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Guest bedroom ideas: 8 ways to make your guest room feel hotel-worthy

WordsMegan Lambert


There are few things more luxurious than a hotel room made for lingering. The fresh sheets, plump pillows, sumptuous decor—maybe even a roll-top bath. Whilst you might not want your guests to treat your home like a hotel (ahem, we regret to inform that we don’t do room service) it’s nice to make them feel like they’re at one. So, if you want to make your guests feel as though they’ve just checked into the Honeymoon Suite, here are 6 ways to make your guest bedroom feel hotel-worthy.

Guest bedroom idea: add luxury wallpaper

The guest bedroom is the one room in the house where you can afford to be a bit experimental. It’s not used every night so you can go for decor that will really make an impact—like a bold wallpaper. Natasha Coverdale’s nature-inspired designs, Village Cricket 01 and Village Cricket 02, are perfect for a hotel-worthy guest room. Pinks are really nurturing and will make any visitor feel right at home. Or go full nature with Fern 01 or Jungle 02. Of course, you don’t have to wallpaper the entire room, you could create a statement feature wall behind your guest bed. If you’re going for a wallpaper feature wall, match your wallpaper with a paint colour that fits. Scroll down to the bottom of your chosen wallpaper’s page and you’ll find the ‘Pairs well with’ section.

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Bedroom decorated in lick Bloombastic 01 wallpaper

Guest bedroom idea: add a statement headboard

You don’t have to be Kit Kemp to know that a statement headboard really pulls a room together. Another hallmark of a luxury hotel, you also don’t have to spend a fortune on one to get the look. If you’re a dab hand with a staple gun, why not make your own? Take a read of our guide on how to upholster a headboard for some inspiration. From velvet to bouclé, wall-panelling to rattan the list is endless when it comes to statement headboard ideas. 

Neutral contemporary bedroom with statement curvy headboard

Guest bedroom idea: incorporate greenery or fresh flowers

There’s nothing like fresh flowers to make a guest feel special or indoor plants to make a room come alive. And you don’t have to spend a fortune. A supermarket bunch arranged in a vase will do the trick and make your guests feel as though they’re getting VIP treatment. Whilst indoor plants will make the room feel lived-in, whilst also creating a soothing and relaxing environment. Take a look at our guide to the best indoor plants according to your decor style for the pick of the bunch.