Guest Bedroom Décor Ideas

Vivid White full height wooden shutters on curved bay in neutral bedroom

Guest Bedroom Decor Idea Guide

The guest bedroom may not be one of your most frequently visited spaces, but it’s an essential part of the home if you’re a fan of hosting. As such, you’ll want to do everything you can to make it a comfortable space for your guests, making them feel right at home. So, perhaps it’s time to give the old box room a bit of a makeover. But don’t worry, because we’re here to help. In just a couple of minutes you’ll be armed with enough info to turn your dreary guest room into a proverbial palace.

Comfortable bedding for guest rooms

This one isn’t so much a guest bedroom décor idea as it is best practice. The very first thing you should think about is the bedding. Spend a few extra pounds on high-quality sheets, blankets, and pillows to show your guests that you care about their comfort. It’s also a good idea to provide some extra pillows and blankets so your visitors can use as many as they please.

Warm guest bedroom décor

When thinking about guest bedroom décor ideas you should think to yourself: “Is this somewhere that I’d like to sleep?” If the answer is no, then it’s time for a rethink. Choosing a warm and welcoming décor is a sure-fire way to make your guests feel right at home. Decorative elements such as artwork, rugs, throw pillows, and even a small vase of fresh flowers can all contribute to a cosy and inviting atmosphere.

Bedroom lighting ideas

Lighting plays a vital role in any room, but perhaps most crucially in the bedrooms. Layered lighting really is the way to go here. If you can install dimmer switches then this will be perfect for bringing an ambience to the room, but a small bedside lamp or even some LEDs can work too.

Guest bedroom cream bed and pillows

Use Your Space Wisely

Let’s be honest: you’re not going to give your guests the largest room in the house, nor the second largest. Usually, the guest bedroom is the smallest bedroom, but that’s okay. You need not condemn your visitors to a space that’s cramped and claustrophobic. Even in the smallest of rooms, you’ve still got space to express yourself and show off your creativity, all while designing an area that’s comfortable and practical. It just takes a little more thought.

Make sure you choose an appropriately sized bed and save space with mounted reading lights and wall units for some light night-time reading material. You shouldn’t have to worry too much about storage, but some hooks on the back of the door and a small seat or bench should be enough.

Guest bedroom window coverings

There are several options when it comes to window treatments for guest bedrooms. Our top suggestion is plantation shutters. 

Shutter blinds offer a range of benefits when it comes to guest room window treatments. They’re versatile, robust, long-lasting, and will blend seamlessly with any décor. But that’s not all that a lovely set of bedroom shutters has to offer.

Vivid White angled bay with wooden shutters in a neutral bedroom

Oakland Vivid White Tier on Tier Shutter

Their movable slats mean your guests can control exactly how much light comes into the room, while they’re even great for regulating heat. Plus, they’re fitted flush to your windows, so you won’t have to worry about them protruding out into a smaller bedroom. What’s not to love?