Creating a Stunning and Comfortable Guest Room on a Budget

Is your guest room blurring the boundaries between bedroom and storage space? Is it furnished with hand-me-downs from the past 20 years? If this is the case, chances are it’s time for a redesign. So, you want to create the perfect space for your guests to relax in when they come to stay, but you don’t want to break the bank over a room that won’t get used daily.

Here are some style tips for making the perfect guest room:

A fresh coat of paint will go along way in making the room look both bright and clean.

Keep the walls neutral and simple; by doing this you’ll be creating a mood that’s relaxing rather than distracting. If you have decorated your guest bedroom with a busy theme, covering every spare inch with your personal taste in fabrics, textures, and knick-knacks, you’ll only remind your guest they are in an unfamiliar space. You can still decorate your guest room according to your own style (it IS your house, after all), just keep the self-expression under control! Most homeowners want this space to be a peaceful retreat for their guests.

If you go for jazzy patterns or brighter colours they will quickly go out of fashion.

Go for white sheets and brighten up the room with blankets, throws and scatter cushions; pops of colour that you can change according to the season or what’s on trend.

A comfy bed will go a long way.

In fact, this is what your guest may remember most; whether they had a great night’s sleep or a horrible one. Your guest beds should be comfortable, it should provide support and promote a restful sleep. Make sure the mattress is durable and maintains its shape and structure for years to come.

It can actually be unsettling and uncomfortable leaving one’s home and traveling to stay as a guest in a another’s house.

It’s your job to help them feel at home. You can do this by providing an empty chest of drawers or dresser. Most house guests GREATLY appreciate being able to unpack their items into an empty space, so clear out the guest room closet or provide a chest of drawers for use. It’s also nice to provide guests with the essentials such as toiletries, hairdryer, towels and flannels. They’re likely to forget something so cover all your bases.

Guests don’t always like to ask if they’re feeling thirsty or a little peckish. Leave a bottle of water on their bedside table with a few snacks such as cereal bars or some chocolate.

It’s annoying to have to repeat a lengthy password, and no one likes having to interrupt their host repeatedly to get it.

Write down the wifi code and leave it in their room. If they have it on hand, they’ll be able to access it on all their electronics, without you having to locate the password once!

Finishing touches like a bunch of flowers and a few candles will go along way and just let your guest know that you really wanted them to have a lovely, comfortable stay.

Take on board these tips and even the most fussiest guests will be impressed!

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