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byBonito Designs April 6, 2024 In BEDROOM


India’s cultural and traditional diversity is incredibly rich, and one common thread across every region in our country is the way we treat our guests. Whenever we host guests in our homes, we always strive to put our best feet forward, be it in terms of the food we serve, the conversations we have, or our sense of hospitality on the whole. When it comes to guests staying over, our guest bedrooms play a crucial role in ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay. If you’re someone who loves hosting friends and family and wants to design and decorate a guest bedroom that leaves everyone awestruck, you’ve come to the right place.   

In this guide, we show you how you can master guest bedroom decor to make your visitors’ stay relaxed, luxurious, and memorable.  

Theme for Your Guest Bedroom 

Choose a Theme for Your Guest Bedroom 

If you’re designing your guest bedroom from scratch, the first step in the process is to select a theme. Whether you’d like it to have a modern minimalist vibe or even a more traditional feel, there are several options you can choose from. Other options include urban contemporary, luxe, and even eclectic.  

Selecting a theme is crucial as it dictates the type of furniture you choose, the paint scheme, and how you accessorise and decorate your space.   

With a theme chosen, you’ll also have to consider the furniture you intend to acquire for your guest bedroom. The number of pieces, and whether or not you can get dedicated pieces for each purpose, such as a separate wardrobe and dressing table, will ultimately depend on the space available and your bedroom’s layout.   

While your guest bedroom must be functional to ensure a comfortable stay, it also presents you with the opportunity to play around with unique pieces of furniture or decor. In short, you have plenty of scope to give your room a sense of personality and create a warm and cosy atmosphere.   

Cover Your Guest Bedroom’s Essentials 

Cover Your Guest Bedroom’s Essentials 

One of the key steps to nailing your guest bedroom decor is to figure out the essentials, or the must-haves in the space. These are aspects of the room that ensure your visitors have a relaxed and comfortable stay. Let’s break these down one by one.   

A Comfortable Bed   

The first and most important aspect of a good guest bedroom is a comfortable bed. We’re all aware of the value of a good night’s sleep – it helps you rest and rejuvenate, preparing you for the next day and all that it entails. As a result, a simple roll-out mattress or a sofa won’t do.   

If you have the space for it, invest in a comfortable queen or king-sized bed. Choose a foam that’s not too hard, nor too soft, as this strikes the perfect balance for most people. However, if space is a luxury, you can opt for a modular sofa that can be transformed into a bed when needed.   

Ample Storage   

Storage is crucial to any space, including your guest bedroom. After all, you don’t want your guests living out of a suitcase, particularly so if they’re staying with you for a longer duration. Make sure to provide them with enough wardrobe space, along with pieces like bedside tables that they can use to store their essentials.   

A Good Mirror  

A good, full-length mirror is among the most critical aspects of your guest bedroom decor. It conveys a sense of thoughtfulness while adding a touch of luxury to the space. Guests, just like you, need certain essentials to get ready, and a mirror is a must-have to ensure a comfortable stay.   

Comfortable Pillows and Linen   

Make sure to stock up your room with plenty of bed linen and comfortable pillows. If you live in a region that witnesses vast variations in temperatures as the seasons go by, make sure to provide blankets or quilts that are tailored to the demands of each season. This is yet another thoughtful gesture and can go a long way in ensuring a relaxing stay.  

Provide all the Essential Toiletries   

Last but not least, your guest bathroom must have all the essential toiletries. While you could argue that most guests travel with their own, we all acknowledge how calming it feels to know that your destination offers all the essentials, so you don’t have to load up your luggage to its limits. 

Essentials like a new toothbrush and toothpaste, a body wash, shampoo, and conditioner, along with a moisturiser are ideal, and cover most people’s needs.   

Tastefully Decorate and Accessorise Your Guest Bedroom

Tastefully Decorate and Accessorise Your Guest Bedroom

With all the basics like the theme and the amenities taken care of, you can focus on accessorising your space and infusing it with tons of personality. Depending on the theme you’ve chosen or the space on offer, you can choose from a whole range of accessories or even statement furniture to add to your guest bedroom decor.   

For example, if your theme is light and breezy with cooler, aquatic tones, you can choose to accessorise your guest bedroom with pieces made from jute. On the other hand, if your guest bedroom decor is more traditional, you can experiment with warm, vivid rugs, jharokhas, traditional pieces of art, among several other options.  

You can even dedicate an entire wall to unique artwork to create an accent wall in your guest bedroom. This can be a great way of making your home feel warm, inviting, and tastefully designed.  

Attention to the Lighting for guest room

Pay Close Attention to the Lighting

Last but not least, you must pay close attention to the lighting when designing your guest bedroom decor. Lighting is perhaps the most essential aspect of any home’s interiors, as it breathes life into a space and adds immense depth to it. The same applies to the bathroom lighting as well.   

One of the biggest advantages homeowners have today is that they can choose from a whole host of lighting fixtures. From statement pendant lights to decorative lights or even LED strips, you can strike the perfect blend between ambient lighting and task-specific lighting.   

In terms of the colour temperature, it’s best to opt for warmer lighting as it helps create an inviting, cosy, and luxurious atmosphere. 

  Guest Bedroom Decor  

Bonus Tips for Your Guest Bedroom Decor  

Aside from all the ideas mentioned above, there are several other tips that can help you design the perfect guest bedroom. Some of these are mentioned below.  


  • Add lots of plants to your guest bedroom to help bring the outdoors into your home.   
  • You can set the mood with a set of scented candles to stimulate the senses.   
  • Play around with textures in your guest bedroom’s furnishings, such as the curtains, cushions, blankets, and so on.   
  • Place a bookshelf with an assortment of books across genres to make your guest bedroom the ideal space to relax and unwind.   
  • If your guest bedroom has the room for it, incorporate a workspace or a desk to accommodate any guests who might have to work. This can be particularly handy for anyone who works remotely.  


Design an Exquisite Guest Bedroom with Bonito Designs   

Your guest bedroom offers a truly unique space for you to play around with interesting decor and statement pieces. This guide has broken down the key aspects you must consider to master your guest bedroom decor.   

And if you’re planning to design your home interiors from scratch, look no further than Bonito Designs. As India’s only ISO-certified full home interior brand, we’ve designed and delivered over 8 million sq. ft with the utmost perfection.   

Our team of over 300+ designers possess the experience and the skills to craft truly tasteful and functional spaces that match your preferences and personality. So, give us a call to schedule a personalised consultation with us. Our Experience Centres also offer you a window into the world of endless possibilities on offer at Bonito Designs, so don’t miss out.