How to Revamp the Guest Bedroom for Summer Visits

School’s out! The kids are home and this is the perfect time for vacations. Friends and family that you haven’t seen in months are likely to come visit and spend a few days in your home. And if your guest bedroom is like mine – only occupied during especial occasions – it probably needs some TLC. While, I will admit that I was worried about what I’d do with out guest bedroom, I just followed these easy steps to get it looking and feeling cozy.

1. Pick Out Colors or Theme

This is the starting point, whether it’s a coastal theme or blue tones, it is important to have a clear vision of what you want for the space. Otherwise, you’ll waste time, money and can easily end up with something that you may not be happy with.

2. Find Affordable Bedding

Bedding can be one of the most expensive items in a room. So it is important to find pieces that look great, feel great – your guest will sleep on these – and look great. In our home I use lighter pieces like quilts and coverlets, because they’re light and can be layered with extra blankets if needed. I’m linking some below, including the style I have in our master – which you might have seen on Instagram before.

3. Find Comfortable Pillows

I recently got pillows from Downlite Bedding and let me tell you they’re super comfortable! In my opinion, pillows and a mattress are the foundation of a good bed. So, make sure to get the best you can for your guests.

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4. Add Decorative Items

Abstracts are my favorite piece of art because they’re so easy to decorate with. You don’t exactly have to follow a theme if you’re decorating around an abstract. Instead, you simply focus on the colors. In our guest room, I worked off the blue tones. I think mirrors and clocks are some of my other favorite decorative pieces.

5. Focus on Details

Something as simple as a wi-fi printable like this one from Elegance and Enchantment, can go a long way in making your guest feel welcome. Let’s face it, everyone wants the wi-fi password! Except for those who have unlimited data on their cell plans. 🙂 Leaving a few dresser drawers open is also a great idea, especially if your guests will be staying a while. It can be much more comfortable than digging through a suitcase.

Following these steps took the stress out of re-decorating our guest bedroom. And I’m honestly pleased with the way that it looks and feels in there now. What tips do you take into account when decorating your home? Let me know in the comments below.

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