If there is one room in the house that you do not have to go full bore when decorating, it is the guest bedroom, however, you do not want it to be bland either. Your best bet when it comes to guest room décor is to take a page from the hotel industry s philosophy. As long as the basics are covered, you will have a comfortable room. There are a few tips that you should consider however, that make your guest room more than average. You want your guests to know that you care so think about this.
• The Comforter Speaks Volumes
• Go Flat To Create Space
• A Place To Sit
• Spread Happiness In Paintings
The Comforting Comforter
The first thing that many people notice when they walk into a bedroom is the comforter on the bed. Comforters have always been the designer s favorite item to work with because you can do so much with so little. If your comforter matches the room’s décor it stands out from everything. Place a great comforter on the bed and they will remember the entire room whenever they think of you. The bed in your guest room should have a headboard suitable for placing things like wallets, books, and watches. Put interesting books in the headboard and spread some magazines around as well.
Go Flat For Space
A flat screen television will free up the much needed space that guests need when visiting with you in your home. When people pack, they put small items on top of the clothes that they will need to dig out. This means that they will need a place to spread out their things. It is wise, if the room is large enough, to put a sofa, comfortable chair, and a coffee table in the room and make sure the television can be seen comfortably from both the sofa and the bed. A walk in closet is desirable so your guests will feel more relaxed without having everything they brought with them laying about. Large family sized dressers with lots of drawers help as well. The more places your guests have to put away their things, the more comfortable they will be.
When putting framed pictures on the walls of your guest bedroom, try to go with upbeat, positive images that make people smile. Intriguing images that have a lot of detail are great distractions and add color to the room. Limit how much of your décor is in the form of knick knacks so no one has to feel the guilt of breakage in the room. A guest bedroom is all about comfort so make sure that everything in the room is designed to that end. A nice, soft bed, sofa, and easy or rocking chair will be very much appreciated by your guests.
A Room With A View
Planting a small flower garden or other such pretty distraction outside the window, like a bird feeder, will also be appreciated by your guests who are always drawn to look out the windows for the view. Another tip for people who like to have guests in their home is mirrors. Your guests will want to look their best for you so make sure you have a full length mirror either on the door or on one wall. Another mirror in a picture frame somewhere in the room or on the wall in the hall is not overkill.