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HGTV Star Orlando Soria's Smart Advice For Updating Your Guest Bedroom
Paint Is Your Friend
Designer Orlando Soria says, "Paint is the easiest way to make a huge transformation in a space without spending a lot of money," and it has the ability to trick the naked eye. For guest bedrooms, choose soothing pastel and subdued tones to promote sleep, but try contrasting your bedding's color to complement the walls.
The Bed Is Where It's At
Use an upholstered headboard as they are "super welcoming and fun," and accompany your bed with plush and layered textiles. Soria adds, "The reason people think my bed is so high-end is that the way I make it is intentional in terms of the number of pillows and even the way the blanket is folded back."
Floor Your Guests
A gorgeous neutral carpet anchors the bed in Soria's guest room, which otherwise would have appeared to be floating, and even rooms with carpeting can benefit from the addition of a rectangular area rug. He says, "Rugs add a lot of softness on the floor and are easier on the feet," while giving the room "a rustic, artsy look."
At-Home Hotel
Try to anticipate what your guests will need or might be afraid to bother you for like a small basket filled with toiletries and linens or a cushy robe and slippers. It's also a good idea to leave a dim light on in the room, so the space is welcoming from the very moment visitors arrive.
Minimize Clutter
While Soria's guest rooms may be layered and interesting, they are not cluttered. However, he advises that it's important to provide a few convenient and helpful items, saying, ​​"The nightstand in my guest room has little vases and a coaster for water glasses, but there's nothing else in the room that's personal."