As an adult living alone or with a family, you’ll most likely have guests visiting you from time to time, some of whom would like to spend the night at your place. And it is your responsibility as a homeowner to put together a nice comfortable place for them.
There is no need for you to overspend because there are plenty of guestroom bedroom essentials that are affordable, yet of high quality. All you need is a little imagination and creativity especially when you’re dealing with a small space. If that’s the case, here are essential items that should be included in your visitor’s bedroom and tips on how to organize them.
A Nice Bed
Guest Room beds come in many types, styles, and designs. You may decide to buy daybeds, standard single beds, double beds, bunk beds, futons, or trundle beds, depending on your space and your budget. Bunk beds and daybeds are more suitable for smaller rooms.
Daybeds are often used for seating, lounging, and reclining in some areas of the house. It can also serve as a more comfortable couch to take a quick afternoon nap on. Most daybeds have a pullout bed feature, but some have a slide feature for easier access to the mattress.
There are many different styles of beds available, from wooden ones to metal ones that can also be made out of wrought iron or wood. There are single and double guest beds that can be used by both adults and children.
Guest Room Bedroom Furniture
Guestroom bedroom furniture includes the bed, side tables, dressers, racks, lamps, stands, shelves, and mirrors. When buying furniture for a guestroom, always keep quality and durability in mind as this will be the room where your guest will sleep, it must be comfortable and easy to use. The side tables and the dressers are there to store your personal belongings.
Drawers and Shelves
Drawers and shelves are great for storing extra blankets, linens, or clothes. You can keep pillows, comforters, and bed sheets neatly organized and ready for use whenever you need them.
Blankets, Pillow, and Towels
Towels and blankets are very important bed accessories since they help in keeping you warm during cold nights and prevent suffocation. Furthermore, they also add a certain degree of comfort and softness to the bedroom environment.
Some people like to sleep with a lot of pillows they can cuddle. Depending on their level of familiarity with you, they might be shy to ask. Throwing in additional pillows for your guest would be appreciated.
While arranging a room for your guest, a wastebasket is an important addition. There are many different sizes and styles of wastebaskets, and you can make your own. Some have a handle so you can take it down and drape it across the bathroom floor.
Another style of wastebasket is made from strong clear plastic. There’s no need for anything too fancy except you’ll want to go the extra mile. One wastebasket should be by the side of the bed and another in the bathroom.
Full-Length Mirror, Candles, and Bulbs
You will also need a full-length mirror so your guest has something to check themselves out with while making up or preparing to leave the house. Guest bedrooms should be decorated with candles or light bulbs that add light, which can help you to highlight certain features of the room such as a feature wall or a painting. Place a mirror near the door and in the bedroom to enable you to make quick evaluations before entering or leaving the room.
Closets and Hooks
In bigger guest rooms there might be a walk-in closet. If not then a small portable closet would do. You can attach hooks to the door and use them to hang small objects that you would ordinarily leave in the main living area.
Hooks can be hung on the door to the guest room to hold small handbags, belts, or jackets. If you have extra space in this area, this would be a good place to keep storage boxes with extra linens and folded towels.
Wall / Alarm Clock
After a long ride, your guest might want to turn off their phone and have a good night’s sleep, an alarm clock can help them check the time and wake up when they want to the next day. Most people these days use their phones as an alarm clock but still, adding an extra clock in your guest room would be thoughtful.
Whether you want to make your guestroom stylish or contemporary, or simply have an extra space in which your friends can sleep over during the weekend. There are different styles to choose from, ranging from decorative to elegant. It depends on you. Regardless of what type of items you use in arranging your guest room, the bottom factor is that it should be comfortable and work properly.