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10 Guest Room Decoration Ideas That Will Make Your Guests Swoon

Everyone wants to have a stellar guest room in their home, but no one wants to sleep on an air mattress or futon. Instead, we’ve laid out some guest room decoration ideas to make sure you can turn your guest space into a comfortable, relaxing stay for your friends and family. You should consider a few things when decorating your guest space, and just throwing random items on the wall and sticking a mattress on the floor won’t do. 

All of our tips below are easy to implement, even if you’re on a budget. Most of our ideas work great for small space decorating, so you can make the most out of your guest room. Especially with the holiday season coming up, you’ll want to optimize your available guest space to make everyone who visits is comfortable and content.

Guest Room Decoration Ideas; Your Easy How-To Guide

No matter your favorite style, from modern flair to rustic farm style, from serene and tranquil to bright and bold, there are lots of guest room decoration ideas that can lead to the perfect guest space. Read on for a few creative tips that are guaranteed to make your next guest want to come back and visit!

Start With Evaluating Your Space To Decide Your Layout

The first thing you should do is evaluate the space you already have. Can you realistically fit a full or even queen size bed in your guest room? What about side tables? Maybe you’re using your space as a dual home office/guest room combination. It might take a little organizing and decluttering, with some canvas prints but we bet there is a layout that you can optimize your space. 

A good rule of thumb is to center a bed or desk under a window if you have space or between two windows. It can create an excellent focal point and feel visually appealing.

Try A Ledge or Shelf Instead of a Side Table

If you’re dealing with a smaller room without not a lot of square footage, then one idea we have is to add a small shelf next to the bed instead of a clunky side table. It will visuall take up less space but still provide a place for phones to rest, a small lamp, or even flower vases. 

Additionally, you can always use a dresser in the place of a side table with open shelving to offer more storage options for your guests.

Add Trendy Pillows

An easy guest room decoration idea is to add some trendy pillows to your guest bed or day bed. If you can only fit a smaller bed in the space, adding bright and cozy pillows will make the whole room feel more comfortable and inviting. 

Make sure the actual pillows you provide are comfortable and full as well. No one likes sleeping in a guest room that has flat pillows!

Don’t Forget a Mirror!

We’ve seen this trend all over recently, and we love it. Hang a full-length mirror somewhere in the room so that your guests don’t have to leave their room to see how they look first thing in the morning. Living out of a suitcase during a visit is difficult enough, making them feel a little more at home with easy mirror access. A mirror also helps make a room feel larger, so a large mirror can go a long way in a small space.

Try adding some hooks or shelves next to your mirror with some amenities they may have forgotten, like toothbrushes or q-tips, or items they might have to ask for like towels and washcloths. 

Add A Reading Nook 

Another item on our list of guest room decoration ideas is a window seat or a bench seating area. A little reading nook with a blanket and some pillows is an excellent addition to a guest room. They can use it as seating, a place for their bags to land, or just as a visual touch to make the room feel cozier.

Make A Statement With Canvas Art

Don’t forget the walls! A gallery wall with custom canvas art can give your guest room more character and make it feel more like home. Especially if your room is on the small side, you don’t want to waste valuable surface space, so play up the wall decorations.

Canvas art is great for guest rooms because it’s lightweight and easy to hang and affordable to create your own unique pieces. From split canvas to large format, collage photos, floating frames, and more, the options are limitless so you can always match your style.

Bring in a TV

If you want your guests to feel like they are getting spoiled during their visit with you, one idea is to add a tv! It doesn’t have to be large, but a smart tv with all the streaming services connected is a nice touch. Go classic with your bedding and then add some fun and bright imagery and pillows to give them the ultimate stay.

Don’t forget they will want the wifi-password, so print out a cute little card with all the information they might need.

When In Doubt, Pick a Theme

If you’re struggling with where to start in decorating or what colors to use, go with a theme that speaks to your location. Do you live near the beach? Go coastal with your design options! Maybe you have a favorite “thing,” perhaps it’s a specific animal; perhaps it’s the sun or the moon, whatever you love, play it up and let the theme help you make the decorating decisions.

Don’t Skip The Basic Amenities!

Turn your guest room into a luxury hotel by providing them all the amenities they might need. Include clean towels, an extra phone charger, shampoo and conditioner, slippers, even a robe. Go the extra mile by building them a little welcome kit and include some water bottles next to the bed. 

It can seem like a little thing, but building a small visitor bag full of the basics can be the difference between a good stay and a great stay.

Bottom Line – Less Is More

The bottom line when it comes to guest room decorations is to keep it simple. Less is more. Don’t feel like you have to cram a bunch of knick-knacks and art into the room. Think about your favorite hotel stays. You probably enjoyed the crisp, clean, and inviting feel even though it’s usually reasonably minimalistic in hotel rooms. Fresh linens, a few pieces of wall art, and basic amenities go a long way to making your guests feel welcome.


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