If you’re a “host with the most” and simply love having visiting loved ones stay in your home—but simply don’t have the amazing guest room to match—you might be in need of a guest room renovation! In today’s blog, we will be sharing a few key ways to turn your spare room or multipurpose space into a guest room that your friends and visiting family members will love.
Give your space a neutral—but stylish—makeover
Whatever your tastes may be—bold and colorful, for example, or dark and richly textured—you may want to reflect a more neutral look in your guest room. Choose a stylish but simple wall color such as a nice off-white or tan shade, since these colors will be sure to please just about every kind of guest.
Add lots of light
When you go to a hotel, you naturally want a bright, spacious room that illuminates your stay there—and your guests will want the same thing when staying with you! Make your room light and bright by using recessed lighting in combination with decorative floor or desk lamps. You can also use sheer, airy curtains in combination with blinds that can be shut for privacy or opened wide for natural light. Finally, add a decorative mirror to your wall to make the space seem bigger and brighter.
Stock the space with comfort…
Think about adding touches of comfort wherever you can. Add plenty of comfy, overstuffed pillows to the bed or futon, and keep a couple of thick throw blankets on or near the bed for easy use.
…and handy amenities
For guests who will be staying with you for more than a day or two, you may want to fill the room with handy amenities that will make their time with you even better. Many guests will appreciate having a TV or speaker system in the room. You can be even more accommodating by keeping a drawer filled with items they might forget—such as a phone charger, toothbrush, and other similar items.
Spring for small but meaningful last-minute touches
When it comes time for your friend or family member to pay you a visit, add a few last-minute touches for a greatly meaningful gesture. You can put sweet-smelling flowers in the room and stock up the bathroom counter with your best soaps and shampoos, much like you would find at your favorite resort.
With a touch of TLC, your spare room can be turned into a hotel-inspired guest room your guests will want to come back to again and again.