9 Guest Bedroom Design Ideas That Will Make Guests Want To Stay Forever

9 Guest Bedroom Design Ideas That Will Make Guests Want To Stay Forever

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By Contractors.com Team June 23, 2021

Hospitality is a key quality of a good friend. Humans are also social beings, with a desire to be and socialize with people whose presence they enjoy. So, it’s no wonder that many households take their guest bedroom game very seriously. Whether you’re hosting a childhood friend for the weekend, family for the holidays, or some Airbnb visitors, you’ll want your guests to have a comfortable place to stay. For those who are newly building or converting a guest bedroom, there are a few guest bedroom ideas and must-haves that are sure to make your guests’ stay just perfect. 

Revamping your guest bedroom also gives you a cool opportunity to experiment with interior design ideas before using them on a bigger scale. It’s a perfect chance to see what does and doesn’t work for your house and your personal style. On the other hand, you might find it tempting to skip guest room interior design work — since this won’t be a room you use every day — and just aim for practicality. But even if you only use your guest room once or twice a year, it’s important to give its design process enough time and attention. Not only will a good guestroom keep your guests comfy and happy during their stay, but this will also reflect well on the house as a whole. 

The true marker of a great guest bedroom is when guests feel at home away from home. Even if your budget only allows you to address the bare minimum of a guest room layout, there are still some ideas you can implement that will add charm, character, and maybe even some “wow”.

Farmhouse Guest Room

The farmhouse look has become pretty hot lately in the world of interior design, so this is a good design style to go for if you want something trendy. The farmhouse interior has a lot of nice qualities that make it so attractive. It exudes a simple, rural charm that gives off a relaxed vibe. Even if your house is in the heart of an urban cityscape, a farmhouse guestroom will transport your guests to the quiet and serene fields of the countryside.

Guest Room Design Ideas that Are Favorites for Everyone

Guest Room Design Ideas that Are Favorites for Everyone

A farmhouse guestroom would be dominated by wood: hardwood floors, exposed wood beams, and vintage wooden furniture. It’s all about being practical, functional, yet rustic and stylish at the same time. It’s a look that’s sure to have broad appeal, so no need to worry about whether your guests will like the aesthetic. Chances are, it’s exactly what they’ve been looking for.  

Modern Guest Bedroom

If you’re aiming for something that’s as contemporary as it is minimalist, you’re going to want the clean straight lines of the modern guest bedroom. Whereas the farmhouse guestroom is often dominated by browns, yellows, and oranges, the key to the modernist look is neutral colors. This also gives your guestroom interior design an opportunity to verge into a Mediterranean feel, especially if you accent the space with light colors like a nice sea blue.

Ways to Perk Up a Modern Guest Room

Ways to Perk Up a Modern Guest Room

And it is recommended that you do accent the space with such colors, and inject even more color with flowers. This will help to neutralize the sterile look some modernist spaces have. Even though the guestroom is by definition a room that will be used by many people, it’s still important to give it a sense of character and individualization. This will make the space more inviting and will prevent your guestroom from feeling like a generic hotel room.  

Attic Revival 

For many of us, the attic is a realm unto itself, left to the empire of cobwebs, ancient crates, and darkness. And yet, the attic is a widely usable space that has a lot of great potential. If you’re struggling to find a place to put a guestroom in your house, you should consider converting your attic into one. Reviving this space into an attic guest room will not only solve your space woes but will also give your guestroom a very unique charm, especially if you add some windows as well. 

An attic guest bedroom can be its own unique space just for your guests, complete with a great view and plenty of sunlight. It of course goes without saying that all the wooden ceilings and hardwood floors are great if you want your guest room to have a rustic aesthetic. Be sure to contact a contractor for this conversion though, because when it comes to the attic, there may be permits or foundation considerations to be aware of in the process.

Attics Are the Ideal Conversion Space for a Guest Bedroom

Attics Are the Ideal Conversion Space for a Guest Bedroom

Add a Small Library 

In our digital age of ebooks, YouTube, and instant news updates, books seem like a relic of a forgotten past. But as any bibliophile knows there is much tangible charm and multi-sensory joy hidden in actual physical copies. The presence of a modest shelf people can browse through also sends signals of “vacation” and “free time” to your brain, even if they’re on a work trip. So why not impart the gift of the book to your guest with a small library in the guestroom? 

