We all know how challenging it can be to sleep in a bedroom other than your own, so I put together a few handy tips to create a comfortable guest bedroom. These tips are especially useful during the holiday season when family and friends stop by to visit.
Before I dig into the tips, let’s also talk about the function of a guest bedroom – it’s an extra room that you can utilize when you don’t have visitors. So, when you’re designing your guest bedroom consider multipurpose furniture that will keep your guests comfortable and provide pieces that you can utilize when you don’t have visitors.
Select a Bed
Let’s jump right in. A welcoming guest bedroom needs a comfortable and functional bed. Here are a few suggestions to consider:
Getting back to my point above that a guest bedroom is really an extra bedroom, I suggest purchasing a storage bed. A storage bed provides extra space to stow bed linens, pillows and maybe those extra seasonal clothes that you don’t have a spot in your room. Utilizing the storage drawers in the bed means that you don’t have to place these items in the closet, thus freeing up space for your guests to use when they visit.
My Madelyn Upholstered Daybed is a comfy place to curl up with a good book during the day or to relax at night. The trundle unit provides extra sleeping space for overnight guests. The tufting with faux jewels adds a pop of style to any room.
Gain valuable storage in your guest bedroom with my Chadwick Twin Captain Bed With Trundle! Available in your choice of espresso, rustic walnut or gray, this functional captain bed is a great way to store clothing and shoes. Plus, sleepovers are now easier than ever thanks to the super convenient trundle!
Bunk beds aren’t just for summer camp and kids’ rooms! Bunk beds are a fun option for guest bedrooms and a great way to maximize space, especially with the trundle option. The trundle bed gives you sleeping space for three people.
If you have limited space in your guest room and also plan on using it as a television room when you don’t have visitors, I suggest a sleeper sofa. This option gives you seating during the day and a comfy place to rest at night. And the best part is, you can just tuck the bed away when you’re not using it.
My Caleb Bob-O-Pedic Gel Memory Foam Sleeper features textured woven fabric and stylish accent pillows. Plus, the Bob-O-Pedic Memory Foam cushions are super comfortable, making lounging ultra-cozy!
Also available in full and queen.
Don’t Forget About a Mattress!
Now that you’ve selected the perfect bed for your guest bedroom, you need a comfy mattress for family and friends to sleep on. Since there are a number of different sleep styles and a variety of preferences in regards to firm or plush, I’ve selected some mattresses that are perfect for a guest bed.
Stardust Full Firm
My Stardust Firm mattress features the support of an innerspring mattress plus the comfort of Bob-O-Pedic Gel Memory Foam. A foam encased, individually wrapped coil system provides your body with maximum conformance and support. The quilted knit cover and layer of anti-microbial safeguard fiber set the stage for a cleaner and more pleasant sleep environment.
Bob-O-Pedic Hybrid Radiance Full Firm Mattress
This hybrid and memory foam mattress contains a combination of all the right layers that your body needs to sleep soundly. The Radiance is perfect for guests because it has the support of a coil system and the comfort of memory foam.
It all starts with the quilted knit cover, which thermo-regulates your body temperature. Then, layers of gel-infused convoluted comfort foam and Bob-O-Pedic Gel Memory Foam partner up to provide temperature regulation and pressure relief. Top it off with the foam encased, individually wrapped coil system for conformance and support.
Bed for Your Head
Don’t forget about the pillows! Give your guests a comfy place to rest their head with my Bob-O-Pedic Classic Pillows. Complete with cradling plush comfort, optimum pressure relief, and my famous Bob-O-Pedic Memory Foam, you won’t believe the value loaded in these pillows. Not to mention, the quilted fabric blend cover ensures a comfortable sleep all night long!
Dress up the Bed
Now that you’ve picked out a great bed, a comfy mattress and a supportive pillow, it’s time to dress the bed. Start with my eco-friendly tencel sheet set. These sheets are designed to help create a cool night’s sleep. You’ll also love the soft touch and oversized dimensions that allow for a lovely drape and fit.
Next, select a comforter set that looks great and is comfortable, but doesn’t overpower the room. I suggest a simple white comforter set.
My Eden 9 Piece Comforter Set is solid white with lovely pleated details.
