We love decorating guest rooms at Pamela Hope Designs. They are especially fun since clients can indulge in color, prints and patterns that might not be suitable for other areas in the home.Greenco Zigzag floating shelf in gray

To be sure the guest room is as comfortable as it is attractive, we include a bed with a good mattress, a dresser for storage and a small chair. Sometimes, because of size, we only have room for one nightstand. This happens often in urban style townhomes, which tend to be tall and narrow structures. That architecture can cut into the secondary rooms and usually the guest room loses some square footage.

In a guest room for a single male client, this nifty Greenco Zigzag corner shelf was the perfect solution for a tight fit on the other side of the bed. We opted for the soft gray color, although a natural wood finish was also available. This floating shelf allowed us to include a few items to make guests feel at home without cluttering the room. It’s also a great spot to store a mobile phone, a glass of water or other late-night necessities.

When you stay at friends’ or family’s homes, which features give you that added comfort of “home away from home”? Our team likes to include a clock, so that guests can choose to set an alarm, if they want. This can be helpful for individuals adjusting to different time zones, too. We also like to use soft throw blankets as colorful accents that guests can easily grab for additional warmth.

A little basket of healthy snacks is thoughtful since guests may be used to different eating schedules. We add a carafe of water and a drinking glass, too. Other special touches can include a coffee table book or magazine, featuring fun facts about the area and brochures on local attractions that might be of interest to your visitors. And, whatever else you do, don’t forget to post the WiFi password! This modern-day necessity is essential for decorating guest rooms for maximum comfort and ease.

How do you decorate your guest room to help visitors feel at home?

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