Fall is coming, and with it the holidays that fill a house with friends and family. With hosting in mind, I am starting a new series called “Guest Prep.” I am excited to share ideas to help get your home ready for visitors. Starting with the most crucial, today’s guest prep is “How to Style a Bedroom.” With a few easy updates, you can create an inviting room to welcome your guests.
Add a Headboard
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To make the space feel complete, consider adding a headboard. Headboards can create an instant focal point and style for the room without the price of a full bed frame. In this pretty coastal bedroom, I added substance to the space with a gray upholstered headboard that creates a perfect backdrop for brightly colored pillows.
Consider a Rug
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Stepping out of bed and sinking into a warm, plush rug is luxurious. When picking a rug for a bedroom I think pattern and color. A rug is a great way to brighten up a space and add interest. In this bedroom, a dark black and blue rug layered over neutral carpet grounds the light furniture and white walls.
Style the Nightstand
To make your guests feel at home, add a nightstand and style it with warm lighting, a welcoming scent, interesting books, and fresh flowers or a potted plant. Although a full-sized nightstand always looks nice, if you do not need bedside storage in a guest room, you can get away with a simple and affordable side table.
Layer with Pillows and a Throw
See More of this Bold Floral Bedroom
Spruce up the bedding with an eclectic mix of pillows and a cozy throw. In this bold floral bedroom the pink fur pillow is a perfect warm update for fall.
Bring color and personality into the room with a gallery wall of custom prints or art above the bed. In this bedroom I selected favorite beach photos spaced evenly in black square frames. Read more about my tips for styling a gallery wall here.
Create a Seating Nook
If you have the space, a statement chair or two in the bedroom gives your guests somewhere private to lounge when they need a break from the holiday chaos. Even a small chair in a corner is thoughtful and can be inexpensive.
Finish with Warm Lighting
I like to add layers of lighting to a room. In your guest bedroom think about adding a statement chandelier or pendant above and lamps or sconces on each side of the bed. If you added a seating nook, a floor lamp for reading is also nice. In this bedroom, I selected a statement light and table lamps that give the space a bit of an exotic vibe. Perfect for a room where people come to relax and get away.
Now is the perfect time to start looking for the updates that will create a welcome stay for holiday guests. The guest bedroom is a great place to start. With just a few changes the space can feel completely updated and inviting. Check back throughout the month for more Guest Prep ideas. Have a great Tuesday!