Sets to Wow Your Guests
If you’re starting from a blank slate with your guest bedroom and really looking to impress, check out these bedroom sets that have a guaranteed WOW factor!
Add some glam to your room with my Diva II Bedroom Set. Finished in platinum, this set features a tufted headboard with nailhead details and an LED light. You’ll love all the storage you get from the elegant dresser and mirror combo. Don’t forget about the two drawer nightstand and its convenient light underneath!
With its antique look, my Montana Storage Bedroom Set feels just like home! The headboard is packed with features, like two USB ports and two handy storage drawers in the footboard. Furthermore, the nightstand comes with a small basket which only adds to the overall convenience of storage. The self-closing drawers and felt-lined top drawers of the pieces complete the set!
My Spencer Storage Bedroom Set has everything you need to stay organized and under budget! This classic bedroom set includes a storage bed, dresser, mirror and nightstand. It’s easy to store clothing and belongings out of sight with the numerous storage drawers in nearly every piece!
Fun & Functional Pieces
After you have accounted for all the must-have furniture pieces in your guest bedroom, it’s time to add a little fun and function to your space. Check out some of these nifty pieces that will have your guests wishing they could stay longer!
My Bob-A-Round is probably the funnest piece of furniture I have. On one side is a chest of drawers for storage, but wait, that’s not it. The entire chest rotates to reveal a full-length mirror on the other side. How fun is that?!
Go full glam with the Diva II Bob-A-Round, show off your rustic flare with my Austin Bob-A-Round or add a contemporary flare with my Jason Bob-A-Round.
Montana Corner Console
My Montana Corner Console is great because it fits snug into a corner to help maximize your space. This rustic piece is a great place for a TV and has plenty of storage for extra bed linens or media.
Desk & Chair
Create a workspace in your guest bedroom with a desk and a chair. Your guests will appreciate the space to catch up on emails! Also, unless you plan on having guests visit every weekend, you can use this desk and chair as a workspace.
Dress Up Your Floor
Adding an area rug is a really simple and cost-effective way to add some style to your guest bedroom. You’ll be amazed at the impact a rug can have on the overall look of the room. If you have a small guest bedroom, I suggest placing the bed and nightstands on the rug, with a few feet on either side of the bed.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
The guest bedroom is usually the smallest bedroom in the house and I’m always getting questions about how to make the room feel bigger. Well, I’m happy to say I have an answer that doesn’t involve major construction! Add a mirror or two in the guest bedroom to make the space feel bigger. Mirrors help bounce around light in the room and make the space feel more open. A full-length mirror can really help a room feel bigger, but if you don’t have the space for a full-length mirror, try a smaller size that you can hang on the wall.
Accent Your Space
Add some fun to your guest bedroom with a stylish accent piece. This could be as simple as adding an eye-catching wall clock or a really cool small accent table to your guest bedroom. If you have a little extra space to work with, consider an accent chair with a pop of color. Accent chairs are not only great for adding style to the room but also function.
Light up the Room
You want to make sure that there is proper lighting in your guest bedroom. Most guest bedrooms will have a standard overhead light in the middle of the room that serves as general lighting, but also take a minute to think about functional lighting. If you have guests that enjoy reading a book before bed, bring in a floor lamp next to a cozy chair. If you don’t have space for a reading chair, place a lamp on the nightstand.
Let Nature In
Sleeping in a bedroom other than your own can be a bit of an adjustment for some people, so bring a sense of calm to the room with indoor plants. A few plants placed around the room will add a bit of peacefulness to your guest bedroom. Try to mix and match between green plants and fresh flowers. You don’t need to bring in a massive bouquet that will dominate the room, instead, a few fresh cut flowers in a small vase will do the trick.
Let Your Inner Designer Out!
Now that you have all of these great ideas, it’s time to create your guest bedroom. Did you know that my 3D Room Planner allows you actually build out your guest bedroom so you can get an idea of how it will look? Yup, how cool is that?! You can add in furniture, rugs, mirrors, even paint the walls. My 3D Room Planner is super easy to use and a lot of fun. Go ahead, and try it today!
Share Your Guest Bedroom
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