Designing a welcoming and restful guest room for friends and family doesn’t have to cost a fortune! Help your guests relax and enjoy their visit without breaking the bank!
EXTRA TIP: Make your guests feel extra comfortable with a special guest welcome basket, filled with toiletries and treats!
Since all of our kids are back in school full-time, it was time to take down our homeschool room and create a space for our out-of-town family + friends when they visit us in Arizona. Having a guest room for the first time since we bought this house is going to be amazing!
Take a look at our guest room –
Guest Bedroom Decor
Links to all the products I used in the space are included at the end of this post. If you want to see the entire project from start to finish, I saved the process on an Instagram story highlight.
Since this room is pretty long, I decided to fill it with as many beds as I could! I added two twin beds on either side of a big king bed. The twin beds were less than $80 on Amazon, and the King bed was only $350 from Home Depot! (And they had other sizes, too!)
The perfect bedding.
I went really simple with the bedding – a crisp white quilt and white bed linens are always my favorite foundation!
It’s always good to have extra blankets and extra pillows for your guests, so I added a floral pillow in a darling fabric, and a green blanket at the foot for color, texture, and comfort!
Rug vs. No Rug
I opted out of adding any rugs to the floors in this space, which is unusual for me as I love a good rug in a bedroom. I just felt like the 3 beds were enough of a statement, and I didn’t want to overwhelm the space with a giant rug under all three beds, or 3 smaller rugs under each individual bed. In this instance, less is definitely more!
Art for the Walls
Above the twin headboards, I added some simple artwork in soft hues that compliments the bedding.
I purchased a small side table to go in between each of the beds. On top of each nightstand, I placed a small table lamp and a small tray for guests to use as storage for their jewelry or pocket change.
A vase of fresh flowers will be a nice touch when guests arrive, but for now, a small faux plant looks perfect!
I also put an extension cord next to the lamp so overnight guests can plug in their phone charger, too.
Since we have shutters on the windows, I didn’t need curtains that aided in privacy. Instead, I opted for white curtains that were fresh and flowy. I think curtains are a great way to draw your eyes up towards the ceilings and make the room not feel”bottom heavy”.
I kept the shiplap wallpaper accent wall to add a little more dimension.
I had originally planned to put a tall floor lamp + armchair or a big standing mirror in the corner, but I couldn’t bring myself to part with our old school desk, and I think it actually fits this space quite nicely!
Guest Room Essentials
I didn’t have enough room to include a full dresser or chest of drawers, so instead, I put a small shelving unit with some baskets on this empty wall with just enough space to put fresh towels, snacks, and travel essentials that might have been forgotten – toothbrush, toothpaste, sunscreen, etc.
I always like to personalize our guest room with a welcome sign and their favorite snacks, but this time around I added a fun guestbook and a frame where I can swap out pictures of our guests from past visits or time spent together. (My college roommate’s family is coming next week, so I put a picture of us during our freshman year in college – 20 years ago!!)
Not pretty, but helpful!
I included a laundry basket for dirty linens and towels on one side of the shelving unit, and then behind the door, I put a few things that will help our guests feel more at home – a full-length mirror, two luggage racks, a standing fan (we are in Arizona, after all), and a trashcan.
I just love how everything came together, and I can’t wait to make memories with our out-of-state family and friends!
Shop Our Guestroom
- King Bed
- Twin Beds
- Framed Artwork
- White Quilts
- Floral Shams
- Green Quilts
- Bedside Table
- Gold Lamp
- Faux Potted Plant
- White Curtains
- Shiplap Wallpaper
- School Desk (vintage)
- Small Shelving Unit (bought at Target years ago)
- Rope Baskets
- White Towels
- Letterboard (similar)
- Guestbook (I made this! Details on IG)
- Metal Laundry Basket (local store)
- Gold Plant Stand (from HomeGoods years ago)
- Standing Fan
- Luggage Racks
- Wall Mirror