10 Simple Steps to Creating a Boutique Hotel Style Guest Room

A wooden tray with a croissant and flowers on top of a bed

Give your Christmas guests a stay they won’t forget by transforming your spare room into a boutique hotel bedroom with all the luxurious touches they could need. But be warned, they might not want to leave…

What your spare room needs to become a room with the hotel feel:

1. The bed

Reclaimed wood bed with white bed sheets and a wooden blanket box and bedside table

A good night’s sleep is never to be underestimated. As well as a sumptuous, comfy mattress and a stylish wooden double bed, bed linen is important too. From a super soft duvet to beautiful linen duvet covers and high-quality sheets and pillowcases, a warm bed to snuggle in after a long day is a must.

2. Bedside table

Dark narrow wooden bedside table with round handles and a table lamp

Second on the list is about adding style but also convenience for your guests. Bedside tables should have everything they need from a table lamp to an easily accessible plug to charge phones and tablets. They also add symmetry to a room, a detail that won’t go unnoticed.

3. Wardrobe or chest of drawers

Wooden wardrobe painted in white in farmhouse style

You want your guests to feel at home so make sure they have all that they need including somewhere to store their clothes. Reclaimed wood furniture, especially wardrobes and a large chest of drawers, add all that a guest would need.

4. Dressing table

A Scandi wooden dressing table in light oak with a round table mirror

A dressing table with drawers is simply perfect. It gives your guests somewhere to sit to finish getting ready and, if necessary, can double as a work desk too.

5. Lighting options

Concrete style table lamp with a black shade

Walk into any boutique hotel bedroom and you’ll notice the many lighting choices in the room. Easy and quick to add, as well as bedside lamps, consider a floor lamp too, perfect for casting light into a shadowy corner.

6. Mirror

Mirror with asymmetric grids in silver finish

There are two reasons to add a mirror (or two). One, they are an essential - who doesn’t need a mirror in the morning or as they dress? And secondly, as well as being decorative, they also reflect light in the room, something that every spare room should have plenty of.

7. Candles and diffusers 

Scent diffuser in white glass pot and black scented candle

A room that appeals to all the senses is the one that guests will fall in love. Surround them with the opulence of oak bedroom furniture or rustic furniture, along with stylish attention to details, including the gentle scent from candles and diffusers. They will instantly relax and unwind, feeling better than they do at home.

8. Bedroom seating

Danish style mid-century modern armchair in brown wood with a ribbed, cushioned back

Often forgotten or left out due to space constraints, a chair in the bedroom is perfect for draping clothes at the end of the day, for sitting on to pull on shoes or to relax and read…

9. Rugs

A light grey rug in a soft geometric pattern

A rug is perfect for adding texture. You could opt for a large oversized rug under the bed or, for an extra hint of luxury, add two smaller rugs, one on either side of the bed to give feet an extra treat as they get up in the morning.

10. The small extras

And finally, the little extras are always welcomed by guests. Tissues, a water jug with glasses, a clock, towels… all these small things add the finishing touches that let your guests know you are looking forward to their stay.


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