3 Tips for Creating a Welcoming Guest Room This Summer

Read our blog to find out how to create a welcoming guest room for your overnight stays this summer.

Guest room
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If you’re looking to host friends or family this summer, or even list your spare room on an online marketplace like Airbnb, you’ll no doubt need to give it a bit of a spring clean and dust away those cobwebs.

If your spare room is looking a little worse for wear, here are three tips for helping you get it in order.

1.     Clear Out Your Clutter

For many people, the spare room quickly becomes the dumping ground for all business to be attended to later. Your spare room may have become the storage facility for cardboard boxes, paperwork to sort, old clothes, or outgrown children’s toys.

If this sounds like you, there’s no better time like the present than to tackle that clutter!

The easiest way to attempt this is to sort your possessions into 3 piles labelled “keep”, “donate/sell” and “discard”. This will allow you to sort the useful items that simply need re-assigning to a different room of the house, the items you no longer need that are in perfect working order, and can be donated to friends or charities, or sold through online marketplaces like eBay or Facebook Marketplace, and items that are long past their intended use, and are broken.

For items that you are discarding, recycle or reuse parts wherever you can to reduce your impact on the environment. You’ll have that spare room sorted in no time!

2.     A Lick of Paint

A fresh lick of paint can give a room a whole new look, and can help to give it some character. If you’re looking for a light and summery aesthetic, you might want to opt for a softer pastel colour in yellow, blue or lilac.

Choosing lighter colours can also help to make a room feel bigger, and draw extra light in. Companies like Lick allow you to order stick and peel samples to test on different walls under different lighting, so you can move them around on your walls wherever you see fit.

3.     Replace Your Interior Doors

Although it’s not a move many people readily consider, replacing your interior doors can give your home a whole new facelift, as well as improving your energy efficiency.

If you want your guest room to maintain a degree of accessibility for disabled guests, or those with reduced mobility, you can also install sliding internal doors or partitions in attractive designs.

Companies like Oakwood Doors produce high quality internal doors to help you give your spare room the makeover it needs, while creating a stylish aesthetic for your home.

Do you have any ideas for creating a welcoming guest room? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!