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Creating A Guest Room
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement
If you are one of the many homeowners that have a neglected
spare room, consider transforming it into a space for welcoming
guests and making them feel at home with in your walls. Turning an
extra room into a guest room really isn't that difficult.
Just as with any interior decorating project, a guest room requires
you to style the walls and floor coverings, as well as selecting
unique color schemes. Welcoming pastels are usually a good choice.
Also, you may want to use neutral colors that won't interfere with
the personal style of whoever may be occupying the room. Once you
have decided on a color scheme, try to coordinate the room's
accessories and bed linens to match.
Make sure to check the condition of the walls and flooring. A fresh
new paint job or pleasant wallpaper pattern can really transform a
raggedy room into a new fresh space. The same goes for old
carpeting. Keep in mind, a guest room doesn't receive the traffic
that a regular bedroom receives, so new carpet and paint will last
An easy way to get a feel for what a guest bedroom should contain is
to think of what you might find in a hotel room. Devices such as
alarm clocks, TVs, phones, lamps, flowers, and reading material are
all great accessories for a guest room. Also, sufficient storage for
clothes, luggage, and other personal belongings is essential for
company. Aim for luxuries that make a person feel comfortable.
Last but not least, consider bathroom access. How far away is the
bathroom from your guest room? You may want to consider adding a
full or half bathroom for extra convenience. Not only with this
bring added comfort for your guest, but I'm sure your family could
benefit from an extra bathroom as well.