Decorating Your Guest Bedroom? How to Make It Comfortable

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You want guests to enjoy being in your home and to think of you as a good host. Because of this, you will want to make the guest bedroom in your house as comfortable as possible for them. When you are working on decorating your guest bedroom, the following are some tips on how to make it comfortable and make your guests feel at home. 

Invest in a Good Mattress

It is important for your guests to be able to get good sleep. Before you start with the actual decorating of a guest room, you need to make sure that the furniture in the room will keep your guests comfortable. You should look for queen mattresses that will help guests to be comfortable and wake up feeling refreshed. Visiting a store in person will help you choose the most comfortable mattress. You can test them out there and see how firm or soft they are. Don’t skimp on using a cheap mattress. Show your guests you care about their comfort and quality of sleep by investing in a high quality mattress. 

Leave Space in the Room for Your Guests’ Belongings

You want your guests to feel at home in your guest room, and you need to provide them with space for their clothing and other items. As you are decorating the guest room, leave part of the closet empty for guests. Avoid the temptation to fully cover the tops of dressers and desks with knickknacks and instead leave space for your guests to put out their toiletries and jewelry. You might want to add a desk or some extra empty shelving for them to use as well. This is especially important if your guests will be staying with you for days or even weeks at a time. 

Use Cozy Blankets as Part of the Décor

You want your guests to have soft and warm blankets that they can cover up with if they are cool while in the guest room. You want your guests to be able to wrap up in blankets and feel at home. You should use fluffy and soft throw blankets as part of the décor in your guest room. Add a few throws at the bottom of the bed for them to use. 

Place Lamps in Convenient Spots

It is important for your guests to be able to easily turn on a light if they wake up in the middle of the night and need to get up to use the bathroom. Guests are not used to the space that they are in, and you should have lamps that are easily accessible so that they can see the floor and know how to get around in the middle of the night. Make sure you add lamps to the nightstands and even consider using a floor lamp for extra lighting as well. This will make your guests feel more comfortable in an unfamiliar room. 

Use Neutral Color Schemes

When designing your guest room, you might want to stay away from bright colors. Too much color can feel overwhelming. Neutral colors or cool blues and greens can make a room feel more comfortable and inviting. If you are having a difficult time choosing a comfortable color scheme for the room, look at interior design blogs, magazines, or even consider hiring a professional. They can all lead you in the right direction when it comes to design details and decisions. 

Add Mirrors

Your guests will need a comfortable place to get ready. Adding a floor length mirror to the room will be helpful for them. It will also open up the space, make it look brighter, and help it feel larger to your guest. Large mirrors can make a room feel a little more homey. 

There are small decisions that you make as you decorate your guest room that can affect the comfort of guests when they come to visit you. As you are working on finishing up a guest room, make sure that you have all of your future guests in mind and that you make decorating decisions that will help them have a good stay.