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5 Design Tips to Create a Relaxing Guest Room


Whether you love to entertain overnight guests or only host visitors in your home on occasion, designing a guest bedroom that is as relaxing as it is stylish is important to make everyone who has the pleasure of sleeping over at your house right at home. Fortunately, putting together a space that your guests won't want to leave is easier than you may think. Check out these easy design tips to make the most of your guest bedroom.

1. Invest in a Comfortable Mattress

If you can't remember when you purchased the mattress in your guest bedroom, chances are it's time to invest in a new one. Providing a comfortable mattress for your overnight visitors will ensure that they feel rested and refreshed while staying in your home. The best way to tell if your guest room bed is worthy of inviting your friends and family to sleep on is to do so yourself. This will give you a firsthand perspective of what shape it's in, including if it's the appropriate size. If you don't sleep well, it's safe to say your guests won't either.

2. Prioritize Privacy

Even if you love the natural light that pours into your guest bedroom or the great view it may have of your backyard, your overnight guests may not. With this in mind, it's a good idea to incorporate window treatments into your spare bedroom that can easily be closed. Your visitors will certainly appreciate having the option to retreat to a place of privacy, particularly if they stay with you for an extended period. 

3. Keep It Clutter-Free

While your guest room may seem like the perfect place to store luggage, holiday decorations, and other items that you might not use frequently, doing so can take away from its overall ambiance. Along with keeping a few dresser drawers and closet space open for your visitors to store their belongings, it's a good idea to leave the tops of side tables, desks, and dressers free from excess knick-knacks as well. Keeping your guest bedroom clutter-free will help it feel spacious, open, and inviting rather than messy, dark, and closed in.

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4. Add Comforting Touches

When it comes to making someone feel welcome when staying in your house, no detail is too small to overlook. In addition to the basic amenities that your visitors will expect to find in your guest bedroom, it's a good idea to add some comforting touches that will make them feel extra special. These could include:

  • Your home's wifi password displayed on the dresser
  • Extra towels, a robe, and bottled water placed in the bathroom
  • Fresh flowers arranged on the bedside table
  • Some sort of entertainment, such as a small television or reading materials

5. Choose a Calming Color Scheme

The colors that you choose to incorporate into your guest bedroom matter. While you may love bold colors, such as reds and oranges, there are better choices to help your friends feel at ease when staying in your home. Instead, choosing colors that are soft or muted, such as creams, greens, or blues, is the way to go for everything from the wall color and bedding to the window treatments and accessories. Using a calming color scheme is an effortless way to help your overnight guests feel their best while visiting you.


If you're interested in taking your guest bedroom to the next level, the trusted team at Land of Sleep is here to help. We are proud to provide quality products and exceptional service to everyone we have the pleasure of assisting. Stop by one of our convenient showroom locations today to browse our large selection of quality mattresses that your family and overnight guests are sure to love. 

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