Oftentimes a guest bedroom can feel like a forgotten room in your house.
Maybe it’s where you store seasonal clothes or perhaps it doubles as an exercise room.
Whatever the case may be, if you’re wanting to give your guest bedroom a much-needed makeover, keep reading for some helpful tips!
Lean into Lighting
Though a guest bedroom might not get as much usage as other rooms in the house, lighting is still important.
In addition to the beauty of natural light streaming through custom wood shutters, consider adding layers of light to create a calming atmosphere. Here are three ideas:
- Ambient lighting – This is a light source that’s meant to fill the entire room and is usually evenly distributed throughout the space. Think ceiling lights or recessed downlights.
- Task lighting – Task lighting is a bright, directional light source that’s only used on occasion. As the name suggests, it’s typically used for activities or tasks such as reading.
- Accent lighting – This type of lighting adds a layer of light to the space and can balance the brightness of task lighting while also illuminating something of visual interest in the room. An example of accent lighting is the light source you’d use to showcase a piece of art on the wall.
Pick a Theme
Decorations in a guest room can often feel scattered. Sometimes, it’s the catch-all of the unused decor in your home. But, instead of going that route, take a themed approach to your design.
Going into this project with a focused plan will help you put the pieces together to create a cohesive look and welcoming vibe for visitors.
Layer on the Layers
When deciding on bedding, the more options you have available the better. That’s because everyone is different. Some people are always cold, others run hot while they sleep.
Providing layers of options with a top sheet, duvet cover, and throw blankets gives your guests the flexibility to create a level of comfort that meets their needs.
When hosting a guest in your house, you want them to feel at home and comfortable. An important part of this equation is giving them their own space to unpack and unwind. The guest room is their “home away from home” during their stay.
Remove clutter and make room in closets and drawers for your guests to store their belongings.
Taking the time to declutter your guest room and make space for your guests is a win-win.
They’ll have room for their things and when they leave, you can enjoy some extra storage space as well!