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Ideas for your guest bedroom - making it a welcoming space

We've all heard of the phrase ‘mi casa, su casa’, so making your guests feel at home when they stay with you will be a top priority. Whether you have a permanent guest room or a spare room that doubles as a bedroom when required there are plenty of ways to make this room feel inviting and comfortable while remaining practical and multi-functional. If you’re in need for guest bedroom ideas, whether it’s a complete overhaul or a simple refresh, our guide is filled with ideas on how to make you the host with the most!

What should you fill a guest bedroom with?

If you have the luxury of having that spare room which can be used as a bedroom for guests, you want this space to feel homely and comfortable, somewhere your guest will feel relaxed. A comfortable bed, a place to put any clothes and a mirror are a great place to start. In addition, good quality curtains will help your guest enjoy a good night’s sleep and if you have room for a bedside table and lamp, that helps to create a more calming ambience like a home from home. If possible, you’d want to ensure you don’t keep too many of your belongings in there to avoid the feeling of clutter and equally you don’t want the space to feel too pristine. It’s all about creating an inviting, welcoming space.

Bed Ideas

Inevitably the focal point of any bedroom is, the bed.... your guest room can help to create a particular aesthetic and make a real difference to the look and feel of the room. Depending on whether you like the idea of a contemporary or traditional design, there is such a range of guest bed ideas to play with. A contemporary bed tends to be sleek and slimline, while a traditional bed features curve style. If you really want your guest bed to take centre stage in the space, a sleigh bed adds a real wow factor. If storage is a priority, an ottoman or divan base will give you a generous amount of accessible storage, without taking up any additional space.

Guest bed for a small space

If your spare bedroom is a smaller space, there are lots of ideas out there. Sofa beds have come a long way from their original conception, and are now available in a range of modern and traditional styles and an array of sizes and when unfolded or not look as elegant as a living room sofa or a full time bed. When your guest bedroom also doubles up as an office or a reading room, having a sofa bed can be a more desirable option – still offering your guests a comfortable night’s sleep, without taking up the same space as a standard bed,

Chelsea Blue Sofa Bed - open - room

Introduce a chair to the bedroom

If you have space in your guest room for furniture other than a bed and wardrobe, a bedroom chair would be a perfect addition. With a range of styles and sizes available, you can choose a chair that complements your style and ties into your colour palette.

Beautiful armchairs which will create a stylish focal point in your space, the right chair can really transform your room.

Elisa Apricot Armchair

A comfortable mattress is a must

Whether you’re looking for small guest room ideas or have a large spare room you’d like to transform, the number one place to start is with your mattress. Providing your guest with a great night’s sleep is the best possible gift and a quality mattress will go a long way to achieving that.

From single mattresses, all the way through to emperor mattresses, spend some time researching the different options. From pocket-sprung mattresses through to memory foam, there’s a lot of choice – it’s simply a case of workout which is the best option for a multitude of guests.

Superior Pocket Mattress Bedroom

Multi purpose guest room

If you have a multi-purpose guest room, the room design needs to take a few things into consideration such as:

  • Do you only occasionally accommodate guests?
  • Is it used as working from home office?
  • Is it used as a games room?
  • Is it used as a reading room?

If you’re looking for office spare bedroom ideas, a bed may not be a practical choice as it will dominate the space without being used on a daily basis. Instead. a sofa bed would be better suited. Not only does a sofa bed take up less space and still offer you a comfortable night’s sleep, but it’s also a great place to relax when you take a break from working and it’s a stylish addition to your room!

Whatever spare room you are wanting to achieve Larry O'Keeffe Furniture can help you on your way to perfection! Have a browse on our website and find that perfect match the suits your home.

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