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Design a 5-Star Guest Room

Posted by Daltile Team on Feb 24, 2016 10:30:00 AM

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Want your guests to feel like they’ve landed in a five-star hotel when they come to stay with you? It’s not as difficult to do as you might think. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Luxe Bed

What’s the first thing you think about when you picture a luxury hotel suite? A bed that feels like you are floating on clouds. Invest in a great mattress as a first step to creating the perfect place for your out-of-towners. It really makes the difference for your guests and makes them want to stay with you over going to the hotel.

Select stylish bedding that is inviting and upscale. The whole point to creating a five-star room is atmosphere and great bedding starts you off on the right foot. Spring for the full bedding set including shams, bed skirt, comforter, and throw pillows. The details are what make it feel like an upscale hotel.

Make-Yourself-at-Home Furniture

As much as your guests loving being with you, it’s nice to have a refuge to call their own to rest and recharge. Use the space thoughtfully to meet their every need.


•    A couple end tables or coffee table
•    A desk or small table for catching up on emails
•    Mini fridge for snacks and leftovers storage
•    Seating like small sofas or winged chairs elevate the space
•    Nightstand for on-hand nighttime items
•    Dresser for unpacking clothes
•    Closet with hangers
•    Full length mirror

Your guests don’t want to inconvenience you, so give them just about everything they need in their own space and they’ll feel pampered.

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Design That Defines

Your guest room should have some style if you want to make it a distinctive place. A five-star hotel never skimps on fashion. Let the design be a luxurious continuation of the design of the rest of the house, or it can be a completely different space.

Don’t forget to pay special attention to the lighting. Provide different types of light like natural light from windows, overhead general lighting, table lamps, and reading lamps at the bedside.

The surfaces in your guest room should be the foundation for style. Flooring and wall coverings can set the stage for five-star design. Select a beautiful wood-look tile for the guest room floor and add a natural stone for the bathroom. Don’t be afraid to use mosaic tile or even large format tile to give the floors or walls unique panache. Hard surfaces like tile are easily cleaned, which makes it easier for you plus it won’t cause extra worry for your guests should there be any little accidents.

A balcony or access to the outside gives your guest the opportunity to sneak out without disturbing anyone. Additionally, it lets your guests enjoy the fresh air anytime they want it.

Comfortable Details

True five-star comfort is in the details. Provide conveniences that put comfort at your guests’ fingertips and they will love staying with you.

Do you have

•    Outlets for charging
•    Wifi passwords available
•    Individual use soap, shampoo, lotion, etc.
•    Extra blankets, pillows, and towels
•    Hairdryer, iron and ironing board, steamer, etc.
•    TV
•    A separate thermostat for the guest suite
•    A fan

A five-star guest room starts with a thoughtful host. Take some time to consider your guests and provide them a well-designed room that meets their every need—and then some.

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