Guest Bedroom: California Traditional
So much goodness keeps coming out of our latest full furnishings reveal over at our California Traditional project - and we can’t wait to share more! So far, we’ve walked you through the adjoining dining and living room designed to provide overflow seating for a houseful of family, a comfortable and casual family room and cozy breakfast nook that’s kid friendly and sophisticated, and a master bedroom retreat. Today, we’re inviting you into the guest room and sharing our tips to make a guest space both budget-friendly and inviting.
Unlike in the master bedroom where we invested in high-end furniture, we saved on the main furniture pieces in the guest room and splurged on accents like designer pillows (here and here) and striped ottomans. Because a guest room gets so much less use than the master, we allocated our budget to key items to make guests feel most welcomed and comfortable during their stay.
The guest room had an existing bed frame so we just elevated it by adding a headboard to give a more substantial and luxury feel. Because the dresser will withstand very little wear and tear, we saved by selecting a more affordable piece in a bold color our client can switch in years to come as her style changes.
A few key tips to consider while planning a guest space:
Invest in the items guest will touch, save on items that won’t get much use (think towels and sheets in cotton or linen or designer pillows)
Make sure your nightstands have easy access to outlets, so guests can charge devices
Save on storage pieces as they don’t need to be as sturdy as other rooms
Provide a bench or table top for guests to lay out suitcases
Ensure there is a mirror so guests can get ready outside of a shared bathroom
Add hooks for easy storage of coats and purses
By playing with patterns and mixing them up, we took this otherwise basic guest room and elevated it to feel curated, inviting and luxe.