Creating a guest room can be tricky. With so many different personalities and opinions on the table, it’s hard to know just how to decorate. Since you can’t please everyone, focus on offering the comforts of home, and the rest of the design will fall into place. To give your guests a home away from home, you need a few key staples to take the space from ordinary to fabulous.
Robes and Towels
A room stocked with cozy, plush robes and fresh, fluffy towels resembles a spa retreat where rest and relaxation are the only items on the agenda. By adding hooks on the wall, your guests won’t have to wander around awkwardly looking for the right place to put used towels. If you really want to impress them, place new slippers at the foot of the bed. Whenever the bed is under a window, choose thick and dark-colored curtains, like this burlap style, to offer extra shade in the early mornings.
Wherever space allows, offer your guests a multi-purpose room. As this picture shows, a separate seating area creates more of an apartment-like atmosphere as opposed to just a room with a bed. At the table, they can enjoy a quiet cup of coffee or stay connected with their friends through a computer. When working with smaller square footage, simply add a desk or a small table-and-chair set to give your company options for reading, snacking or sitting.
Plenty of Pillows and Throws
As you prepare the bed, provide a generous supply of linens to cover all your bases. For instance, some individuals love wool, while others find it scratchy. Some prefer fleece, while others are too hot-natured for it. In this picture, they use a stylish basket to hold various blankets, sheets and throws. Also, a variety of pillows for your guests to choose from will help ensure a good night’s sleep.
If you have an entire family visiting, a setup like the one pictured offers an excellent idea. Utilizing space to the max, it provides sleeping quarters for several people with a fun twist. Built-in shelves and reading lights create the perfect atmosphere for your guests to wind down at night and curl up with a good book. Also, a courteous laundry hamper, like the one in this photo, gives your visitors a place to store their dirty laundry. They will appreciate not having to stuff it back in their suitcases.
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