A tiny guest cottage nestled behind this historic Savannah home stands ready to welcome visitors. The cottage has a red roof that matches the main home, with both structures nestled in the shade of a large tree.
The sleeper sofa has come a long way in the last few years. Many new sofas and sectionals feature a high-quality mattress so the sleep experience is better than ever. Make the bed with high quality linens- freshly laundered sheets, a fluffy comforter or duvet and LOTS of blankets go a long way to making guests feel like they’re in a 4-star hotel room. Throw in a few extra pillows, too- so they can prop up to comfortably read or watch TV.
Off-white End Table with Blown-glass Lamp near Upholstered Headboard and Metallic-printed Wallpaper
Tones of metallic silver and gold create a space that's rich and elegant. Materials mix to bring nuance and depth -- from the blown-glass lamp to the upholstered, hammered headboard and the scrollwork wallpaper.
The Robert Smalls House also boasts six different fireplaces, one of which you can see here. When paired with a traditional bed frame and an antique doll house, the fireplace makes the guest room feel charming yet period-appropriate.
Host Jennie Garth of The Jennie Garth Project designs a modern, colorful guest bedroom. Abstract art and pillows add pops of color to the neutral space, while sliding glass doors open to a contemporary patio.
Roman shades or black out drapes ensure your guests will get a great night’s sleep by insulating the room from light and noise. They also provide plenty of privacy if the den or family room has street facing windows.
Just like high-end hotels, a great host will anticipate their guest’s every need, so pull together those little extras on a pretty tray- trust us, your guests will be totally wowed. Frame the Wi-Fi passcode, provide a small carafe of filtered water, a scented candle or diffuser and lotions. Anything you think would help you sleep better when you’re away from home is a wonderful gesture your guests will really appreciate.
Don’t let the lack of a guest bedroom cramp your hostess with the mostest style. With a little planning and a few thoughtful touches your couch-surfing weekend guests will feel totally pampered around the clock.