7 thoughtful guest bedroom ideas: Decorating tips to make your guest bedroom special

For many of us, the guest bedroom can also double as a study or even the storage/not-sure-what-to-do-with-room… Regardless of whether or not you have a dedicated room, there are special touches you can add to your guest bedroom to make it feel inviting and warm.

These aren’t expensive or difficult to do and can make a world of difference to your visitor’s experience. So here are our 7 thoughtful guest bedroom ideas.

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1. Provide a place for their suitcase and hanging clothes

Even if your guests are only staying for a night or two, give them a space to sit their suitcase off the ground. A small table or wooden chair are suitable pieces of furniture you may already have. Or if you’ve got space, consider adding a bench seat at the foot of the bed.

It’s also a nice idea to offer at least 5 coat hangers and somewhere to hang their clothes ā€” if your guest bedroom doesn’t have a wardrobe, a clothes rack or stylish wall hooks are good alternatives.

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Offer your guests somewhere to hang their clothes and settle in

2. Stock their bedside table

You don’t have to go all out here but a few thoughtful items on the bedside table can make your guests feel extra welcome.

Some key items we suggest having on your guest bedside table include:

  • water and glass
  • box of tissues
  • a good book or other reading material
  • small treats (like chocolates or mints)
  • candle or diffuser
  • indoor plant or small floral arrangement (be mindful of overpowering fragrances)
  • details of your wifi network.

It’s a nice idea to personalise what you place on the bedside based on your guest’s likes.

Glass pitcher
Having a stocked bedside table is just one of the thoughtful guest bedroom ideas in our list!

3. Create a dreamy bed

There’s nothing better than an inviting bed. And in the guest bedroom, we like to layer up with plenty of gorgeous linen and more cushions than you can poke a stick at. You don’t have to spend a fortune on beautiful bedding, our round up of the best places to buy bedding online has you covered from luxe to less. In the cooler months, be sure to offer an extra blanket or two… especially if your guests are from a warmer climate. You can get our top bed styling tips here.

Of course, a comfy bed relies on a good mattress so test yours out. If it’s time to update, you may want to pick up one of Australia’s top rated mattresses from Eva.

4. Give them the hotel experience

We also suggest having a fresh stack of towels in the room, including bath towels and face washes. If you want to get fancy, you could roll the towels in a special way. Check out the video below to learn the art of the ‘spa roll’ šŸ˜‰

Something that can really make your guests feel welcome is to place mini toiletries in the bathroom or on top of their towels. Generally, we’ll include shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap and a shower cap ā€” and people love it! In winter, we also offer new slippers so they can walk inside comfortably (you can buy these from beauty stockists).

5. Add fresh flowers or stems

A small posy of flowers or vase with fresh stems adds a pop of life to the space! These don’t have to be store bought. A budget friendly alternative is to forage some flowers or branches from your garden for the same effect.

We like to add fresh blooms in a vase on the bedside table or on a dresser ā€” if you’re channelling your inner stylist, you may even coordinate the colour of the flowers with artwork in the space or quilt covers.

Just be mindful of overpowering floral scents that may disrupt sleep.

6. Give them your wifi password and easy access to power sockets

We briefly mentioned this above but it’s worth its own point on the list. Giving your guests access to your wifi network will make them feel welcome and give them a chance to chill out before bed or early in the morning. (Yes, even your guests might need a little ‘space’ while they stay.)

Also having a free power point that’s within easy reach will allow them to recharge their phones and other devices overnight.

Wifi password
Making your wifi password available to guests is one of the most popular thoughtful guest bedroom ideas

7. Assess your window coverings

You often hear people complain about bad window coverings in hotels… isn’t it annoying when you get woken up by the sun shining in your eyes?!

So to help your guests sleep as long as possible it’s worth investing in better window coverings if needed. Blockout roller blinds are one of the most affordable window covering solutions and do an excellent job of blocking out sunlight.

How do you make your guest bedroom special for a visitor? Do you have more tips on decorating a guest bedroom? Or other things to include in your guest bedroom that we may have missed? Add them in the comments below!

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