Design Ideas For Guest Bedrooms
When decorating guest bedrooms you have to find the balance which will suit guests of all ages and genders, and although it’s your house, so basically you can decorate the room anyway you like, you’ll also want to achieve a look which makes your guests feel at home and welcomed.
Many guest rooms have twin beds rather than a double, this makes it far easier to accommodate the needs of different guests! As guest rooms also tend to be the smaller bedrooms twin beds give you more options for placing the furniture.
The room should also marry in with the style of your home, so if you have a more traditionally styles interior bedroom curtains in a neutral colour are a good idea, whereas a contemporary interior commands a guest room which is more funky so window blinds may be a better option.
Ready made curtains are an ideal choice and can be hung from either curtain poles or traditional style curtain tracks to blend in with the overall theme of the room. Cream or beige curtains are also a good idea as their neutral tones can be used with virtually any colour scheme. Whether you choose plain or patterned curtains is purely a matter of choice and is dependent on the overall look you’re trying to achieve.
Floral bedroom curtains add chic styling which is suitable for both traditional and modern guest rooms. Opt for fully lined curtains as this will not only help the curtains to hang better it will also block out a certain amount of early morning light. If you live in a large city or town and are subject to light pollution, example there is a street light right outside your guest room, blackout linings are an excellent option.
Neutral colour tones are also a good idea as they will give the illusion of more space. Try to keep your guest room for its intended purpose rather than a dumping ground for piles of ironing! Add little personal touches which will make your guests feel welcome, example if the grandchildren are arriving placing soft toys on each bed will make them feel as if you have designed the room especially for them! Of course these can be removed when older guests come to stay.
It’s also a good idea to have some extra blankets or throws which can be neatly folded at the bottom of the beds ready for immediate use if your guests need them. A simple chest of drawers to store clothes can also be used as a bedside table on which to place lamps.