Decorating the Guest Bedroom for Christmas

Holiday guests who will be staying at your home, whether they are family or friends, will appreciate the added touches that you add to the space to make it feel more festive.

Sometimes the simple addition of some holiday decorations can make a big difference, but so too can the addition of holiday colors.

Instead of leaving the guest room to last on your decorating list, choose to start now and get it ready for the guests who will soon by on your doorstep.

Linens and Things

A quick change in linens and bedding can make a huge difference in the look and feel of a room.

This is especially true during the holiday season when there is such a presence of certain colors in decor.

Do a quick change and switch out the usual guest bedspreads for ones done in rich cranberries, bright reds, or pine greens. If you are planning on leaving the rest of the decor rather plain, you might even want to add a Christmas printed bedspread.

A quilt made of Christmas print fabrics is another idea that is sure to be pleasing to the eye and give that festive look that you want.


Ditch the plain curtain tie backs and switch them out for holiday ones. Whether it is the addition of a large poinsettia ring to a festive holiday ribbon, you can quickly change the look of the guest room by this simple change.

Make sure that whatever tie back you decide upon matches the rest of the curtain. Coordinating it with what is already there is key.

Extra Decorations

If you have not considered adding a small Christmas tree to the dresser of the guest room, you may want to use that as an option to make a big impact.

Whether it is a live balsam pine tree that is ordered from a catalog, or an artificial tree from the craft store, the presence of such a piece will add an immediate Christmas feel. A small strand of white lights and a few well-placed ribbons in red or cranberry to match the rest of the room’s decor will be a beautiful addition.

You might also want to add some festive Christmas wall art and throw pillows to the bed to complete the look. There are plenty of accessory options for the space, but selecting the one that works best for your guest room decor is key.

One of the most important things to consider when decorating the guest room for the Christmas holiday, is that the colors used in the space must coordinate. If you choose to use bright red in the comforter, be sure that the same red is used in the accessories and other decorations.

A well-coordinated space will be much more attractive and feel much more welcoming and comfortable than a disjointed space. By starting the decorating, or at least the decorating planning, ahead of time, you are sure to make the holiday season less stressful for yourself and your guests.

Alyssa Davis is a home style expert who writes regularly for She is especially knowledgeable on decorating with decorative metal wall cross and deer and elk metal wall art.

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