You want to help guests relax when they’re staying with you. Make your guest bedroom feel like a home away from home. Whether you have one week or one day, turn your spare bedroom into an inspiring retreat with these guest bedroom ideas. 

If you have 1 week

Paint, textiles, light fixtures – a week gives you some breathing room to give your guest bedroom a facelift.

Use this time to freshen up the color palette. Keep it relaxing but reflective of your style. If you like neutrals go with white or light grey paint on the walls with rustic or weathered wood accents and some metallics as a subtle pop of color. Play with color without going overboard by adding an accent wall in a deep blue or burgundy, then complement it with textiles in similar hues, bold metallic accents, and lush fabrics. 

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Have unused space in your guest bedroom? Fill nooks with a chair or bench for comfortable seating and couple it with a side table. It gives guests space to work if needed or just cozy up with a book at night when they’re winding down from travels.

Create an environment that encourages relaxation and a good night’s sleep: Invest in new plush pillows, bedsheets, and a ceiling fan. Hunter ceiling fans with dimmable lights can help guests create the perfect mood for them to wind down, and the breeze from a ceiling fan will help keep them at the perfect temperature. Change the ceiling fan direction in the winter to keep the guest room warm in the cold months.

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If you have 1 weekend

Three days gives you plenty of time to make updates that will freshen up your guest bedroom. Keep it simple: Update light fixtures, bedspreads, and textiles. 

Hunter ceiling fans are easy to install, so you’ll have it up in no time during your weekend refresh. From farmhouse ceiling fans to glamorous ceiling fans, we offer a breadth of styles to complement your guest room décor. 

Create a farmhouse or coastal look with the Cedar Key ceiling fan. Have a guest bedroom with low ceilings? You can still make a statement with a stylish ceiling fan like the Chauncey traditional ceiling fan with fluting detail on the housing and carved wood blades. Add flair with the Bennett ceiling fan with Edison LED bulbs or the Cranbrook ceiling fan in Mint. 

A new duvet cover or quilt along with accent pillows is a quick and easy way to give your guest bedroom style. Keep it simple with a solid color comforter and add pillows with texture or a modern Boho pattern (EMBED). Go bold by mixing patterns; just remember to keep the patterns in the same color palette and mix small patterns with larger ones. 

A quick finishing touch to make guests feel even more comfortable: Pick up a basket and a few blankets on your next Target run to add to the bedside. 

Check out our Hunterventions to see just how much you can accomplish with a room makeover in one weekend.

If you have 1 day

Guests coming tonight? Don’t panic: Add some creature comforts and new pillows to keep the guest bedroom fresh. 

Swapping out decorative pillows is a quick and inexpensive way to give new style to your guest bedrooms. Keep it simple by getting two accent pillows in the same pattern and color for the bed, then add a complementing lumbar pillow for a chair in the bedroom. 

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Make an amenities basket with the comforts of home and in case your guests forgot something. Fill it with travel-sized shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, lotion, and toothbrush. Take it a step further by getting small packs of makeup remover wipes and a mini mouthwash. Keep new magazines and books as well as some mini snack packs on the nightstand.

Add some fresh flowers to the room in a vase and voila!