How to Design a Room Your Guests Will Never Want to Leave
A well-appointed guest room is the secret to becoming the host with the most.
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Stick to One Style
Keeping each element of your guest room consistent with its overarching style is one of the easiest ways to design a space that feels well-thought-out and welcoming. Avoid picking up that clearance "bed in a bag" and instead find a few unexpected elements to create a space that feels like the ultimate retreat. This room nails the rustic chic look thanks to antlers, wood and faux fur pieces.
Make it Feel Like Home
Homey details like a cozy chair and a tray for your guests morning coffee will make them feel welcome immediately. And leaving space in the cupboard for their wares encourages them to get comfortable and stay awhile.
Don't Forget the Entertainment
You never know if your guests have the same sleep schedule as you, so adding a television and plenty of books to their room ensures they have plenty to do if they're an early riser or night owl.
Let Your Location Shine
Whether you live by the beach, in a big city or in the middle of the country, your location can be used to inspire your decor. Stock the space with accessories that echo your surroundings, and let your guests truly savor their time in your home.
Put Nooks to Use
If your home doesn't have a dedicated guest room, you can always turn any little nooks into a space for friends and family to get comfy. Daybeds, murphy beds and even pull-out couches are all perfect places to put your guests up.
Elevate Your Bunk Beds
Bunk beds may be synonymous with little kids' rooms, but they can actually be quite chic. Go for a sleek, pared down look — think industrial frames and understated bedding — and any adult would be happy to get some shut eye in your bunk. Plus, you just can't beat having space for additional visitors.
When in Doubt, Add More Pillows
You can never have too many pillows, especially when you're designing a room meant to make your visitors feel at-home. Stocking the bed with plenty of fluffy pillows gives your guests the option of crafting their perfect sleeping arrangement. A stylish throw, like this Moroccan wedding blanket, adds an extra dose of comfort that will leave your friends and family dreaming about your guest bed.