Creating the Perfect Guest Room Bedding: Tips and Tricks

Need help giving your guest room bedding a refreshing update? Look no further! In this article, we’ll explore six simple tips to create a beautiful and cozy guest bed that your visitors will absolutely love. From layering to color choices, we have you covered. So, let’s dive right in and make your guest room a little slice of heaven!

1. Dress Your Bed in Layers

The key to a comfortable guest bed is providing options. Some people love to snuggle under layers of blankets, while others prefer a lighter touch. By dressing your guest bed in layers, you give your visitors the freedom to sleep the way they prefer. My go-to choice for bedding layers includes sheets, a quilt, and a duvet.

One quilt that I absolutely adore is the Belgian Flax Linen Diamond quilt. It strikes the perfect balance between lightness and warmth, making it an ideal bedding piece. The quilting and linen texture add a touch of elegance to any bed. I have it in white, flax (a neutral light beige), and flagstone (a light gray). You can also choose from a variety of other lovely colors, including beautiful blues and greens.

Belgian Flax Linen Diamond quilt

2. Keep the Major Players Neutral

Investing in high-quality, neutral bedding for your guest room is a smart move. Since guest bedding isn’t used as frequently as the bedding in the rest of your house, it tends to last longer. By opting for neutral-colored quilts and duvets, you can easily change the look with simple and inexpensive pillow swaps.

For example, you can pair this contrast flange duvet cover in smoke/white with a white linen quilt and contrast flange euro shams in smoke/white. This neutral combination will complement any pillow combination you choose. If you prefer solid-colored duvets, consider checking out these fabulous linen duvets, which come in a wide array of color options.

3. Make it Easy to Know Which Direction Your Guest Room Bedding Goes

It can be frustrating when you can’t tell which end of your bedding goes where. To avoid this confusion, I have a simple trick that will save you time and effort. Use a needle and thread to tie a tiny knot on the underside of one of the bottom corners. That way, every time you make the bed after washing your bedding, you’ll know which corner goes where. No more wasting time trying to figure out which end is up!

4. Provide a Variety of Sleeping Pillows

Comfort is key when it comes to a restful night’s sleep. Ensure that you offer your guests a variety of sleeping pillows with different fullness options. This way, they can find the perfect level of support for a comfortable slumber. I usually place two pillows behind the Euro shams and keep two extra pillows in the guest room closet for easy access. If you prefer, you can stack all four pillows on the bed with the decorative pillows in front.

Sleeping pillows

Don’t forget to protect your pillows with these washable zippered pillow protectors. They not only guard against dust but also help keep drool at bay. For added comfort, I always use cotton pillow covers on top of the protectors.

5. Don’t Overdo the Number of Decorative Pillows

As much as we love decorative pillows, it’s essential to strike a balance. Overloading the bed with too many pillows can be overwhelming for your guests. Remember, not everyone shares our passion for pillows! A good rule of thumb is to have two Euro shams, two smaller pillows in the 22-24″ range, and one smaller square or lumbar pillow.

Decorative pillows

For more inspiration on arranging pillows, check out my article on how to arrange pillows on a queen bed. It offers winning combinations that will elevate the overall look of your guest bed.


Now that you have all the tips and tricks for creating the perfect guest room bedding, it’s time to get to work! Remember to provide options, keep the major pieces neutral, make it easy to determine the direction of your bedding, offer a variety of sleeping pillows, and be mindful of the number of decorative pillows you use. By following these guidelines, you’ll transform your guest room into a welcoming and comfortable retreat. To discover more ideas for enhancing your guest room, visit the Ambassadeur Hotel and make your guests feel truly at home. Happy decorating!