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There are a lot of reasons moving into your first home can be exciting. There’s the opportunity to create a space that belongs to you completely, to express yourself through decor, and to have your near and dear ones over for dinner while you get to play host or hostess.
If you are someone who loves to host people, you’re likely to have accounted for a guest bedroom in your home plan.
When you’re thinking of guest bedroom ideas, you’re likely wanting to set up a space that is appealing and warm to your guest, as well as functional and cost-effective. The best guest bedroom ideas are ones that focus on the comfort of the person you’re creating the space for.
This means adding enough of a personal touch for them to feel welcomed and investing in bedroom furniture that puts quality first. From mattress sizes that work for your guest bedroom to optimizing the space you have available, here are our top tips.
A restful atmosphere that evokes a sense of home should be the basis of all your guest bedroom ideas. Good rest for your guest bedroom begins with the best mattress for any visitors who are likely going to be needing a good night’s sleep.
Depending on the space you have available, you’ll need to review the mattress sizes you might need for your guest bedroom. Overcrowding your guest bedroom is going to lead to a space that feels cramped and stuffy, so it’s always better to opt for mattress sizes that are more compact.
Smaller mattress sizes also tend to be more cost-effective, which can be really useful for those of us who’ve spent the bulk of our home renovation budget on our personal master bedrooms or living and kitchen spaces.
Once you’ve identified the various mattress sizes that will work for your space, all you really need to focus on is making sure you have the best quality mattress you can find.
The best mattress = the best possible sleep, so your guest will feel automatically better rested than when they came in with it.
When setting up your guest bedroom, you might be tempted to add as much as you can to make your future visitors comfortable. Remember, less is more - especially since you’re likely being visited by someone who wants to spend the bulk of their time with you and not in the guest bedroom.
Too much bedroom furniture in your guest bedroom can add to a general sense of stuffiness, not to mention prevent airflow within the room. This can be an especially big problem if you’re working with less space and want your room to feel cool and comfortable throughout the night.
Add a few fun and functional accessories - a night stand, a small shelf with some nighttime reading - and you’ll be good to go.
If you’ve reviewed your mattress sizes, found the perfect accessories, and have a good sense of the decor theme you want to follow, you’re ready for the final few touches that will make your guest bedroom truly special.
Like we’ve mentioned already, your guest bedroom ideas need to revolve around the idea of comfort. A few different sleep accessories can help aid in this. You may want to invest in a high-quality blanket, for instance, to help your guest feel truly snug.
The Puffy Blanket, for instance, is a faux fur throw blanket that has a dual-feel mink covering that evokes true comfort. Just make sure you get one for yourself, so you aren’t too tempted to ‘borrow’ it from the guest room when you can!
Your guest bedroom ideas don’t have to be out of line with the way you think about the rest of your home. If you focus on bringing space and comfort to your guest bedroom, you’ve already completed half the work you need to ensure you’re doing a great job. Happy hosting!