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Affordable Ways To Renovate Your Room into a Beautiful Guestroom

Affordable Ways To Renovate Your Room into a Beautiful Guestroom

Affordable Ways To Renovate Your Room into a Beautiful Guestroom

Your bedroom should reflect exactly what kind of person you are. If you’re the messy, irresponsible type, your bedroom may well be the kind of place others would only enter in the event of an emergency. Fortunately, there are ways of sprucing up your bedroom and adding a bit of vibrancy without spending too much money. Money definitely should not be seen as an obstacle to having nice bedspreads.

The emphasis, here, is on ‘deep’. Firstly, remove all items from the room, if you can. Once all the clutter is out of the way, it’s time to open fire with your house cleaners. Get all the cobwebs and dirt out of there, wipe all the surfaces clean and get those old mugs and glasses out of there!

This is absolutely necessary if you’re thinking of redecorating. You need to wipe the slate completely clean if you expect to get any redecorating or sprucing-up done.

You should always remember that less is more when it comes to décor. Unless you really love the horror vacui style of décor, where there simply cannot be an empty space anywhere, you should ‘edit’ your room so that all the unnecessary items get chucked out or packed away.

Having one or two posters will be better than cramming every single one you have up against each other. Storage comes into the equation here, too. Make sure there’s a place for everything in your room and make sure you follow your own rules when it comes to putting things back where they belong!

If tidiness and being organised is not an issue for you and you feel like your room is lacking a certain something, you’d be amazed at how much difference a fresh coat of paint can do.If it’s the sickly lilac colour or that really weird moldy green paint on the wall that’s been getting you down, you don’t need to spend loads of money on new furniture. You just need to pick a more appropriate colour.

Like with a new coat of paint, you’d be equally surprised at how much a new rug or carpet can really change the entire vibe of the room. A cuddly, furry one will make your room feel more comfortable as soon as you place it down. Alternatively, you could tie the room together with a new theme, if you can think of one that reflects your personality and tastes appropriately.

The poky little dumping ground that has only ever played host to defunct gym equipment, questionable clothes you never wear and boxes of files, is about to be reborn as a compact but comfortable guest room. It’s time to de-clutter, clean and get savvy with your space.

Firstly: furniture and storage. Consider reducing the amount of furniture in the room and downsizing where possible, ensuring you jettison unwieldy freestanding wardrobes, chests and bedside tables which may be encroaching on valuable floor space.

Opt for multipurpose furniture that maximises every last inch of space and offers several functions for the price of one. Floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes, for example, can be used to house guests’ belongings, as well as little-used items such as paperwork and out of season clothes.

Try to choose storage options that suit every corner and quirk of your room. Shelves are a great way of making use of spare wall space. Consider replacing that faded old poster above the bed with spacious wall-mounted cabinets. If you need to use the room as an office when you don’t have guests, choose a cabinet that can house your computer and comes with a pull-out table so that equipment, wires and office detritus can be shut away when not in use. Use folding chairs and desks that double up as dressing tables. A window seat uses up minimal floor space, but provides a comfortable seating area for guests and linen and towels can be stored in the recess below.

Consider carefully where your guests are going to sleep. A permanent bed is more tempting for your guests than a futon, but is a full-sized double bed going to be practical, given the space you have to work with? A storage bed will allow you and your guests to tuck bags and belongings away neatly. If you opt for a sofa bed or day bed, make sure there’s enough space to extend it completely. Think about installing a Murphy bed, which pulls out from the wall. This provides full floor access when the bed is hidden and can also accommodate a foldout desk against the wall.

Any room will seem larger than it is if you maximise the amount of light coming from natural and artificial sources. Replace heavy curtains with Roman blinds. Consider spot lights for even distribution of light and if you’re tight on space for bedside lamps, fit cabinets above the bed with spot lights on the underside. Uplighters can make a room feel taller and you should relinquish oversized shades in favour of minimalistic alternatives. Enhance the level of light in the room by including glass sliding doors on the wardrobes and hang mirrors opposite windows and doors to bounce more light around.

Steer clear of dark-coloured walls, opting instead for cool, pale colours which enhance the sense of space and will help your guests feel relaxed. An accent wall created with a bold paint or striking wallpaper is a good way of drawing attention to the ideal focal point of the bed, without being overpowering.

With a little creativity you will see the potential for transforming your previously unloved box room into a perfect place for your guests.

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