Guest Rooms with Personality

Guest Rooms with Personality

Sarah Coffey
May 11, 2010

Like any spare room, a guest bedroom runs the risk of becoming a dumping ground for things that haven't found their place. Or, if you look at the issue from a different angle, guest bedrooms can be showrooms for unique and personal objects. The key is to make it all work together.

The rooms above all have one stand-out element that helps to unify a collection of eclectic objects. In Photo #1, it's a folding screen that doubles as a headboard. In Photo #6, it's a striking paint color.

There's also a very personal sense of style that runs through these rooms. Because guest rooms are usually small and serve a limited use, they offer the chance to experiment with your decor. If you're working on your own guest room, consider a paint color that you've been hesitant to try or add some bedding that diverges a little from your usual tastes. Whatever your style, don't be afraid to mix it up.

To see more of these homes, click through the links below.


  1. Before & After: A Guest Room on the Quick and Cheap
  2. Christine and Vijay's Charming Urban Farmhouse
  3. Rene and Jerry's Sensational Single Family Home
  4. Pete and Sandy's Minimalist Family Home
  5. Kyle's Jamaica Plain Gem
  6. Raspberry Blush Guest Room
  7. John and Jason's Hyper Saturated Home
  8. Martha and Ben's Southern Mix
  9. Jen and Rob's Gothic Bungalow
  10. Tyler and Sarah's Primitive Modern Retreat

Photos: Sarah Rainwater, Kyle Freeman, Wes and Kayla Schwartz, Sarah Coffey, Jill Slater, Tanya Lacourse

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