As the holiday season is fast approaching I thought this post by Laurel Bledsoe of Laurel Bledsoe Design was timely and helpful as we get ready for our holiday guests. Laurel and I have been working together for over 15 years. Her ideas and design aesthetic never disappoint!
THE GUEST ROOM COUNTDOWN
Webster’s dictionary gives us a simple definition of a bedroom. A place for sleeping. Technically, this is accurate . We do use these rooms to strive for our recommended 8 hours of shut eye each day. Yet, aren’t these spaces the very rooms we want to be the perfect retreat for our guests? Yes, they certainly are. The biggest season for guests is just around the corner. Is getting your guest room ready on the “to do” list?
For many of us, furnishing the quest room is not a priority until it is needed. And when we need it, we want it to be just right. The problem lies when we realize we have a short time to create what we envision. We have clients that ask us to help them design a guest room quickly and within a preset budget. We do this, but we’d much rather help you curate a guest room that is always ready.
We’ve got a few weeks yet before the holidays arrive. Let’s chat about what to consider when getting your guest room ready for the ones you care most about.
# 8 Decide What Types Of Beds Work Best For Your Guests
Start by thinking ahead to who will use this guest room most of the time. In our design firm, we have seen clients prepare choice guest rooms with king beds aiming to recreate master bedrooms. Smaller size rooms with king size beds can become crowded and leave little room for other comforts that guests would enjoy.
Instead of a king bed, will a queen bed work for couples staying as guests? Would Grandma rather have a really nice single bed and a get-away sitting area when she visits? What about twin beds? Not only are they great for kids, they also work well for a various combination of guests. What will work for you the majority of the time is often what will make your guests feel the most comfortable as well.
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