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10 Tips For A Great Small Guest Bedroom

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You can easily transform a small guest room, into a cozy escape, regardless of the amount of available space. A competent interior design can make an otherwise small room appear spacious by making a few changes. Continue reading the tips provided below to discover these innovative small guest bedroom ideas!

How to make a great small guest bedroom

It’s true. We all want our guest to feel as if they were at their own home. For that reason, we want to have a bedroom for guests that will have the proper decor. We’ve been there, trust us. So you are starting to wonder. What could you best do for your guest for a welcoming, warm and friendly stay?

a small guest bedroom picture

1. Downsize the bed

A queen size bed takes up a lot of space. So, consider switching it with a smaller bed. This is a highly effective way of adding a few inches to the space. That way your guest will be less overwhelmed by the too-much-furniture thing. You need a bedroom that will have some open space for your friend or relative to put their own stuff.

Image: In Honor of Design

white and grey small guest bedroom

2. Create space around the bed

Moving the bed closer to the wall gives the impression of more space. Consider moving the bed away from the window and center it so that aisles on both sides are opened up. When you do this, the flow of the room will make it easier for your visitors to access the bed. This is of the same logic as the previous one. Remember! Anything is done in favor of your guests.

beige and white guest bedroom

guest bedroom with round mirrors

3. Small mirrors make a big impact

We all know about the effects mirrors have in a room: They make the bedroom larger. Despite this, mirrors can be costly. Luckily, smaller mirrors can create a similar effect. The mirror decor is something quite useful and people will love it! Try it. You will see that it will be much appreciated and the room will be very inviting.

guest bedroom bed with stairs

4. Make the headboard a book case

This is yet another clever way of creating more space in the guestroom. Instead of having a standalone bookshelf that will take up a lot of space, consider making the headboard a book shelf – desk.

double bed in a dark grey room

5. Remove the unnecessary items

If the guestroom already has a closet, then you need to remove the bulky wardrobe. The space can be used instead as a seating area by the guest who need no extra storage. Or you could add some cute furniture to add to the decor of the room. Just consider trying something minimal that every guest you know would most likely like or find useful.

Image: dear Lilly

teal and white guest bedroom

6. Make good use of wall space

You can skip the wall decorations or the artwork. Instead hang hats, scarves, or any other accessories on wall surfaces that are far from the closet. Taking advantage of the space is really one of the most important small guest bedroom ideas. Why? Because that way, your small guest room will not be that small after all!

Image: Coastal Living

beige and white bedroom

7. Hang the lamp

A chandelier, lantern, or pendant lamp will free up lots of floor space. Furthermore, the chandelier will become a chic focal point of the small guest room.

beige room with frames on the wall

8. Lengthen Drapes

A significant change can be made using long drapes. White drapes, for instance soften light and make the guest room greatly appealing. When done right, the drapes will make an otherwise small room appear larger. Does that sound like something you would like to do? Then immediately follow this tip for a great, big guest room!

white room with bed and desk

9. The bed can also serve as a desk

Some guests may prefer to catch up on work at night. So, get rid of the oversized table and fix a bedside shelf where a laptop can be placed.

grey brown and beige guest room

10. Have a single piece of furniture on each wall

Avoid making the room crammed up with a chair and a bed on the back wall. The bed will appear to dominate the room while the chair will be shoehorned in. Just like we mentioned earlier, this feature will give space to your guest bedroom, something that your guests will like as well. Also, this way it will not cost you that much to furniture it. Killing two birds with one stone!

guest room with two beds

orange bed cushions

what to buy for guest room

1. Guest Toothbrush Set 4 toothbrush by Izola, $13.00.

2. Bormioli Rocco Aquaria Bedside Carafe with Tumbler, $17.17.

3. A do (almost) everything alarm clock and lamp, $149.95.

4. Claus Porto “White” Assorted Guest Soaps Pastille Gift Box, $18.00.

5. Retro Hand Painted Sign, $70.31.

6. Sentey® Headphone, $16.99.

7. Ideal Home Range Guest Towel, $7.38.

8. LAFCO House & Home Daffodil Candle – Guest Room-16 oz., $54.95.

Melina Divani

Melina Divani is the owner and creator of Decoholic.org. Interior Design is her infinite passion without stop. Follow Melina on Instagram

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    John Ferrell

    I love the look of that gray paint with that wood floor on the picture right above point number 5. Maybe I will keep this picture available to me while I am having one of my rooms repainted. It might be a good idea to get professional help with this because I don’t have the skills or tools to do it this good.

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