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Last Modified 9 October 2023 First Added 2 August 2022
Although only used occasionally, guest bedrooms are important as they should offer a comfy place for visitors to rest their heads and feel right at home.
Spare rooms also provide you with the perfect opportunity to be decoratively experimental. They require a little research into what’s the best type of bedroom furniture to buy for guests too.
We’ve created this guide on how to make a comfortable guest bedroom for your loved ones. From bedroom colour schemes to types of guest beds, bedroom furniture, and everything in between. You’ll soon be fully armed with creative ideas and regarded as the host with the most.
You’ll probably want to relax your guests and provide them with a bedroom that’s peaceful.
When it comes to wall colour, different shades can promote the feelings of tranquillity and safety. We’ve collated the best guest bedroom colours for relaxation below.
Pale pink is believed to be a calming colour and is also associated with love.
These two symbolisms make it a great choice for guest bedrooms. Pictured above is our Kylie day bed in a pink and mauve bedroom with complementary pink and white bed linen for a feminine feel. Pink also works particularly well with grey, you can read more about pink and grey bedrooms here.
If you have a large spare room, deep jewel-like colours can create an opulent hotel-feel for your guests.
Take a look at our Haze sofa bed and chair above in a dark green room. Spacious with a high ceiling, the room is painted in a deep emerald green shade. Dark green is commonly associated with wealth so having a large guest bedroom in emerald green might have your guests feeling like they’re staying in 5-star accommodation. Discover more on how to create a luxurious hotel-style bedroom here.
For something with added vibrancy, consider adding a patterned wallpaper to your guest room for a statement finish.
Though perhaps not traditionally relaxing, adding a joyful wallpaper to your spare room gives you the opportunity to express your style and make a big impression on your guests. Our Eppy Sofa Bed is available in a range of stylish finishes to suit any pattern, from sleek faux leather to soft woven fabric. Matching the bright colour palette with a striking patterned wallpaper evokes some spirit of maximalism in a contained environment that keeps it cosy.
If you have visitors staying over, one of our sofa beds will provide a stylish seating area by day and a cosy sleeping space by night. For tips on choosing a sofa bed for your needs, check out our handy Sofa Bed Buying Guide.
Great for daytime naps as well as overnight stays, our day beds are multi-functional designs.
Day beds are endlessly versatile, and can be styled as sofas or beds depending on what you need. Place in hallways, kids rooms or guest rooms for a timeless solution that can quickly transform into a comfortable place for guests to crash. Our Northwood Day Bed comes with the option to add a convenient drawer for extra storage, too.
Our air beds make a great temporary sleeping area whenever guests drop by – even if you don’t have a spare room. This cushiony pick is luxuriously king size to give your overnight guests plenty of space. Check out our full air bed range here.
If you have the space, the best guest rooms contain more than just a bed.
Adding bedroom furniture such as our Grove blanket box at the end of the bed provides storage for your guests’ belongings. It can also double up as a bench which makes putting socks and shoes on much more comfortable. Bedside tables are also a necessity in our opinion – adding reading lamps will make it feel more homely and cosy.
There are lots of little ways you can make your spare bedroom feel inviting for guests.
Whether it’s fresh flowers and sleep-inducing plants for a floral hit, or perhaps luxury bedding with perfectly placed scatter cushions, to fresh towels and mini toiletries, these little extras will add that je ne sais quoi to make your hospitality truly memorable.
If you’d like to invest in a new bed frame for your spare room, check out our Super storage beds article.