Tips for Decorating the Guest Bedroom at Your Santa Cruz Property

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 at 1:01am.

Does your Santa Cruz property have a guest bedroom? A guest bedroom is an excellent room to have, as it means that you will easily be able to host friends and relatives when they come through town. Having your guests sleep on the fold out sofa can be disruptive for both you and for them, so letting them have their own space is ideal.

Decorating a guest bedroom can be a challenge, because you want to create a bedroom that will appeal to a wide range of guests and will be practical during their stay. Here are some tips to keep in mind when decorating your guest bedroom.

Consider Using Two Twin Beds

One idea for decorating your guest bedroom is to using two twin beds rather than one large bed, as this is more applicable for a wider range of guests. For example, if you have a brother and sister or two cousins visiting you they don’t have to share a bed. However, if a couple is visiting you it won’t be too difficult to push the beds together to make a large and luxurious king sized bed.

Don’t Forget Closet Space

Your guests will arrive with a lot of luggage and if they have nowhere to store their things, the suitcases can end up “exploding” all over the room and making a mess. Ensure that your guest bedroom has enough closet space so that your guests can have somewhere to put their clothes and belongings during their stay.

Supply Extra Linens

Keep an extra set of towels, wash clothes and a warm blanket folded up in the closet of the guest bedroom. This way if your guests are cold they can take another blanket, or they can use a towel for a shower without having to ask you.

Make it Homey and Welcoming

Sometimes guest bedrooms suffer from being bleak and boring as they contain nothing but a bed and four bare walls. Even if the room isn’t used all the time, put some effort into decorating the walls with artwork or photographs. It will make the guest bedroom a much more welcoming and enjoyable place to be.

Decorating the guest bedroom at your Santa Cruz property can be a lot of fun and if you keep these tips in mind you will be able to create a space that is welcoming and perfectly suited to your guests.

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