Decorating your own bedroom was probably not too difficult. After all, you know exactly what you want, your favorite colors and styles, and how much effort you’re willing to put into the interior design of your bedroom.
But when it comes to decorating and furnishing a guest bedroom, you don’t necessarily know what the needs or desires of your guests might be. Unless you have the same visitors, again and again, you will need to make a guest bedroom that is more flexible.
Here are some ideas to help you choose the right bed sets for the guest bedrooms in your home.
Don’t get carried away with matching furniture pieces
It can be a lot of fun to browse bedroom furniture sets but don’t get carried away thinking that you have to get every piece that comes available in the set. While online furniture stores especially offer discounts for buying multiple furnishings from one brand or collection, there is no need to cram a lot of furniture into a small guest room.
Make sure that the bed set, and the pieces you opt to include, make sense for the space you have available. Don’t forget to leave room to accommodate a navigable pathway, which will need to be even wider if you will be housing people with mobility aids.
Keep things versatile for multiple visitors
If the types of visitors you have to your home vary greatly from time to time, you should decorate your guest bedroom in a neutral but versatile way. You can add beds for children so that families can use the room by including a sofa bed or futon. Another popular option is to offer a daybed or platform bed with a pull-out trundle for extra sleeping space.
But versatility needs to go a bit farther. While most bedsets come with just one nightstand, you should offer two, one on each side of the bed, to accommodate more guests. Storage bedroom benches or storage ottomans can house linens, towels, blankets, and pillows for quick access when needed.
Cater to who will be using the guest room
If you have adult children, grandchildren, or other friends and family frequently visit, you can decorate and furnish the guest bedroom to meet their needs specifically. Make sure that you offer enough surfaces and drawers, which can be accomplished with the most popular nightstands with drawers and dressers with mirrors.
You should also make sure that you make the bedroom comfortable for these frequent visitors. If you have taller individuals visiting your home on a regular basis, you should make sure that you choose a bedroom set that includes a queen-size bed. A full or double bed is not long enough for people over about 6 feet.
If your guest room will almost exclusively be used by children, choose a room that can be easily childproofed and stock it with appropriate child-sized furniture. You can add beds for additional grandkids or their besties with sofa beds and armchairs that morph into twin beds.