15 Guest Bedroom Ideas You’ll Fall In Love With

When it comes to designing our houses, we may have plenty of different ideas we want about what will make our space as tailored to our tastes as possible.

15 Guest Bedroom Ideas You'll Fall In Love With

And this makes sense, since you want your living space to be what you find most comfortable.

But, if you are lucky enough to have a guest bedroom, you probably want to find a way to make this space as comfortable for the person who will be staying in this as possible.

But, this by no means that you have to make the space boring and plain, in fact, you can be as unique as you want, but you also want to ensure that your space will be comfortable for any guest and make them feel at home.

If you are stuck with inspiration on how to design the best guest bedroom for your house, we have put together some of the best inspiration we could come up with to help you get inspired.

So if you are planning to decorate your guest bedroom, but you do not know where to begin, keep reading!

How To Design Your Guest Bedroom

So, when you are making a guest bedroom design, you can either choose for a more classic and neutral feel, or you can make it match the personality of your home and be cohesive with your other interior decor.

Whichever route you choose to follow, you will want to make sure that your space is both practical and comfortable, as well as welcoming and relaxing.

Striking this balance can be difficult, which is why we have got some great tips and tricks to try in this guide to make sure your space is not going to be overwhelming.

The more thought and time you put into designing your guest bedroom will be reflected in the quality, so make sure to give this some thought!

With this out of the way, let’s have a look at some amazing ideas to try when designing your guest bedroom!

Go Classic And Elegant

Going with a timeless classic look is a great way to go if you do not want your space to be overwhelming. You can focus on neutral colors with just a few accents to keep the space nice and simple.

Choosing more classic centerpieces and items to put in the room will also ensure it does not become dated quickly.

Go Artsy And Bold

Now, if you want to try practically the opposite of the previous approach, you can be much more bold and colorful and let more of your design personality show.

Do this by choosing a bright color scheme, but make sure to try and balance between bold and overwhelming, you want your guest to still be able to relax in this space after all.

Go Bright And Beautiful

This is one which many go for when it comes to guest bedrooms, focus on accentuating the natural light to make the room have a more refreshing feel and less oppressive.

Focus on white with the bedding and the walls to give the room an airy and fresh feeling. You can further accentuate this atmosphere with a simple fragrant incense.

Make A Darker Sanctuary

This is a great way to go when decorating a room with more of the house’s personality in it, for example wooden features or walls.

You can focus on deeper and darker colors to give the room a relaxing but tasteful feel. Using a few metallic colors will also be the perfect finishing touch for this type of room.

Make Strategic Use Of Mirrors To Reflect The Light

One of the best ways to make your room feel more spacious and bright is to use mirrors strategically. These can trick your eyes into seeing the room as bigger and by doing this will give it a less oppressive and instead airy feel.

You also want to include a few mirrors anyway as they are a good practical feature which your guests will appreciate.

Convert Your Loft Into A Guest Bedroom

If you do not have a dedicated guest bedroom, but want a space your guests can stay without having to sleep on your couch, you can dedicate some time to converting your loft to be a guest bedroom.

While this will take a lot of effort depending on the state of the space, and how much it is being used for storage, the results can be amazing.

Make sure to adapt the space based on the insulation as lofts can often be either too cold or too warm depending on your climate.

15 Guest Bedroom Ideas You'll Fall In Love With

Use Bed Divider Curtains To Create Privacy

If you want to emphasize the cozy atmosphere of your guest bedroom, you can do this easily using tasteful dividers. This is a great idea if you have quite a big bedroom to work with.

While during the day this airiness can be appreciated, during the night the big open space can feel ominous, especially for a guest unfamiliar with the space, so investing in some dividers is a great way to use the space.

Use Hotel Inspired Amenities

If you want your guest to feel like they are being pampered and you are properly prepared for them, trying to prepare some hotel style amenities is a great way to give them everything they need.

A great way to do this is to invest in some mini toiletries and products. You can buy these in bulk so you can just put out a fresh set every time you have a new guest.

Make A Multifunctional Space

If you do not have space for a dedicated guest room, but still want it as an option, make your ‘guest bedroom’ a multifunctional space instead.

The most common example of this is using the space as a home office most of the time with a dedicated desk space, but including a sofa-bed, or just a whole bed, so the space can also be a guest bedroom.

If you want to be practical with your space this is a great option!

Focus On Comfortable Bedding

This is probably what should be your priority once you have decided what your design aesthetic will be. While getting beautiful sheets can be something to consider, you should prioritize the comfort over this.

When your guest is sleeping, they will not be able to see the beautiful sheets, but they will definitely feel how comfortable, or not, they are. So make sure to put some thought into this step.

Make A Unique Design Motif From The Rest Of Your Home

Using the guest bedroom to stand out from the rest of your house is a great idea, it means you can try out different ideas and try new things.

If you are tired of the aesthetic of your house, using the guest bedroom to experiment is a great idea!

Use A Twin Layout

While a large bed is a great idea for just one guest, sometimes it is more practical to have a couple twin beds, especially if you think it is more likely for groups to be visiting instead of just one person!

Add Some Greenery

Using real or fake plants is a great way to tie a space together and add a beautiful centerpiece to a room, or to add accents with smaller plants. While fake will be easier to look after, real will add a much better atmosphere.

Add Some Luxurious Seating

Having a luxurious seating option is great if you want to give your guests plenty of options for sitting and lounging when they are visiting.

Use Some Space Saving Furniture

This is a more practical choice, but if you use safe-saving furniture, especially if your guest bedroom is a multi-functional space, you will have a lot more space to work with in between changes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does A Quest Bedroom Need?

There are some obvious inclusions to put in your guest bedroom like a comfy bed, and some spare towels and sheets if your guest should need them.

But, there are also some inclusions which you may not have considered. Having some mini toiletries available is a great way to make sure your guest can stay hygienic. 

You will also want to make sure there are multiple lighting options like lamps. You also want to have outlets, so your guests can charge their devices, and having the Wi-Fi password displayed is a great way to save time too!

Finally, you want to make sure that your guest has plenty of storage options so they do not just have to throw things on the floor!


Hopefully these ideas and inspiration have given you what you need to feel confident in decorating your guest bedroom.

You by no means have to try everything that we have listed here, and by just choosing a couple ideas or motifs to try and pull off, you will have a relaxing and comfortable guest bedroom that any guest would be lucky to stay in!

Maisie Park