Which furniture does the guest room need?
The best way to identify the problems in your guest room is to spend a night in the room yourself.
Quickly, all the problems will become tangible and you'll get a clear picture of what's missing or needs improvement.
First, let's look at what furniture and decor features the guest room needs.
Furnishings and design of the guest room
When it comes to furnishings and design, there is no hard and fast rule regarding colors and exhibits.
The best tip is to allow the room to present the personality of the host and in parallel provide comfort and coziness.
However, the display of personal photos should be avoided. It is inappropriate for a guest room.
Instead, resort to cityscapes or local art that showcases your city or community.
Popular tones for guest rooms are lighter colors like dove gray and light blue or creams.
When in doubt, keep the color palette neutral, simple and avoid bold tones like red, orange, yellow or green.
Not everyone likes the same colors, so it's best to keep things neutral.
In addition, it is easier to decorate with neutral colors because they are so versatile to combine.
Furniture can also be kept light, or used with dark elements for contrast.
The common rule of thumb "Keep It Simple" applies especially to the design of a cozy guest room.
In a room where you want the guest to feel at home, less is more. Don't overload the room with personal knickknacks and poorly placed furniture.
Instead, try to provide only the necessary interior that has an independent stylistic flair - because a neutral room is everyone's cup of tea.
Closet to organize clothes and luggage
Unless your guests are staying long-term, most visitors live out of their suitcases.
However, it's still a good plan to have some storage space available if they prefer to put clothes in a
commode or hang a suit.
If there is a built-in cabinet, leave the doors open, as many guests will not open a closed door, even if it is in a guest room.
One tip is to set up collapsible luggage racks like you would find in a hotel.
This way the guest does not feel forced to keep their luggage on the floor.
Even a small carry-on requires space to stay out of the way.
Make sure carry-on luggage doesn't get in the way and still remains accessible, especially if you don't have room for a commode or
Otherwise, a stylish commode and two nightstands is a good start to providing your guests with storage space for clothes and luggage.
A few hangers - 2 or 3 per person - and a few drawers in a commode should be more than enough.
It's only a small investment, but this extra will make your guest feel welcome and not force them to live out of a suitcase.
A woven basket for used towels and linens also ups the hospitality factor.
Space to unpack and create a personal space
After they drag their suitcase into your home, your guests will appreciate finding a place to put their luggage and unpack.
Bedside tables, chairs, and windowsills alone won't cut it when it comes to accommodating guests' personal clothing and belongings. Therefore, place a
bench or a pair of stools at the foot of the bed.
This is also an ideal place to take off shoes or get ready for the day.
A padded bench at the foot of the bed doubles as a seat and a place to put bags and suitcases.
Some stools often provide additional storage space.
Give your guests a place to relax and unwind with a cozy reading nook or desk.
Add a bookshelf with old and new books so guests have something to read.
Mount an area for treats like coffee, tea and snacks.
Ultimately, it's these small finishing elements for a Modern Living that really make a space homey for visitors.
Guests need not only space for their belongings, but also a functional space that is both convenient and comfortable to use.
Dressing areas are an effective solution that consist of a chair, counter or desk, and vanity mirror.
Get creative by mixing and matching styles based on the look of the space. Keep in mind to keep walkways as open as possible.
A nightstand and the right lighting
Everyone likes to have some things near him when he sleeps:
A glass of water, a book or their glasses. Guests don't want to leave their things on the floor,
so a nightstand is an inexpensive way to make sure they are easily accessible.
A lamp is another important addition to the nightstand.
A lamp with a three-level bulb provides everything a guest needs:
Soothing night light for reading and a brighter light for getting dressed in the morning.
Don't forget to think about lighting for the rest of your guest room, too.
Wall lamps above a commode or on the wall opposite the bed can create a warm ambience,
while a floor lamp by a window can provide the necessary luminosity to read a book, for example.
A place for electronics and entertainment
Often guests have different sleep schedules, especially if they are arriving from a different time zone.
Some guests feel uncomfortable wandering around your home after bedtime.
Therefore, it's always a nice gesture to offer entertainment and amenities in their room if the option is available.
Sideboards are especially useful for this purpose as electronics and entertainment furniture.
If your room has a TV, it's helpful to create and include a small guide as well as a program guide.
This should include things like networks, news and sports channels, special interest channels, movie channels, or the Netflix login information.
Test the remote in advance to make sure it works and doesn't require batteries.