Think back to the last time you stayed in someone’s home. What was comfortable or memorable about the experience? Remembering both the good (and bad!) experiences will help you create an inviting guest retreat of your own. While guest rooms should reflect your home’s unique western style decor, they should also be focused on optimal guest comfort. Finding that balance is the key to a luxurious guest retreat any house guest will love.
Below, learn how to complement your home’s western style decor while adding in a dose of comfort for a truly thoughtful guest retreat. And if you’re looking to start from the ground up, Brumbaugh’s has western-style furniture to complete your home’s cozy guest room! Visit our store and let us help you design the perfect space.
Try it For Yourself
Our best tip for a great guest room retreat? Give it a trial run. Before inviting guests over to stay, spend a night in your own guest area to see what it needs. (As a homeowner, you may have never slept in your guest room, so how do you truly know how comfortable it is?)
Did the room become stuffy during the night? Add a portable fan to the room or swap out your heavier bedding for something a little lighter. Did the morning sun wake you too early? Consider it a great excuse to update the room’s curtains to better block out light and help guests sleep in. If you notice it, your guests probably will, too. A test run can help you fix any of those little annoyances that will pay off in a better night’s sleep.
Start with the Bed
The bed is the focal point of the guest room and the spot where your guest will be spending the most time. Make sure it feels comfortable but also looks inviting. Choose bedding that complements your home’s western style decor and coordinates with your bed frame. When in doubt, choose simpler, classic bed linens, and style the bed with colorful, patterned accent pillows and throws. This combination makes it easy to update the look of the room regularly without replacing all the bed linens.
Include several layers of blankets so guests can ensure they aren’t too hot or cold during the night. And just like a hotel, extra pillows and blankets in the closet are always a welcomed idea.
Remember that guest rooms are much more personal than hotel rooms; consider adding a family quilt to the end of the bed. An heirloom piece can mean a lot to out-of-town family members who may love recognizing the memento.
Create Warm Lighting
Make sure you place at least one or two western-style lamps on the room’s end tables. Several sources of light create a softer, warmer feeling that’s perfect for a bedroom. Add a small nightlight or lamp to the guest bathroom as well, providing a well-lit path for guests unfamiliar with your home.
Several small votive candles in decorative holders will complement your decor as well as provide additional light. Include a book of matches if you use real candles, or opt for an electronic version for a more kid-friendly space.
Choose Double-Duty Mirrors
Mirrors are the perfect wall decor for a guest room since they can make it easier for guests to get ready. Hanging several smaller mirrors together can fill wall space in a unique and simple way, or one large mirror can make the room appear larger and balance out a larger bed or other furniture pieces.
Don't Forget Final Touches
It’s the smallest details that can impress guests the most. Place a carafe of water and small glasses on a tray so your guest doesn’t have to head to the kitchen for a drink. Before guests arrive, place a few flowers or sprigs of greenery from your garden in a small vase to freshen up the room. Keep it simple and give it a “just-picked” look by using just one type of flower or greenery.
Finally, if your guests are arriving in the evening, consider turning down the bed to prepare the room for a restful night’s sleep.
Find Western Style Decor at Brumbaugh's
To complete your guest retreat, or any other room in your western-style home, choose Brumbaugh’s Fine Home Furnishings. For over 50 years we have helped families create spaces that bring people together and are the backdrop for countless memories with loved ones. Visit us in Fort Worth, or shop online now!