Your guest bedroom is an important room of the house, calling for low-maintenance, simple solutions that’ll thrill your visitors and ensure they feel comfortable, welcome and entirely at home.

Whether you’re hoping to maximise the space, make sure your guests get plenty of sleep, or don’t know what theme to choose for your decorating, here are a few simple yet effective ideas to make your guest room work for you!

Use a decorative mirror

Mirrors are great for adding some light to a room, as well as creating the illusion of space. This is sure to appeal if you’ve got a smaller guest bedroom, but even the most spacious of rooms can be maximised with a couple of well-placed wall mirrors.

Opt for a comfy bed

A big part of building your guest room is choosing the right bed, so guests can always get a good night’s sleep! Shop around and be aware of the space you have available, as well as any budget concerns.

Do you want a large bed or one you can fold away for safe storage when using the room for other purposes?

Add some scented candles

Decorating your guest bedroom is all about setting the perfect scene for a relaxing stay. You want your visitors to feel welcome, and to know you always have a comfortable space where loved ones can unwind while they visit.

Scented candles are a great way to add some ambiance to the room.

Choose your favourite scent and put the unlit candle in a prominent, well-ventilated area of your guest bedroom ready for your next visitors.

Choose a theme

A theme will help you bring your creative ideas to life. It’s the ideal starting point for any design refresh. Think of what kind of look you want to achieve, and work from there. Instead of waiting for inspiration to strike, take a look at design magazines and websites for a glimpse at what’s possible.

If you don’t plan to decorate the rest of your house, consider matching your guest room with any existing theme you have throughout the property. Maybe your style is neutral, or you’re into more of an eclectic look for your domestic spaces?

Whatever you choose, think about how this will work within the confines of the room you have available. Timelessness is often a good approach to aim for when decorating a guest room, as you want it to suit many different people.

May 23, 2022 — Rebecca Appleton