Creating a Cozy Guest Room

Follow these tips for turning a typical guest room into an elegant hideaway.
bring guests breakfast on lovely wicker tray

bring guests breakfast on lovely wicker tray

Stacks of magazines and good books, a reading corner with a comfortable chair and a soft throw, and a bed covered with handmade organdy sheets and a fluffy duvet all bring a soft luxury to a guest's stay. A variety of pillows and reading lights built right into the headboard make this the perfect spot for reading in bed.

Bring guests breakfast on a lovely wicker tray. Mornings can be an awkward time when guests aren't yet ready to face the world; breakfast in bed allows them to begin the day alone.

A simple circular table backed with a mirror is used as a dressing table. Antique silver pieces and flowers on the dressing table and fresh, fluffy new towels and fancy soaps in the guest bathroom are little touches that make guests feel special.

For storage in a guestroom, provide a dresser with empty drawers to allow a guest to unpack completely. Take all your out-of-season clothes out of the guestroom closet, and fill it with good skirt and pant hangers and padded suit hangers.

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Guest Bedroom from DIY Network Blog Cabin 2011

With its own diagonal door leading to the second-floor balcony, the guest bedroom offers privacy as well as enviable bay views.

Arranging Furniture in a Nursery

Follow these tips to establish logical traffic flow in a nursery.

Guest Bedroom from DIY Network Blog Cabin 2009

A second-floor escape marries fun casual fabrics with heirloom-quality furnishings fit for a grand estate. A window with retractable shutters provides guests with a bird's-eye view of the first floor.

Media Room From Blog Cabin 2013

The second-floor gathering space offers the high-tech features of a home theater, plus concealed sleeping space for overnight guests.

Guest Bedroom From Blog Cabin 2012

A cozy suite, tucked away on the second floor, boasts a Maine-inspired "lodge living" design theme selected by online voters.

Guest Bedroom From Blog Cabin 2013

Home away from home for overnight guests, the second-floor bedroom offers cozy recycled-chic furnishings and beachy, colorful artwork.

Finishing Touches on a Baby's Room

Add a little personality to a nursery with these decorating ideas.

Picking Colors and Themes for a Nursery

A nursery doesn't have to match the rest of the house, so any theme or color combination will do.

Decorative Touches for a Cowboy-Themed Nursery

Consider these ideas for walls and fabric to create a fun cowboy room for a baby boy.

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