A guide to creating the perfect guest room

For when guests come knocking, having a dedicated room to entertain visitors can prove to be useful. Simply laying a mattress in a living area no longer suffices as it isn’t a comfortable living arrangement. Having a separate guest room, on the other hand, ensures privacy and comfort for the home owners as well as the visitors. However, for the guests to actually feel comfortable, the room must exude a cozy and welcoming vibe. Creating that kind of an ambience in your guest room is fairly easy if you pay attention to its interior and layout. It is important for the room to not just look good but to be useful enough for the guests to settle in with ease. Different features and aspects of a room can be tweaked to create the ideal living space for guests without too much hassle. 

Here’s an efficient guide to creating the ideal guest room that feels just like home. 


Transforming your guest room into a retreat for them starts with the simplest of details. The paint/ color of a room is the most important factor in setting a positive atmosphere in the room. Each color has its own effect on an individual's mind when they walk into a space. It is therefore essential that you  pick the correct theme and color for the guest bedroom to make it a comfortable space. While designing your guest bedroom, make sure you opt for a simple yet bright color palette. Using light and soft color gives a touch of brightness to the room. Light colors have a very non intimidating and neutral look to them, making the room feel a lot lighter and welcoming. It also gives an illusion of the space seeming bigger and more spacious and neat. Darker colors have a striking and bold effect which may not appeal to all. When picking your colors you could either opt for an all white look, try out some beige tones or opt for a neutral hue of the color of your choosing. Since neutral themes are especially trending nowadays, such a color palette could liven up your room while being in line with design trends. You could extend the light and breezy effect to your furnishing and textiles, or create a contrast with them to create the design you wish for. 


An important factor to creating a tranquil out of your guest bedroom is first choosing the right space for it. It is essential that the room you pick is laid out in the right place. Preferably, the guest room could be one that is a little secluded to ensure privacy for both you and your guests. While being a little secluded, it also needs to be sufficiently accessible to the kitchen and washroom facilities. The second step to the right layout is the room’s layout itself. The room needs to be set up in a way that it has what it needs without being too cluttered. Having too much furniture or objects can create a confusing and cramped up effect for a room, making it essential to plan and place everything well. There needs to be plenty of space for one to move around without bumping into objects to assure comfort and avoid one from getting injured too. 


The lighting in a room may seem like a simple thing to ace, but is actually pretty complex. Proper lighting in a room is crucial to its appearance and functionality. Whether natural or artificial, ample and the right kind of lighting needs to be incorporated in a room. Primarily, ensuring a good amount of natural light in a room is essential. Natural light not only beautifies a room but is good for one’s physical health. The warmth of the sun rays is also known to combat bacterial bodies in a room, ultimately proving extremely beneficial. To bring in natural light, you could install windows of different sizes as per what the room allows. For more spacious rooms, you could opt for ceiling to floor glass doors in a portion of the wall for plenty of light to shine through. For smaller rooms you could add windows on either side of a bed or perhaps above it for a unique look. Artificial lighting is equally important for the room. As the sun sets, ensuring that the room has sufficient light is important. You have to pick the right design and hue of lights for a room depending on its design. The placement of lighting also needs to be well thought out so that the light reaches where it needs to. Apart from light fixtures, you could add bedside lamps that look great and serve the purpose well for when not too much light is needed. 


Sufficient closet space/storage is an important feature in a guest room. Whether it is clothes, devices or other knick knacks, everything needs to have a place that it can go into to keep from creating a mess. There needs to be enough space for the guests to set out their belongings while they are staying and organize it well. If you can’t install huge closets, design them to be spacious and accommodating enough. There also needs to be some sort of luggage storage space within the closet where the suitcases and bags can be placed out of sight and out of the way to avoid them spoiling the look and comfort of a room. 


For the room to be a place where people can relax and rest after a long day, it needs to be peaceful enough. Avoiding disruptions and disturbances as far as possible could help achieve the optimal resting space where one can actually stay calm and rested. In order to do so, especially in high traffic areas, you could choose to soundproof the guest room. You could opt for acoustic wall tiles that filter through the noise, preventing too much from flowing in or opt for soundproofing boards on the walls. It also helps prevent noise traveling from one to the other, violating privacy and creating an uncomfortable resting space. Choose designer soundproofing boards to keep the look. 


Setting up an entertainment unit is a great idea to jazz up your guest room. The basic idea to create an entertainment unit is to give your guests something to do in their free time. You could customize the entertainment unit according to your budget and design. You could put in a simple tv unit or extend it further to add a bookshelf or a bunch of magazines. You could also put in a sound system for a little something extra. You could also play around with the design of the entertainment unit to amp up the overall interior of the room with a unique or fun design. 


For one to have a good night’ sleep and be well rested, a comfortable bed is extremely important. Creating a relaxing and comfy bed starts with first picking the right bed. It must suit the room as well as be of the optimal height to ensure comfort. Next is choosing comfortable bedding and linen. Pick a mattress that is extremely comfortable and easy to clean. Further opt for comfy pillows, cushions and blankets to go on the bed to ensure that your guests rest well. 


Creating a separate seating area apart from the bed could really help the room’s design and functionality. Sitting in a bed throughout the day may not be ideal, however, with a separate sitting area/space within the room you can give your guests an option. Whether to work or simply lounge or read, the seating area could come in handy. To create a seating area, you could add furniture according to the space that the room allows. For a more spacious room, you could opt for a bigger seating like a couch and pair it with a coffee table. For smaller spaces you could use a pair of comfy chairs and table to create a comfortable seating corner. You could also go for something unique like a swing chair, or a sofa bed for a different look. Opting for a window seat or simple ottoman can also work just as great. For a different approach, you could add a work desk and chair to give your guests a place to work. 

Overall, a guest room is an important part of your house. Not just for your guests but for you as well, giving you the satisfaction of giving your guests a comfortable living space. Simple suggestions and tweaks to a room can help you create a comfy room that exudes positivity and feels just like home to your guests. You could also add a few finishing touches such as fresh flowers or a care basket right before your guests arrive. Try out the above suggestions to set up your guest room and become the ideal host.


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