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10 Ideas For A Practical Guest Bedroom

Author Chigwell Building & Joinery

Date 07/01/21

If you have guests coming to stay, it is important that you have a welcoming guest bedroom.

Any guest will appreciate being shown into a bedroom that is nicely decorated, clean and comfortable.

Here’s 10 ideas that will help you to create the perfect guest bedroom:


  1. Suitable Storage
  2. Adaptability
  3. Seating
  4. Good Mattress
  5. Hotel Ciche
  6. Robes & Towels
  7. Less is More
  8. Wall Art
  9. Greenery
  10. Let Light In
  11. Conclusion

1. Suitable Storage

Even if your guests are not going to stay for a long time, it is important that the bedroom has a suitable amount of storage space to allow them to place personal belongings discreetly.

Your guest bedroom may not be that spacious, and so you need to be practical when it comes to designing the layout.

You need to make the best use of the space available.

So you may wish to invest in beds that have incorporated storage.

Another practical option is to place a window seat which will double up as storage as well as a seating option.

2. Adaptability

The bed is surely the main attraction of any bedroom.

It is also responsible for taking up a considerable amount of space in a room.

Nowadays there are various beds on the market that help in space saving.

Even a small room can be turned into a spacious one if you choose a practical bedding option.

One of the most popular options is a wall bed.

Whenever the bed is not in use it can be pushed up against the wall so as to make room for other activities.

This will help to make the room multifunctional.

A sofa bed is another great option if you have space limitations in your guest bedroom.

There are sofa beds that can turn into single, twin or even queen-sized beds.

Your guests will appreciate basic pieces of furniture, such as a small desk.

This could be incorporated within the wardrobe, for example.

Try to ensure that each piece of furniture is as adaptable as possible so as to make the best use of the space available.

3. Seating

Your guests will appreciate some quiet, private time.

So it is important that you think of a practical seating option in their bedroom.

This could be an armchair, a small couch, or a window seat.

Alternatively you could invest in a sofa bed.

4. Good Mattress

Investing in a high quality supporting mattress is of the essence.

You do not want your guests to toss and turn in bed because the mattress is not comfortable.

Some guests may need a good mattress to alleviate pain and discomfort due to age or physical disabilities.

So make sure your guests have a fully supporting mattress that will ensure their stay is memorable for all the right reasons.

5. Hotel Ciche

While you may be placing importance on practical aspects, it is important not to neglect the aesthetics of the guest bedroom.

You should make sure to choose a theme or style, so base the furnishings on that same concept.

It will be nice to add some creature comforts to make your guests feel as if they were staying in the luxury of a hotel room.

For instance, a TV and a phone are great additions as they may wish for some privacy.

Make sure that they have the Wi-Fi password readily available.

You may wish to write it and place it in the room so that they won’t have to ask you for it every time they try to connect to the internet.

You could also place a mini bar and drinks making facilities so that they can feel more comfortable and at ease, instead of having to go to the kitchen every time they feel like having a drink.

6. Robes & Towels

Basic amenities are important.

This includes enough towels and clean toiletries, as well as robes for your guests.

You want them to feel at home, so make sure they have a sufficient supply of such items in their drawers or wardrobe.

7. Less is More

Sometimes you might be so excited to create the perfect guest bedroom that you could easily end up overdoing it.

Bear in mind that simplicity is better than going overboard.

So, avoid over-cluttering the room as you should aim to make it feel spacious.

This can be done by sticking to certain practical furnishings, as well as by choosing light tones.

You could install a mirror strategically to make the room appear bigger too.

8. Wall Art

Plan to hang pictures to one or more of the walls in your guest bedroom?

Make sure not to make them too personal, as you want your guests to feel at home.

Avoid pictures of your family, for example.

Some aesthetically pleasing splashes of colour to the walls with beautiful art and photography could work wonders to make the room cozy and welcoming.

9. Greenery

Greenery can really help to make a room feel more welcoming.

By adding a couple of house plants in the guest bedroom you could really improve the room’s ambiance and freshness.

10. Let Light In

Try to allow for plenty of natural light to enter the room.

This will make the room feel brighter, airier and more welcoming.

Avoid installing heavy curtains, or dark blinds.

Always stick to light shades when it comes to the soft furnishings.

In the case of curtains, it’s best to opt for sheer and light coloured curtains which will allow plenty of light to come into the room.

Speaking of light, it is also important to ensure that the lighting fixtures in the room are sufficient to offer your guests enough bright light should they wish to read a book for example.

Lighting considerations are important, be they artificial or natural lights.


As you can see, there are various ways to make your guest bedroom be truly amazing.

Your guests deserve the best, and you want to make sure that you excel as a host.

A guest bedroom can come in useful on various other occasions, so it is a good idea to invest in a nicely designed and practical multifunctional guest bedroom.