4 Ideas for Creating a Wonderful Guest Room on a Budget

Do you find you often have guests visiting from out of town who stay the night, or multiple nights in your home? Do you want to spend some time creating a comfortable and inviting guest room that better meets their needs and makes it possible for you to host on a more regular basis? And are you looking to achieve all this on a budget? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, then you’re in luck, because there are all kinds of fabulous and creative ways to put together a gorgeous guest room without having to spend a fortune.

Give the Room a Fresh New Color Palette


Rather than feeling overwhelmed about where to start, why not begin with a color palette that will then ground all the other décor and design decisions you make? Because it is a bedroom that is a separate space with a door, there’s no need to paint it the same colors as the rest of your house – you have some freedom here.

In terms of the best color palettes for a guest room, popular choices include those that represent the sea or the beach (e.g., rich blue), a soft yellow, soft lavender, or neutrals. Once you pick the color, you can give the walls a fresh coat of paint. This is easily the most budget-friendly change that you can make.

Get a High-Quality Comfortable Mattress

Of course, the main feature in the guest room is the bed. You want to be sure you’re giving guests a comfortable mattress to sleep on so that, whether they stay for just one night, or a couple of weeks, they will get a good night’s sleep. In Newsweek’s review of the best hybrid mattresses there are a few that come out on top, and the guide breaks them down by category such as the top budget mattress.

Hybrid mattresses feature both innersprings and foam so you really get the best of both worlds. It’s a more universal offering that should appeal to a wide array of people. It takes the guesswork out of finding the perfect mattress.

Shop at Second-Hand Stores for Décor

For anyone that has shopped for décor pieces in the past, you know exactly how expensive they can be. Before you know it, your budget is totally shot, all thanks to the little decorative touches. A money-saving tip is to shop in the second-hand stores for décor items. You can even look in these shops for furniture too. Remember, you may be able to refinish an item and make it as good as new for a fraction of the cost.

Shop Sales When It Comes to the Linens


Another important touch in the guestroom is the bed linens. You want to provide your guests with beautiful fresh and comfortable sheets and blankets, but again, these can be expensive. Big box stores will typically have the best deals, but don’t forget to also wait for the sales.

In the US, January is well-known as white sale season, which refers to bedding and towels. You can save quite a bit of money shopping at this time of year. However, you can also find deals throughout the year including during the Black Friday sales in November.

Another money-saving tip is to use throw blankets to add color and interest to the bed rather than an expensive duvet or comforter.

Each of these tips will help you to put together the kind of guestroom that people want to stay in, yet it won’t cost you a fortune to design.