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Upgrading the guest room: 5 things you need to know


Having a guest room comes with many benefits. It’s a place to accommodate family and friends when they come to town, and it’s an opportunity to escape to a room when you need a change of scenery.

No matter how you’re utilizing this extra living space (or how often it’s used), all of the rooms in your home deserve a refresh every few years. If it’s been a while since you’ve given the guest room the attention it deserves and it’s still rocking the outdated theme from the 1990s or early 2000s, now’s a great time to consider an upgrade.

Instead of simply painting the walls and throwing down a new comforter set, why not go above and beyond? Here are a few helpful hints for turning your guest room into a hotel-like living experience that your guests (and you) won’t want to leave:

1. Think outside the box (or bed)
When it comes to furniture, the guestroom is generally all about the bedding situation. This should absolutely be a focal point that gets a lot of attention, but providing other comfortable furniture is a must as well. Your guests may not always feel comfortable lounging around your house — giving them another place to sit in the guest space, such as a lounge chair or bench, can help them unwind after a long day or perhaps even prepare for the day to begin.


Amble seating can help your guests get comfortable.Ample seating can help your guests get comfortable.

2. Make it equal parts cozy and vibrant
Think about the way you feel when you walk into a hotel room. It’s luxurious. It’s comfortable. It’s refreshing. It’s indulgent. It’s generally everything you expect out of a getaway and more, regardless of where you’re staying. Creating this same feeling for your guests is essential to keep in mind when remodeling this room. The theme should be bright and inviting, utilizing lots of neutral colors and letting in as much natural light as possible.

At the same time, you want to create a space that’s easy to wind down and get some sleep. Provide ample blankets and pillows so your guests can gauge their comfort levels on the bed as they please, and be sure to use a white noise machine and blackout shades in the room to make for a peaceful and flawless nap.

3. Always accommodate
Some guests like to live out of their suitcases, while others are more interested in unpacking and giving their clothing room to breathe. Make sure there’s room in the wardrobe or closet to accommodate your guests because certain people will see these spaces as useful and not just aesthetically pleasing.


Give your guests a place to unpack their belongings.Give your guests a place to unpack their belongings.

4. Keep it organized
You might have days blocked off before a holiday to prepare for your mother’s arrival, but what about the time she shows up unexpectedly? Will the guestroom be ready for her? Show this space attention on a regular basis to prepare for a surprise visit.

5. Call a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors for quality assistance
Your guest room should be an oasis no matter the time of year. If you can’t remember the last season, or perhaps even year, that you put effort into revamping your guest space, it’s time to lay out the blueprint and get to work.

But even if you’re ready to get the ball rolling and you have a general idea of what type of theme you want to follow, executing your ideas can be difficult if you don’t have the design experience and knowledge. Working with a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors can take the stress out of navigating this task on your own and give you a second opinion on how to properly implement your design ideas.

One of our professional experts will come to your home to provide a free consultation. From there, you can do a walkthrough of the guest room, go over details regarding your personal style preferences and potential ideas for the final outlook of the space. Having a professional with years of experience in the industry can give you the leverage you need to create a trendy and cozy guest room that your friends and family can’t get enough of.

Are you ready to get started? Revamp your room just in time for the holiday season by connecting with a Decorating Den Interiors design consultant today.

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