From daggy spare room to guest retreat
When it comes to creating a welcoming room for visitors, consider bedroom suites and plenty of space to park a suitcase
The guests are due to arrive in days, and the spare room is a mess.
Samantha Clarke from Focus on Furniture shares some tips to make the blandest room a welcoming retreat.
“When it comes to creating a welcoming guest room, less is often more and with smart planning your guests will feel like they’ve stayed at a five-star hotel,” Ms Clarke said.
“Think about what luggage they will bring with them and ensure that the room is not cluttered so you can leave plenty of room where your guests can put their belongings.
“When shopping for beds in a guest room, and if you have adequate space, consider buying queen beds rather than single beds as it provides sufficient sleeping space for a single person, couple or siblings.”
A co-ordinated bedroom furniture range can also be a saviour for those overwhelmed at the prospect of styling and decorating a welcoming guest room.
“Bedroom suites are a wonderful solution when creating a guest room as they provide matching furniture pieces at affordable prices and you can save time shopping around for different pieces,” she said.
“They do the hard work for you, so all you need to do is add the final touches and style the room how you like it with pillows, cushions, bed linen and a bedside lamp.”
Ms Clarke suggests a bedroom suite such as the Boulevard four-piece bedroom suite with tallboy (pictured) for $1399.
If space is an issue, consider a comfortable and practical sofa bed.