Decorating Your Cabin’s Bedrooms for Success

Make your cabin’s bedrooms extra inviting for guests with these furnishing and decorating tips.

Before You Begin

Set a budget. Don’t scrimp, especially on mattresses--you don’t want guests saying the beds are uncomfortable.

Make a checklist of essentials. Using some items you already own is fine, but don’t overdress bedrooms with your own belongings. Guests want to feel the room is theirs. Give the cabin its own style, whether that’s rustic country, elegant mountain lodge, simple contemporary or anything in between.

What Guests Need

Mattress. A high-quality mattress is worth the investment. Add a mattress protector to protect against spills, dust and allergens.

Bed frame. Whether you choose a handcrafted log bed to add to the mountain cabin decor, or you pick a simple frame and headboard, go for durability.

Sheets. Quality sheets make the simplest bedroom feel like a high-end destination. When Colonial Properties Cabin & Resort Rentals manages your cabin, we provide sheets and pillowcases.

Pillows. Provide two pillows per guest (decorative pillows don’t count). Fluffy down pillows are appealing, but include pillows with alternative fillings. Not everyone likes a soft pillow, and some guests might be allergic to down.

Duvets or comforters. For summer, you might choose a bedspread instead. Provide extra bed coverings, in case there’s a spill.

Rugs. Mountain cabins often feature hardwood floors, which can feel chilly even in summer. Rugs next to the bed make that first step of the morning more comfortable. Rugs also add color, pattern and texture to the room.

Storage. If there’s no closet, add a wardrobe if there’s space, or install hooks on the walls. A dresser lets guests unpack some belongings and settle in, without that “living out of a suitcase” feeling.

Lighting. Overhead lighting can feel harsh when guests are just relaxing. Bedside lamps are a minimum. Consider adding a floor lamp or a lamp on top of a dresser. Lamps are great as decor, too. A rustic cabin might have lamps shaped like branches or antlers, while a lodge style cabin might use brass or iron lamps.

Nightstands. Try repurposed ottomans, folding tables, vintage crates--anywhere guests can put down eyeglasses, phones, books and necessities they want close at hand.

Sitting area. Add an armchair with a small table and lamp. A bedroom sitting area makes a quiet retreat from other guests.

Lofty Ambitions

Many cabins have open lofts overlooking the main level. In some cabins, those lofts are sleeping areas. Treat a loft sleeping area with the same attention you give a bedroom. Don’t forget a nightstand or end table, lamps and--if the bed is a sleeper sofa--easily accessible bedding.

When your rental cabin’s bedrooms are inviting, guests want to come back! Let Colonial Properties Cabin & Resort Rentals show you how we help prepare your rental cabin for success. Contact us today.

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