Guest rooms are a fun home away from home. As it’s not a permanent bedroom, the design can be more playful and experimental, with bolder colours and patterns. Here are my tips for creating a super comfortable and welcoming guest room.
black out that light!
As in normal bedrooms, use blackout lined curtains or blinds to ensure a peaceful nights sleep. Nothing beats that cocooning feel of a super dark room.
To create a calm and tranquil environment, leave essential oils diffuser and leave a sleep mist on the bedside table. The power of scent should not be underestimated. Lavender, chamomile and cedarwood are great choices to create a restful calm space. Check out Neom – I love their gorgeous wellbeing pod, which looks just as good as it smells!
let there be (ambient) light!
Don’t forget good lighting! Overhead down lights can be a little harsh on their own, so either add some ambient bedside / reading lighting complemented by walls lights (or a combination of all three). All three work well in a sleeping / relaxing environment.
cosy up that space!
To make a space inviting, consider the warmth and tactility of the room. Include a soft rug on chilly hardwood floors, particularly around the bed area. Add an attractive throw to pull across the covers on a cold evening.
Guest bedrooms are great spaces to experiment a little and add some design flair! Fabric wallpaper will transform the space making it feel sophisticated as well as cosy & warm.
colour me cosy!
Consider the palette carefully. Guest rooms are places I like to have a little fun with colour. However, I’m also careful to choose shades that promote comfort, grounding and relaxation. Greens and blues are both stress relievers and I think a good choice for these rooms.
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