Sleepover Chic: Ideas to Improve Your Guest Bedroom Decor
From comfortable guest beds and dreamy soft sheets to luxurious hampers and flourishes of thoughtfulness, your guests can indulge in hotel-inspired luxury from the comfort of your home. Whether you're creating the ultimate comfort zone for your movie marathon or simply styling your guest bedroom for your besties to enjoy, there are loads of ways you can go above and beyond standard guest essentials.
The team at DUSK have come together to help you with all your guest bedroom decor needs, providing tips to help you impress guests and give them the perfect night‚Äôs sleep.
DUSK‚Äôs Design Pointers
If you‚Äôre planning on redecorating an old room and turning it into a guest bedroom, or are looking to spruce up your current one, there are a few key areas you should focus on to ensure that you get the decor just right. By paying extra attention to these areas during the decoration transformation, you can ensure that the finished product is as luxurious as it is comfy.
Paint the room an inviting & relaxing colour
Colour is everything and giving your guest bedroom a good lick of paint can go a long way, especially when turning an undecorated room into a relaxing paradise. Whether you choose a lighter colour, such as white or cream, or opt for a darker more indulgent colour, such as purple or deep blue, colour can have an amazing effect on the ambience in the room.
Focus on lighting
Lighting is important and, along with the room colour, can make or break the atmosphere of your guest room. If you‚Äôre aiming for a super modern hotel feel, bright white lighting can look fresh as well as being practical. However, if you‚Äôre looking to create a more relaxing environment and encourage feelings of cosiness, then softer, warmer light is the perfect choice.
New Bed Frame
There is little more inviting to a guest than a stylish bed frame that reassures them that their stay is going to be a comfortable one. Whether you opt for an Ottoman with under-bed storage space to keep their luggage or a traditional frame-only bed for a more classic style, both will impress your visitors.
Ensuring you have a comfortable mattress for your guests to sleep on is extremely important. Gorgeous room decor is all well and good, but does your mattress live up to the luxury vibe you've set? There‚Äôs no better way to welcome your guests than by offering a blissful night's sleep. At DUSK, we have a variety of choices with everything from a hybrid mattress and more.
Little Touches of Comfort
Once you‚Äôve perfected the overall design of your guest room, you can start to add depth and style with small additions that will go a long way. If your friends are anything like us, they'll notice the little details.
Make Sure Your Guests Have a Dream-Worthy Sleep
Go above and beyond when choosing your guest‚Äôs bedding - think about gorgeous soft bed linen and add an extra special touch with comforting items to elevate your guest‚Äôs sleep. Add a layer of comfort with a mattress topper, along with a choice of comfortable pillows, including soft, medium and firm support.
DUSK Top Tip: Always include an extra set of bath towels and bed linen, just in case your guests want to change their bedding. It‚Äôs always best to have an extra on-hand, especially if they‚Äôre staying for a while. It might just get you out of changing the bedding yourself, too
Clean Your Space
This may seem like an obvious tip but making sure the room is free from any stray dust and dirt will only add to the luxurious feel. Also, making sure that any clutter is tidied away, bins are emptied and sheets are folded will give a chic hotel feel that‚Äôll really impress your guests.
If there are lots of blankets, throws and pillows in the room, you don‚Äôt have to tidy them away out of sight - by folding them or arranging them in a stylish pattern, you can give the room a cleaner look. Stack throws on a shelf or in a basket to create an aesthetic feature in the guest room, or get creative and put your own unique spin on your bedroom style.
Add a Touch of Luxury with a Hamper
Grab a stylish rope basket or a silk gift set and supply your guests with the perfect gift to get their stay off to a good start. You could include tissues, candles, face mask and eye mask for a spa-inspired weekend!
It‚Äôs also a thoughtful touch to decant small amounts of toiletries - shampoo, body wash, moisturiser and toothpaste - into smaller bottles to add a luxurious hotel-inspired touch to your guest bedroom.
Treat Your Guests to Robes, Slippers and Towels
Be the host with the most and make your guests‚Äô stay special by adding an element of hotel luxury to your spare room. If you want to go the extra mile and wish to create a truly elegant and sophisticated guest room, why not provide everything they‚Äôll need throughout their stay, such as a robe, slippers and a towel set to make them feel right at home?
With the right touches, you can transform your guest bathroom into a spa-like sanctuary. Selecting the right towel set for your guests will set the mood within your bathroom. Whether you choose crisp, white towels for a serene spa-like ambience or you want to create a more vibrant bathroom with a pop of colour - your towels will make all the difference. If you love the idea of a timeless bathroom that will resonate with every guest then opt for darker towels, such as fashionable charcoal grey, which will deliver the same classic touch as white but can create a bolder look.
Maximise Storage and Hanging Space
When looking at guest bedroom decor ideas and maximising your space as much as possible, consider utilising the space you already have whilst adding some stylish storage solutions. Investing in some over-door hooks is a fabulous yet affordable way to provide your guests with extra hanging space for coats, bags, scarves and towels.
Your guest room wardrobe may be stuffed to the brim with old clothes that you have collected over the years, so if you plan to invite guests it may be time for a clear out. Ample storage space and an abundance of hangers will make your guests feel like they can unpack, unwind and feel right at home.
Help Guests Stay Connected
It‚Äôs no longer unusual for guests to ask ‚Äúwhat's the WiFi password?‚Äù So if your home is wired up - great! It‚Äôs best to note down the WiFi password and place it on your guest‚Äôs bedside table ready for them to connect when they arrive. Some of your guests may travel with a laptop too so they can crack on with some work and check their emails, so providing a desk and cable point is bound to make you a top host.
Get Cosy With Cushions and Throws
The pinnacle of indulgent luxury is an abundance of cushions, and the guest room is the perfect place to get creative. Transform your space with chunky throws and super soft blankets. It‚Äôs the little touches that can transform an otherwise mundane room into an inviting and exciting environment for your guests.
Layering is key when it comes to comfort in your guest room, and by playing around with decorative cushions and fluffy throws you can really elevate your guest room. Think about investing in a luxurious mattress topper and soft silky sheets, followed by a cosy abundance of cushions and throws.
Add a Personal Floral Touch
A small but mighty touch - fresh flowers in your guest room is a lovely gesture. Having a vase full of colourful flowers can make your guests‚Äô day. For a balanced, relaxing atmosphere, it's a great idea to add plenty of greenery and flowers. Flowers can create inexpensive, eye-catching and impressive displays that will add a personal touch to your guest room.
Another great way to add a floral touch is with a signature scent. A home fragrance is something that can positively add to the guest experience whilst bringing the whole room together. Place candles and air fresheners around your spare room to release relaxing, pleasant scents to make your guests‚Äô stay as relaxing as possible.
Do you have any chic guest bedroom decor ideas? We‚Äôd love to hear how you‚Äôve transformed your guest room. Let us know on Facebook or Instagram. For more top tips, check out our advice on the DUSK blog.