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Guest Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Updated on January 2, 2013

How To Make Them Feel Welcome

A guest bedroom is different than the other bedrooms in your home. Why is this you might ask? Because as the name implies this is a room set aside for a guest in your home. That means the person or persons using this room will be away from their own home and missing many things they take for granted there.

So whether you are designing a guest bedroom in your new home or are remodeling a guest bedroom in your home we will share with you some basic elements that you should consider to create an inviting and welcoming guest bedroom.

A good way to look at your guest bedroom would be to think back to the last time you stayed in a nice hotel room away from home. If you think about and can create a mental picture in your mind we will walk through the elements that were probably in that room and then go into more depth on each as to why you want these same elements in your guest bedroom.

If you stayed in a welcoming hotel room then you saw the following elements present. A convenient desk or writing table is present in every room as is a comfortable chair with good reading light nearby. The room probably had a TV positioned so you could view it from the bed as well as from the reading area. There was the usual hopefully comfortable bed complete with extra blankets in a convenient location.

The room décor began with warm maybe even serene colors as well as nice art work or maybe even wall graphic decals. This room was completed with a well-stocked bathroom giving you everything you would expect to have available at home.

So let's talk a little bit about each element of this room and why you should consider including each in your guest bedroom.

Start With The Right Color

A Calming Blue Bedroom
A Calming Blue Bedroom

Let's begin by covering the possible options concerning the color scheme. This is a very important element in your planning since it sets the mood or feel of the room. The color blue is known for creating a feeling of serenity, after all blue represents both the sea and the sky. Blue is commonly used for both wall colors as well as decorating items in the room. When selecting a shade of blue it is helpful to know that deep blues promote sleep while lighter shades are more lively and bright.

Green shades are another popular option as green evokes the calm of nature and healing. Using several shades of green in a room will create an inviting feeling of nature. In Feng Shui green creates feeling of healing, growth, and peace.

White still tends to be the most common color used for walls in a guest room because this color allows you to bring other colors into your palette to create your own room feel. Shades of gray for wall colors and decorating elements are also becoming popular but be sure and include some color in the room to create a sense of balance.

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Why A Guest Bedroom Writing Desk

Guest Bedroom Writing Desk
Guest Bedroom Writing Desk

Now let’s talk about why you want a writing desk in your guest bedroom. If your visitor is traveling with a laptop or has any work to perform during their stay it will be appreciated if they have a private place to set up or write a letter. If possible have available either a wired or wireless internet connection for your guest. The writing desk does not have to be large in fact we have included a couple of our favorite small writing desks here.

Home Styles 5530-16 Naples Student Desk, White Finish
Home Styles 5530-16 Naples Student Desk, White Finish

The Naples student desk is made of poplar hardwood solids and veneers. Comes with multi step white finish including a clear coat finish to help protect against wear and tear stemming from normal use. Features two drawers on easy open glides

 
Mission Writing Desk with Hutch - Black
Mission Writing Desk with Hutch - Black

The Mission Writing Desk with Hutch - Black brings a level of timeless luxury to your office or study that is without equal. Constructed of MDF with wood veneers, this expansive desk provides enough space for the pen as well as the keyboard and enough storage options to keep all of your most necessary supplies within reach.

 
Southern Enterprises Francisco Writing Desk 45" Wide, Warm Mission Oak with Black Finish
Southern Enterprises Francisco Writing Desk 45" Wide, Warm Mission Oak with Black Finish

Dress up your home office, bedroom or even dorm room with this classic mission oak desk. The oak stain brings out the character of the wood and creates a piece that you are sure to cherish in your home for years to come.

The top organizer has a drawer on either side for small knick-knacks and three cubby spaces in the center for small desk top items.

 
Best Choice Products Mission White Solid Wood Writing Desk Home Office Computer Desk
Best Choice Products Mission White Solid Wood Writing Desk Home Office Computer Desk

This contemporary desk is sure to create a wonderful accent to your decor. The large drawers are accessible from the front, and the floating organizer with cubbies can be moved without scratching your desk.

The elegant crisp white finish creates a blend of styles that makes this piece compatible with traditional or contemporary decor. This piece is sure to add convenience and class to your home.

 

A Comfy Chair For Reading

guest bedroom comfy chair
guest bedroom comfy chair

Make sure your guest has a private quiet place to relax and read a book if they like. Everyone likes some private time and your guest will also want to give your family some family time. It is a commonly missed fact that many guests feel like a burden when they have to constantly ask for thing they are used to having at home.

Find a comfy chair that will fit the décor of your guest bedroom and set it up with a handy reading light so if your guest feels like sitting up late at night to read they will not feel like they’re disturbing your family. If room allows it is a good idea to install a small flat screen TV mounted on a swivel wall mount so it can be viewed from both the bed and reading area.

Add Wall Murals And Stickers

guest bedroom with wall murals
guest bedroom with wall murals

Finish the room décor with wall hangings that are calming and fit your room color theme. This could be a grouping of small pictures in matching frames or a calming art print. Another idea that has become popular is placing a wall mural or wall decals that compliment your room décor and color scheme.

We have included a couple of our favorites and if you check any of them out you will find many other ideas. We love to use Murals Your Way as a source of some of the most unique room mural ideas.

Wall Decals To Compete Your Room

RoomMates RMK1317GM Tree Branches Peel & Stick Wall Decals
RoomMates RMK1317GM Tree Branches Peel & Stick Wall Decals

Bold yet sophisticated, these wall stickers enable you to create shadows of branches in any configuration. Use as many or as little as you'd like to decorate your space.

There are more than enough elements to create an entire tree, or you can opt instead for multiple branches on one or several walls. And if there's ever any need to move the design, every element is reusable and reposition-able.

 
ROOMMATES RMK1555GM Spring Blossom Peel & Stick Giant Wall Decal
ROOMMATES RMK1555GM Spring Blossom Peel & Stick Giant Wall Decal

Bring the elegance of a Japanese cherry blossom tree right to your walls with this gorgeous set of peel and stick wall decals.

With the included 100 stickers, you can dream up your very own custom design, or follow the numbers on each sheet to create our standard configuration.

 
Large Tree Wall Decal Sticker - Semi-Gloss Black Tree Branches, 44in Tall X 100in Wide, Left To Right. Removable, No Paint Needed, Tree Branch Wall Stencil The Easy Way.
Large Tree Wall Decal Sticker - Semi-Gloss Black Tree Branches, 44in Tall X 100in Wide, Left To Right. Removable, No Paint Needed, Tree Branch Wall Stencil The Easy Way.

Some decals may come in multiple pieces due to the size of the design. Application is fun and easy, using only a plastic card like a credit card or a plastic squeegee.

Our decals can be applied on most flat surfaces, including slightly textured walls, interior & exterior walls, mirrors, or any smooth surface.

 
RoomMates RMK1165GM Cherry Blossom Tree Peel & Stick Wall Decal
RoomMates RMK1165GM Cherry Blossom Tree Peel & Stick Wall Decal

This beautiful gold cherry blossom tree is guaranteed to become the central feature of any room it adorns. We've specially created this design to allow for maximum versatility.

Each branch, flower, and petal is individually precut so you can make your tree fit any space.

 

Stock Your Guest Bathroom If You Have One

If your guest bedroom has access to a bathroom it is a good idea to have this room well stocked with basics like towels and wash clothes but also consider an inexpensive packaged toothbrush and toothpaste as well as some Tylenol, antacids, and band aids.

By following these simple guest bedroom planning suggestions you will create an inviting space that will make your guest feel welcome rather than a burden in your home.

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