Expecting guests over the holidays? Learn how to create an inviting guestroom for family, friends or even paying holidaymakers…
Start by getting sorted
Letting go is never easy, but it is necessary, especially if you’re transforming a cluttered home office or messy crafts room into a hotel-worthy guest suite. Feel good about de cluttering by donating all the items you no longer need to charity. Set aside items that you could easily re purpose, revamp and reuse in the room.
Recycle, revamp and reuse
Use your creativity to revamp, repaint and refurbish old furniture and décor. This will achieve a unique and quirky look that you and your guests will love.
Add a splash of colour
A new coat of paint is still one of the simplest and most effective tricks in the book for rejuvenating a room. While bright and light colours may help make a small room feel bigger and lighter, dark shades could be used to create a cosy and calming feel.
Beyond a comfortable bed, stocking extra blankets, a hair dryer, soap, shampoo and conditioner are small touches that help ensure that your guest will want for nothing. A floor length mirror helps create the illusion that a room is bigger and lighter than what it actually is.
And finally, adding a pleasing room scent – flowers or a few potted plants inject charm and make your guests’ stay in your home all the more memorable.