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Decorating a holiday guest room


The holiday season is near! Soon, you’ll be decorating your Christmas tree, baking cookies with the kids and planning the family get-together.

This time of year is nostalgic for many; sitting near the crackling fire while watching Christmas movies and getting cozied up on the sectional with the ones we love, counting down the days until Santa Clause comes to town. But these sentimental feelings are marked by family tradition, and inviting loved ones from out of town to celebrate the holidays can be exactly what you need to get into the Christmas spirit.

It’s common to decorate the entryway, dining room and living space in your home for Christmas, but have you ever considered making adjustments to the guest room? It’s a great way to add a little festive cheer to the space and help your loved ones feel right at home for the holidays.

Here are a few simple ways to decorate a holiday guest room:

Make the bed cozier than ever
Let’s face it: The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be fairly stressful. Whether your guests are arriving after a cross-country commute or they’re traveling from the next city over, give them a sleeping arrangement that they won’t want to get out of. Red, green or white bedding can settle the holiday scene, but an abundance of throw pillows and plush blankets can really set the tone when it’s time to settle down for the night.


Fill the bed with cozy pillows and blankets.Fill the bed with cozy pillows and blankets.

Think Silent Night, soft light
Is there anything quite as simple and splendid as a home dusted in snow and covered in Christmas lights? Bring these same magical feelings into the guest room by decorating with soft white string lights around the space.

Decorate a small Christmas tree
The holiday season isn’t complete without a decorated Christmas tree, so why not bring one to the guest room as well? A small tabletop tree that’s decorated to flow with the room’s theme can add great character to the living space, and be a welcoming gesture for family members who are celebrating away from their own homes.

Create a bedside table with holiday treats
This time of year often inspires gift-giving, and your guest room is the perfect place to surprise your loved ones with an extra special treat during their stay. Leave bedside accommodations like candles, hot chocolate, Christmas candies and other trinkets reminiscent of the holidays.

“Give your guests a place to settle after the hustle of the holiday.”

Add extra seating for lounging
When the holiday feast is over and all of the presents are unwrapped, taking a nap or lounging around is typically a top priority on Christmas day. Give your guests a place to settle down after the hustle and bustle of the holiday with a chaise lounge in their room.

Bring in a design consultant from Decorating Den Interiors to ring in the holidays
Between shopping for gifts from the littles ones and prepping the big holiday feast for your extended family, you have plenty of responsibilities to keep you busy this time of year. If you’re interested in making improvements to your guest room before your family comes to town but you need a helping hand, call Decorating Den Interiors.

One of our interior decorating experts will come to your home for a free consultation to evaluate your guest room and provide holiday decorating tips and tricks based on the amount of space they have to work with, as well as your personality and stylistic preferences. From subtle holiday chic to above-and-beyond eccentric decor, your personal decorator can help you achieve the perfect look for your guest room based on your goals.

No matter how you want to decorate the guest space for Christmas, Decorating Den Interiors can assist. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. Happy holidays!

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