Whether you’ve been living in your house for a number of years or have just moved in, it can be easy to feel daunted about the prospect of putting all your renovation ideas into practice. However, there are some really simple ways you can make a house a home without too much fuss. When it comes to your spare bedroom, it’s also natural to leave sorting this space until last as it can accidentally turn into the place you store boxes. If you’ve sorted all your priority living spaces and are getting ready to invite guests over, it’s time to finally give the spare bedroom some of the extra attention it deserves.
1. Decide what you want from the room
First, you need to decide what kind of function you want the room to have – and this will also clearly depend on the space you have to utilise. If you want it to be an out and out guest room, you can have some real fun making it a gorgeous, cosy space for your friends and family to feel at home in. If you need it to have multiple functions – for instance, you might need to have a space for working from home – then you can get creative with making this work for you and your life.
2. Declutter the space
It’s amazing what having a clear out can do for a room. Not only will it instantly look neater but you’ll also be able to better visualise what you can achieve with the space. Having a declutter will be especially important if you’ve been using this room to tuck away all those items you’ve been unsure what to do with. To make this an inviting space, it will need to have its own purpose and not just be the dumping ground to rid the rest of the house of clutter.
The bonus of this will also be that you can give away some of your decluttered items to charity. It’s a win/win situation.
3. Invest in a quality bed
Even though you’re not going to be sleeping in this bed yourself, investing in a quality bed – or even just a great mattress – will ensure you make your guests comfortable. You don’t want them complaining about your hospitality, after all! A bed is the focal point of any room so you’ll want to buy something that both looks and feels good. You don’t have to break the bank for quality, either, search for something perfect from a company such as Divan Beds Centre, and you’ll get a fair price and a quality bed that will last for a really long time.
4. Refresh the paintwork
Now you’ve decluttered the space and ordered a new bed for your spare bedroom, take a look at how the walls are currently decorated. Chipped paintwork, faded skirting boards and drab looking radiators? Give everything a thorough clean and select a fresh colour scheme. Nothing elevates a space more than a fresh lick of paint. It’s a quick, simple and cost effective way to make a big difference.
This is the fun part – you can now accessorise depending on the paint colour you chose. If you chose neutral tones for your wall colours, you can afford to play with bold colours with your accessories.
Accessories to consider:
- Bedside tables
- Throws and cushions
- Chairs and stools
- Lighting – new shades or lamps
There are lots of ways to spruce up your spare room and hopefully these five simple steps will get you on track to creating a space you’re truly proud of.