We’re in the thick of summer, friends, and we hope you’re having a beautiful one! If you’re anything like us, you have grandkids, children, cousins, and friends coming in and out every week. Visiting with friends and family is one of the greatest blessings of this beautiful season, and we’ve mastered the art how to decorate a guest bedroom to welcome our out-of-towners. So today, we’re sharing our top tips, just in case you have visitors coming in soon, too!

Top Tip: Decorate a Guest Bedroom with Neutrals & Greenery

When you decorate a guest bedroom with neutrals and greenery, it appeals to all guests and makes it easy to flow from season to season without having to change too much, if anything at all. We love these all-natural, 100% cotton macrame plant hangers, which you can fill with easy-to-care-for succulents or other plants that will add a pop of color that’s suitable for every season. 

Add Fresh Cut Flowers in a Vase 

Next, an easy way to change it up seasonally is to get a neutral vase to put seasonal florals and blooms in to welcome guests. So, think poinsettias in winter and peonies in summer!

Select Wall Art with Purpose to Decorate a Guest Bedroom

We love handcrafted art that tells a story. Choose artisan-made décor pieces that give back in some way, then share the story of that piece when they compliment you on it (because they inevitably will). We love this piece made by artisans in Wisconsin. Plus, the “dreamer” ode is perfect for bedroom décor.


Don’t Forget a Place to Hang Essentials

Depending on the season, people always have things they’ll want to hang. So, think about beach towels in the summer, coats in the winter. But this way, they don’t have to hang things over doorways or on door handles, or in the public spaces of the house. A great addition. Plus, even if they don’t use it, it’s a great wall art piece like we just mentioned!


Put a Nightlight in the Room 

Nightlights aren’t just for kids, contrary to popular belief. When you decorate a guest bedroom, you have to consider that many of your guests may not be familiar with your space! So, putting a nightlight in the room will allow them to move around comfortably after dark without waking anyone up. We love this sweet eco-friendly bee nightlight that you can easily turn on and off, depending on your preference. Plus, it’s super cute! 


Place Scented Candles in the Guest Bedroom

Candles ease stress after long travel days and waft new scents into the space to make people feel welcome and at home. Just don’t forget a matchbox or lighter so they can actually use it!


Leave a Trinket Dish on the Nightstand 

Many people don’t sleep with jewelry on but do like a place to keep it safe without throwing it into their duffel or purse. This is a sweet way to make them feel comfortable and at home. A place to keep their cherished gems safe!


Don’t Forget About the Guest Bathroom

When you decorate a guest bedroom, don’t forget to make sure the bathroom is stocked with soaps and lotions. Traveling can dry out your skin; no one wants to pack extra soaps if they don’t have to. A bundled option with luxurious spa scents is an easy way to stock your guest bathroom in one fell swoop.


Bonus Tip: Give a “Thanks for Coming” Gift

If you have people traveling from super far and want to thank them for coming to your little corner of the world to spend time with you, give them a sweet little gift! You could even leave this gift set on the bed for them rather than stocking the bathroom with it. Then, you’re killing two birds with one stone!

We’re running summer clearance deals all summer long for our email subscribers (an additional 50% off sounds pretty sweet, right?). There are tons of great items like bath and spa products that would make the ideal gift (plus some great affordable décor to decorate a guest bedroom in style). Sign up now to be the first to know about next week’s summer clearance discounts!
July 20, 2022 — Darlene Hancox