bedroom color interior design

Glorious Guest Room Tips

Whether they are family or friends, create a retreat for your visitors with these guest bedroom tips.

Buy the best slightly firm mattress you can afford with an assortment of sleeping pillows of varying firmness.   Be sure that any feather pillows are zipped into in a hypo allergenic cover.  Sheets and blankets should be 100% cotton.  High thread count sateen sheets provide a cooler temperature in bed.

Yves Delorme bed linens
Yves Delorme

Create a pleasant, relaxing color scheme such as a soft blue or green

Photo by Phoebe Howard 

Keep dirty bags off the bed covering by supplying at least one luggage rack.  Make sure there is space in the closet for guests to hang a few items


Nightstands and lighting on BOTH sides of the bed are a must along with a good wireless connection.

Photo by Elms Interior Design

Include a clock, some current magazines or books and a water carafe on the nightstand

Window treatments should close completely allowing for privacy and light control

Hunter Douglas

Mr. H says: People are either born hosts or born guests-Enjoy!

decorating interior design Window Treatments

Window Treatments: Valances

For a pop of color at the window, the valance reigns supreme.  One of the simplest of decorative window treatments, it can be fabricated in a number of fabrics in many different styles.

These are a few examples from a home we did on Kiawah Island.

Not your average kitchen valance.  Tropical print is contrast lined in a brick color fabric.

J. Rhodes interior design window valance design

Notice the rope trim detail at the pleats

J. Rhodes interior design window valance design

A sweet, scalloped bottom valance in a bold floral print

J. Rhodes interior design scallop bottom valance

Gathered valance, on a curved rod,  in a cream color embroidered fabric in the master bath

J. Rhodes interior design Kiawah bath

Beaded trim adds an elegant touch

J. Rhodes interior design Kiawah house

Another fun print in the morning room

J. Rhodes interior design Kiawah beach house

Shell motif brackets were used to install this valance in a guest bath

Beach house valance design ideas

Mr. H says: Details and accessories make for good window dressing-Enjoy!