How to Decorate a Guest Bedroom (Without Going Broke)
Guest bedrooms can be tricky. On the one hand, just having the extra space is a luxury; on the other, that space needs to be furnished and decorated — without breaking the bank. And that's where Bed Bath & Beyond comes in. The store has an incredible selection of sheets, pillows, rugs, decor, and all of the little details you need to make a guest room feel welcoming and complete.
If you have a large budget to work with, great — you'll find sumptuous bedding with high thread counts, not to mention super-plush mattresses. (Yes, BBB carries mattresses — now you know.) Got a more modest budget? No problem! We've unearthed some extremely well-priced indulgences that will make your guests think you splurged on their stay. Read on to see ideas and advice on how to decorate your guest room — without going broke in the process.
Brookstone Perfect 18-Inch Full Air Mattress
If you don't have the space (or budget!) for a regular bed, keep this well-made Brookstone Perfect 18-Inch Full Air Mattress ($200) in your closet. It inflates automatically in just 63 seconds, comes with a fitted sheet, and has bonded seams for better durability.
Wild Sage Savannah Cotton 6-Piece Towel Set
You know you've really made it when you can offer guests a set of their very own bath towels to use. This soft, absorbent Wild Sage Savannah Cotton 6-Piece Towel Set ($27) makes the dream possible, especially now that it's on sale for 25% off. Pro tip: Choose dark colors like this charcoal shade, so guests can remove makeup without worrying about staining a lighter-colored fabric option.
Studio 3B Scented Candle
Do you need to scent your guest room? There's no rule about it, but it's an inexpensive way to make the space feel extra-special. This Studio 3B Cedarwood and Musk 4 oz. Glass Jar Candle ($6) has a woody aroma that's inviting and cozy. For extra charm, display it next to matchbooks from local restaurants and bars.
Squared Away Metal Garment Rack with Storage Base
If closet space is nonexistent, you can still give guests a place to unpack with this Squared Away Metal Garment Rack with Storage Base ($70). Its attractive, minimalist design looks intentional, and it has just the right amount of space to hold a weekend's worth of clothing and accessories.
Art & Soul of America Wall Art
Framed photographs or posters of your hometown are an easy way to add local flavor. Inspired by vintage travel posters, the Art & Soul of America Wall Art ($72) series features illustrations of cities including Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, Miami, and more.
Nestwell Pure Earth Organic Cotton Comforter Set
There's a lot to like about this Nestwell Pure Earth Organic Cotton 3-Piece Full/Queen Comforter Set ($170). Made of organic cotton, it's available in eight calming colors — all of which use natural, plant-based dyes that are safer and more sustainable than traditional ones. This set includes a fluffy comforter and two matching pillow shams, so all you need to do is add sheets.
Speaking of sheets, this Nestwell Cotton Sateen 400-Thread-Count Queen Fitted Sheet ($41) and flat sheet ($41) are currently 25% off. They're soft and durable — plus, the fitted sheet is deep enough to accommodate super-tall mattresses — so these may be the only guest-room sheets you need for an entire decade.
Nestwell Down Alternative Density Medium Support Pillow
Finish off the bed with a pillow that suits all sleeping positions, like this Nestwell Down Alternative Density Medium Support Pillow ($20). This thick, supportive pillow will feel great for everyone from your teenage cousin to great-aunt Bertha, and it's affordable enough that you won't go broke furnishing the guest room.
Haven Medium Criss Cross Slippers
Hospitality is all about making people feel cared for, and these Haven Medium Criss Cross Slippers ($5) are a thoughtful little item to leave for your guests. Currently on sale for more than half-off, they're priced nicely enough for you to treat your guests to a spa-style surprise.
Tahari Olmo Rug
Available in this versatile gray and a soothing blue, this Tahari Olmo 9' x 12' Area Rug ($300) will pull your guest room together in a flash. Along with its pattern adding visual interest, it has a low pile to make post-guest cleaning a snap. (Because let's be real — the only thing worse than having a friend leave your house is tidying up afterward.)