It’s fun to envision yourself in your dream home. Imagining what your common spaces, kitchen, rooms, and yard could look like is inspiring and fun. Sometimes we need a little help in getting the wheels turning to inspire the vision of certain spaces.
Many of our floor plans feature a flexible space that can meet a variety of needs, from a guest room to an office or nursery. Now that the holidays are quickly approaching, it’s a great time to create a warm and welcome space for guests. A beautiful guest room that makes your guests feel welcome and comfortable is achievable.
Simple is best
Instead of giving your guest room a theme, it’s better to create a space that will be appealing to any guest, whether it’s a college-aged niece, longtime high school friend or a visiting in-law. Stick to non-gender specific bedding, neutral paint colors, and simple artwork.
Inviting and fresh
It’s the details that go a long way in creating a welcoming space for guests. Fresh flowers are a luxurious detail that clearly communicates to your guests that they are welcome and special.
Splurge a little
High-quality sheets will make your guests feel appreciated and splurged on. Be sure to provide plenty of layering blanket options for comfort. A luxurious throw blanket adds a homey touch of elegance.
Winding Down with Comfort
Think of what will help your guests wind down – a simple nightstand with a lamp, a clock, and perhaps some magazines or books will add a personal touch. Your guests may be weary after traveling all day; give them the excuse to take a load off by providing a variety of reading materials.
It’s the little things
Provide a simple woven basket from Home Goods or Target stocked with fresh towels and a robe. Even adding travel-sized toiletries like toothpaste and shampoo is a very nice touch. This simple but thoughtful gesture can make your guests feel loved. A note with your wi-fi information will come in handy, as well as a charging station.
While you may have overnight guests only a few times a year, keep in mind other ways to use this space. A daybed might be a practical piece of furniture, especially if it is covered in luxurious bedding. Add a desk and double the space as an office. If you usually have more than one guest at a time, you may want to have two twin beds rather than one larger bed.