The Interior Review

REFRESH YOUR GUEST ROOM

5 simple tips to create a five-star look.

With the arrival of the holiday season and perfect Florida weather, chances are your guest room is quickly getting booked with out-of-town guests. And if you’re anything like us, the clock is ticking to get this often overlooked room into guest-worthy shape. So before the panic truly sets in, follow these easy tips to create a charming boutique feel. From a tropical rug to a cozy new bed, consider it fair warning that your guests may not want to leave.


1. Make the case: A case good upgrade provides guests with stylish storage for personal belongings. Replace an old dresser with a chic media chest that stores clothes on the bottom and a flat screen TV on top.


2. Get floored: Embrace your Florida roots and give guests a true resort feel with a tropical or coastal-inspired area rug. Tommy Bahama rugs never fail to add polished style with a breezy flair.


3. Soften up: Guests will feel right at home and sleep soundly with the soft look of an upholstered bed. The effortless style of the Loren bed offers an upscale feel for just $599.95, and it easily complements your existing decor.


4. Deck the walls: A crucial accent for any room, hanging wall art makes all the difference when creating the perfect guest room. Avoid hanging personal photos, so guests can feel like the room is just for them during their stay.


5. Favor function: The addition of a desk for laptops allows guests to check emails and tend to business while they are away from home. And when their visit is over, you get to enjoy an updated guest room that doubles as a home office.


Tropical Guest Room Design