Cozy Guest Bedroom Ideas For the Holidays

September 16, 2023  ·  7 min read  ·  Reviewed by Sarah Zubowski

Hosting for the holidays? Then you need to check out our cozy guest bedroom ideas to transform your spare room into a relaxation sanctuary! Opening up your home to guests who are traveling for the holidays is such a kind gesture, but it can also be a lot of work, even for the most experienced of hosts. There’s cleaning, decorating, reorganizing, and so much more to do when preparing your house to be guest-ready, but for today we’ll only be focusing on how to set up a guest room that will be comfortable, welcoming, and inviting. 

Expert tip for how to set up a guest room

Before we dive into our cozy guest bedroom ideas, we want to address a common theme we see with guest rooms. As guest rooms are normally spare rooms that may not be in use as often as the rest of the home, it can be tempting to buy fast furniture to keep costs low. However, we believe that guest room decor should be treated with as much care as the common areas. After all, your visitors will remember a comfortable mattress* and quality furnishings more than trendy, cheap pieces. Investing in your guest room can make your home a better place to stay year-round. 

If you’re in need of new furniture, Living Designs Furniture can help you get your home ready in time for the holiday season! Upgrade your space for less with our handmade-in-Houston, quality furniture, and watch as your guests shower you with compliments! 

*Visit our sister company Texas Mattress Makers if you’re looking for the best mattress for guest rooms.

Idea #1: Update the room with an upholstered bed frame

As a guest, there’s something a little unsettling about sleeping on a bed with no bed frame. And let’s face it, plain wooden or metal bed frames are a little boring. You want your guest bed to say “ultimate comfort and relaxation,” but how can you achieve that look and feel? It could be that something in your guest room feels missing, and we have just the furniture piece to make the room feel more complete and elevated: an upholstered bed frame. 

If you were to ask our experts what to put in a guest room, one of their top answers would be a custom bed frame. Upholstered bed frames are the perfect centerpiece for any room to add a cozy yet aesthetic touch to your guest bedroom. You can match the color and style to the overall theme of your guest room to pull it all together. Nothing conveys cozy vibes more than a fabric bed frame, trust us. A bed frame like the one pictured below adds an elegant and sophisticated touch to this bed while also inviting the guest in to take a snooze. Your guests will feel like they’re on a weekend getaway and they may even ask you where you found such an amazing bed frame!

Living Designs Furniture is the best place to buy a bed frame because we give you the option to fully customize the piece to your liking. You can choose the fabric type, color, headboard detailing, and any other feature you can envision! If you shop with us in our showroom, you can walk right into our Texas Mattress Makers showroom and pick up a comfortable and supportive mattress from the company that has won Best Mattress Store in Houston in both 2022 and 2023!

Bed with white upholstered bed frame from Living Designs Furniture.

Idea #2: Cozy up with comfy chairs 

When some homeowners think about what to put in a guest room, they might stop at the bed and chest of drawers. If you really want a guest space that is sure to impress, dress up the space with a cozy armchair or bench! Not only can they double as extra seating and storing space for their luggage or purses, but it adds a cozy touch to any room. 

When it comes to decorating a guest space, comfortable furniture should be your top priority. Traveling is tiring, and nothing is worse than staying in a guest room that doesn’t promote proper rest and relaxation. Chairs, benches, and chaises are perfect additions to any guest room to create a cozy atmosphere for reading, relaxing, and chatting with loved ones. Ottomans and other types of multipurpose furniture are functional yet fun choices if you are in need of small guest bedroom ideas.

If you’re unsure of what style of furniture to choose for your chair, transitional furniture is great for guest rooms because this style can complement any aesthetic. Or, get creative and add a fun and festive touch to the space with a bold tufted bench like the one pictured below!

Bright red tufted bench made by Living Designs Furniture.

Idea #3: Decorate with festive decor

The holidays just wouldn’t be the same without fun and festive decorations! One factor about staying in hotels for the holidays is that the rooms lack that cozy, festive feel that makes this time of year so special. If you’re searching for decorating ideas for guest bedrooms, adding festive throw pillows or blankets can add that special touch to the guest bed without going overboard (and you can interchange these pieces depending on the holiday)! Adding wreaths or other hanging decorations can really get your guests in the holiday spirit and ensure that they’re ready to celebrate.  

If you’re on the hunt for modern guest bedroom ideas, keeping the decorations in a more neutral color palette with wooden accents can keep the holiday cheer high and the tackiness low. However, you should always prioritize letting your personality shine in every room, so add whatever decorations or embellishments make you happy!

Bed with Fall or Thanksgiving theme throw pillows.

Idea #4: Stock up the guest bathroom

If you want to go above and beyond for your guests to ensure they have a comfortable stay, we recommend stocking up the guest bathroom with extra toiletries and items to help them relax. The holidays can leave everyone a little scatterbrained, meaning someone is bound to forget a toothbrush or stick of deodorant. Having these necessities stocked in the guest bathroom can relieve a lot of stress from your traveling guests who may have rushed the packing process. 

Now, if you really want to impress your overnight guests, head to the bath and shower section of your store and grab some scented candles, bath bombs or salts, lotions, razors, shampoo, and conditioner. Odds are your guests are going to want to freshen up before or wind down after any holiday gathering, so having these items ready for them will mimic a spa-like experience. Your guests will feel pampered and grateful for all of the hard work you put into making sure they feel comfortable and cared for. It really does make all the difference in their experience at your home. 

Living Designs Furniture has the best cozy guest bedroom ideas for you!

Looking for the best cozy guest bedroom ideas? Living Designs Furniture has everything you need to furnish your home in time for the holidays. Having guests spend the night in your home can feel overwhelming at times, but with the help of our experts, we can transform your guest room into an oasis of comfort that your loved ones will never forget. 

Whether you need an upholstered bed frame, a comfy armchair, or a performance fabric sectional, Living Designs Furniture can help you get your home holiday-ready today! Stop by our showroom in Downtown Houston or book a free design consultation and speak with one of our experts for a custom design plan for your space. 

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