Guest Room Updates to Make the Perfect Space

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With overnight stays on the horizon, we’re in serious need of revamping our spare bedroom now we can finally host others. From bright colourful bedding and scatter cushions to hotel style towels and dressing gowns, here’s some guest room inspiration and guest room style ideas that will have your loved ones wanting to leave a five star review.

Bright Bed Linens

Instantly warming and eye-catching in all of the best ways, brighten up your space with some colourful bright bed linen to bring much-needed a ray of sunshine the moment your guest walks through the door. Whether opting for one statement hue or a bold pattern, new bed linens are a quick fix to upgrade a spare room – and it takes minimal effort too.

Shop Wallis Bamboo King Duvet Cover Set – £35
Shop Clarissa Hulse Prairie King Duvet Cover Set – £38
Shop Rapport Follow Your Rainbow King Duvet Cover Set – £19

Make the Most of Storage Space

It’s no secret that for many of us, our spare room becomes somewhat of a dumping ground. However, worry not about last minute tidy-ups and invest in some stylish storage you can keep your belongings in. From compact storage boxes to drawers, practicality and style can go hand in hand if you stick to understated pieces that suit the aesthetic of the room.

Shop Premier Housewares Marble Storage Pot – £24
Safavieh Jones Storage Cabinet – £275
Orla Kiely Butterfly Stem Storage Tin – £9

Statement Scatter Cushions

In our opinion, there’s no such thing as too many scatter cushions. The epitome of understated luxury, the perfect plush cushions bring pops of personality and hints of fun to your space. Pile them high, or simply stick to one or two coordinated offerings to match your guest room bed linens.

Shop Joules Moss Stitch Cushion – £16
Shop Riva Home Hortus Cushion – £16
Shop The Lyndon Co Velvet Dot Cushion – £11

Bedside Table Luxuries

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Ensure your guests are well catered for and make the most of their down time with bedroom amenities on offer. Be it their favourite magazine, a smart speaker they can listen to the radio on or simply some light refreshments like water and some snacks, they’ll appreciate the effort – you could even leave a guestbook for some light-hearted fun.

End of Bed Ottoman

Make your guests feel even more at home by providing a relaxing seating space where they can take time out for themselves. Not only can an ottoman provide a great source of additional storage, but it also provides the perfect reading nook or space to get ready on.

Shop Safavieh Black Eléna Velvet Flower Ottoman – £365
Shop The Great Bed Company The Magnesia Storage Ottoman – £249

Must-Have Mirrors

Regardless of vanity, it’s super important to include a mirror in your guest room. It’ll add comfort into their morning routine and free up bathroom time – especially if you’re sharing one between you all. If you’ve got the space try and look to a larger or full length mirror, however if you’re more limited then a smaller mirror is fine.

Shop Gallery Allenby Wall Mirror – £105
Shop Native Home & Lifestyle Marble Gold Finish Mirror – £39
Shop Native Home & Lifestyle Black Manhattan Round Mirror – £99

Craft a Gallery Wall

You could also consider some stylish artwork to decorate your guest room’s walls. Be it one or two key pieces or an on-trend gallery wall, a carefully considered piece of artwork is sure to brighten up any room in a matter of mere minutes.

Shop Vogue Early September 1925 – £19
Shop Ilona Drew Brixton Market London – £36
Shop Summer Thornton Vase III – £28

Provide a Dressing Gown and Towels

For a considered approach, be sure to provide spare towels, from a small hand towel to a large bath sheet – it’s exceptionally important that everyone uses their own towels for Covid hygiene reasons too. As an extra personal touch, why not provide robes for your guests too? Lazy weekend relaxation never looked so good.

Deyongs Winchester 700gsm Pair of Hand Towels – £9
Shop Christy Shawl Collar Large Bathrobe – £35
Deyongs Winchester 700gsm Bath Towel – £9

Plants & Fresh Flowers

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Bring a hint of the outdoors indoors with beautiful fresh flowers and plants. It’s officially peony season, or you could stick with a classic, low maintenance succulent plant. For even more ease, invest in some realistic faux flowers for minimal effort – literally.

Set up a Workspace

Lastly, if you’re hosting a guest for a few days, they may need to complete some work remotely. Rather than being cramped at the kitchen table, instead include a small desk and chair they can sit at. Keep it minimalist and, if  possible, have it near a plug point. The privacy will be appreciated, and it means your guests can even extend their stay if needed.

Shop Seramood Savant Computer Desk – £109
Shop Safavieh Olivia Writing Desk – £299
Shop Vivense Krell Desk- £109

Words: Maria Loizou