TLV How To: Creating the Perfect Guest Bedroom

The perfect guest bedroom is comfortable, stylish and serene. Give your next houseguest a room that makes them feel welcome and well cared for.

From the perfect bed to the best side tables and beyond, we have all the components to put together a home away from home for your next guest.


Prints Please

Lori Deeds knows how to make prints work together. This gorgeous bedroom blends a dreamy printed headboard with a lively printed upholstered bench and carpet. A guest bedroom can be your chance to get a bit playful and indulge in a bit of color and playfulness.

Designer Lori Deeds | Photo by Carmel Fasano Brantley Photography

Read our feature on Lori Deeds here, and read on to shop the look.


Shop the Look

Start with a show stopping print such as this bold and yet intricate design in blue and white.Custom Blue and White Upholstered Headboard with Nailheads, Queen, $1680


With a bold headboard, bench and carpet, we love a soft and neutral look for bedside lamps. A matching pair adds symmetry.

Grey Crackle Glaze Ceramic Lamps, Pair, $693


Go ahead and mix prints that you love. Keeping the colors similar helps the look stay cohesive.Hickory Chair Courtland Bench by Suzanne Kasler, $1400


Not ready to dive into print mixing head first? Try starting with accent pillows to get more comfortable with the look.
Custom Osborne & Little Green and Cream Damask Pillows, Set of 3, $425


Add a pair of simple side tables that add elegance to the look but won’t compete.Serena & Lily Atelier Side Tables, Pair, $545


More is more. A lightly printed accent rug brings the look full circle. 12 x 16 Custom Wool Light Lattice Patterned Area Rug, $1800


Hotel Worthy Neutrals

Another way to go when designing a guest bedroom is soft and neutral with luxe touches. A timeless and yet modern look is demonstrated beautifully by designer Ariel Okin in this lovely elegant bedroom.

Designer Ariel Okin | Photo by Donna Dotan

Read our feature on Ariel Okin here, and read on to shop the look.


Shop the Look

A tufted headboard will never go out of style. For a fresh look, keep things light with a white or softly patterned upholstery.

Robert Allen Furniture French Upholstered Bed, Cal King, $2200


An elegant lighting fixture in classic white adds interest while still remaining subtle.

Julie Neill Diego White Plaster 2-Tier Chandeliers, Pair, $3900


If space allows, a seating area for your guest is always appreciated and looks lovely as well.   Upholstered Blue Club Chair and Ottoman with Butterfly Pillow, $805


If space is an issue, nothing makes a room feel larger than a mirror.

Full Length Tiled Mirror with “Acid Washed” Wood Frame, $900


Simple and spacious, these bedside tables are a perfect touch.Modloft Bowery Nightstands in Matte White, Pair, $595


Add Some Color

Whether you go all in on color or are just adding a touch, a guest bedroom can be a fantastic opportunity to play. Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller of Carrier & Co are pros with color, be it bold or as a subtle hint.

Designers Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller of Carrier & Co. | Photo by Sam Frost

Read our feature on Carrier and Co. here, and read on to shop the look.

Shop the Look

When the bed itself is a bold and beautiful hue, the rest of the room can either compliment with neutrals (as seen in the example above) or can be layered with other colorful pieces, as many or few as you please.

Room and Board Ella Orchid Full Bed, $543


If you opt for a bolder look, don’t be afraid to mix colors and have fun with it!Bungalow 5 Lime Green 3-Drawer Nightstand, $650


For a more neutral palette, think about adding texture in the pieces you add to the room.Mahogany and Rattan End Tables by John Hutton for Donghia, Pair, $5740


A bright and beautiful table lamp in a matching pair adds even more color.

1940’s Vintage Chartreuse Ceramic Lamps on Nickel Bases, Pair, $2200


A more neutral option is elegant as well…

Christopher Spitzmiller Hann Large Lamps in “Butter”, Pair, $3800


Bold or neutral…don’t forget to accessorize!

Royal Blue Lacquered Box with Greek Key Style Handle, $245


Ceramic Decorative Fish Scale Vase, $88


Check out more ideas for a perfect guest bedroom here.


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