It is always nice when friends and family come to visit. Whether they are in town to celebrate a special event or to explore your local area, you can look forward to spending time with them and making new memories.
If you have a guest bedroom available, inviting your friends and family to stay with you can help you make the most of your time together. However, if your guest bedroom isn’t clean, inviting or comfortable, you may want to hold off on extending this offer until it is.
To ensure your guest bedroom is prepared for guests and will help them enjoy their stay, follow the tips below.
Give Them Easy Access to the Necessities
When you are hosting guests for the night, you are effectively turning your home into a bed and breakfast. Make your guests feel special by putting out fresh, high-thread-count linens, airing out the room and dusting off the furniture. If you really want to impress them, set out a basket of toiletries that includes shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, and a toothbrush. Adding some granola bars, fruit and water bottles is also a nice touch and will help your guests replenish their energy after their long journey.
Illuminate the Room
Unless your guests prefer dimly light rooms, be sure that the wattage of the overhead bulbs brightens up the room and doesn’t leave it feeling dark or dreary. Layering the room with a combination of direct and indirect light will help you create a warm, comforting ambiance. It is also a good idea to add bedside lighting with a table lamp or floor lamp. Be sure to choose stylish light fixtures that match the furniture and window dressings. These fixtures should be hung as high as possible so that your guests don’t bump their head on them.
Make it “Homey”
If you know your guest’s interests – history, science, technology, current events, etc. – set some books, magazines and newspapers on a bedside table that they would enjoy reading during their visit. Of all the guest bedroom decorating ideas, the tips that make your guests feel “at home” are the most important. If your guests have never been to your area and plan to stay for a few days, you may also want to set out some maps and information about area attractions that they should visit. These will help them get acclimated to the area and discover some things they would enjoy doing with you.
Dress the Room Up
There are many decorating ideas for a guest bedroom. Instead of turning your guest bedroom into a storage space for all of your unwanted furniture, invest in new bedroom furniture to give the room a fresh, inviting appearance. Get rid of old furniture and replace it with matching window treatments, beds, chairs, tables, lighting and linens. This not only signals you know how to decorate a guest bedroom, but that you value your guest’s comfort. It is also a good idea to make sure the room is decorated with artwork and bedroom accessories that reflect the decor of your home and your interests.
Utilize Every Inch of Space
If there is plenty of space in your guest bedroom, place a lounge chair in the corner, add bench seating or a chaise beneath a window, or even place a dressing table in front of the bed. Or, is space tight? If so, install shelving in the closet or mount a mirror on the wall. Either way, these little touches make a big difference and your guests will appreciate having the accent furniture pieces they need to stretch out and settle in. These items also help create a cohesive atmosphere that makes the room feel complete.
If you would like help implementing these guest bedroom decorating ideas, our friendly customer service team would be happy to assist you. Visit Phoenix Furniture Outlet to find everything you need to create an inviting guest bedroom. Whether your parents or best friends plan to visit, they are bound to love staying at your place if it’s full of items from our local furniture store.