The holidays are just around the corner, and while we are all for living in the moment, it can’t hurt to get your spare room ready before the hustle and bustle of the season truly begins. During the festive season friends and family don’t always need an invitation to pop in and say hi. Therefore you should always “guest proof” your home and have it ready at all times, this will ensure that you don’t break a sweat when people decide to sleep over.
A guest room should feel like a haven and make your guests feel comfortable.
It’s most likely that your guest room has been turned into storage space, a small office or a playroom, which can make the reception of an unexpected visitor a bit of a chore. Like most people, you’ll probably receive some unexpected guests this festive season.
Here are a few ideas to help you become a pleasant host;
Stay prepared all the time
Making sure your visitors feel welcome should be second nature, this will not only help them feel welcome, but they will also leave your home very impressed. Placing a quirky welcome mat at the door can add a playful touch. Ready to eat snacks and a packed-up fridge for when an unexpected guest arrives will make life easier because you can offer them something to eat and drink while you prepare a proper meal.
Letting go is never easy, but it’s necessary so you can have enough space to give your room a new look. Donate all the items you no longer need to those in need and anything that has no significant use should be either donated or thrown away if unusable – besides hoarding is not a foreseeable trend.
Recycle, Reuse, Remodel
Bring out the artist in you by reusing old items and adding a modern spin, not everything has to be new in the room, but making a few changes can make a huge difference. Moving things around, repainting and refurbishing old furniture are a few ways you can spruce up and rejuvenate your guest room so your guests have a refreshing experience. You can also frame all your children’s “artworks” and create an arty wall, a floor length mirror will also help give the illusion that the space is bigger than what it actually is.
A pop of colour
New paint on the wall is a simple trick that makes a big difference. A bright coat of paint will help bring new life into the room. Bright colours create and open the room which will also give your guests a calming effect, try using the Dulux Colour of the Year, Creme Brulee which is inspired by the varied tones and remarkable properties of honey – natural, timeless, enduring, protective, rejuvenating and healing. Making your guest room the perfect room this holiday season.