests will never feel too cold or too hot. Plus, the bed will have a stylish and cozy appearance at the same time.
Since we took care of your guests’ sweet dreams, let’s think about the morning after. Imagine how they wake up at the crack of dawn because of the annoying sunlight. With some thick curtains they will sleep until late.
Add freshness by putting a small bouquet near the bed. Organize the room by putting candles and a bow with fruits for a midnight snack. Display a few good books that your guests can use for a bedtime reading. Lastly, don’t think only for the look of the room, but also for the smell. Incense sticks with warm scents like vanilla and cinnamon will create a warm atmosphere.
Hospitality can be expressed in many ways, but offering your guests a warming place where they can rest is the most sincere way to show your gratitude and care.