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14 Interior Décor Designs and Ideas for the Best Luxury Guest Room

the luxury home décor interior designs and accessories - including bedding, beauty products, storage solutions and more - to create the best guest room ever in 2021.

Now that more and more of us are free to roam, and heading out to reunite with family and friends that we haven’t seen since the global pandemic began, it’s time to think about the guest room. We’ve previously shared ideas about perfect host or hostess gifts if you’re the guest. But if you’re the host, how do you win the prize for best home hospitality ever? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of the luxury home décor interior designs and accessories – including bedding, beauty products, storage solutions and more – to create the best guest room ever in 2021.

designs and interior décor for a truly luxurious guest room

’Tis the season of the guest room! This is the time of year when lots of people are hosting friends and family as house guests. And many of us would like to create a truly wonderful luxury experience for our loved ones.

Best luxury home décor interior designs and accessories for the best guest room ever in 2021., including bedding and beauty products

Luxury home décor interior designs and accessories for the best guest room ever in 2021, including bedding and beauty products.

Luckily, a little goes a long way in creating a warm, inviting and practical space for friends and family visitors to your home. In this edit, we’ve included furniture and accessories that will turn your humble extra room into a hotel-worthy luxury suite.

Once you’ve nailed the essentials, the trickiest part of your star turn as an innkeeper? Dropping subtle hints about when it’s time for them to leave.

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But seriously, after a year of social-distancing, welcoming visitors from near and far into our home feels like the greatest luxury of all. Here are some ideas to make their stay most memorable. The best luxury guest room designs and interior décor essentials, including bedding, beauty products, storage and more, of 2021.

the luxury home décor interior designs and accessories - including bedding, beauty products, storage solutions and more - to create the best guest room ever in 2021.

The luxury home décor interior designs and accessories – including bedding, beauty products, storage solutions and more – to create the best guest room ever in 2021.

12 of the best luxury accessories to upgrade your guest room

1. a bar cart

A bar cart has many delightful uses, including setting a happy and welcoming tone in your guest room.

This elegant translucent bar cart is perfect for setting up a luxury guest room. Customize it with treats, beverages and any other useful items your visitor might need. Add a note and small bouquet of flowers for an extra special touch.

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2. a round pouf

One of our favorite interior decorators, Celerie Kemble, designed this whimsical pouf. We love how it makes a room casual and cozy. It can work double duty as an ottoman or as a side table.

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3. a writing desk

For guests who might need to work remotely, this walnut desk with modern, clean lines will be a lifesaver. And we don’t just mean for them but for you too! The only thing worse than being on Zoom all day is watching someone else be on Zoom all day.

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4. a floor mirror

We’re always grateful for a full length mirror when we travel — especially when there are special occasions involved. This one has a lovely champagne leaf finish that is both rustic and contemporary in feel.

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5. a magazine holder

This magazine holder looks smart with its luxe black and gold good looks. Can it make the room and you look smarter too? Yep! Just fill it with all those New Yorker magazines you keep hanging onto because you’re sure you’ll get around to them any day now.

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6. faux potted plant

Maybe it’s just us but we’d never remember the watering schedule of the plants in a guest room. A dying plant is not a welcoming sight. Tuck this fluffy and generous, faux Queen Anne’s Lace plant on a dresser and let it anchor the room with some greenery.

The best luxury accessories to upgrade your guest room this Summer. Courtesy Photo.

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7. smart lamp

This smart lamp/alarm clock from Hatch has multiple functions to suit all kinds of sleepers (or night owls.) It comes with soothing sounds and light colors to help guests unwind or read. The alarm uses morning-mimicking light to gently wake. It can also be paired with a phone to listen to music and content.

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8. charging tray

Say goodbye to forgotten chargers, sharing chargers and tangled up chargers on every surface. This handsome leather catchall that also powers up wireless technology is a must-have for every guest room.

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9. quilted blanket

Guest room bedding is key to a luxury experience, as interior décor experts well know. Keep guests comfortable with an extra blanket just in case. Crafted by Indian artisans, this vibrant floral is made from soft cotton muslin that’s lightly padded.

BUY NOW – $178

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10. electric kettle

For a thoughtful touch, we love the idea of including a box of tea and this German-engineered kettle on a bar cart or desk. With six temperature settings, the perfect cuppa is just a few minutes away.

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11. towel set

These crisp and classic stripes complement any decor. The set includes a washcloth, hand and bath towels and are made with organic cotton terry.

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12. essential oil pillow spray

This spray, made from pure essential oils, witch hazel, aloe vera, and distilled quartz crystal infused water imparts a sense of calm and relaxation. Spritz on linens and around the room before and after your guest’s visit.

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13. a folding Luggage rack

One of the best luxury guest room designs and interior décor elements is also one of the simplest. With closet space in short supply, your guests will appreciate being able to live out of their suitcases thanks to the luggage rack you’ve provided. We love this one, which features a lower shelf for shoes, slippers or handbags.

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14. Reading material

One of the joys of a great bed and breakfast is lounging around reading borrowed books from the inn’s library. You can create the same relaxed atmosphere by stocking a simple shelf or two with escapist titles that will help them unwind.

Check out our list of beach reads and thrillers for ideas.

12 of the best luxury accessories to upgrade your guest room

That’s our take on some of the best luxury guest room designs and interior décor essentials to create the perfect place to stay when loved ones visit, including bedding, beauty products and more. Happy entertaining and good luck! If you get this right, they’re never going to want to leave!

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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, and fitness. Julie lives in New York where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing. And spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.

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