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Designing a Guest Room: Getting Tips From Coliving Spaces

When it comes to entertaining overnight visitors, setting up the ultimate guest room goes a long way toward making your charges feel at home.

No matter how exciting, exhausting, or peaceful and quiet their stay may be, nothing is more welcoming than a comfy place to lay your head at the end of the day.

Designing a Guest Room Getting Tips From Coliving Spaces: Brick wall with a wall lamp

Your friends and relatives most likely don’t expect to be treated like they’re in a hotel, but you can these take decorating tips from trendy coliving spaces, which are specifically designed to appeal to a wide range of people, and anticipate their needs.

Designing a Room Your Guests Will Love

Even if space is limited, there are so many ways that you can create a guest ‘nook’  that’s so comfortable and inviting that they’re guaranteed to love their stay.

Whether your space is big or small, you can use these tips to ensure that your guest’s trip is a memorable one that they will love so much that they will be dying to return.

Make Your Guests Feel At Home

Having a cozy bed to sleep in vital.

If the only bed available is an air mattress, you can pimp it out with a memory foam overlay and soft sheets.

The more the pillows and cushions the better, and be sure to vary the plumpness and firmness as well as size and shape. This way, no matter what your guest’s reference, they’re covered.

Spraying the pillows with softly scented pillow mist can really add to the ambiance, as well as some scattered scented candles, slippers, and a robe.

Designing a Guest Room Getting Tips From Coliving Spaces: Bed with white soft pillows and a side table

Don’t forget about practical details like plenty of lighting.

Side table lamps are a great way to let your guests find their way around the place without waking up the rest of the household.

A small finishing touch you can add is a fruit bowl. This not only adds a splash of vibrant color to the room, it gives peckish guests the chance to snack without ruining their dinner, or feeling as if they are imposing.

Furthermore, a butler’s tray replete with a teapot, tea, mugs, spoons, sugar, and milk really lets your guests feel at home.

Lend Your Guests a Helping Hand

Designing a Guest Room Getting Tips From Coliving Spaces: Tea cup and pot on top of the bed

It goes without saying that someone will always forget something they need behind.

Some items are particularly to borrow and ask, so anticipate anything that may possibly slip their minds, the kind of things you’d typically find in a hotel.

Supply the dresser drawer with a few travel-sized toiletries, towels, shower gel, toothbrushes, tampons, pads, toilet paper, advil, an ironing board, and anything else you can possibly think of.

Allocate a dressing area, and provide a small desk or end table and chair with a decent sized mirror, to serve as a vanity. If space allows, a bigger desk can also be used, so your visitors have a suitable spot to sneak in some work on their laptop if need be.

A sticky note on the mirror with the WiFi password makes a handy touch.

Designing a Guest Room Getting Tips From Coliving Spaces: Blue themed bed and pillows and a table side with a lamp and clock on top of it

Acclimatizing to a new city can be tricky for some, and jetlag can really mess with your guests’ internal clocks.

Help them keep track of the time, so that they don’t have to panic about missing their flight, by providing them with a cute alarm clock. Make sure it isn’t a loud ticker, otherwise your plan could backfire and result in a couple of cranky, sleep-deprived out-of-towners.

If there are any windows in your guest room or nook which aren’t covered, invest in some blinds or heavy draperies, so that your guests can block out the morning light and sleep in to their heart’s content.

An excellent way to gauge if the comfort and lighting levels are good is by spending a few nights in the guest room yourself.

Take note of the lighting, the temperature, the noise levels, and anything unexpected which may come up.

When you’ve tweaked everything to the exact right levels, you’ll know!

Create a Memorable Experience

Designing a Guest Room Getting Tips From Coliving Spaces: Someone is sitting on the table

Of course you want the space to have a wide appeal to all sorts of people, but that’s no reason to create a space that’s generic or boring.

Don’t be afraid to get creative and design a space that is unique, with a touch of your own personal flair.

Providing a selfie-flattering Insta-ready corner for your visitor to languish in will help them share their experience with their friends back home, and ensure that they have a vacation to remember for years to come!


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Nadya Jones

Nadya's the creative mind behind this blog, sharing her passion for landscaping, gardening and making spaces that nourish the soul. An entrepreneur and writer based in Raleigh, NC, Nadya turns imaginative ideas into inspiration, fueling home and garden dreams. Though Nadya crafts gorgeous posts and photos showcasing lush yards or blooming gardens, the real magic happens behind the scenes where Nadya's partner Brett provides endless support, implementing each vision with care and dedication. Brett's the one ensuring her creative concepts come to life. At heart, Nadya remains an imaginative soul, forever dreaming of whimsical details, vibrant hues and lush landscapes. Each manicured edge or blossoming bloom fuels inspiration, expanding her vision of what's possible in design and life. She shares her love for landscaping, gardening, and outdoor design in her blog, the one you are visiting right now. If you are interested in the same things, be sure to check it out! Also, follow Nadya on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, and LinkedIn!

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