Decorating a guest bedroom

One of the great things about owning your own home has to be sharing your living space with friends and family. Welcoming people into your house helps your home become a living, breathing space and it’s important to ensure that they feel comfortable and relaxed when staying over.

With this in mind, the guest bedroom is the focus of where they’ll get to enjoy the labours of your hospitality. And here’s a few tips to make sure that your guests get the very best experience when staying in your spare bedroom.

A sense of space

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It’s important to ensure that your guest’s room feels part of your home, but also allows them the sense of having their own space. So with this in mind, it’s a good idea to de-clutter the room and make sure it doesn’t become just another one of your storage areas!

In order to do this, have a good clear out of any unwanted clothes or possessions that may be lurking in any cupboards. Investing in new inventive storage units will help you bring order to an unruly living space, and will also provide an area where your guests can tidy away any travel luggage.

The essentials

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Once you’ve minimised the room to the bare essentials, you’ll have to learn to look at the room through the eyes of your guest. And what’s most important to their stay will undoubtedly be the bed. Guest beds all too often suffer from a lack of attention by homeowners who rarely have to attempt to get a full night’s sleep in a guest bed.

So be ruthless and imagine if you could get some decent rest on your guest bed. If not, then it might be time to check out some of the specially built stylish wooden guest beds currently out there. Many of these have the additional bonus of an extendable double bed feature that can slide out and then neatly be put away again.

A personal touch

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It’s also important to make sure that your guests don’t feel like they’re staying in a hotel. So your aesthetic choices in this area are very important. Invest the guest bedroom with a splash of warming colour to make sure it feels cosy, or even have a well-placed photograph frame to add a sense of belonging.

Including a few useful implements that your guests might have forgotten are also useful to have dotted around the room. These can include things such as additional power sockets, chic alarm clocks and even a few books about the local area so they can feel at ease in their new surroundings!

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