Photo of a bedroom with the text title over it: Spruce Up Your Space With These 7 Guest Room Ideas

Spruce Up Your Space With These 7 Guest Room Ideas

Photo of a bedroom with the text title over it: Spruce Up Your Space With These 7 Guest Room Ideas

Spruce Up Your Space With These 7 Guest Room Ideas

Guest rooms can easily be overlooked when designing your new home or vacation rental. We get it; there are so many other places to decorate first. But, sprucing up your guest bedroom doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. We’ve compiled a list of guest room ideas that are sure to bring a welcoming touch to any room. Whether you want to give some new life to a spare room or create an inviting sanctuary for guests, these simple makeover tips are sure to help!

1 – Design a Sitting Area

One of the best ways to spruce up your guest room is by purchasing a few pieces of furniture for a sitting area. Having a separate area for guests to relax is an excellent way to create a multifunctional room. We recommend purchasing a chair, bench, or loveseat to get started. Then you can add items like a coffee table or floor lamp to bring even more character to the sitting area.

2 – Add a Few Decorative Throw Pillows

Decorating with throw pillows is a simple guest room idea anyone can do. It’s amazing what a few new pillows can do to enhance a room and give it some much-desired character. Add some color to your space, or get creative and mix-n-match patterns for a dynamic look. Then toss a throw blanket, in a complementary color or pattern, on the end of the bed to pull your new design together.

3 – Install a New Headboard

Headboards are often overlooked when designing a space, but they’re one of the first things guests see when they walk into a bedroom. There are several styles of headboards that you can choose from to match the aesthetic or to add more functionality to your room. Spark interest in your guest bedroom by incorporating a headboard with texture and color. Or choose a bookcase-style headboard to add some extra storage space. 

4 – Purchase Fresh Flowers or Plants

Buying fresh flowers or plants is the easiest and most effective way to spruce up your guest bedroom. A vase of flowers next to the bed adds a pop of color while simultaneously filling the room with an inviting floral scent. If you want to use a plant instead, then check out our Simple Makeover Ideas: 5 Plants for Your Home to find the perfect greenery for your guest room.

5 – Don’t Forget About Art and Decor

If your walls look a bit bare, add a few wall decor pieces for an interesting flair. It can be as simple as adding a few framed quotes or photographs to the room. One idea is to use nature decor or prints to create a neutral and welcoming look. Grouping similar photos on the wall is another easy way to make your room look pulled together and uniform. You can really get creative with this guest room idea!

6 – Add a Mirror to the Space

Adding a full-length mirror to your guest bedroom is one of the best ways to make your space look bigger. A mirror in a well-lit corner creates an illusion of depth so that you can take advantage of natural light. A mirror also adds functionality to the space, so guests can get ready in the room without worrying about sharing a communal bathroom.

7 – Utilize Multipurpose Furniture

If your guest room doesn’t have a closet or you need some extra storage space, then multipurpose furniture is the way to go. Purchasing an ottoman is a perfect place to store extra bedding while simultaneously adding a sitting area. A bookcase and dresser combo provides storage for guests’ clothes on the bottom and room for decorating on top. 

Additional Guest Room Ideas and Home Improvement Tips

These are just a few guest room ideas you can try out to add some new life and character to your home. Looking for even more ways to spruce up your space? Check out Simple Tips for a Guest-Friendly Home, 7 Simple Steps to Revamp Your Home’s Appeal, and Spring Front Porch Glow Up.

Did we miss anything? What would you add to this article? Let us know what other guest room ideas you have in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!

Dog friendly establishments on the Crystal Coast

Dog-Friendly Places on The Crystal Coast

Dog friendly establishments on the Crystal Coast

Dog-Friendly Places on The Crystal Coast

If you’re a dog lover, you know it isn’t always easy to find pet-friendly places while you’re traveling. Today, we’re sharing dog-friendly places on the Crystal Coast so you and your dog can have a worry-free vacation with us.

restaurants that are pet-friendly on the crystal coast

Dog-Friendly Establishments

The Growler 

This local bar has plenty of beer and good times! With lots of different beers on tap and others in constant rotation, this place is perfect for everyone. Oh yeah, your pup is welcome too! Bring your pup inside to enjoy the bar or outside for games and fun!

Carolina Home and Garden

This nursery is filled with gorgeous plants and landscaping and inside they have a boutique and store! Friday and Saturday nights are filled with wine, beer, music, and your pup! Dogs are very welcome to come and enjoy as well.

Muttigans Coffee

This pet store/coffee shop is an island favorite! Their dog-themed lattes and the dog-loving atmosphere are perfect for a morning coffee with your best friend. They have two locations; one in Swansboro and one in Emerald Isle.

The Trading Post

This southern food restaurant is also dog-friendly outdoors! Located right on Emerald Isle this place is perfect for a night out with your dog! They have an outdoor area with corn-hole and games to enjoy as well!

Mythic Brewing

This beer garden bungalow is a perfect place to bring your pup! Enjoy some beers with your furry pal! Its located in Cedar Point and is a highly recommended stop with your dog.

34 North

Enjoy drinks, live music, food trucks, and a game of Cornhole in their outdoor patio 

Bring your dog to the crystal coast

Take Your Pup To the Beach

  • Dogs are always welcome on the beach
  • Dogs must be on a leash on all public beaches
  • Make sure to clean up after your dog

Dog-Friendly Activities

  • Take a ferry ride and explore the Barrier Islands, Cape Lookout, and Shackleford Banks
  • Take a “w-a-l-k” on the bike path in Emerald Isle

Pet-Friendly Parks and Trails

  • Emerald Isle Park Trail
  • Fort Macon State Park
  • Hammocks Beach State Park
  • PAWS Bark Park

Dog treats you can make while on vacation

Cool Treats for your Dog

Peanut Butter and Berry Puppy Pops

Blend yogurt, bananas, peanut butter, and berries in a food processor. Pour the liquid mixture into a mold. Freeze for 2-3 hours and enjoy!

Watermelon Carrot Pupsicles 

Cut up some watermelon and carrots and make sure there are no seeds. Puree starting with the carrots and then add the watermelon chunks. Pour into a mold, freeze until solid, and devour! 

Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals on the Crystal Coast

Don’t forget, we have over 185 pet-friendly vacation rentals where dogs stay free. Find the perfect place for you and your best friend!