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Style Guide: Contemporary Guest Bedroom Comfort

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Retro-fitting your recently vacated college student’s bedroom into a new guest room. It’s smart to keep things simple. Your guests don’t need a lot of rich, mixed textures that you find in the Old World traditional styled furniture. Make the room a place where your guests can settle in for the night with a good book without being overstimulated with what is inside the room.


Homelegance Astrid Bed in Espresso
Homelegance Astrid Bed in Espresso


Rossetto Air Dresser in Warm Oak
Rossetto Air Dresser in Warm Oak

This is a very minimalist type of room. The Homelegance Astrid bed with it’s arched frame acts as the centerpiece. The Rosetto Air dresser is very quaint but has a warm oak finish to cozy-up the room. L-shaped raised drawer panels to add a hint of texture without being overpowering.

Armen Living Roxbury Tufted Fabric Arm Chair in Cream

Armen Living Roxbury Tufted Fabric Arm Chair in Cream

Most bedrooms have a nightstand, but you have a bit more flexibility with a guest bedroom. Consider going with something more comfortable such as one or two of these Armen Living Barclay collection chairs. They provide a cozy place to read, as well as a comfortable place to pull up a pair of socks. The striped accent pillow is also a great way to complement the dark vertical grain of the dresser.

Steve Silver Beamont End Table in Dark Cherry Finish

Steve Silver Beamont End Table in Dark Cherry Finish

If you decide that you would like a couple of chairs with a small table between them, then choose something similar to this one by Steve Silver. Sccent the bed arch with a similar arch in your table frame to provide that continuity of design.

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