If you’ve been neglecting your guest bedroom of late, Orlando Soria, the host of HGTV’s Build Me Up, is here to help. The L.A.-based interior designer just teamed up with Minted and West Elm to style (and refresh) a guest room using patterned pieces of furniture from the brands’ joint collection, which features 14 upholstered pieces in more than 2,000 silhouette, pattern color, and leg finish options. Fun fact: Each textile is designed by an artist in Minted’s global community.
Here, Soria shares six cost-effective—and stylish—ways to make sure your guests feel right at home when they sleep over.
You can’t go wrong with paint
The paint color can make or break a room, Soria says. “Paint is the easiest way to make a huge transformation in a space without spending a lot of money,” he says.
Tip 1: If you don’t want to paint an entire room, consider painting the trim around the ceilings, windows, or doors. “This gives the space structure,” he says.
Tip 2: Balance your wall color with the rest of the elements in the room. “A general color rule for me: If I go really bold or saturated with a wall color, I want the bedding to be neutral,” he says. “You don’t want too much competition.”
Invest in a good bed and mix-and-match bedding
As a good host, where—and how—your guests sleep should be a priority in the guest room, Soria says. “An upholstered bed is super welcoming and fun,” he says. “It feels youthful and fresh.”
Tip 1: Consider mixing and matching your bedding. “Everyone always compliments me on my bedding, but it comes from everywhere. Some of it is high-quality linen bedding from Parachute, and some is from IKEA,” he says.