How to Organize a Small Bedroom for Guests
Today, I am sharing some tips on how to organize a small bedroom to create a functional and comfy guest bedroom.
Organizing a small bedroom for use by your guests can be a daunting task, but with a little creativity and some smart planning, it is possible to create a space that your guests will love. In our guest bedrooms, I like to create a room where my guests feel like they are at home.
Tips for Organizing a Small Bedroom
Here are a few tips for organizing a small bedroom:
- Utilize vertical space: Make use of under-bed storage and wall shelves to maximize space.
- Declutter: Go through your room and get rid of anything you don’t need or use. This will free up space and make it easier to organize the remaining items.
- Use furniture that has multiple functions: A chest at the end of the bed can be used to store extra pillows and blankets and also be a place for guests to rest their suitcases or travel bags.
- Make use of small storage solutions: Use small boxes, bins, and baskets to organize smaller items, so that they don’t get lost or fall onto the ground.
- Keep frequently used items easily accessible: Keep items you use often, such as your phone charger, light switch, and power outlet within reach so that your guests can reach them all easily.
- Keep the room clean and tidy: Regularly put things back where they belong, and take a few minutes each day to tidy up and you are always ready for a guest!
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How to Organize a Guest Bedroom
- Start by decluttering and removing any unnecessary items from the room.
- Choose a color scheme and decor that will make the space feel warm and inviting.
- Invest in a comfortable bed and high-quality linens.
- Leave a steamer in the room so that your guests can easily rid their clothing of any wrinkles from packing.
- Include a reading light and a pair of blue light glasses for reading a book or their phone in bed.
- Add a few personal touches such as fresh flowers to make the space feel welcoming.
- Make sure the room is well-lit and has plenty of outlets for guests to charge their devices.
- Create a space for guests to hang their clothes or store their suitcases.
- Last but not least, leave a small welcome note with information about the wifi password and how the coffee maker works in case they are up before you are.
A free standing clothing rack in our guest bedroom makes it easy for our guests to know where to hang their clothing and coats. The rack also holds a steamer so that they can get rid of any clothing wrinkles they may have picked up during their travels. I also add a fluffy robe so that our guests can feel right at home.
These days, having an easy-to-find, multi-functional charging station is a must, so I keep this one right next to the bed. Additionally, for easy access, the remote, dimmer, and charger are all in one place.
Guest Bath Must-Haves
Every guest bathroom should have these items:
- Fresh bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths
- Body wash, shampoo, and conditioner
- Toothpaste and a disposable toothbrush
- A hairdryer
- Extra toilet paper
- Disposable razor
- A trash can
While organizing a small bedroom can be a challenge, with a little creativity and some smart planning, it is possible to create a functional and stylish space that will be inviting to your guests. A little bit of effort will go a long way in creating a comfortable and inviting small guest bedroom.
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More Organizing Ideas
- How to Organize a Dining Room in 3 Easy Steps // Robyn’s French Nest
- How to Organize a Small Bedroom for Guests // My 100 Year Old Home
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- How To Create A Clutter-Free Kitchen // Modern Glam
- Basement Organization // My Sweet Savannah
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- Organizing Your Whole Home // The Happy Housie
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These are great ideas, Leslie! I know your guests must feel extra special and refreshed to stay in such a lovely and organized room!
Hi Robyn! Oh I’m so glad you think so! Thank you. I really, really try to make everyone feel at home as much as possible ❤️
My guest room is in the exact colors of yours! Can you share where you got the throw quilt at the end of your guest bed? Thanks!
Hi Nancy! Yes of course- here’s the link 🤗
Thank you Leslie for your ideas! Gave me some inspiration to spruce up my guest bedroom!
Have a nice day!
Oh that’s awesome Andrea! I’m so glad 🙌🏻🤗 Have a fab rest of the week!
SUCH GREAT IDEAS LESLIE! LOVE YOUR GUEST ROOM!
Aw thank you so much Melaine! So glad you do 🙏♥️
i would also like to know where to purchase the quilt at the end of your bed. everything looks beautiful!
Oh thanks so much Debbie- here’s the link 🤗
Exactly what was on my mind today- how did you know, lol? Lots of great ideas, it is amazing how looking at a space through a fresh set of eyes and brains can inspire me! Thank you,
Hi Susan! Oh I love that- so glad it resonated with you ♥️ thanks for being here!
Adding a steamer to a guest bedroom is such a great idea! Pinned!
Yay! Love to hear that Laura 🥰
Such a cozy and comfortable space. And, you’ve added some ideas I can incorporate into my room that’s being redone. Could you share where you got the duvet cover? Is it linen? I love the sage color, though the quilts seem to come in oatmeal so I’m not sure of the color. I do like the texture. Thanks!