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Inviting Guest Bedroom

BY MARTIN AMADO ON NOVEMBER 1ST, 2016

Guest1The holidays are definitely the time of the year when we see an influx of out-of-town family and friends visiting our home. Of course, you want your guest bedroom to be an inviting and comfortable place for them to stay, so here are a few tips that will you achieve that.

Like any bedroom, the bed should always be the focal point and an easy way to freshen up the space is by buying new bedding. Save money by buying a comforter set (a.k.a. bed-in-a-bag) that brings all the accessories that finish off the look. Items such as shams, bed skirts, decorative pillows and throws help make the bed more welcoming.

Don’t clutter the room with too much furniture either. You can use an ottoman or stacked trunks as nightstands; and even a console table with a mirror on the wall above it can function as a dresser.   Another great idea is to incorporate a bench at the foot of the bed for your guests to place their luggage on. It’s about giving them all the simple conveniences they expect to find in a hotel.

guest_bedAn important note is to keep the decorating style gender-neutral. Can’t imagine a grandfather or uncle wanting to sleep in a pink boudoir room! Finally, to make your guests feel even more special, I like to include a basket with rolled-up towels, soaps, candles, books and magazines for their enjoyment and relaxation.

It’s all in the details. You can take it further by including a robe and slippers, too. Just be careful your guests might never want to leave after making them feel so welcome!