How To Decorate a Guest Bedroom

How to decorate a guest bedroom

As with any decorating task, fluffing a guest bedroom is one that requires attention to detail and careful planning. Creating a welcoming space for your guests can make a huge difference in their overall experience while staying at your home. 

In this article, we will provide you with tips and ideas on how to decorate a guest bedroom that will leave a lasting impression on your visitors.

  1. Choose a comfortable bed
  2. Pay attention to lighting
  3. Provide ample storage space
  4. Add some personal touches
  5. Choose a netural colour palette
  6. Take care of some details
  7. Provide privacy and security
Choose a comfortable bed

Choose a Comfortable Bed

The bed is the centrepiece of any guest bedroom. A comfortable bed is essential to ensure that your guests have a good night's sleep. 

Invest in a high-quality mattress and bedding that are soft, warm, and comfortable. Consider adding extra blankets and pillows for additional comfort. It's also important to choose a bed frame that complements the room's colour and décor.

Pay attention to lighting

Pay Attention to Lighting

Lighting plays a crucial role in setting the mood of any room, including guest bedrooms. 

Choose a combination of ambient, task, and accent lighting to create a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. Install dimmer switches to adjust the light levels according to your guests' preferences. Provide bedside lamps for reading and ambient lighting to create a relaxed atmosphere.

Provide ample storage space

Provide Ample Storage Space

Your guests will appreciate having enough storage space for their belongings. Provide a closet or dresser with plenty of hangers and drawers for their clothes. A luggage rack or bench can also be useful for storing suitcases and bags.

Add some personal touches

Add Some Personal Touches

Adding personal touches to the guest bedroom can make your visitors feel special and welcome. Display family photos, books, and artwork to create a homely atmosphere. Provide a basket with toiletries, such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste in case your guests forget to bring their own.

Choose a neutral colour palette

Choose a Neutral Colour Palette

Choosing a neutral colour palette for the guest bedroom will create a calming and relaxing atmosphere. Consider using soft, soothing colours, such as light blue, beige, or grey. Avoid using bright, bold colours that may overwhelm your guests.

Take Care of Some Details

Take Care of Some Details

Small details can make a big difference in creating a welcoming guest bedroom. Ensure that the room is clean, fresh, and well-ventilated. Add a few decorative pillows, a cosy throw, and fresh flowers to create a homely atmosphere. Provide a clock, alarm clock, or phone charger to help your guests feel at home.


Provide privacy and security

Provide Privacy and Security

Privacy and security are important aspects of any guest bedroom. Install curtains or blinds to provide privacy for your guests. Provide a key or lock for the bedroom door to ensure your guests' safety and security.


Make Your Guests Feel At Home

Designing and decorating your home's guest bedroom requires attention to detail and careful planning. Choosing a comfortable bed, paying attention to lighting, providing ample storage space, adding personal touches, choosing a neutral colour palette, paying attention to details, and providing privacy and security are all essential elements of creating a welcoming and comfortable space for your guests. By following these tips and ideas, you can create a guest bedroom that will leave a lasting impression on your visitors.


Using a Guest Room for Home Staging

If you're trying to sell your home, staging it with a spare bedroom can do wonders for its curb appeal. Making this area more welcoming will demonstrate your attention to detail and help you sell the home faster. However, without the assistance of a professional home stager, it can be difficult to achieve the desired look and feel. Here at Styled by Collings, we are dedicated to improving the aesthetic and practical value of your home. With our expertise and attention to detail, we can help you sell your house faster and at a higher price. Get in touch with us today for a consultation and find out how we can help you turn your room into a more desirable and profitable space.

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Styling Your Bed Like A Pro

Make your bed and style it too: how to style your bed like a pro

The first thing anyone notices when entering a bedroom is, of course, the bed. The way it is presented may make or break your room's atmosphere. As such, dressing it up in a way that reflects your personality while maintaining comfort and function may prove a challenge. 

