Creating a relaxing space for your guests doesn’t have to be difficult…
Having a room to which house guests feel they can retreat offers benefits for both parties – the trick is to create somewhere supremely comfortable, but which falls short of feeling like an anonymous hotel. Check out what Lionsgate Design recommends you put in a guest room, so your friends and family have a happy stay.
1. Spring for great bedding
Design a guest room with the same care as you would your own personal bedroom. High-quality linens are essential. Arrange a cozy throw near the footboard to add colour and texture to the room.
2. Help them feel at home
Use a deep basket to stash guest towels, a robe and extra blankets. Place it visibly in the room so guests have everything they need to freshen up on arrival.
3. Add bedside lighting
A lamp placed on the bedside table is essential when decorating your guest bedroom. This allows night owls to enjoy a good book or catch up on email without disturbing the rest of the house.
4. Stock the necessities
Everyone forgets to pack at least one thing when they travel. Cover their bases by stocking dresser drawers with a few travel-size essentials.
5. Add a mirror
Hang a small mirror in the guest room to provide a spot for touching up makeup or putting on jewellery. If space allows, a long dressing mirror is an even better addition.
6. Add special, warming touches
There are lots of little things you can do to make your guests feel extra special. Hang a piece of art with an inviting message or place a pillow that offers them to ‘stay awhile’.
7. Don’t forget fresh flowers
Fresh flowers brighten up any room. When your guests are settling into your guest room after a long day’s travels, a beautiful vase full of bright, fresh flowers can be a more-than-welcome sight.