13 Cozy Guest Room Decorating Ideas on a Budget

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These guest room decorating ideas on a budget will turn you into such a great host, your guests will want to stay forever!

Guest Room Decorating Ideas on a Budget: Practical Tips

When thinking of guest room decorating ideas, it’s not only important to stay within a budget, but you should also be able to put yourself in the shoes of your guest. Think about the items you’d need and the ones you’d appreciate. Think of the reasons why you’d keep coming back over and over again. Today, I’ve compiled a list of some of the must-haves for all guest bedrooms. If you keep these in mind, then you’re on a one-way ticket to being one of Airbnb’s best hosts.


1. Scented Candles

Scented Candles | 13 Cozy Guest Room Decorating Ideas on a Budget

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Each scent gives off a different mood for the room. Vanilla and coconut make great scents, but if you want your visitor to relax, then try going with a lavender scented candle.

2. Toiletry Kit

There’s nothing more appealing than a toiletry kit that has almost everything a guest could ever need. Shampoo, body wash, lotion, cotton balls, hand sanitizer — anything you can think of. The best thing is you don’t have to buy everything in small bottles. Instead, buy the items in bulk to save money and just store them in small containers you’d usually find in supermarkets. That way, you can only refill as necessary.

3. Bathrobe and Slippers

Bathrobe and Slippers | 13 Cozy Guest Room Decorating Ideas on a Budget

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While some people would ignore the extra slippers hotels usually provide, it’s best to save them and give to guests at home. That way, it won’t cost you a cent!

4. Fresh Flowers

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There’s no need to go to the neighborhood florist for a fresh bouquet. Odds are you’d probably already have a couple of flowers ready to be picked and placed in a vase right from your very garden.

5. Books and Magazines

Books and Magazines | 13 Cozy Guest Room Decorating Ideas on a Budget

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Put in a range of books and magazines that cover different topics, so you won’t have to keep changing them with every guest who stays over. You could even display some of your favorites as well.

6. Snack Tray

Snack Tray | 13 Cozy Guest Room Decorating Ideas on a Budget

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A well-stocked snack tray is one of the things that can bring a smile on anyone’s face. The trick is to have an assortment of different flavors, from sweet to salty, spicy to sour. It’s always good to make sure there’s something for every taste bud.

7. Coffee or Tea

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Although not essential, a spread of coffee or tea is much appreciated in a guest room. Most guests can feel uncomfortable making coffee in the kitchen, especially if they don’t know where the tea bags are or when they don’t know how to work your coffee machine. Letting them have their own tray is much better because it allows them to get their day started the way they’re used to.

8. Fresh Bedding and Sheets

This is practically nonnegotiable. Fresh bedding and sheets should be the number one priority in every bedroom. A variation in pillows would also be much appreciated.

9. Curtains

If you have a guest traveling on a red eye flight, they’d appreciate it if your room had curtains to help block out the sun from coming through. This will allow them to adjust their body clock faster and reduce their jet lag.

10. Alarm Clock

Alarm Clock | 13 Cozy Guest Room Decorating Ideas on a Budget

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Some guests can be particular when it comes to time because they hate being late. Help them ensure they’re always on time by providing them with an alarm clock on the bedside table. They don’t have to be expensive. Ikea actually has some below $10.

11. Wifi Password Sign

In a world where wifi is practically everything, it would be a lifesaver if you had a little sign in the guest bedroom with the wifi password on it. It’ll save your guest the trouble of constantly asking for the password every time they’d have a new device to connect.

12. Ample Clothing Space

Ample Clothing Space | 13 Cozy Guest Room Decorating Ideas on a Budget

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Ample clothing space doesn’t necessarily mean you’d need a whole closet in the guest bedroom. Sometimes a chic clothing rack is enough. Just don’t forget to place at least 10 hangers for use.

13. Accessories Tray

Accessories Tray | 13 Cozy Guest Room Decorating Ideas on a Budget

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The accessories tray can be used for either a phone and wallet, leftover coins and tickets, or keys. Whichever it might be, your guest will appreciate that they have one tray where they can put all their essentials for the day.


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Yes, guest room decoration ideas are possible even with a budget. This just goes to show that you don’t need a lot of money to provide hospitality. Sometimes all it takes is a matter of perspective and knowing how you’d like to be treated if you yourself were a guest in someone’s home.

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Originally posted on March 8, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

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