Pretty pastels are the perfect path to a guest room that is comforting, because comfort is the ultimate luxury! Naturally, there is a bit of anxiety when a guest arrives to occupy a room in another’s home. For this reason, the moment the door opens to their retreat, all anxieties should vanish. This area should be charming, as well as functional. It should make the visitor feel important and welcome.
Besides the obvious furnishings, certain small details are instrumental. A bowl of fruit, a small floral bouquet, inexpensive stationary, a fluffy robe, and a luggage rack are just a few items that help say “Welcome to our home.” When deciding on paint, choose a high-gloss white trim and a pastel wall color. The ceiling can be a softer shade of the same pastel. A nice mattress attached to a linen headboard and covered in a luxurious down comforter enclosed in a printed duvet creates the feeling of comfort. A few decorative toss pillows and pretty sheets complete the look and feel. Keep the room simple and uncluttered. Perhaps stay a night in the room before guests arrive to make sure all the bases are covered. This will guarantee that the guest feels loved and welcome.
– Marsha Yessick, ASID, NCIDQ, Yessick’s Design Studio
“I like to have small surprises for my guests: a wrapped gift waiting on the bed (usually
a book I know they will love), and a bouquet of fresh flowers are a must for any guest room.”
– Cris Angsten, GreenTech Homes and Element Interior Design