Since we began this journey of becoming Airbnb hosts, we made it a point to make our homes very comfortable. I feel one of the most important places in a rental vacation home is the bedroom! When you’re a guest, and you’ve had a full day of “vacationing”, you want a nice place to fall asleep at the end of the day.
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Airbnb Master Bedroom
But this idea of a comfortable bedroom isn’t just for Airbnb hosts to consider. You can take my ideas and recommendations for your own bedroom space, or make a great guest bedroom for company! Where to begin you ask? Well, I think everything should center around the bed itself. Whether it’s a King, Queen or full (or for a guest bedroom in your own house, you might want to consider two twins), this is the place to begin. First, measure your room to see which size bed will fit in the space. I like to have at least 24″ between the bed and a wall, to give yourself plenty of walking space (more is better however). Plus, you’ll want some sort of nightstand, so this will give you room for that as well. The standard sizes of beds are as follows: King 76″ wide x 80″ long, Queen 60″ wide x 80″ long, Full 54″ wide x 75″ long, Twin 38″ wide x 75″ long. My tip for box springs if needed for a King bed & your hallway is tight (since they don’t bend!) you can use two twin XL box springs (XL are 80″ long). Easier to carry too!
Next, you’ll need to decide on the style of bed you’d like. Are you traditional, farmhouse, modern…..or somewhere in between? I ordered our Master King bed from Wayfair. There are SO many styles to chose from and color choices. When looking for things online, always look at the reviews. I like to see a LOT of reviews and 4.5 stars or higher. Then I read the reviews too. Don’t worry if there are a few negative comments….go with the general consensus.
Now you need to pick out the mattress. THIS is one of the MOST important part….after all, we want a good night sleep for our guests! We chose to go to Ikea. We bought our own mattress from Ikea a few years ago and absolutely love it! It’s not too firm, yet not too soft. As Goldilocks said “it’s JUST RIGHT!” There are many different types that Ikea offers, so if you’re buying for yourself, you can choose which is best for your back preferences. We wanted to stay in the middle ground, to be safe for our guests. We get a lot of guests that ask us where we bought our mattress, as they would like to get the same one! Ours are Haugesund spring mattresses.
To go on top of the mattress, to give guests a bit more comfort, we bought a memory foam topper. It’s 2.5″ and makes the bed a dream to sleep in. I actually bought ours at Kohls, they are Serta. There are lots of choices that Serta makes, from thickness, to having a cooling effect. I always look for when Kohls has them on sale (usually half off!) and when I have a 30% off coupon… bonus….I get Kohls cash for a future use!
Sheets are also an important part of a good night sleep. I really like these sheets from Amazon. Amazon Basics. I always buy our sheets in white. White sheets say CLEAN! Nothing speaks louder to a guest than clean white sheets. This is why hotels use white. These sheets from Amazon feel nice, not hot like microfiber sheets can be sometimes. They wash in warm water (which believe me is hard to find these days!), they do not shrink and they come out of the dryer almost wrinkle free!
So what else does a good master bedroom need for a guest? Well, clothes storage of course! We always have a nice dresser or chest for our guests to use. You don’t need anything expensive. I like to hunt yard sales or the flea market for cute vintage pieces. Sometimes I paint them, but not always. I’ve used lots of family pieces after my Mother downsized to a smaller place, but I’ve also bought furniture. Just make sure you REALLY clean them well inside, outside and don’t forget underneath (if a vintage piece). You can also find great pieces at Ikea for an affordable option. Don’t forget hangers in the closet. I also include a luggage rack. These are so affordable on Amazon, and fold up when not needed.
Let’s not forget nightstands! A must for a table lamp & a place for someone to set their phone or glasses. I also found these extension charging stations on Amazon. They allow guests to plug in their phones without searching for a plug behind the bed or nightstand! They even have USB plugs. I put them on each side of the beds. Add a few decorative touches, like some flowers, a book or two to read and your bed area is all set! I also include a mirror for each bedroom. There’s just something about having a mirror in a room, not only for a useful purpose, but for esthetics as well.
Now let’s get to some decorative items! Show your personality with the bed coverings and a rug if needed! There are so many choices available today. I originally bought duvet comforters for our first Airbnb house, which I thought at the time were a great option, as I could remove the duvet cover for washing. But I am slowly switching over to washable coverlets now for the other Airbnb as well as our new Modern Farmhouse! I personally love this navy and white buffalo plaid by Eddie Bauer from Wayfair. Last but not least, window coverings! I chose to go with sheers and black out curtains on the windows instead of blinds. We have blinds at our other house and people are constantly breaking them (I know, right?!!) so sheers seemed like the logical choice. I love how they let in filtered light, yet obscures the view. Adding the black out curtains is perfect for guests who want to sleep past the morning sunrise! I bought both the sheers and the blackout curtains on Amazon and are thrilled with them. Both have grommets and the curtains have such a nice weight to them and totally block out the light!
So, there you have it! My idea of a perfect Master guest bedroom. If you have any questions on where I bought some of the items or have any tips that you have discovered what makes a perfect sleeping area, let me know! I’d love to hear from you! Don’t forget to sign up for my emails!