Ask a Designer - Guest room


"Any feedback on our tiny guest room?"

Halo Design's suggestion

I think a guest room should feel comfortable, cozy and welcoming!  Great start so far! A few suggestions that I have for you:

Orient the bed along the wall that currently has artwork.  Then you could add a headboard which would add comfort to your guest sitting up in bed as well as add a great aesthetic touch.  

You can purchase bed bases with or without headboards.  I have included  a photo of the simple bed frame from west elm.  It comes with a separate headboard that you can purchase. 

    I have also had custom headboards made by local upholsterers.  If you select a fabric (they will often provide you with some options if you prefer) that is under 20.00 sq yd it can be quite cost effective.  It is often cleated on the back so that it can be mounted to the wall at your desired height depending on the height of your bed base/mattress. 


      You could include that artwork above the headboard depending on the overall height of your headboard. Its nice to have an accent color throughout a given space.  In this case the blue throw on your bed could be used as the accent color that artwork is based off  of.  See the reference print I included.  I have purchased prints from many online shops, in this case the one I included is from Society6.  you can order to fit an existing frame you have or order one from Ikea or other frame supplier.
        I would add window treatment to the existing window.  Window treatment will provide privacy as well as add warmth to the room through the texture and color of the fabric.
          I would also suggest an accent wall color on the headboard wall or the entire room that is not too dark as you do not want to make a small room feel even smaller.  I would recommend Benjamin moore’s revere pewter, graystone, or agreeable gray or similar. 

            A mirror can often make a room feel larger...I have included a simple white framed one from Ikea but there are so many options out there!