A guest room is a wonderful addition to have to your home because it provides a place for house guests or visiting family members. A guest room does not have to be very large and many people choose to convert an office or a den into a guest room. When choosing to furnish a guest room, you do not need to spend a lot of money, but just enough to make sure that the room is comfortable.
When furnishing a guest room, you should consider whether the room will be permanently a guest room or if you can convert the room into a guest room easily. If you need to space for an office, then you can consider purchasing a futon, instead of a full bed, so that you can prop the futon up and give yourself more space in the room without having to move large pieces of furniture around.
Here are some considerations to think about when furnishing and decorating your guest room:
* Clean Out the Room
When considering what type of furnishings your guest room should have it is important to clear out the room of any necessary furniture. After clearing out the room, you should vacuum and clean the room so that it can be measured and assessed as a blank slate.
* Consider Current Furniture
Consider any furniture that you may have on hand that would go well into a guest room. Does your oldest child need a new bed? If so, can you consider moving his or her older bed into the guest room? Do you a futon residing unused in the den? Any extra furniture that you have that you are not using can be considered for a guest room. It will help to save money because you will not have to purchase any new furniture.
* Think of Neutral Decor
When decorating a guest room, it is important that room is comfortable for whomever is going to be staying there. That being said, it should not be decorated like a kid's room, nor should it be too frilly. A neutral decor, with natural and warm colors, will ensure that any guest will feel comfortable staying there.
* Extra Storage Space
If you are expecting guests to stay in your guest room for an extended period of time, then you might consider getting some extra storage space especially for the guest room. The extra storage space can be a dresser or just some free space in the closet for empty hangers.
* Extra Linens
Extra linens, like clean sheets, towels, and other necessities should be easy for your guests to find and use. When showing them the room, you should point out where the extra linens are stored so that they do not need to ask you later.
* Extra Amenities
Extra room accessories can really help your guests feel at home. A radio or small television set can be a nice touch. A healthy indoor plant can also make the room more welcoming to your guests. Proper lighting for reading in bed and, if room permits, a nice armchair so that your guest have another place to sit, other than the bed.
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