In this post: If you have guests visiting this autumn, here are 6 fall guest bedroom ideas to help your visitors feel welcome in your home.⇒
Doesn’t it feel like everyone’s back in town?
Last night we went out to dinner at a local restaurant and ran into so many people we know. With the lazy days of summer nearly behind us, it suddenly feels like everything is back in motion. School is back in session in parts of the country. Book clubs and organizations are planning meetings again. And activity is refocused on the home.
With several holidays on the horizon, we’re thinking about how to host again too!
Fall Guest Bedroom Ideas
This is the time of year I look at my home and assess its ability to accommodate guests. Is my dining room ready for holiday gatherings? Is my kitchen equipped to prepare these meals? Are the bedrooms primed for overnight travelers?
As I decorate my home for the fall season, I take particular pleasure in readying the guest rooms (we’re empty nesters so we have several), as I enjoy anticipating my friends’ and family’s needs and comfort.
Among my current projects, I’ve been working on updating the bedroom my son uses when he stays over. Located at the back of the house with it’s own bath, it’s the most private of the bedrooms and hence the most desirable room for visiting guests.
This is what the room looked like before the refresh…
Comfy yes, but a little severe. I wanted to soften it up and add seasonal elements for fall.
Today I’m sharing 6 fall guest bedroom ideas to help visitors feel welcome in your home.
A Cozy Bed
In any bedroom, this is the single most important element and in my updated guest room, it’s the place I began. The room was previously dominated by a dark wood sleigh bed and I wanted to lighten the room and provide more softness and comfort.
I added the rolled tufted headboard and everything followed from there. A soft array of quilted pillows and shams, combined with the upholstered headboard, offer a soothing place to relax before bed. The pretty floral throw pillow adds an extra note of tranquil color.
Fresh Autumn Floral Arrangement
Fresh flowers are a must to welcome those staying overnight and a pretty autumn arrangement is just the thing that will do the trick. I chose soft colors to complement my new palette, yet used seasonal flowers like hydrangeas (above) and mums (below) to ensure the autumnal message is clearly conveyed.
Candlelight and Copper
A charming touch for the guest room is to include a selection of candles, to encourage a peaceful rest and a bit of pampering. Copper decorative pieces, whether new or vintage, are the perfect fall accompaniment for the glow of the candlelight, while a copper candle holder marries the two concepts in one piece.
Pillows and Blankets
It’s always nice to have a reading chair with an ottoman or table in the bedroom, and an assortment of pillows and throw blankets guarantees added comfort. A sweater knit pillow is a wonderful touch for fall, as is a chunky knit throw for chilly nights.
Coffee, Tea or Apple Cider
I’m always a fan of vintage tea cups and have even been known to keep a coffee maker in the bedroom, as well. But a simple teapot filled with freshly served coffee or pitcher filled with cool cider can also work. If you can equip your guest room with seasonal fruit, all the better. Corral them on a tray for your guests’ convenience or use plates and coasters atop an ottoman next to the reading chair.
The final touch is the simplest one, but always a nice addition for fall, all the same. If you have a shelf or narrow tabletop, a sweet little line of mini pumpkins is a lovely way to honor the season. Of course, you can add pumpkins anywhere in the room, but you certainly don’t want guests tripping over pumpkins on the floor in the middle of the night. Placed carefully and sparingly, they make a delicate seasonal statement.
If you love entertaining, you no doubt enjoy setting up a guest room. These 6 guest bedroom ideas can be added in no time, and you can transform a bland sleep space into a welcoming home for visitors.
Then the next time you run into someone you haven’t seen all summer, you can feel comfortable inviting them to stay over to enjoy the warmth of the season!
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