7 Charming Guest Bedrooms You'll Want to Recreate

Guest bedroom with patterned throw pillow and folded throw blanket on end

The Spruce / Christopher Lee Foto

Being the perfect host starts with creating the perfect guest room. Even if you're short on space, going the extra mile to welcome your guests will make them feel like they're right at home. It's no secret that getting a good night's sleep far away from home can be difficult, but these cozy guest bedrooms are the perfect inspiration to create your own dreamy nest for your visitors. 

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    Gold Rush

    Pink and gold bedroom

    @daina.sunshyne / Instagram

    If you want to bring out your inner glam, a little gold can go a long way. While this design from daina.sunshyne on Instagram, could be slightly polarizing, the calming pink and glitzy gold details will make any guest feel like a million bucks. And after breathing recycled air on a delayed flight for a few too many hours, who doesn't need a little sparkle in their lives? If you don't want to go this glam, a few high-end gold accessories (you can even DIY it) make a simple bedroom feel like a 4-star hotel. 

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    Bed and Breakfast-Worthy

    Charcoal gray guest room with two beds

    @lindsaytodddesign / Instagram

    This enchanting bedroom is perfect for frequent guests. Designer Lindsay Todd chose a neutral palate, making it an ideal space for grandparents and grandchildren alike. The cool wood walls paired with simple bedding and antique wood furniture are reminiscent of a bed and breakfast in an oceanside town. This vintage look ties into any décor seamlessly, while creating a calming retreat for your guests. Just add a copy of 'Moby-Dick' and your guests will feel like they’ve traveled back in time.

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    Rustic Charm

    Attic guestroom
    Benson Builders / Houzz

    Channel your inner camper with this rustic log cabin idea from Benson Builders for a guest room. The exposed wood walls, paired with those famous Pendleton wool blankets, are reminiscent of a Wes Anderson film—one your guests would love to star in. Rather than fill the space with furniture, this designer decided to use the entire attic for twin beds, giving the space a true camp-like feel. This is a great idea for summer homes and lakeside cabins. 

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    Cool, Calm, and Stylish

    Neutral bedroom and yellow accents

    @nest_twenty_eight / Instagram

    A guest room should be calming and soothing, a space that makes your friends feel relieved when they finally throw their bags on the floor. Lifestyle blogger Nest Twenty Eight created a simple-yet-stylish look for this guest bedroom, using on-trend geometric accents and mustard yellow throws. Choosing neutral colors while tossing in a few bold accessories is a great way to create a clean-yet-chic look for your guests.

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    A Pop of Color

    Green and navy blue bedroom
    Kelly in the City

    If your style is more bold and bright, this is the perfect guest room for you. Blogger Kelly in the City started with a pop of green paint and used it as inspiration for the rest of the room’s vivid accessories. Even if you tend to pick safe, neutral colors in your décor, a guest room is a perfect place to be brave with color and go a little bolder. A trundle bed, outfitted with equally intense blues and greens is a great option if you’re low on space but host multiple guests often. 

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    A Polished Yet Unfinished Space

    Cozy attic guest bedroom

    @mcnemarhouse / Instagram

    This innovative idea from McNemar House on Instagram is the perfect solution for unfinished spaces. By draping sheets to cover the walls and picking a beautiful rug to toss over the bare floors, this designer transformed a completely sparse attic into a beautiful guest room. String sparkly globe lights and add flowers, and your guests won’t even notice that the room isn’t entirely completed.

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    Hospitality Goes a Long Way

    Close up of colorful bed with breakfast tray
    Ericawittlieb / Pixabay

    No matter what space you provide for your guests, a little hospitality can go a long way. Pick up a few affordable breakfast trays and a French press coffee pot, and you can make your guest feel welcomed and loved. Greet them in the morning with fresh brewed coffee and pancakes, and they won’t care if they’re sleeping on an air mattress in the basement or an intricately designed guest room retreat.