The guest bedroom can often be overlooked and used as a catch-all space. But what would happen if we gave these areas as much attention as our living rooms or dining rooms? Guest bedrooms are a great way to experiment with different design styles and can also provide a much-needed refuge. Here are a few of our favorite guest room ideas that will help guarantee your spare room is anything but spare.

How to Create a Stylish Guest Bedroom 

Add Seating

Every guest likes a little privacy. If space allows, don’t hesitate to add a seating area to your guest room.

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Additional seating gives your guests the freedom to use the room for more than just sleep.

Show Off Your Art

Don’t be afraid to hang your best art in low-traffic areas. Let it serve as the focal point!

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Add your own personal touch by showcasing your favorite art.

Get Funky!

Use your guest room to experiment with wallpaper, color, and design elements. Keep the room interesting and eye-catching.

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Use your guest room to experiment.

Add Flowers

Welcome guests with a bouquet of fresh flowers. Some fuss-free options that won’t quickly droop include hydrangeas, lilies, and roses.


If you don’t have time to grab an arrangement, snip some greenery from your garden or temporarily relocate a houseplant to the guest room.

Create a Restful Space

Painting your guest room a dark, moody color is not only unexpected but can create a relaxing, cave-like feel that helps lull your guests to sleep after a tiring day.

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Give your guests a great night of sleep so they can be ready for a full day of sightseeing or quality time.

After following these tips, try to be understanding when your guests don’t want to leave!

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