Create an Inviting Guest Room for the Holidays

Around the holidays, decorations go up, the home becomes festive, and guests arrive. Now, before the holiday rush starts, is the perfect time to rethink your guest accommodations. Here are a few tips on how to welcome guests at the holidays, and throughout year. I even provided a few rooms from my Telluride project to showcase these ideas!

Tip 1: Make relaxation inevitable.

Give your guests plenty of places to relax. The chair and ottoman below provide a perfect place to read, and make guests feel right at home. A warm blanket and super-soft sheets will also send them off to dreamland right away!

Tip 2: Provide the right light.

To make things cozy and relaxing, offer plenty of lamps in the room. And even if the view is as stunning as the ones in Colorado, guests will want to darken the room for the perfect sleep, so be sure your draperies will block the light. Finally, bedside lamps are crucial for those who love to read in bed, so be sure they’re within reach.

Tip 3: Accessorize with guests in mind.

Keep the colors calm and neutral, as I did in the bedrooms for my Telluride project. The rich tones of the wood-beamed ceilings give the rooms a warm, cozy feel, and the green in the room below accentuates the feeling of tranquility. In guest rooms, be sure to include a selection of great reads along with fresh flowers and a warm throw or two at the end of the bed. Those extra touches make the room inviting!

Tip 4: Make it kid friendly

When visitors include children, bunk rooms save on space and keep you from setting guests up on sofas or sleeping bags. I located this particular bunk room in the basement to create an out-of-the-way playroom and hangout. The color scheme of gray, cream, white, citron, and orange balances energy and suits all kids’ activities from play to bedtime.

Stay tuned for a few more images from this fun Telluride project, which I loved working on. I hope you enjoyed the sneak peeks and feel inspired to set up or enhance the guest accommodations in your home!




beth lindseyComment