With the summer holidays fast approaching, friends and family members will be staying over.
But before you start getting your guest room ready, consider how your furniture pieces will complement the overall design of the home — whether it's traditional, country or modern.
General manager of Dare Gallery, Chris Burke, says the furniture used in a guest room generally includes a bed, wardrobe and bedside tables and these should complement the style of your home.
"Whether you have an art deco home or contemporary design, the furniture choices for your guest room need to be suited to that particular style," he said.
Mr Burke also said that the focus of the guest room should be on making the guest feel comfortable.
"The room should be prepared so a guest has a place, such as a chest, to put their suitcase or overnight bag," he said.
"Also, a set of drawers and a railing or wardrobe is great for your guest to put away, or hang up, their clothes."
Mr Burke said other furniture additions and accessories included items to make your guest's stay easier.
"I would lay out some towels so your guest doesn't feel uncomfortable and knows which towel they can use in your home," he said.
"Lighting is very important too. A lamp on a bed side table can provide your guest with much-needed light, especially if they wake in the middle of the night.
"Photographs of the host and their family are really good to put around the room. They provide your guest with a face instead of the faceless art that you see in hotel rooms."
Bright and bold colours can also be teamed up with popular furniture items, so don't be scared to add colour to a guest room.
"In the Australian market the traditional furniture colours include beige, black, brown and white," Mr Burke said.
"But in the last decade accent pieces which include pieces that are bright, artistic or include patterns have become quite popular in the home.
"People are more inclined to add a statement piece into the home."