Here are tips for designing a blue guest room that feels serene yet stylish. Many of us are getting ready for company at the holidays or wanting a cozy space for the cooler weather. I’m joining friends to inspire you with your bedrooms. Their links are at the end of the post.
This guest room will be used by my sister at Christmas. Most of our guests have to travel across the country to be with us. So, this room should feel like a warm hug and a bit of a retreat from the family hustle and bustle downstairs.
But also a little fun since “Hey, you’re on vacation!”
Choosing the Right Color Palette With Shades Of Blue
Blue and white feels fresh and inviting, especially near the ocean. I added some red accents for a little pop. Since our other guest room is in neutrals, we call this one “The Blue Guest Bedroom.”
The walls are painted a white shade called Benjamin Moore Simply White and the trim and doors are Benjamin Moore Linen White.
You may also like: Classic Relaxation In A Neutral Guest Room.
Soft Wool Rug
The biggest change in here to make the room cozy, was adding a large wool rug from The Rug Decor. The rug was handmade in India and feels so soft on your feet. This design has a modern ethnic feel.
The bedding on this caned bed from Pottery Barn is a layer of Serena and Lily velvet quilt (washes well and is on sale now–55% off) and a several years old Ralph Lauren outlet white quilt with eyelet trim.
The embroidered dark blue and white cotton percale sheets are from Pottery Barn with throw pillows from Pillow Fever. There is also a red velvet lumbar pillow for the pop! The modern art was inexpensive from Home Goods. Someday I’d like to upgrade it!
New Fabrics Like Floor To Ceiling Curtains
Another big update in this room are the indigo paisley patterned Thibaut Chappana designer curtains from AD Couture Home on Etsy. They can be made to your specifications and they carry beautiful textiles.
They gave the room a little drama and I liked that the curtains matched pillows that I already had. The curtains frame the palm trees just outside.
For a more spacious feel, we pushed the bed off-center to make room for the dresser on the right. We put the tripod floor lamp on the left and an old West Elm table lamp on the right for balanced lighting.
Putting a framed photo of something your guest will remember is a nice touch. Also, the vintage framed silk tapestry of Hong Kong under the television was our parents. It’s good to bring in something meaningful or old for a collected look.
Natural Element Like A Plant Or Flowers
Integrate natural elements like a potted plant, fresh flowers, or wooden furniture to bring a touch of the outdoors inside. These elements connect you with nature and add to the overall sense of serenity.
A Reading Nook Or Chair To Watch Television
My sister mentioned that it would be nice to have a chair in here (to put on your shoes). I realized that a swivel chair here would be good for reading or television viewing. Or even to have your morning coffee.
I wrote about the swivel chair from Target last week. It feels stylish and well-made for the price! I wasn’t sure about the longevity until a reader left this comment:
“I have 2 chairs like this one from Target… I’ve had them for almost a year…. They have held up very well… we sit in them every evening….great deal… love them.” ~ Teresa
Cozy Guest Robe
It feels hotel-like to have a spa robe after showering. A robe is often something guests don’t have room for in their luggage.
To Sum It Up
A cozy bedroom is more than just a place to sleep; it’s a retreat where your guests can relax and recharge.
By following these tips and infusing your personal style, you can transform your guest bedroom into a warm and inviting haven that will have guests wanting to come back!
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