Whether you recently moved into a new home or you’re currently in the process of doing some redecorating, if you have a guest room, you’ll want to read this article. The reason why is because although guest rooms are typically reserved for visitors, it’s one of the main areas in the house where homeowners tend to want to give extra-special attention. That way, their guests can feel truly comfortable their entire stay.
So, if you’re ready to do some (more) decorating in your guest room, but you’re on a budget and would like some tips on how to do it beautifully and yet affordably, here are five tips that will give you some truly awesome results.
Purchase a pillow mattress cover. If you’d like to buy a new mattress for your guest bed but it’s a bit out of your price range right now, a happy medium is a pillow mattress cover. They help to give your guests the extra comfort and support that they need – without you spending a lot of money in the process. You can pick up a pillow mattress cover at your local Kmart or Walmart.
Get some new bedding. Something that can do wonders for the appearance of any guest room is to add some new bedding to it. If you’re hesitant to buy some because you’re concerned about the price, there are lots of websites that offer bedding sets at a fraction of their retail costs. One website that includes a complete list of them is Racked. Just go to the site and put “best places to find affordable bedding” in the search field. Also, you might want to go to websites like Coupons and Retail Me Not as well. They have coupons and promo codes that can earn you even more of a discount and perhaps even free shipping.
Create a reading corner. Oftentimes, when people come to visit another person’s house, they want to be able to do a bit of relaxing. So, why not create a bit of a reading corner for your guests? All you need is a chair, a floor lamp and a small table that you can cover with a tablecloth. Chances are, you already have these items in your house but if not, you can usually find a chair and table at a local thrift store for pretty cheap. And floor lamps? Target has a variety for next to nothing. Then all you need to add is a plant and some copies of current magazines and you’re all set.
Paint a chalkboard accent wall. Another idea that can be fun is to paint an accent wall. Only don’t use a neutral or pastel hue. Instead, go with some chalkboard paint. That way, you can write special messages to your visitors each and every time that they come. For tips on how to make your own chalkboard wall, visit Do It Yourself and put “make a chalkboard wall” in the search field.
Make a customized gift basket. If you were to speak with someone who works for a company like Hat Creek Interiors about something else that you can do to decorate guest bedroom, they might mention creating a customized gift basket. It doesn’t have to be anything super complex. Just pick up a basket from a local arts and crafts store and go to a drug store to get some lotion, toothpaste, and other toiletry items. Then make a stop at a store that sells footie socks and coffee mugs, and your basket will be complete! For some other tips on how to make a gift basket for your guests, visit Martha Stewart and put “guest room gift basket” in the search field.