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Sleepover Chic: 8 Decorating Ideas For Your Guest Bedroom

10 Sep 2021

From comfortable mattresses and dreamy soft sheets to welcoming colour schemes and flourishes of thoughtfulness, your overnight visitors will certainly thank you for properly decorating your guest bedroom.

However, with so many different guest room décor ideas to choose from, it can feel a bit overwhelming when decorating the spare room. Well, that’s where we come in!

In this article, we will advise how to implement our favourite guest room ideas, as well as provide some timely Christmas bedroom tips, helping you to impress your overnight guests and give them the perfect night’s sleep.

Continue reading, below, to dive into the best decorating ideas for a guest bedroom.

1. Paint the room an inviting and relaxing colour


When it comes to decorating your guest bedroom, always start with the colour. That’s because giving your spare room a good lick of paint can transform it into a relaxing paradise, really bringing your guest room ideas to life. 


And when you’ve got guests coming to stay, you want them to feel nice and relaxed when dropping off to sleep. That’s why we recommend that you opt for calming colours when decorating the spare room, such as soft greens, pastels, and pale blues, to create a warm and welcoming ambience. 

Alternatively, for those looking for Christmas bedroom ideas for festive visitors, add accents of silver, white, and gold to your colour scheme. Think cushion covers, throw blankets, and bedspreads for these seasonal splashes of colour.

If you’d like more help picking out the perfect pigment, take a look at our best bedroom colours article.

2. Focus on lighting

Perhaps just as important as colour, lighting can make or break the atmosphere of even the best spare bedroom ideas.

For example, if you’re aiming for a super modern hotel feel when decorating your guest bedroom, then bright white lighting is both fresh and practical. Or, if you’re looking to create a more relaxing environment, then softer, warmer lighting can help your guests feel nice and cosy. Whatever your preference, remember to think about how the natural light will affect your ambience too!

And then, when the festive period comes around, you can bring your Christmas bedroom idea to life with twinkling fairy lights. You should also consider adding warming candles and cute lights to make the room feel more comforting and cosy for your guests this winter.

To find out more about how to create the best atmosphere for your guest bedroom idea, take a look at our luxury bedroom lighting tips article.

3. Buy a new bed frame

While you may be inspired when collating your favourite decorating ideas for your guest bedroom, it’s important to not neglect the practical additions that will make your visitor’s stay more comfortable.

So, let’s start with finding the perfect bed frame. Maybe you want to opt for an ottoman bed that stores all the spare bedding out of sight, or perhaps you’d prefer a more classic style? Well, we have everything from super king-size beds to single bed frames, depending on what you need to complete your guest bedroom idea. 

For more information, take a look at our bed frame buying guide.

4. Invest in a comfortable mattress and bedding

With the bed frame sorted, we can think about how your bedding choices can really bring your guest room idea to life!

First up, you need to ensure you have a comfortable mattress for your guests to sleep on. After all, decorating your guest bedroom with gorgeous pigments and patterns is all well and good, but does your mattress live up to the luxurious level you’ve set? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a variety of choices, including hybrid mattresses.

And then, it’s time for the star of the show – the bedding! Choose from fresh bed linen and plush pillows to mattress protectors and luxury bedspreads, if you want a fabulous finishing flourish for your guest bedroom idea. You can even add a scattering of festive cushions, for when you want to show off your Christmas bedroom to overnight guests.

5. Clean your space

It may seem like an obvious tip, but you’d be surprised how much stray dust and dirt can detract from the glory of your guest room décor ideas.

So, give the room a once over with a vacuum cleaner, clean your mattress, and make sure you wash your bedding properly. You should also ensure any clutter is tidied away, bins are emptied and sheets are folded to give that chic hotel feel that will really impress your guests.

6. Maximise storage and hanging space

No matter the style or colour choices, the best spare bedroom ideas are the ones that maximise the space as much as possible. And that means utilising the space you already have, while adding some stylish storage options, to help the bedroom feel bigger.

For example, investing in some over-door hooks is a fabulous and simple guest room idea that provides visitors with extra hanging space for bathrobes, coats, bags, scarves, and towels. Ample storage options, such as baskets and washbags, will also make your guests feel like they can unpack, unwind and feel right at home!

7. Layer up cushions and throws

Now we come to the final touches of decorating your guest bedroom. And, in our humble opinion, the pinnacle of indulgent luxury is an abundance of cushions, with the guest room being the perfect place to get creative.

You can also transform your space with chunky throws and super soft blankets. It's the little touches that can turn an otherwise mundane room into an inviting and exciting spare bedroom idea that your guests will fall adore. 

Remember, layering is key when it comes to decorating your spare room. By playing around with decorative cushions and fluffy throws, you can really elevate your guest room idea. Think about investing in a luxurious mattress topper and soft silky sheets, followed by a cosy abundance of cushions and throws. 

8. Treat your guests to robes, slippers, and towels

While it’s less about the décor, treating your guests to a bit of hotel luxury is an always winning guest bedroom idea.

So, try to provide everything they’ll need throughout their stay, such as a bathrobe, slippers, and a towel set. You can also keep stock of all the bathroom essentials that are easy to overlook when travelling, such as spare toothbrushes, shower gels, and soaps. Think of it as a little goodie bag to help your visitors feel right at home!

Ready to try out these decorating ideas for your guest room? Or maybe you have some chic guest bedroom décor ideas of your own? Be sure to let us know on Facebook or Instagram. You can also browse our bed, mattress, and bedding collection to start decorating your spare room today!

Alternatively, if you’re looking for more interior advice, head over to the DUSK blog.

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