Make your guests feel comfortable and welcome with ideas from our best guest room designs.
In this warm wood-paneled room, traditional and modern items are skillfully mixed to create a funky look. Sleek red metal
lamps flank a vintage iron bed. A graphic Suzani-style coverlet combines with classic checked pillowcases and a ticking-striped
bed skirt, all in the homeowner’s favorite black, mustard, and red color combination.
Thanks to a cheerful application of color and a new storage armoire, this homeowner has a place for her shoes and the in-laws. A mix of three different florals yields a layered look. A nail-studded fabric headboard, matching bed skirt, and wall sconces make for a grand bed.
Two heirloom pieces—the homeowner’s great-grandmother’s four-poster bed and her grandfather’s writing desk—anchor this room.
When it came to updating the antique bed, she started with solid bed linens. She also found a lively fabric for both the bed
skirt and canopy. With its well-tailored appearance, the bed now lives up to the distinction of being a treasured piece.
The designer of this furniture was inspired by a door frame in a historic Lowcountry cottage. Though this bedroom is graciously sized, the architect took advantage of the dormers to build in shelves and window seats.
Soft colors and lush carpet make it the perfect restful getaway suite. The bed is positioned to take advantage of an amazing
Soft and graceful, the room reflects timeless style with its shades of caramel, coffee, café au lait, and gold. Luxury prevails with the antique bed and hand-printed cotton duvet. Also featured is an oversize chair in a rich caramel-colored fabric with gray trim. Shells, plates, and ornate frames are used as decorative touches.
These vintage beds are dressed with mix-and-match linens. Color is added to the room with an antique Bolivian rug. The vintage
bird prints were a lucky antiques store find. Style Tip: Hang a collection of inexpensive framed prints as a group for more impact.
A custom headboard upholstered in crewel inspires the rest of the room. Coordinating bed linens, simple draperies, and a space-enlarging mirror make this the kind of room visitors won’t want to leave.
The graphic black-and-white bedding on simple pencil post beds makes a bold statement in this tranquil guest room.
Chocolate brown and pale blue are a perfect pair. Avoid baby blue and aim for a dusky, grayer hue. The bedding, covered in brown circles, adds a mod touch to the traditional room. More brown is pulled in with an upholstered headboard. The same cotton fabric covers two lampshades. Above the bed, a sunburst mirror repeats the circle pattern on the bedding but with added flair.
This garage apartment and guest suite features a Murphy bed that folds up to create an open living area. Curtains can be drawn across the cubby when the bed is folded.
The headboard in this guest bedroom backs up to the porch windows. Other windows look onto views of the valley. Even when the windows are closed, the sound of the rushing creek can be heard. The bed offers extra storage with shelves above and drawers below. Matching side tables hold Tiffany lamps.
A distinctive bed establishes the rustic decorative tone of this bedroom. While light on pattern, the space is heavy on interesting textures.
A luxurious plush carpet and basket of reading materials invite guests to kick off their shoes and stay awhile.
The bedroom provides space for the homeowner’s two sisters and their luggage, with room to spare for a convenient desk area.
Upholstered headboards give both twin beds more presence and create symmetry on either side of the window. Pale yellow quilts continue the light feel established on the walls. Storage cubes at the end of each bed pull double duty as suitcase stands when company comes.
A classic palette of blue and yellow gets a punchy modern update in this bedroom makeover, filled with fresh ideas for budget
Bright, warm colors in fabrics and accesories really pop against white walls in this bold bedroom.
In this guest bedroom, the designer layered headboards, pillows, duvet covers, curtains, and shades with different printed textiles that look as if they were carried home from several continents—all set against a backdrop of antique wooden beds, chests, and trunks.
A modern flat-weave rug adds youthful pattern beneath the pair of antique German twin beds. Vintage Indian quilts bring additional
color on top.
The walls and ceiling are painted a rich eggplant hue (Brinjal by Farrow & Ball) to establish a moody, earthy feel that's
reinforced by dark wood and gilt finishes.