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Decorating Tips for a Cozy Guest Bedroom

by Product Specialist IV

Decorating Tips for a Cozy Guest Bedroom

Decorating Tips for a Cozy Guest Bedroom

Whether you’re starting from scratch, or making changes to a room in need of an upgrade, check out the tips below on how to decorate your guest bedroom. Adding your own personal flair is what makes your house a home, and following these key concepts can make any bedroom special.

Bed

The bed is the centerpiece of the room. It is the main staple where your guest will especially appreciate the effort it took to make it as comfy as possible. Consider which guests you typically have at your house. You may want to get a full-size bed, or if you have siblings that will be occupying your guest bedroom you can opt for two twin-sized beds. After deciding the size of the bed, choose linens for your guest to enjoy. White bedding creates a crisp and relaxing retreat. Not only is this a soothing color, but it’s classic and will go with everything. For the last step, throw a few pillows down to complete the ultimate cozy appeal.

Mirror

Adding a full-length mirror in your guest bedroom will make your space feel larger. Not sure where to place it? Try hanging your mirror between two windows. Placing a mirror between two windows tricks the eye into thinking there is another window there and helps maximize natural light. Or place your full-length mirror across from a window to increase light and views. Reflecting a beautiful view is ideal, but placing a mirror across from any window that gets good light will make your room feel sunnier. If you’re tight on space, add a skinny mirror or hang one on the back of a door. A well-placed mirror makes the most of a room's natural light, enhances views, opens a small space, and adds something extra to decor.

Decorating Tips for a Cozy Guest Bedroom

Lighting

Lighting is always an easy way to spice up any room. You can add a subtle ambiance with different lighting fixtures like chandeliers, spot or focus lights. Use at least three sources of light including general overhead or pendant lighting, specific task or table lighting, and ambient candles or decorative lighting. You can also add a dimmer, which allows you to easily change the mood and brightness of the lighting depending on the time of day. Maximize natural light by keeping your windows clean. Whatever your style, experiment with different lighting ranges including basic to bold, or dimmed to dramatic.

Storage

It’s important to add furniture that allows ample storage while being multifunctional. Besides the closet, add either a dresser or two bedside tables for your guests to unpack and store their belongings. Some beds also act as both a mattress and have storage compartments built into the bed frame.

There’s plenty of ways help turn your room into a cozy guest bedroom. Take your time and find out which ideas work best for your home.