Guest bedroom ideas: furnish it like a pro

Cotswold reclaimed wood bed and reclaimed wood bedside with table lamp in bedroom

When it comes to decorating your home, the guest bedroom can sometimes be left behind. However, a great guest room is a wonderful addition to any home – perfect for making your family and friends feel right at home whatever time of year. Now is the perfect time to get your spare room ready for visitors, and with our guest bedroom ideas, you can turn it into a welcoming and stylish space.

Stylish spare bedroom ideas

You don’t need lots of rustic or modern bedroom furniture in your guest room; just keep it simple and practical. At a minimum, a reclaimed wood bed and a reclaimed wood wardrobe or a large chest of drawers to create a comfortable and welcoming space. On the bed, create a plush environment with fresh, clean bedding, a thick duvet and lots of fluffy pillows in the winter and a crisp sheet with a luxury bedspread in warmer months. Make sure to hang some extra hangers in your wardrobe so your guests have a place to hang their clothes.

If you have a little extra space to play with, a wooden box would make a fantastic addition. A large wooden box is a great guest bedroom idea to store extra blankets and towels so friends don’t need to worry about asking for bedding if they are cold and to make them feel at home. A wooden box would also make a great spot for guests to store luggage so it is out of the way.


Winchester Rustic Reclaimed Wooden Blanket Chest


Shop Winchester Reclaimed Wood Rustic Blanket Chest

An industrial bedside table is also fantastic for storing the essentials, whilst bringing an urban and rustic style to the room. Keep it simple with a table lamp so your guests can relax and read – some fresh flowers is lovely guest bedroom idea for adding a personal touch. You can even pile a couple of your favourite books and magazines on the bedside table to give your guests a chance to wind down.

Standford Industrial Reclaimed Wood Lamp TableShop Standford Industrial Side Table

A sheepskin rug is a classic addition to a guest room, especially if you have wooden floors. Placed beside each side of a solid wooden double bed, a sheepskin rug is great for adding comfort and warmth to any bedroom, not to mention a touch of glamour and sophistication. Or what about an extra large rug under the bed to create a softer surface to step onto.

Spare bedroom ideas are not complete without accessories. Give your guest room a little more personality with some contemporary art and a few simple accessories.

Grey Hare Canvas Wall Art by Brighton based artist

Alternatively, add a rustic wall clock. Not only do they look great, if your guests have to catch a flight or train, they also don’t need to worry. The simple colouring of the Pale Grey and Off White Vintage Metal Wall Clock works with any interior scheme and makes a great statement too.

Pale Grey and Off White Vintage Metal Wall Clock

Another guest bedroom idea that would make your visitors feel at home is to add a mirror, so they can check how bad their bed-hair is before coming downstairs in the morning. Our choice is a stylish wooden floor mirror or if space is limited, a large wall mirror will not only be useful, but will help create the illusion of space.

Make your guests feel welcome every time they visit and get your guest room ready with reclaimed wood furniture and modern bedroom furniture available at Modish Living, including a stylish wooden beds collection. Or for more guest bedroom ideas, have a browse at our bedroom blogs for inspiration.