When it comes to master bedroom design and décor, we tend to pull out all the stops. From selecting the right furnishings to opting for luxurious and timeless accessories, we truly leave no stone unturned.
But let's be honest: can we say the same for the guest room?
And while clinging onto excuses like "I haven't had guests in months because of the pandemic" may make you feel better, the relief will be temporary at best. Once the guests start pouring in post-lockdown, the remorse will welcome you with a steely gaze, and some form of odd social distancing-approved handshake alternative.
So what do you do?
You get to work.
We've rounded up five ways to spruce up your bleak and boring guest room so your guests aren't left counting down the days until they return to their gorgeous property.
1. Colors, Patterns, Textures, Art!
The possibilities are endless.
If you're unsure about where to begin, kick things off by incorporating refreshing hues and accessories into the space. If your guest bedroom follows a minimalist and modern theme, add a subtle touch of exuberance by indulging in colorful bedding, décor, or hardware.
We also suggest experimenting with different textures to enliven the space.
If your guest bedroom has cream marble floors, add textural contrast by opting for a rustic mahogany bedframe or textured walls.
Of course, don't forget to hang eye-catching artwork that adds a touch of vigor and personality to the space.
2. Think Outside the Box (Like You Would for Your Own Bedroom)
While conventional décor is great, it's a little too predictable at times.
Surprise your guests by thinking outside the box and embellishing the space with compelling DIYs and unique accessories.
Break a wooden ladder in half to ensure it's the same size as the vanity or storage in your guest room. If it doesn't match your furnishings, spray-paint it. Once you're done, put up lightweight potted plants on opposite ends of the ladder.
The quick and easy DIY will instantly revitalize the space and make it appear more personalized.
3. You Can't Go Wrong With a Pair of Timeless Steel French Doors
There's a reason why steel French doors have been making the rounds lately. Not only do they look like they belong on the glossy pages of an architectural design and landscaping magazine, but they also offer unparalleled functionality.
Install a pair of striking steel French doors and steel windows in the guest room and watch it transform before your eyes. The sleek black finishing will make the space appear twice as sophisticated and luxe!
Don't just stop there. Invest in an LED lighting fixture that breathes life into a previously dull and unengaging space. Opt for a soft yellow light that emanates a warm glow instead of enveloping the room in harsh incandescence.
4. Give Your Guests the Red Carpet Treatment
If you're willing to step up to the plate for your guests, this is what we're talking about! Leverage your spacious home by designing a gorgeous guest room that makes your guests feel like they're living the dream.
Disclaimer: While dissatisfied guests will be the least of your worries, you may have to deal with your guests overstaying their welcome!
If designing a new space from scratch may not be possible, make adjustments to your current bedroom. Install a pair of luxurious black steel sliding doors to glamorize the space. In addition, opt for a beige and warm grey palette that tranquilizes the space.
5. Opt for a Classic Green and Gold Palette
You can't go wrong with a minimalist green and gold palette.
If you've been struggling with finding practical and visually engaging color combinations, indulge in hunter green/forest green and honey gold.
Of course, you can choose to go lighter or darker if you prefer. However, the colors should be at the same end of the spectrum. If you're opting for lime green, balance it with soft gold instead of harsh, deep gold.
This pairing works best for accessories.
Still short on inspiration? Here are some more tips to help you get started!
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