But it's the kind of challenge that you will surely like.

To help you dress your bed like a pro, here are bed styling ideas that you can follow:

  • Purchase only quality linens
  • Present your pillows well
  • Layer it up
  • Experiment with your bedspreads
Purchase only quality bed linens

Purchase Only Quality Bed Linens

Buying cheap may save you money but it does not always get you the product or service you desire. While there are times that budget items can do the trick, if you want to get a bang for your buck, you will have to burn some.

The same is recommended for bed linens. If you want to get that neat and classy hotel bed aesthetic, you need to spend on pure cotton high thread-count bedding. 

These types of linens look luxurious, they are also kind to the body. Linens that are 100% cotton are highly breathable. This helps your body regulate its temperature and moisture levels.

Present your pillows well

Present Your Pillows Well

Match your pillows with the quality of your beddings by getting pillow shams. Place them on your existing pillows and see how they transform into extravagant pieces for your bed. 

If you have a duvet, it is advisable to hide one pillow underneath it while leaving the other one on top of it. Home stagers and interior designers do this for photoshoots as the design gives it a complete look, with the pillow underneath ready for sleeping. 

If you have a double bed, place two pillows on both sides. Fluff these pillows up, sit them on the duvet, and have the open side face the bed's outer edge.

Layer it up

Layer It Up!

Blankets and linens serve the purpose of making your bed fuller and gives it personality. Linens are good if you are trying to achieve a more relaxed feel.

You can also include a throw. Smaller than bedspreads and duvets, throws are not sized for mattresses as they are meant as accessories, not covers. Putting one of a contrasting colour provides an interesting layer of texture and style.

Cushions could have the same effect. Through them, you can create motifs and colour schemes as you make the entire bed appear fuller. 

Experiment With Your Bedspreads

Experiment With Your Bedspreads

Your bedspreads need not be organic matches. You can pair plain and patterned bedspreads for a pleasant contrast. To make the pattern unified with the overall look of your bedroom, take one of the colours from your walls or an artwork displayed therein and use that colour on the lower bedspread. This makes for good colour and pattern coordination across your bedroom.

Dressing your bed is a sure way to imbue your bedroom with a style that invites and offers much-needed calm from the demands of your personal life. So choose your effects carefully and wisely. 

We hope that the tips here on how to style a bed will help you improve your bedroom. Remember, your bedroom is an extension of yourself; whatever can be seen there gives people a glimpse of who you are or what you see yourself to be.

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Style Your Way to Better Sleep

Style Your Way to a Better Sleep

How can we have a bedroom environment for good sleep?

Since the pandemic happened, bedrooms have become multi-purpose rooms. What used to be a place for rest and relaxation is now converted into a makeshift office or a podcast station. It is because of these reasons that our sleep patterns have been greatly affected and our health slowly deteriorates. 

Now there are several ways to style your bedroom for better sleep. Even if it doubles as another room with another purpose other than what it’s originally designed for, you can still create a safe haven where you can relax and rest. 

Here are some tips on how to make the bedroom perfect for sleep

  • Keep the bedroom for sleeping
  • Make your bed
  • Optimise the temperature
  • Invest in blackout curtains
  • Increase daytime light exposure
Keep the bedroom for sleeping

Keep the bedroom for sleeping

Granted, the purpose of the space has been redefined since the pandemic happened and it usually doubles as a workspace, but if you have other rooms in the house that can help function as that, (for example, your dining room) then use it.

Don’t put a television in your bedroom. Avoid putting even the smallest workout machine or books that can distract you away from sleeping. Invest instead on the mattress, pillows, and comforters for a more comfortable and luxurious sleep.

Make your bed

Make your bed

You know the feeling when we get to a hotel room and the bed is made, ready for us to sleep into? Making your bed every morning will make you look forward to going to bed and resting at night.

Again, investing in quality sleep furniture and accessories, invest in anything that will make you look forward to going to bed at night or even short naps during the day.

