If you have a spare room and you’re not quite sure what to do with it, you’ve come to the right place. Your spare room can be a great place for guests to stay over, or even somewhere your kids can spend time with their friends. Here are some ideas for styling your spare room that you’ll love!
Brighten It Up
A spare room doesn’t have to be boring just because you’re not in there all the time! You might not want to spend as much money on it as you have on the rest of the house, but you can still give it a little personality. Neon accents can look great on bedding or on the wall, but don’t use too many as they can be too stimulating and keep your guests awake. They stand out well against a neutral decor, so you can still give the room a serene, peaceful look as well as personality.
Geometric prints go great with pretty much anything, and can add interest to an otherwise boring and plain space.
Getting The Temperature Right With Layers
Everybody is different, so getting the temperature right in your spare room can be tough. You might think it’s nice a cosy, but your guest could be one of those people who is ‘always cold’ and finds it a little too nippy. To make sure the temperature is right for them, it’s a good idea to layer the bed up with plenty of pillows and throws. This means your guest can better control how warm or cool they are while they sleep, and can also make the room look far more stylish. A dressed bed is a must in any bedroom!
A Sofabed Is Sofabad – Choose A Real Bed
We all know that sleeping on a sofa bed can be torture. Why would you want that for your guests? They’d probably rather sleep on the sofa than on a tiny sofa bed that’s squeaky and pokes them in all of the wrong places. You can still find cheap mattresses that are high quality, so don’t worry about spending too much on the guest room. You just want something that will help your guests to wake up feeling refreshed, rather than achy and tired.
Just because your guests have gone to bed doesn’t mean they’ll sleep right away. It’s only polite to leave them something to keep them entertained if they can’t sleep. Consider including a book shelf with some great books on there, or a small TV that they can put on if they’re feeling restless. You don’t want them to lie awake all night in the dark and resent you for it the next day!
Make sure that any electricals in the room can easily be turned off so as not to disrupt your guest’s sleeping pattern. You don’t want any pesky little lights getting in the way and keeping them up. Do include a nice lamp for your guests to use too, just incase they do choose to read.