Do you have a relative planning a short-term stay or an adult child moving back home? A thoughtfully-designed guest bedroom will make their stay more comfortable for everyone. Whether you’re converting extra space into a guest suite, or upgrading an existing spare bedroom, here are six ideas that will make your visitor’s space so inviting, they may not want to leave.

1. Set the tone with color.

Choose a neutral color such as soft cream, champagne, or light gray, which adds warmth and is pleasing to the eye. From there, simply add accents with bedding, throw pillows, and accessories—which can easily be swapped out between guests.

Guest Bedroom NH and MESource: The Spruce

2. Add in the luxurious comforts of home.

Treat your guests to a great night's sleep with high thread count sheets and a thick duvet with fluffy pillows. Install room-darkening shades paired with decorative curtains to create the perfect space to slumber. Leave plenty of fresh towels and a plush bathrobe in the closet for trips to the bath.

Design Tip: Custom molding and trim can elevate the look and feel of your guest room. Architectural details that hug your ceiling or frame your doors exude a luxurious getaway vibe.

3. Make room for storage.

Adequate storage space is a must-have for a guest bedroom. Built-in closets organize guest clothes and accessories, while built-in cabinets and shelves create a unique decorating space with additional storage.

Guest Bedroom NH and MESource: Pinterest

Note: A custom built-in from The Wood Works, the woodworking division of Cormack Construction, can maximize your storage space and provide a high-end look since it’s crafted to the exact size and shape of your room.

4. Make an impact with artwork or photos.

Art makes any room feel more alive and inviting. Hang pieces on the wall, or display them on shelving. Consider adding accent lighting to highlight your selected pieces. If your overnight guests are family or close friends, display photos of special memories you’ve shared together. They’ll appreciate this warm and welcoming gesture.

5. Provide digital access.

Give your guests a digital boost by displaying your wi-fi network name and password on a dresser or night stand. Be sure to include extra charging cords and make sure outlets are accessible.

Guest Bedroom NH and MESource: Bliss Paper Boutique

6. Include the finishing touches.

Everyone forgets to pack at least one thing when they travel. Assemble a basket of items that your guests may have forgotten like toothbrushes, toothpaste, cotton swabs, shaving cream, tissues, etc. Place it visibly in the room so guests have everything they need to freshen up on arrival.

Home Remodeling and Construction in NH’s White Mountains, Lakes Region, and Western Maine

Planning to add a guest bedroom? If you need help remodeling an existing space, or adding on to your home, contact the pros at Cormack Construction. We have over 40 years of home remodeling and construction experience in New Hampshire’s White Mountains and Lakes Region, and Western Maine.

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