Putting some books in the guestroom gives your guests something to do if they have trouble sleeping or passing time. We’re much more likely to try new things when we travel, so you might just succeed in creating some new bibliophiles. And when all is said and done, the more book lovers in the world, the better. 

Ways to Make Your Guest Bedroom Fun and Cozy

Ways to Make Your Guest Bedroom Fun and Cozy

Home Office Guest Room

One of the important things to aim for in your guestroom interior design is usability. In other words, your guestroom should ideally be more than just a bed to sleep on. It’s a major plus if you can provide other facilities that make it a viable living space and perhaps even a workspace. An office guest room maximizes the practicality of your guestroom by making it easier to concentrate and be productive. In a time when more of us are working from home more often, you may find that even your guests need to work from your home.

Add A Small Workspace to Your Guestroom for the Perfect Stay

Add A Small Workspace to Your Guestroom for the Perfect Stay

The good news is that this is an easy need to cater to. Assuming your guestroom has enough space, all you need to do is add a small desk that has easy access to power outlets and a comfy office chair. In this day and age, Wi-Fi is essential regardless of whether you have an office guest room, but you should make sure your guestroom’s Wi-Fi is reliable and can support your guest’s professional needs. 

Revamp The Guest Powder Room

Small Touches Can Make a Guest Bathroom Comfortably Accommodating for Guests

Small Touches Can Make a Guest Bathroom Comfortably Accommodating for Guests

A guest bathroom is a very nice feature to have as part of any home. But if you do have one, it’s important to ensure that it’s up to the task of hosting your guests with comfort and style. There are lots of important elements you can add that will transform a powder room into something that’s both luxurious and unique. A luxury guest bathroom could well be the crown jewel of your guestroom, especially if you put in the time and effort to make it look as chic as possible. 

Everything You Need to Build the Perfect Guest Powder Room

Everything You Need to Build the Perfect Guest Powder Room

Guest Living Room

Another important part of a multipurpose guest room is a guest living room. By adding the appropriate guest room furniture, you can create a space that is a cozy little nook for your guests. It’s normal for guests to need some time alone, especially after hours of travel and having to be in “socialize” mode all the time. Even a small illusion of a separate living room gives your guests a place where they can lounge and escape these stressors.

Create a Space That Is a Cozy Little Nook for Your Guests

Create a Space That Is a Cozy Little Nook for Your Guests

Make It Classic

If you want to give your guestroom a high-end feel, you can’t go wrong with a tried and true classic look. A classic guest room can draw from the Victorian style with plenty of ornate decor and embellishments. This kind of classic guest room will be defined by wrought iron chandeliers, dark, rich paint colors, and lots of polished brass. Alternatively, you could even go for a retro, mid-century look for a functional yet colorful feel with a look that emphasizes gentle curves and organic lines. Either way, a look that draws from the good old days, while maintaining a foot in today, will make your guestroom stand out in all the right ways. 

The Charm Is In the Details for a Memorable Guest Bedroom

The Charm Is In the Details for a Memorable Guest Bedroom

Declutter The Space 

Decluttering your home can be hard, so it’s good to have some useful decluttering tips to make things easier. Having a home that is clean and organized is a great way to boost your mood, promote productivity, and reduce stress. The same applies to your guests’ experience, so be sure that your guestroom is clear of clutter. Sometimes, all you need are a few small changes to make a big difference in your home, and that in turn can make a big difference in your life.  

A Decluttered Space Is a Soothing Space

A Decluttered Space Is a Soothing Space

So spend some time trying to implement efficient organization systems to keep clutter at bay. You’ll need at least four boxes to sort through the stuff in your guest room. One box will be for things to throw away, one for recycling, another for items to donate and/or sell, and the fourth box for items to keep in the house. Whatever ends up in the fourth box should be stuff that is considered ‘essential’, meaning, it is used on a regular basis by you or your guests.

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Contractors.com Team

Written by Contractors.com Team