How to Refresh Your Guest Bedroom for the Holidays

how to refresh your guest bedroom for the holidays

When we think about the holidays, we think about inviting family and friends over to celebrate… but that means our houses need to be ready for guests!

You know the drill: you've got to clear out the clutter, vacuum up all those stray crumbs from last month's cookie-baking bonanza, and straighten up the bedding so it looks crisp and clean. You also need to make sure there's an extra toothbrush or two in case someone forgets theirs at home.

Your house is your home, and you want it to be the best it can be for yourself and your guests. You always want visitors to feel comfortable—even if their visit is a surprise.

A large part of their stay will be spent in your spare bedroom, so in this post, we’re going to teach you how you can refresh that space—just in time for the holidays! We’ll show you how to impress expected guests with a “new” suite, make new guests feel at home, and welcome surprise guests in style.

The best feeling is staying in a space that feels like a home away from home. We've rounded up our favourite ways to make your guest bedroom feel just like that, so your guests feel welcomed, refreshed, and impressed by your style the moment they walk through the bedroom door.

beautiful bedroom sets

When you're hosting guests over the holidays, you want everything to be perfect. And what better way to make sure everything is perfect than by having a comfortable bed and matching storage for your guests? With all that food and wine flowing, you'll be glad you have a fresh-looking space for them to sleep in!

A matching furniture set instantly makes your bedroom look put-together, which can help guests feel more at home while they're visiting. Whether you’re expecting them to stay overnight, or want an extra room ready just in case, coordinating pieces will help ensure that the space feels welcoming and cozy.

Matching furniture also makes it easy to keep your bedroom looking clean and organized. A bed, drawer, and nightstand all in the same colour palette can create a cohesive look that doesn’t need any additional decorating.

Bonus tip: if you’re looking to create a more modern space, opting for a matching set of black furniture can help keep things looking sleek. The combination of dark wood and black leather can make any room feel chic and sophisticated.

If you’re looking for a more traditional bedroom, consider using matching furniture in a warm wood tone. The combination of cherry and white can add a cozy feel to any room while also giving it old-fashioned charm.

matching accent furniture

The next thing you can do is add some accent furniture. For example, if your guest room features a bed with an antique headboard and footboard, consider purchasing a small accent table that matches the style of the bed frame. That way, you'll have an attractive place to set things like books or drinks when guests arrive for overnight stays.

If space is limited, consider a small bookshelf or table lamp. These items can add a touch of style and function without taking up too much room. A bookshelf can also provide a place for guests to store reading materials and other personal items that they may need during their stay with you.

A cozy chair is another must-have for any guest room. Guests will want somewhere to sit while they get ready in the morning or relax after a long day of sightseeing. Make sure you invest in something comfortable and stylish!

Not only is accent furniture a great way to add style and personality to any room, it can also provide extra space for visitors to relax on their own while staying with you.

By adding a few of the right pieces, you can turn a spare bedroom into a place that feels more like home to your guests, while also creating a cohesive look that fits your home’s decor.

adding accessories

If you're like us, you want your guest bedroom to be warm, inviting, and a little bit festive. It's all about the details, so it’s a good idea to freshen up your guest bedroom with a few new accessories and home accents.

You don't have to spend a lot to decorate the space for the holidays—you can just add some fun decor to give it a refresh.

Easily update any room by adding simple touches, like a new throw pillow or blanket. If you're looking for something a little more extravagant, try updating your bedding to match the season! A garland draped across the headboard and a few stockings hanging from the bedposts can also help set the scene for a seasonal getaway for your guests.

For decor that’s small but impactful, try adding sculptures. They're great because they give the room a unique feel and can be used in places other than just the bedroom.

Accent mirrors are another way to make your space feel more interesting while still remaining neutral. We love how they can be used as a focal point or as an accessory depending on where you place them in your room.

Similar to accent mirrors, wall decor is one of our favourite ways to add personality to any room. You can find so many different options at Ashley, and it's super easy to just hang up!

If you have access to fresh flowers or plants, you can try placing some of those around the room as well. A vibrant poinsettia is perfect for the holidays, or visit us in-store to browse our selection of holiday décor!

It's important to have a welcoming space for guests who come to visit—and it doesn't have to be expensive or difficult. You can refresh your guest room with a few simple changes that will make your space feel more like home, and less like a hotel.

We'd love to help make your home a place where you (and your guests) can relax and unwind after a long day. If you’d like more information, browse our website or visit us in-store and chat with one of our furniture experts.