Optimise temperature

Optimise temperature

Studies show that sleeping in cooler temperatures helps regulate your body's circadian rhythm and can lead to a deeper, more restful sleep. Design and furnish your bedroom according to the season. If it’s summer hot, go for light, breathable materials and cool colours. If it’s the winter months, go for warm colours and layered blankets.

Temperature isn’t just about the degree or intensity of heat in your surroundings, it’s also about how the accessories and the furnishings will help with the room temperature and ambiance.

Invest in blackout curtains

Invest in blackout curtains

Blackout curtains are essential especially if you are a light sleeper. For those who work during the night shift and have to sleep during the day, this is a very important part of the bedroom. Apart from keeping the light out, it also helps prevent furniture damage due to sunlight exposure.

Increase daytime light exposure

Increase daytime light exposure

Are you familiar with the term circadian rhythm? These are physical, mental, and behavioural changes that follow a 24-hour schedule or cycle. This is when our bodies remind us that we have to eat three times a day or rest when nighttime comes.

Sunlight exposure helps regulate our circadian rhythm so make sure that you have enough natural light coming into the room. The more sunlight you have, the better your body regulates your circadian rhythm, and the better sleep you’ll get.

Styling your home with interior design can be an important part of developing healthier sleeping habits. From calming neutrals to cosy textures, the way you arrange and decorate your bedroom impacts how much restful sleep you get. Thoughtful details like luxurious bedding and cosy throws can encourage relaxation and provide a serene environment for winding down at night. Create an inviting atmosphere in your bedroom with smart interior design choices that will help you get the best possible rest.

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What are the Latest Aesthetic Bedroom Trends

What are the latest Aesthetic Bedroom Trends

When getting a new house, one of the fun activities you can get into is designing your bedroom. It’s going to be your sanctuary, your very own private part of the house where you can just be your authentic and vulnerable self. It only follows that it should be a space where you feel comfortable and that every inch of it reflects you.

How to make your bedroom aesthetic

The definition of aesthetic varies from one person to another. To find your personal aesthetic, start by considering the colours and textures that make you feel comfortable. From there, list down the furniture pieces that are both aesthetic and practical for you. Make your bedroom as personal as possible.

There are a lot of aesthetic bedroom ideas that you can find online. When you go to furniture stores or those that sell house accessories, you can also find jungle-themed rugs or Boho-themed wallpapers. Depending on what your preferred style is, could be a black and white bedroom, Korean style, modern, earthy, minimalist, or vintage, there are available furnishings for you made available.

Below are the latest aesthetic bedroom decor ideas for you to consider this 2022:

  • Back to nature
  • Dark
  • Nostalgic
Back to nature

Back to nature

It can be because we’ve been mostly indoors in the past few years but one of the biggest bedroom aesthetic trends this 2022 is going nature-inspired.

It can be the color scheme (blue for underwater or green for grasslands or forests) or it can be the theme of the accessories and furniture design. You can also purchase art pieces that depict anything nature related.

The presence of water installations like a desktop water feature or a wall waterfall are also nice examples. Of course, plants inside the room are also a nice touch. Huge windows that can let the natural light in or a sunroof so that even at night, you can see the sky also moves you closer to nature.



Dark themes make a space feel more soothing and relaxing. It is more conducive to rest and relaxation for some people so there has been an increased popularity in blackout curtains.

A dark theme also makes a room feel cooler and more chill. In essence, when the room is brighter, it is because there is so much light bouncing off the different surfaces. These activities make the room more active as compared to the more subdued darker tone. There isn’t much light activity so it’s more relaxing.



Period pieces that are reminiscent of the designs of the past are also making a comeback. There is something about authentic pieces from the past that brings different textures to otherwise flat designs.

It is also a special way to still make use of the hand-me-downs from parents and grandparents, and to hold on to family keepsakes.

