Overnight guests, whether they are friends or family members, usually sleep over for a reason, and usually that reason is because they are far from home. If that's the case, shouldn't a guest bedroom make them feel extra special and welcome?
With a few simple additions, your guest bedroom can go from a mere sleeping space to an inviting and appealing area that reflects the warmth and personality of your home.
Take a look at these essentials to make your overnight visitor(s) feel right at home.
Framed photos of friends and family members add a personal touch to any space, including your guest bedroom. Whether they are hung against the wall or standing upright on a table, this small element is sure to make your guest feel more welcome.
A bedside table (however small) provides primary space for your guest's personal items (i.e. cellphone, wallet, glasses, etc.).
Tip: don't leave your nightstand bare – add a lamp, a vase, or even a stack of magazines for some personality.
Let your imagination run wild with ideas for bedside tables – see some great inspirations here.
Your guests don't have to be bookworms to appreciate a few books or magazines in their bedroom. A simple little bookcase with some reading material adds a beautiful touch to the room – and can come in handy if your guest is having trouble falling asleep and in search of a page turner!
Tip: add some of your favourite novels to your guest bedroom as another personal touch.
Need some inspiration on bookcases? See some ideas from My Italian Living here.
No, you don't have to include a giant dressing table in the guest bedroom, but a simple mirror against the wall will go a long way to make it more comfortable for your overnight visitor, in case they need a good face/ hair check.
For some fresh ideas on adding mirrors, take a look at this ideabook.
And there you have it – some simple and basic steps to enhance your guest’s bedroom into a memorable and cosy affair.
What other elements can warm up your visitor's sleeping space? Tell us in the comments below…