08.24.22

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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