What do you love about your favourite hotel rooms? First up, they need to be practical, in that there’s somewhere to stash your suitcase, hang a few clothes up and unpack the things you need for your stay. These are the guest room essentials that really make your visitors feel comfortable. Consider storage benches that offer a place to put a suitcase, bedside tables with drawers for odds and ends and a statement chair for a place to retreat to. If you don’t have a wardrobe, or room in it, pop some hooks and hangers behind the door.
Comfortable bedding is paramount and the bed also offers endless design options. Provide crisp new sheets, two pillows for each guest and layer the bed with quilts or throws so they can control the temperature. Dress it with colourful cushions to match your scheme. Once the basics are met, it’s the little details that make a world of difference.
Choose decorative but useful accessories that add interest, like mirrors, colourful storage baskets, scented candles and lamps for ambience. Enliven the room with fresh flowers and plants, place folded towels on the bed and leave a small pack of basic toiletries on the nightstand. A small rubbish bin is a great idea and a collection of books or magazines is a thoughtful touch.
Finally, what if your guest bedroom ideas have to fit into the living room or study? First up, invest in a multi-functional sofa bed so you’re always prepared. Make your room cosy with a few simple tweaks like using a hallway console for a dressing table and a stool for a bedside table with a reading lamp. Add the little details just as you would in the spare bedroom, for a welcoming and snug environment.
Once the word gets out, you’ll have family and friends lining up around the block to stay overnight!