12 Ways to Create a Cozy Guest Room

Love these guest room ideas! Perfect for creating a welcoming guest space!

I love visiting family, but we all know, “there’s no place like home”! When I set out to complete my Guest Bedroom, I wanted the space to be as welcoming as possible. I tried to pay attention to all of the details. Today, I’m sharing 12 Ways that you can Create a Cozy Guest Space. 

Love these guest room ideas! Perfect for creating a welcoming guest space!

Here are 12 great ways to keep a cozy guest space:

1. Plants – Plants make any space feel more lively and beautiful. Preferably fresh flowers or real plants, but the faux ones are so pretty these days too!

Love these guest room ideas! Perfect for creating a welcoming guest space!

2. Information – If there’s a code for the door or a wifi password that you want them to have, write it down for them!

Love these guest room ideas! Perfect for creating a welcoming guest space!

3. Something to read – It’s always nice to find books and magazines to look at and read when you’re bored or can’t fall asleep.

4. Towels – Lay out guest towels, face cloths, and bathrobes for your guests to use.

Love these guest room ideas! Perfect for creating a welcoming guest space!

5. A Tray – Giving your guests a tray gives them a spot to throw their jewelry or toiletries or wallet. Everyone needs a place to empty their pockets!

Love these guest room ideas! Perfect for creating a welcoming guest space!

6. A Bedside Table – This may seem obvious… but your guests we need a place to put our phone at night!lol. Don’t leave that side table empty either. Throw in a paper and pen, or some of those magazines I was talking about earlier.

Love these guest room ideas! Perfect for creating a welcoming guest space!

7. Pillows and Blankets – Make sure you have extra pillows and blankets available for your guests. There is nothing worse than staying somewhere new and freezing all night!

Love these guest room ideas! Perfect for creating a welcoming guest space!

8. A Clock – A room without a clock?! Little details like this make all the difference.

Love these guest room ideas! Perfect for creating a welcoming guest space!

9. Tissues – We often forget to get these out for our guests, but I’ve been that guest searching bathrooms for tissues after my hosts went to sleep – not fun!

10. Cups and a Pitcher – I need a glass of water at night. I always have one beside my bed. So I assume my guests would want it too :)

Love these guest room ideas! Perfect for creating a welcoming guest space!

11. Hangers – This is especially important if your guests are staying for more than one night. It’s nice to be able to unpack a few things and hang them up.

Love these guest room ideas! Perfect for creating a welcoming guest space!

12. Good Reading Light – Whether your guests are reading at night or playing games on their iPads, its nice to have a good bedside light.

Love the mix of modern and industrial decor in this bedroom design! Great industrial pendant lights for beside the bed.

Is your guest room filled with all these things? Let me know if there’s anything I missed!

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Love these guest room ideas! Perfect for creating a welcoming guest space!

25 thoughts on “12 Ways to Create a Cozy Guest Room

  1. I like to put a guest book in the room. I encourage them to sign it and write about their excursions. I enjoy reading their comments later.

  2. Great tips thank you as silly as it may sound I had forgotten the box of Kleenex.
    One more thing that I think is important is to have a mirror if possible a full length
    on the door or free standing.

  3. A note pointing to a (new!) toothbrush, some toiletries and a basic firstaid kit in the bathroom for emergencies?

  4. I make sure there is an extension cord brought around to the side of the bed for my guests to be able to plug in/recharge all their tech. I also leave a bowl of snacks.

  5. I added a battery-backed up digital alarm clock/radio and a TV with remote control. I agree with the towels, pillows, blankets, water (but I put in bottled water) and kleenex.

  6. One added detail I put in my guest room is a pretty container with a toothbrush, sample size toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, deodorant etc

  7. Our “guest room” is my 9 year old daughters room. We have a bookshelf that the bottom has closed storage so all her items get shoved, err I mean neatly placed, in the bottom, and we use the top for guests. It has three shelves. One shelf holds guest towels and face cloths, the next shelf holds decorative plants, the bottom shelf holds an alarm clock, and space for whatever they need (as its beside the bed), our daughters uses it in lieu of a nightstand. On top of the bookshelf we fold one or two large minky blankets.

    Clipped onto her headboard is a lamp, we keep her dresser completely clear so they can use the surface, we make sure at LEAST one plug is open and available. She has a power cord under her bed that we usually pull slightly out so that they can use it/see its available, but she also has one at the foot of her bed completely visible, we recently purchased wall outlet things that you plug in to allow like 6 things plugged in plus has 4 usb spots and the top has a cradle portion to place phone.

    Important things you dont have mentioned that we keep in the room. Under the bed we put a window fan, and in the closet a portable heater. We leave a cute little note with where these items are located. Also, we have a set of hooks in the bedroom (for guests to hang their towels after use), and one important thing not mentioned which we have is a MIRROR. Guests HATE having to walk around the house without at least seeing what they look like before they could run into whom they are staying with (give them the chance to see if their nip ons are noticeable, and finger comb their hair LOL!)

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