If you have a spare bedroom in your home, it can be a great idea to set up a guest room, which can be used if you have friends or family coming over to stay. By using your spare room as a guest bedroom, you will not only be able to benefit from a very practical and useful space in your home but you can also eliminate the risk of the room inadvertently becoming a junk room.
Setting up a guest bedroom in your home doesn’t have to be a difficult or costly. All you need is a pretty basic room that will be comfortable for any guest who is staying at your home. Remember, this room will only be used on occasion so simple, basic, yet comfortable are the qualities you should be aiming for in order to avoid spending more than you need to.
Tips to create a comfortable guest room without spending a fortune
There are a number of steps you can take in order to create a practical, comfortable guest room within a pretty low budget. This includes:
- Freshen up the room with a lick of paint: Simply giving the room a lick of paint will help to freshen it up. Once you’ve done this, you can start looking at other areas of the room such as furniture, curtains and lighting. Opting for a warm neutral colour such as biscuit or cappuccino is an excellent idea for your guest room. If you want to liven the walls up a little buy one or two framed prints for the walls, which you can pick up really cheaply from a range of home ware retailers.
- Buy a basic bed: Bear in mind that your guest room will only be used on occasion, so you don’t need to buy the best bed on the market. Choose something basic – not low quality though. Also, buy a good foam mattress for the bed, as this will be affordable for you and comfortable for your guests – take time to read through mattress review sites before you choose. You can then dress the bed up to make it look inviting, using things such as throws and cushions.
- Lighting: The lighting requirements for your guest bedroom also only need to be simple. A basic light shade for the ceiling will be fine – you can colour co-ordinate this in line with your walls and fabrics or go for something like glass in order to add a touch of class to the guest room. Also, make sure you invest in a lamp for your guest to use.
- Other furniture: There are some other items of furniture you will need to look at. One or two bedside tables are important so that you have somewhere to put the lamps and so that your guests have somewhere convenient to place their belongings. You might want to add a small dresser with a mirror if the room doesn’t have en-suite. Your guests will also need somewhere to put their clothes but rather than paying a fortune for a solid wardrobe, you can consider one of the very practical and pretty sturdy fabric ones available these days. You can even add a TV so that your guests can watch movies, shows, and news such as MSNBC Live.
With these steps, you can make sure your guests are able to feel welcome and comfortable in your guest room, but you won’t have to worry about breaking the bank.