Do you want to know more about other styling tips and the latest trends in interior design? Follow us on our socials @styledbycollings for more tips.

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Tips on Giving Your Bedroom a New Look

Tips on giving your bedroom a new look

When we say a new look, what usually comes to mind is a new coat of paint or a new set of beddings. While on point, there are a lot more things we can do to upgrade the look of our private sanctuaries.

And yes, without breaking the bank. So here our our tips on how to renovate a bedroom on a budget:

  • Upgrade the fifth wall
  • Invest in new set of beddings
  • Use curtains as a headboard
  • Disguise a space’s quirk
  • Create a statement gallery wall
  • Consider a built-in bed
  • Use wallpapers
  • Add smaller spaces
  • Rearrange your furniture
  • Declutter
Upgrade the so-called “fifth wall”

Upgrade the so-called “fifth wall”

Interior designers refer to the ceiling as the “fifth wall” of the house. By upgrade, we mean pay attention to it apart from just being a bare ceiling. Painting it a new color different (but complementary) to the ones you have on your walls would be a nice change.

You can also opt to decorate it. A quaint chandelier or some creative funky lights that go well with the rest of the furniture would add a much-needed personality to your room. A plaster ceiling design is also a nice option, or a designer ceiling fan to help ward off the heat during the summer months.

New set of beddings

New set of beddings

Choose designs that break the pattern in your room without being too much of an eyesore. For example, if your room is full of blues and greys, try beddings in the yellow or white colour palette to complement.

If your room leans toward brighter themes, try dark colored beddings for a change. Example: if you have orange as the majority of the color scheme in your room, try dark gray or navy blue for your beddings.

Using curtains for a headboard

Using curtains for a headboard

The most common type of headboard are made of cushioned wood. For a change, why not try curtains? Not only does it add a softer effect to the room, it also looks more cozy. You can use a sheer curtain for the headboard or you can have a curtain headboard with lights. Play with these elements for a change in design.

Disguising a space’s quirk

Disguising a space’s quirk

You know how we all have that space in our rooms where the floors aren’t even or the ceiling droops a bit lower than the rest of the room? How about that area where the paint colour is a little bit darker than the rest of the room or that corner where the wallpapers just didn’t quite align?

You can disguise these space quirks by covering them up with accessories, small furniture, or art. This way, the attention would be directed towards them and not the uneven spaces.

Statement gallery wall

Statement gallery wall

For those who are into statement walls, dedicate a portion of your room for a statement gallery wall. It could be anything.

You miss traveling? Fill your photo gallery wall with your favourite printed travel memories or pictures of your bucket list of travel destinations that you want to go to in the future once we’re all allowed to freely travel again.

You enjoy seeing your loved ones’ faces all the time? Dedicate a corner for your snapshots of your favorite memories with friends and family. Or it could be a memento corner where you have letters, souvenirs from shared adventures, or anything that fondly reminds you of them.

Are you a fan of delicious quotes from books and films? Print those out and hang them on the wall to remind you that life is beautiful and to inspire you to be a better version of yourself. Try a mismatched gallery wall or a 3D gallery wall to add character to your room.

Consider a built-in bed

Consider a built-in bed

If you have a smaller bedroom and storage is usually an issue, consider having a built-in multi-purpose bed with storage areas under it. This way, you can maximise the space that the bed occupies and can still have extra space to store your belongings.



Wallpapers are just so underrated. It’s more than just a background design for the room. Wallpapers also help define the ambiance of a space and make sure that everything in the room, from furniture and accessories to pattern and texture of the fabric, wood, and other materials all align and make sense. Think of it as a unifying element.

Add smaller presents

Add smaller spaces

A small area where your friends can sit or a quaint nook on right side of the huge window where you can sit and read or spend time on the phone without being disturbed; these smaller spaces will add to the new look of your room.

Rearrange your furniture

Rearrange your furniture

A classic and very traditional take on redefining your bedroom space, this is a foolproof approach to getting a new look for not only your room but also anywhere in the house.

