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Our Seven Favorite Guest Bedroom Decorating Ideas

November 22, 2022

One of the most significant advantages of owning a home is having plenty of space for visitors. McArthur Homes is among the top home builders in Utah County, offering a variety of floor plans with extra rooms for relatives and friends. Rockwell Ranch Townhomes feature bedrooms and other areas which can be turned into ideal guest accommodations. If you enjoy hosting overnight stays, consider these guest bedroom ideas for creating a comfortable, welcoming space.

Clear the Clutter

As a great host, you’ll want to ensure that your guest room is not also your go-to place for storage. If so, move boxes and old workout gear to the garage before the company arrives. A clutter-free room is essential to your guests’ ability to relax and get a good night’s sleep. Also, a few strategically-placed coat hooks on an empty wall or the back of the door can help keep the furniture free of coats, sweaters and towels. Additionally, if you occasionally use this space as a craft room, consider removing your laptop, painting easel and yarn spools for the time being.


Furnish for Function

One of the best guest bedroom ideas is to furnish with purpose. Time-tested essentials include a dresser for storing clothes, a table or bench for staging luggage, a cozy chair and a bedside table. Also, a bench at the foot of the bed will see plenty of use as guests prepare for their day and a corner bean bag is an excellent addition for folks who enjoy extended relaxation sessions.

Bedroom in a new home from McArthur Homes.

Present the Best

Nurturing restful sleep is key to a comfortable space for visitors. This is why nothing but a luxury bed will suffice for your guest quarters. A soft/medium or medium/firm mattress with a mattress topper or a pillow-top mattress is a great start. Next, consider a down comforter or a duvet for the main cover, a minimum of four soft pillows, 100% cotton sheets, additional throw pillows (for texture) and extra blankets for a welcoming presentation.

Pick a Theme

Consider making your guest quarters or spare bedroom a reflection of your personality. A touch of greenery may do the trick if you love gardening and the great outdoors. Indoor species such as snake plants, ferns and ficus plants are not only aesthetically pleasing but can also help improve indoor air quality. If you choose to buy from a home builder in Utah County, consider outdoorsy guest bedroom ideas that resonate with the many mountains, lakes and canyons in the surrounding area. These can include warm-toned wood furniture, framed images of wildlife, plaid-patterned flannel sheets and more.

Light it Right

While natural light in a guest bedroom is great for early risers, it is also vital to provide thick curtains so that afternoon nappers and late sleepers can genuinely enjoy their stay. Also, layered indoor light is a thoughtful touch. Consider a bedside table lamp for reading, a corner lamp for evening nuance and a centered ceiling fixture with dimming options for overall light. A night light near the door or a flashlight on the bedside table are great for late-night trips to the bathroom.

Natural Light Coming into a Home

Soften the Floor

A cushioned, relaxing walking surface is key to a great guest bedroom. Whether your primary surface is carpet or hardwood floors, consider a large area rug that stretches beneath the bed and extends across the main walking area. On top of that, you might choose an additional throw rug on either side of the bed to send your guests to sleep every night and greet them when they rise. Some of the most popular choices for this option are shag, Australian sheepskin, woven cotton, flatwoven, low-pile and high-pile to name just a few.

Maximize Your Space

Rockwell Ranch Townhomes by McArthur Homes feature second and third bedrooms on the upper levels of each model and first-level bedroom/office spaces, which are perfect for guest quarters. While these rooms are spacious, there are several ways to make the most of the square footage. A wide, full-length mirror and a light, airy paint color scheme can make the entire room feel larger. Meanwhile, storage baskets or crates which slide under the bed are perfect for outdoor gear, toys, laptops and other items. Shelving units hung at the torso level are great for storing personal effects without taking up floor space. You also can save space by opting for a queen-sized bed or a daybed placed along one wall rather than a king-sized bed.

Creating a comfortable guest bedroom in your home is a great way to be prepared for visitors. By transforming one of the bedrooms or other areas in your home into a guest space, you can ensure that your guests have a relaxing and enjoyable stay. McArthur Homes has some great suggestions if you’re looking for ideas on how to turn a room into an ideal guest bedroom. Contact us today to learn more about our new homes in the Utah County region that are perfect for hosting! We would be happy to answer any of your questions and help you build the best home for your needs.

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This post was written by Paige Giles

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