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7 guest bedroom ideas you’ll want to stay in

‘Coming up with the perfect guest bedroom ideas is the key to ensuring both a memorable and comfortable stay for your family and friends,’ says Deirdre McGettrick.

As the Founder of furniture search and discovery engine ufurnish.com, and co-host of The DnA of Home Interiors podcast, Deirdre believes a well-designed guest bedroom will make family and friends feel welcome, creating a space that feels like a home from home.

Read on for our unique guest bedroom decor ideas and design inspiration to help you make a lasting impact.

To implement the guest bedroom inspirations below, you will need to work with:

  • An interior designer to help you plan your new look
  • A painter and decorator to make the look happen
  • A carpenter if you require any bespoke work

You can also read our blog: Bedroom carpet ideas: Floor your guests with these impactful designs for some alternative inspiration!

Guest bedroom ideas and designsStylish guest bedroom ideas

Ideally, you want to create a bedroom that your guests can’t wait to spend time in. Think about incorporating hotel-style furnishings and accessories with home comforts to create an idyllic oasis.

The key to any guest room is about making sure those you invite over will have a good night’s sleep. So, always keep this in mind when furnishing the space. Not only do curtains and blinds add warmth and make the room look finished, but they also filter the sunlight to stop your guests from waking up when they want to enjoy a much-needed lie-in.

We love this chic pink and white bedroom, with its cosy feel and elegant backdrop. Shop the look and get the bedset at The French Bedroom Company.


Rattan bed furniture for a guest bedroomBedroom decorating ideas for guest rooms

You want to make your guests comfortable when they stay. So, whilst the right bed will last you a lifetime, ensure you choose wisely to provide your family and friends with a sanctuary and retreat away from the world.

Create a cosy atmosphere by using organic sheets, soft pillows, knitted blankets and scatter cushions, which also enable your guests to control the bedroom temperature.

A Divan bed like this is also great for storage, allowing you to keep the rest of the room clutter-free and tranquil.

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Hollywood style desk mirror with bulbs around the frameExciting ideas for a guest bedroom

You’ll want to create a space that is clean, uncluttered, and with functional storage. So, why not add a bench or ottoman at the end of the guest room bed? It allows your company to keep their luggage or other belongings tidied away and your floor free of mess.

A guest room shouldn’t feel out of place with the rest of your home’s decor, so be as safe or as adventurous with this as you like. Adding little finishing touches such as a vanity mirror, bedside lamp, photographs, a vase of flowers or mini toiletries can make your company’s stay in your guest bedroom a little bit more special.

This Champagne Hollywood Mirror by Beautify is a fantastic addition for those with bolder decorating schemes.


Tropical decor for a spare room design trendSmall guest bedroom ideas

Eco-friendly design meets Scandi botany in this gorgeous guest bedroom idea.

We love the mint and weave design combination, which evokes memories of the sea and sand. So, why not transport your friends and family to a tropical paradise when they stay? Decorate your guest bedroom in a way that immediately induces feelings of relaxation and warmth.

This pink and green tropical wall art by Maisons du Monde fits right in amongst the plants of this nature-loving home. Paired with wood and woven accessories, it perfectly matches the succulents, hanging plants, and palm perennials adorning the rest of this bedroom.

Why not read our blog: 10 Small bedroom ideas for light and airy designs for more inspiration?

Accessories for a guest bedroomGuest bedroom budget ideas

For small guest bedroom ideas on a budget, the key is to incorporate design tricks and techniques that help to ‘fill’ the space.

Firstly, always build upwards, not outwards. Consider tall items such as floating shelves, tallboys, bookshelves and console tables.

Secondly, bright and light decor is a great way to open up a room and give it more height and depth.

Lastly, consider adding warmth through the use of throws, pouffes, cushions and rugs.

Read our Shelving ideas: stylish shelf designs to boost storage for some alternative inspiration.

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Storage for guest bedroom ideas blogModern guest bedroom ideas

Giving your guests somewhere to tidy away their belongings is the epitome of good hosting. Even if you use your spare room to store some of your own belongings, keeping a little extra space set aside in a wardrobe, chest of drawers or bedside table is a nice touch.

House storage is hard to come by, which is why choosing a set with practicality and style are non-negotiables. We love this Chantilly Pebble Grey Double Wardrobe Bedroom Set By The Cotswold Company, which combines class and elegance for any decor.

Fit for any style or decor, consider neutral furniture like this to keep your spare room changeable when it comes to accessories.

Why not check out our cunning cupboard storage ideas for more inspiration?


Scandi bedframe for a guest bedroom design ideaGuest bedroom furniture ideas

Scandinavian decor is a popular design trend that isn’t going out of style any time soon.

If you’ve opted for a similar minimalist aesthetic characterised by light and neutral decor, then you’re going to love this Liana Double Bed made from natural ash and rattan materials.

With its curved edges and sleek finish, welcome your guests in Scandi-style by introducing this flexible and understated bed frame to your spare room. Better yet, pair it with matching accessories such as a woven lampshade and a matching washing basket to fully integrate the look.

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