You can try different bedroom layouts depending on the season. If it’s the summer and you prefer to sleep longer, then put the bed away from the window. For those who enjoy natural light first thing in the morning, you can position your bed next to the window.



Decluttering isn’t just about keeping your room tidy and organized. It’s also an extra “oomph” if you want to achieve a new look. Sometimes, our room picks up so much clutter, but because it’s a place where we relax and rest, we have the tendency to overlook them.

Dedicating a time to declutter your room before all the major bedroom renovation is an ideal first step for htat fresh new look.

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How to Turn Your Bedroom Into the Perfect Sanctuary

Turn your most private room in the home into the ultimate sanctuary.
How to Turn Your Bedroom Into the Perfect Sanctuary

We all want our bedroom to be our ultimate oasis; a place where we can relax and rejuvenate undisturbed. We suggest these ideas to make it easier to transform your room from the typical to a one-of-a-kind.

  • Organise your closet
  • Invest in acoustics
  • Repaint your walls
  • Dimmer switches
  • Check your doors
  • Use the right curtains for your windows
  • Make your bed
  • Incorporate elements of nature
  • Display art

Organise your closet


Declutter your closet and cabinet and make sure that only essentials are left behind, or things that you would actually use. This also frees your closet for more storage spaces. Organise your things; come up with a grouping system that would maximise the use of racks, shelves, and drawers.

Invest in acoustics


Invest in some sound machines that can help create ambiance and enhance the mood so you can further relax and enjoy your alone time. Sound machines can play music but also ambient sounds like waterfalls, ocean waves, rain, or even nature sounds. Investing in acoustic paneling for your walls can also have psychological and physiological effects because it gives you a different kind of privacy.

Repaint your walls


It could actually be a repaint or putting up a mural for your walls; whatever you decide on, as long as it helps you feel more relaxed inside your bedroom, go for it. Different color schemes have energising and mood-boosting effects in our body.

Dimmer switches

Dimmer switches

Having control over the amount of light you have in a space will help you feel more comfortable. Too much light can strain the eyes as too low light. Being able to switch from too bright to slightly dim can make a huge difference to you and your room.

Check your doors


Common doors have hollow-cores so invest in some solid-core doors. This will help mute the sounds outside of your room especially if you’re very serious about your rest and sleep. It’s more functional than decorative, although depending on the material used, it’s also nicer to look at.

Use the right curtains for your windows

Curtains and windows

Having large windows would both help you get more natural light during the day and have an amazing view of the night sky and stars at night. But again, if sleep is a huge part of your routine, make sure to invest also in black-out curtains. Make sure that the length is proportionate to the windows to have almost complete darkness inside your room. 

Make your bed

Perfect bed

No matter the size of the room, make sure that your headboard is comfortable as it will help shield your head from the wall. Choose the right mattress for your needs especially if you have a hard time sleeping. Keep in mind that it should be firm enough to support your body but at the same time, plush enough to allow space for movement whenever you want without feeling cramped in all the wrong places. Investing in high quality sheets or a weighted blanket can also help you sleep better. 

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Incorporate elements of nature

Elements of Nature

A small plant could go a long way in your sanctuary. Having scented candles reminiscent of the smells of nature, or even some natural sounds will definitely guarantee to put you in a relaxing mood. In terms of materials, you can use wood or timbre as furniture and as part of the light fixtures.

Display art


It never fails. Art always invokes reaction from people just by looking at it. Whether it’s a small sculpture or a grand painting, art enhances the feel of the space it occupies.

The design of your bedroom can be a reflection of your personality and create a comfortable, personalised space that reflects who you are. Our bedroom is the place where we can be our most vulnerable selves so we need to make sure it’s a space where we can let go of everything and just rest.

With thoughtful interior design decisions, you can craft an inviting sleep space that will help make waking up each day an enjoyable experience. Take what you can from our list and go for that renovation.

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