If you have a tighter space, a desk or vanity could work great next to a bed in lieu of a standard bedside table. Make sure to include some convenient items, like pads and paper, a magnifying mirror, a phone charger or anything else that might make your guests’ stay a bit more enjoyable and stress-free.
7: Dresser = Bedside Table
Don’t feel like you need to fill your guest bedroom to the brim with furniture and decor. Going with a streamlined look is both budget-friendly and easy to manage.
9: Set Up a Coffee Corner
No matter what type of setup you have in your guest bedroom, one thing we can all do is make the bed feel as luxe as possible. High-thread-count sheets, a duvet, extra pillows and an extra blanket always go a long way. If you tend to have a lot of guests, you might even want to purchase several sets of linens so can avoid the pressure of needing to do a giant wash in-between each guest’s arrival and departure.
11: Bold Colors Work, Too
Sometimes we need to use our spaces for more than one thing. Perhaps your guest bedroom is also an office or craft room. It’s OK to think of the space for these multipurpose uses when designing them. A daybed is always a great solution in a multipurpose space because it’s a couch one minute but can be quickly turned into a bed.
14: Use All Available Space
In a smaller guest bedroom, don’t overlook any space as an opportunity to add a functional touch. Shelves can provide extra storage space on the wall. Perhaps you can sneak a pretty wicker basket under a bedside table. Or, if you’re adding a bench to the end of the bed, think about finding one that also offers storage for extra pillows and blankets.
Reitman, Erica. “14 Easy Changes to Make Your Guest Bedroom Extra Cozy.” HGTV, HGTV, 17 Sept. 2018, www.hgtv.com/design-blog/design/guest-bedroom-design-ideas.