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How to Decorate a Guest Bedroom

TLS_Lexington_Daybed_With summer in full swing, there’s a strong likelihood that your guest bedroom is being used with greater frequency.  As your front door becomes a revolving door of visitors, your guest bedroom becomes one of the most important rooms in your house.  It’s the place where your style is on full display for all your guests to see and savor.  How do you decorate it to show off your unique fashion sense?

 

TLS_Saffron DaybedChoose a great guest bed

The most important element of a guest room is the bed.  It’s where your visitors relax and recuperate and the object that requires the perfect balance of comfort and style.  There are a plethora of directions you can go, but we always recommend one of two options.

TLS_Bridgeport DaybedThe first option is a simple, yet sophisticated approach.  The Saffron Complete Bed is a great example.  The bed comes in five solid wood colors, features a sleek curvy headboard, and is low to the ground so both the grandkids and grandparents can easily climb atop it.  The Bridgeport Bed is slightly more charming, with its elegant dark wood and eye-catching curves, and gracefully complements higher-end décor.

TLS_Bianca_DaybedThe second approach is more casual and versatile – it’s the use of a daybed.  Acting as a couch during the day and bed at night, the daybed is an attractive way to furnish a lesser-utilized guest bedroom.  The Bianca Daybed is an especially graceful and enchanting furniture piece.  The swooping metal grills and sprouting finials offer a soft, yet sophisticated look.  The Astoria Daybed has a far more modern style with a flat bar top and a chic circle motif around the edges.  The metal, airy design looks spectacular in contemporary homes.

 

TLS_Sedona Landscape MirrorAdd practical amenities

Every centerpiece (bed) needs a supporting act and that’s where the amenities come into play.  Each decorator has his or her own individual style, but there are some elements of a guest bedroom that every visitor will want or need.

A mirror is one of them.  Just like you want to impress your visitors, your visitors want to impress you and a mirror allows them to ensure their outfits, hair and makeup look appropriate.  The Sedona Landscape Mirror is edged with beautiful straight-lined hardwood and has a rustic farmhouse appeal.  Hang above the Sedona Night 2-Drawer Nightstand to create a matching space with a countertop for putting supplies and two drawers for storing clothes and other items.

 

TLS_sedona_treasureSpeaking of storage, the last thing you want in a guest bedroom is a mess.  If you want to offer guests lots of ‘stuff’ (toys, towels, blankets, magazines and more), but don’t know where to put it all, a chest is a brilliant way to hide and neatly store it all.  The Sedona Treasure Chest is a gorgeous wooden chest that rests gently at the foot of a bed and offers multiple square feet of storage.

 

TLS_Grad PyramidOf course, no guest bedroom is complete without an alarm clock radio and music radio.  The Albergo Clock Radio with Bluetooth is a sleek and simple combo device that offers dual alarms and high-quality music streaming.  Make it easy to see with a Grand Pyramid Table Lamp whose hand-painted and rubbed black finish looks divine at your guests’ bedside.

 

 

Then figure out the details

Once you have the bed and main amenities, there are dozens of little details to iron out.  Pick out blankets, lampshades, wall colors and other items to match your décor and add pops of color to wood and metal furniture.  Look for ways to increase natural light, bring depth into a small room and hang artwork on the open walls.  There are lots of things to consider but also lots of ways to showcase your style to your family and friends.

To find inspiration and discover lots of unique furniture pieces, amenities and extras, browse through the Taos Lifestyle website.  You’ll find everything from beds and mattresses to chairs and chandeliers to soaps and pillows.  There are some great ideas for decorating your guest bedroom and impressing your summer guests time and time again!

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