How to get a retro look in your guest room

You may not use it every day; for that matter, you may not even use it very often at all, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't matter what your guest room looks like. By definition, after all, it's a part of your home that guests will see and spend time in, so it's a place that you'll want to make comfortable, welcoming and of course, attractive.

You'll also want to do so in a way which is in line with the décor in the rest of your home. If retro is the look you're going for throughout other rooms, then you'll want to continue this theme into the guest room. As it happens, the retro look is a perfect fit for guest rooms – and since this isn't a room which will see a lot of use in most homes, it's one which you can have some fun with and try things which might be just a little too bold for the master bedroom.

Furnishings: One somewhat unusual, but decidedly retro piece which you might want to think about putting in the guest bedroom is a round bed. It may be a little too much late 60's for permanent use in a bedroom, but as a guest bed, it's an interesting (and fun) touch which house-guests are certain to not only appreciate, but enjoy. For bedside tables, dressers and other pieces, you may actually be best off by looking for vintage pieces which fit your retro décor or taking older pieces of furniture from other rooms (especially if they're old enough to qualify as retro) to use for the guest room.

Window Treatments And Lighting: You might want to try something a little different in terms of window treatments for a guest room than you would choose for the rest of the home. For example, wooden blinds make a good window treatment for guest rooms, since they're excellent at shutting out light to allow your guests to sleep peacefully – and if your guest room doubles as a study or home office, they're also very suitable.

Colours: A restful colour such as a pale green works well for a guest bedroom while still being a good fit for a retro decorating scheme; you can provide some contrast with bedding and duvet sets in retro colours like brown, burnt orange and gold. Throw pillows in these colours also provide a nice accent.

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