Although your guest room isn't used everyday, it should be an inviting space where visitors to your home feel comfortable. With some creative interior design ideas, you can turn this room into a glamorous retreat your guests will love.

Inviting Wall Colors

You can quickly give your guest room some extra appeal by changing the paint color on the walls. With thousands of colors to choose from, narrow your choices to those that complement the rest of your home. For a comfortable, relaxing feel, select a light, cool color like mint, sky blue or periwinkle and use linens and accessories in soft shades of ivory, brown or gray. For a dramatic look, choose a deeper paint shade like crimson, cobalt or emerald. Use linens in complementary, softer hues and add touches of silver, gold or black for glam accents.

Hardwood Floors

Hardwood flooring adds timeless character and elegance to your home, providing a beautiful backdrop for a guest room. You can choose from a wide variety of colors and finishes in solid wood, engineered, laminate, and vinyl wood flooring. If you're looking for more of a tranquil guest room, go with white oak, maple, or bamboo floors. For a richer, more luxurious feel, go with deeper shades of walnut or Brazilian cherry. Add dramatic touches with an exotic wood like natural Russian elm that provides visual interest and grain variations.

Accent Pillows

Accent pillows come in a variety of fabrics. For a subtle, sophisticated look, select solid color accent pillows in cotton, linen, or silk with fringe or tassels. You can also use novelty pillows that have special shapes and fun fabrics for a touch of fun.

Natural Lighting

To create a comfortable, inviting atmosphere in your guest room, provide a good balance of ambient, task, and accent lighting. Windows provide natural lighting and warmth. Ambient lighting and overhead lighting, like recessed lights, tracks lights, chandelier and pendants, should provide uniform illumination without glare. Task lighting like table or desk lamps and wall-mounted reading lights are perfect for brightening up a specific area, while accent lighting used to spotlight art or accessories creates drama and visual interest.