Welcome Overnight Guests with Plenty of Storage

A guest room is not complete without sufficient space for storing guests’ clothing and personal items. A gorgeous design is important, but bedrooms need storage to prevent clutter and to keep everyone comfortable. Here are a few ways I incorporate stylish storage solutions into interior designs.

A rustic trunk fits seamlessly into this room’s decor and is large enough to hold extra bedding or other items. The top also serves as a convenient surface for placing suitcases or overnight bags. The nightstand can hold small personal accoutrements, while beneath the bed and veiled by the skirting, you can keep extra storage bins.

Here, several built-in bunk beds turn this space into a fun camp-like retreat for visitors. Bulky storage furniture would defeat the space-saving style of the room, but the under bed storage drawers meet the need without taking up any additional floor space.

In the absence of a closet, a large armoire meets all your storage needs. Since corners are often wasted space in a room, I built this armoire into the corner where it takes up as little active space as possible and rounds out the design. The built in bench next to it provides extra seating, perfect for when guests are putting on shoes in the morning. Also, beneath the cushioned top is additional storage area.

The windows of this room offer a stunning view that I didn’t want to obstruct with bulky storage pieces. To keep the outdoor scenery visible, I placed a wide desk beneath the windows for drawer space. The earth wood hutch on the adjacent wall functions as a wardrobe and general storage area.

We made sure these charming bunk beds had built-in space-saving drawers tucked beneath the bottom bunks. We also nestled a child-sized cabinet and drawer combo between the bunks to hold extra items, such as toys and camping gear, for young explorers.

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Making Room for Guests

A well-appointed guest room offers visitors comfort and beautiful style during their stay. These surprisingly important areas can even make an overall impression about your home. With this in mind, I design guest bedrooms with the same amount of care as other areas in the home.

Colors have an immediate impact on the eye, so I make sure every palette evokes good feelings and reflects the home’s style. In this ample, airy interior, deep blue duvets and warm wood bed frames lend soothing luxuriant energy, while multicolored pillows add vibrancy. To pull the design together, I made sure the beds’ colors were represented in the throw rug and the seating in the adjoining room. Fresh flowers are always a popular touch as they show guests you care.

A mountain style home lends itself to lodge-themed bedrooms. In this case, I included a bed with a rustic wood frame to set the stage with complementing nightstands. Gold bedding and decorative accents brighten the room, while setting a warm and inviting tone. Interesting lamps add character to the space, while small, practical details, such as the wine and glass holder and the box of tissues, add to a guest’s comfort.

Too often, a guest bedroom is treated as an afterthought. However, if you want your guests to feel like royalty, let your respect for them be reflected in your design. With exposed beams on the ceiling, a hand carved door, majestic bed and storage chest, this room seems fit for a king. We placed the bed in the center to emphasize the main attraction and to keep the room from feeling too large and empty. Colorful bouquets and lamps enliven the room, bringing cheer.

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Bunk Up in Your Mountain Home

Bunk beds are hard to beat when you’re trying to save space and increase functionality. While they’re particularly suitable for children’s bedrooms, the right design can also enhance guest rooms in contemporary mountain homes. When I incorporate bunks beds into room designs, I do so with both aesthetic appeal and practical needs in mind.

Custom bunk beds give this children’s room a fun, summer camp feel. In this room, I added several matching bunk beds in rustic blue and brown finishes to provide the perfect sleeping area for young cowboys and mountain rangers. A lot of play space is spared with under-bed storage and bunks instead of standard twin beds.

For a couple’s guest room, a double or king-sized bed is more suitable than a twin-sized one. In this room, I incorporated custom bunks that have larger-sized beds on the bottom and twin beds at the top to offer versatility for families. In addition, the retreat-like feel of bunk beds fits right in with the home’s mountain style.

We chose a light wood finish to maintain a spacious feeling in this room. Additionally, practical features, such as built-in shelves and under bed storage, give guests a designated space to keep their belongings. These beds also boast reading lamps for an extra boost of functionality.

Adding connected, built-in bunk beds in this room transformed the space into a functional retreat that can sleep up to six people. Colorful floral bedding adds a feminine touch, the look of the room could be changed significantly by switching out the bedding.

The scalloping on these bed frames adds style, but it also promotes the feeling that each bed is a private sanctuary. By using bunk beds, the room can comfortably accommodate twice as many visitors than if we used standard beds.

When you want to update your mountain home bedroom, look to us at Paula Berg Design Associates. Contact us today to learn more about our design services.