How to Decorate a Small Guest Bedroom


Guests should feel welcome and comfortable when staying at your home. Colors that exude warmth make guests feel cozy in your guest bedroom, and how you decorate it enhances your guests' experiences. Small bedrooms are challenging, but if you decorate with your guests' needs in mind, they can truly relax after they arrive. By following a few steps, you can create cozy retreat from a small bedroom.

  • Select a relaxing color palette for your guests. Warm colors, such as shades of gold and yellow, are favorites for guest rooms because they are welcoming. You can also go with hue of blue and green for a more soothing effect. Dark colors tend to make rooms seem smaller than they are, and bright or bold colors might be too stimulating for guests.

  • Select unobtrusive furniture with clean lines. Ornate furniture takes up more room and tends to make small rooms feel cluttered. Decorate to scale, and stay away from furniture that feels too big for the room.

  • Hang a decorative storage unit on the wall. This will come in handy for your guests' items without using up much more space in the room.

  • Place a luggage rack in the closet. If there is space, place the rack in the bedroom, but always keep a portable luggage rack available for convenience.

  • Use luxurious bedding for your guests. Silk sheets or sheets with a high percale count will ensure your guests will be as comfortable as possible. Give your guests both firm and soft pillows, so they can choose what suits them. Place a fluffy rug on the floor to warm feet.

  • Provide plenty of towels and other accommodations. Keep the bed supplied with enough pillows and quilts for the season.

  • Make room for all of the extras your guests will need. This might require an extra table or chest of drawers. Keep the chest supplied with towels, sheets and other essentials your guests may need.

  • Hang mirrors in the bedroom to help it seem more specious.

  • Place fresh flowers in a vase to help create a soothing and welcoming atmosphere for your guests.

Tips & Warnings

  • Avoid using to many accessories in a small room. Too many objects only make small rooms look cluttered. Leave open spaces for your guests' toiletries.

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