Travel can be great especially when you have a cozy room to come back to. That’s why making guests feel comfortable when visiting your space is key. What’s the trick? Balancing elements of hotel and home. It’s mixing practicality with warmth, detail with comfort, ease with charm.

Whether it’s an overnight or an extended holiday stay, designing the perfect guest room can come together simply by considering the following tips.


1. Comfy Furniture

Offering your guest a good night’s sleep is a design priority. Upgrade an existing bed by adding a featherbed mattress topper. No guest bed? There are several comfortable convertible sofa options as well as budge savvy and quality air mattresses. If space allows, include additional seating like the Book Nook Armchair by West Elm. Guests appreciate a place to kick back and read or watch TV other than the bed.


2. Space Makers

Creating space for guests with small items like these makes all the difference:

  • A bench or small table to hold a suitcase for convenience
  • If there is  limited closet space, an inexpensive over-the-door hook accommodates hanging clothes (make sure there are 6 or 8 hangers)
  • Add a simple hook on the wall or behind a closet door for hanging a robe, coat, or purse
  • Side tables that hold a table lamp offer added lighting and table top for guest’s necessities.

3. Soft Linens & Things

There is nothing like settling into soft linens. Supplying a cozy down comforter, an extra throw (this plush Surya Tilda one, for example) and fresh towels make guests happy. Remember to have an extra set of bed and bath linens available too!


4. Good Lighting

Lighting can really dictate function and mood. Having ample lighting sources gives your guest ease and flexibility. It’s always great to be able to control lighting from the bed so a table lamp or nearby wall sconce are good options. A small night light is also helpful when navigating in a new space. Natural lighting can also be managed with proper window treatments that control light and privacy.


5. Decor Accents

A guest room does not to be a style neglected afterthought. Zhush up your space with some decor accents! Have a rich accent wall, patterned pillows with pop color, or handsomely vased flowers to bring in some intentional design love. Not sure where to start? Decorilla designers can help by starting with a consultation!

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