A guest bedroom should welcome a variety of visitors, from the grandparents to a friend you rarely see. I doubt your husband’s buddies will feel comfortable staying in a room that has pink stripes and floral wallpaper.
On the other hand, a camouflage hunting theme might not appeal to your friends. This is where a neutral guest bedroom can be inviting to friends of all ages and genders. Feel free to add a few personal touches, while steering clear of turning the room too girly or too manly. Here are some decorating ideas.
You may be surprised at all the color scheme options you have for a neutral bedroom. Of course, there are all the tans, beige tones, and gray shades to choose from; you can keep it light by mixing white with some caramel and cream. Or, you can add some color to the mix, while keeping the gender-neutral feel.
Throw in some navy, green, yellow, or even a touch of red into the mix. Neutral doesn’t necessarily mean light colors, though; you can choose a nice, chocolate brown to pair with nearly any color of your choice: blue, gold, purple… Black, white, and shades of gray also look nice, with a little pop of color for interest.
A contemporary theme works great for a neutral guest bedroom, although it is not always necessary. However, choosing straight lines will help you avoid having to choose more ornate, traditional decor that may not appeal to everyone. Simple furniture will help keep the bedroom neutral. But if the rest of your house is decorated in a completely different style, you may choose to bring the same components into the guest room. Just make sure to avoid too many ruffles and lace.
To keep the guest bedroom from becoming too boring, you may want to add a few accessories. Plus, they will help bring your personality into the room without getting overbearing.
Keep it simple: A lamp in your favorite color, a few of your favorite pictures, and maybe a vase of fresh flowers will be enough. It may be tempting to display your entire beanie baby or porcelain doll collection in this extra bedroom, but I’m sure your guests will not appreciate them as much as you do. If you like, you can arrange a couple pieces in this room, and keep the rest in your own bedroom.
By no means to you have to follow these instructions exactly. This is simply a guide to decorating your guest bedroom in neutral colors and decor. Of course, even the guest bedroom should reflect your personal style and taste to a point.