If your visiting house guests are like most busy people, they enjoy taking the opportunity to let go of built up stress from their everyday lives back at home. A nature-themed bedroom would be a fun and unique way to show off your decorating skills and ensure they are comfortable while visiting. So why not turn your guest room into a natural relaxing getaway? With the help of these tips and tricks, you'll find it easy to turn your guest room into something akin to a beautiful nature retreat.
Choose Colors Carefully
It's a good idea to create a color scheme for the room before you start investing in décor for it. Color is important because it happens to have an effect on emotions. Choosing the right colors can have a valuable impact on the natural setting that you are trying to create. Consider implementing one or more of these options:
- Yellow helps to create the feeling of sun rays emanating into a room and invokes a joyful frame of mind.
- Green is restful on the eye and offers a cool, refreshing quality that makes it easy to unwind.
- Blue has been shown to aid in lowering blood pressure levels and encourages a calm mindset.
Neutral colors such as brown and beige can be used to create contrast between your theme colors and increase the drama factor of your guest room's overall design.
Spiff up the Bedding
Once you have chosen the colors you'll be working with, the first step is to pick out a new queen comforter set for the bed. Because the bed is the centerpiece of a guest room, its bedding will help to set the tone for the rest of the room's décor. Choose a comforter set that depicts a natural setting that will coincide with the other features you plan to implement into the room.
For example, if you are planning to create a beach-themed setting you'll want to invest in a comforter set that is sand-colored or that is designed to look like ocean waves. If you're going for a jungle look and feel, look for a comforter set that has large leaves on them. You can even find bedding that offers a 3-D perspective by adorning raised décor on its surface. Learn more about your options by talking to local suppliers or designers to put together a fun and unique look.
Add Natural Elements
Natural décor elements is what will bring your guest room to life as a natural setting. Hanging live plants in the corners and placing a few of them on shelves throughout the room brings real life from the outdoors inside, and will filter the air to be free of allergens and volatile organic compounds so your guest breathes easy while enjoying the space.
It's also a good idea to include a small tabletop water fountain into the setting that will emit soothing sounds in the otherwise quiet space. Otherwise, a sound machine would work just as well.
Finally, take time to adorn the walls with framed photos and posters that depict the outdoor wonders of the natural setting that you want to create in the room. Look for unique depictions such as palm trees on black sand beaches, bright space destinations, and underwater wonderlands full of dark caves or colorful sea life.
You may find that once your guest room is newly decorated, you'll want to start spending a lot more time in the space yourself! It may be worth using the area as a home office or hobby room when guests aren't visiting. Just put a small desk in the corner to use as work space.