Cre­ate an invit­ing, tran­quil guest room

George Herald - Private Property - - Property News -

Ex­pect­ing guests over the hol­i­days? Learn how to cre­ate an invit­ing guest room for fam­ily, friends or even pay­ing hol­i­day­mak­ers…

With sum­mer hol­i­days just around the cor­ner, now is the time to trans­form a ne­glected room in your home into a gor­geous guest room and make your home feel ex­tra invit­ing for the fes­tive sea­son.

Get 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 de­clut­ter­ing by do­nat­ing all the items you no longer need to char­ity. Set aside items that you could eas­ily re­pur­pose, re­vamp and re­use in the room - this could save you money.

Re­cy­cle, re­vamp and re­use

Use your cre­ativ­ity to re­vamp, re­paint and re­fur­bish old fur­ni­ture and decor. This is a great way to save money when dec­o­rat­ing a guest room and it could even help you achieve a unique or quirky look that you and your guests will love.

Splash of colour

A new coat of wall 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. A vase of flow­ers will also add some colour to the room.

Crea­ture com­forts

Be­yond a com­fort­able bed, ex­tra blan­kets, a hair dryer, soap, sham­poo and con­di­tioner are small touches that help en­sure that your guest will want for noth­ing. You should also add a mir­ror to the room - af­ter all, we want to look our best. A floor length mir­ror is a great choice and its size helps cre­ate the il­lu­sion of a big­ger and lighter room than it ac­tu­ally is. And fi­nally, ad­ding a pleas­ing room scent, flow­ers (real or faux) and a few pot­ted plants are all in­ex­pen­sive ways to in­ject charm and make your guests' stay in your home all the more mem­o­rable. www.al­l4­women.co.za

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