Tips on Creating the Perfect Guestroom

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creating a beautiful guest bedroomAt the start of a new year, you may be considering taking on a new project in your home. Whether it is a fresh lick of paint or a complete renovation, tackling some DIY home improvement needs careful consideration and planning to achieve the best possible outcome.

A guest bedroom can become a dumping ground or overflow room where clutter from the rest of the house accumulates, turning what could have been a useful extra room in to an oversized cupboard. Or perhaps your spare room has been forgotten about over the years and is in urgent need of some renovation. Whether you are planning a complete overhaul, or just a new year spruce-up, follow the tips below to create the perfect guest bedroom.


Before starting work on your guest bedroom, decide on a style or design you want to stick to. Do you want a minimalist look with neutral tones or a colourful room with eccentric furniture? A guest bedroom can be an opportunity to try something new with your style, as you won’t be using it all of the time, you can perhaps afford to be a little more eccentric with your choices.


The guest bedroom is a haven of storage, and you don’t want to lose that. On the other hand you want your guests to feel comfortable when they stay, and not feel surrounded by your clutter. An ideal way to keep a good balance here is with some sleek storage. Fitted wardrobes are a great idea for hiding away a multitude of sins while keeping the place looking super sleek and matching the style of the room.

If you have a small room, choosing mirrored wardrobes can create a feeling of light and space in a room as well as meaning you don’t have to find separate space for a floor mirror. Under-bed storage is also a great idea to conceal some of your personal items in a guest bedroom. Lastly, don’t forget to leave some space free for your guest!


Bedroom furniture can really determine the feel of a room. Too chunky or dark and a room can feel small, so if your guest bedroom is a touch on the small side, you may want to opt for light, slim-line furniture. You may not want to spend a fortune on your guest bedroom – after all, you’re saving the best for your own room – so look for retailers like Sainsbury’s, who specialise in quality, contemporary looks at great prices.

With the right combination of design, storage and furniture, your guest bedroom can be dramatically transformed, and with some forward planning and careful budgeting, you can transform the look of your guest bedroom for less than you’d think. By creating the perfect guest bedroom you will be proud to welcome guests to your home.

Updated: February 2, 2014 — 2:36 am

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