Designer Liz Carroll kicked off the creation of this bright and happy space when she laid eyes on a bolt of look-at-me, indoor/outdoor Trina Turk fabric. She knew it would be perfect for the custom headboard, and “it informed everything else in the room."
Arrowroot wallpaper evokes the dunes outside, while ocean-going John Robshaw bedding and sunny day-inspired artwork complete this Rehoboth Beach guest room’s seaside allure.
Pink, yellow, and navy makes for a fun spin on the primary color palette in this vividly inviting guest room. White furnishings and trim help ground the cacophony of color.
In a small room, a dual bunk bed makes space for the whole family. The queen size bed on the bottom and twin bed on top are a perfect pair for guests with young children.
A large, skinny room is perfect for a row of twin beds at a beach house where lots of little ones come to visit. This one in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, also features an upstairs loft with even more sleeping space.
A bold gray-and-yellow combo makes a statement in this guest room. The bold contrast is softened with soft fabrics and textures like the velvet-covered headboard.
Create a classic coastal haven with a nautical-themed bedroom that makes guests feel at home by the sea. A red, white, and blue color scheme and ocean-inspired accents, such as this sailboat portrait, hint at the theme without going overboard.
Soft pastels and simple coastal accents have a way of making everyone feel comfortable and pampered. Decorative sea star pillows and coral decor play up the beach.
With casual yet comfortable decor, a simple bedroom will make your guests feel right at home. Mount swing-arm sconces inside bedposts to provide easy reading light, and use lighter wall colors such as aqua to soothe.
Guests will feel especially close to the sea with calming blues and ocean-inspired accessories, such as an oyster shell mirror.
A light, airy guest room gets a dose of vintage charm with an antique iron bed and canary prints from a 1951 picture book hung on the wall. Traditional accents keep the space feeling cozy and classic.
A bright orange headboard adds life to an otherwise neutral palette in this room. The wide faux bois stripe distressed to look like wood mirrors the outside environment for a one-of-a-kind touch.
A soft color scheme and carved wood headboards give this guest room a welcoming feel. Painted furniture and plush fabrics add to the relaxed ambiance.
Stark white paint and a Victorian-era portrait transform this small library into a unique guest retreat. A paneled wall serves as a headboard, while bookshelves line the sides of the bed.
Add sparkle to a bland room with a few key pieces, such as a sunburst mirror, gold detailing, and grass cloth walls.
Be bold and brighten up a room with playful patterns and vivid colors. Stick to a corresponding palette to tie together the patterns.
Custom twin beds dressed with classic blues and browns and pint-size ocean paintings create a nautical haven for guests.
Use bright colors and ’70s-style accents like a retro bedside table and patterned wallpaper to add a mod feel to a guest room.
This simple platform bed welcomes guests with cozy organic linens. The natural feel is enhanced by a tree trunk bedside table, lots of natural light streaming through large windows, and a door that leads to the back patio.
A clean, white bedroom feels fresh for guests and allows the gorgeous sea view outside to take center stage.
Treat your guests to a stay in paradise. Bamboo-inspired furniture and tropical bedding create an atmosphere as fun and relaxing as a Hawaiian luau.
A stunning black-and-white scheme lends a contemporary feel to this guest room. A grid of simple mirrors is a great way to make big impact in the small space.
Traditional seaside style gets a modern update in this calming guest room. Sandy hues, geometric prints, and a Lucite side table add contemporary flair.
Twin built-in beds covered with brown linens and rustic coastal accessories create an inviting and space-saving atmosphere for guests.
Make your guest room feel like an exotic escape by adding flowy mosquito netting, fresh patterns, and comfy linens.
A guest room is a fun place to experiment with out-there accents like patterned walls. Here, gingham on the curtains and walls pleases the eye in a sea-green palette.
For houses tight on space but not on property, yurts (heavy-duty circular tents) can provide extra sleeping quarters for guests. Furnish with high-quality indoor furniture to make the small room feel like an extension of the house.
Big, open windows in a guest room with a beautiful water view establish a sense of place. Lots of light paired with a white color palette and pops of orange feels bright and cheery.
A simply decorated bedroom with a West Indies vibe is a perfect place for your guests to retreat after a long day. White walls with soothing blue accents keep it feeling light and breezy.
Use rustic, cozy elements—wood-planked floors and plush quilts—to make guests feel welcome.
Try a fun, unexpected color in a guest room, such as bright pink. Coastal accents and island touches like grass cloth flooring will keep the room looking sophisticated but still lively.