5 Things to Consider While Updating Your Guest Room

There are so many benefits to having a guest room. It’s a place to accommodate family and friends when they come to town, and it’s an opportunity to escape to a room when you need a change of pace and scenery.

No matter how often the rooms in your home are utilized, they deserve a refresh every few years. If it has been a while since you’ve changed things up in your guest room and you have a bunch of mismatched pieces from 5-10+ years ago, it is time for a refresh.

Instead of just painting the walls a new shade and picking out a new comforter set, why not go above and beyond? Here are some helpful guest room ideas to help you turn your guest’s space into a hotel-like living experience that everyone will appreciate:

Out of the Box Thinking

Start with out-of-the-box thinking. When it comes to guest room furniture, people usually think of a bed and a nightstand or two. The bed should absolutely be a focal point, but providing other comfortable furniture is important as well. Your guests may not always feel comfortable lounging around your house — giving them another place to rest without feeling like they’re taking over your space is important. Simple items such as an armchair in the corner with an ottoman for a footstool or a bench in front of the bed can help them either relax & unwind after a long day or prepare for the day ahead of them.

Out of the box thinking. Chair placed in the corner of your guest room

Additional seating can encourage relaxation and slowing of the mind.

Keep it Vibrant and Cozy

Imagine how you feel when you walk into a nice hotel room. It’s bold, comfortable, chic, elegant, organized, and refreshing. It generally looks like a picture from a magazine cover. Coordination between the space planning and color palettes can transform the feeling in this space. You are essentially trying to create this same feeling for your guests. Keep in mind when remodeling this room, the theme should be fun and inviting, utilizing neutral colors to bring harmony and balance, and letting in as much natural light as possible.

Transform it into a space that is easy to unwind and restful for your mind and body.  Provide a variety of pillows and blankets for your guests to keep them comfortable, no matter their sleeping preferences. Another small change that makes a huge difference is a fan, white noise machine/radio, and blackout shades – which ensure a peaceful sleep.

Warm and cozy guest room ideas

Having a small tray with essentials is another cute & simple way to show your guests that you care.

Always Accomdate

Some guests prefer to keep their clothes packed away and live out of their suitcases. Others are more inclined to unpack their suitcase and store their clothing in a dresser or closet to give them room to breathe. In order to accommodate both, make sure there’s room in the dresser or closet for your guests. Certain people will appreciate and see these spaces as useful and not just aesthetically pleasing.

Guest Room Ideas, storage options under the bed

Give your guests a place to store their belongings.

Organization is Key

You may have already taken days off before a holiday to prepare your home for the arrival of guests, but what if someone shows up unexpectedly? Will the guestroom be made up, organized, and accommodating? The key is to pay attention to this space regularly, to help ease your mind when guests come to stay for an unexpected visit.

Contact Room Reimagined Design

Contact Room Reimagined Design for quality assistance. Your guest room should be an oasis – no matter the time of year. If you can’t remember the last time that you put effort into sprucing your guest space, it’s time to get to work.

Even if you’ve already got the ball rolling and you have a general idea of what type of theme you want to follow, executing your ideas can be difficult if you don’t have the design experience and knowledge. Working with a Designer/Decorator from Room Reimagined Design can eliminate the stress out of navigating this task on your own and give you a second opinion on how to properly implement your design ideas.

Are you ready to get started? Revamp your room just in time for the holiday season by connecting with Room Reimagined Design to schedule a complimentary ​consultation. From there, you can do a walkthrough of the guest room, go over details regarding your personal style preferences and potential ideas for the final look. Having a professional with experience in the industry can give you the leverage you need to create a trendy and cozy guest room that your friends and family can’t get enough of.

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