It would be fair to say that some rooms in the home are more loved than others. To coin some examples, the kitchen often pulls at the purse strings more than others – after all, it’s supposedly the most valued room in the home.The bathroom isn’t too far behind, while the master bedroom and living room also receive their fair share of love.
Something that often slips through the net is the guest bedroom. Even if you are a frequent host, the chances of investing heavily in this room are slim at best. It receives the pennies at the bottom of the purse – and nothing more. Sure, you could invest in built-in-wardrobes and all of the other hugely expensive renovations that will prompt an immediate wow-factor from guests whenever they are allowed back to stay in your home.
Or, you could turn to shrewder, more budget-friendly options. Let’s take a look at some of these ideas through the course of today’s article.
Everything can be delivered in a bottle
Chances are unless you are based in the extremely leafy regions of London, most of your guests are thankful to have their own bedroom to stay in.
Something that immediately spells ‘effort’ and ‘above and beyond’ is a set of shampoos, body washes and anything else you can think of – all left waiting on the bed or your destination of choice. Turn to something like Molten Brown products from Covent Garden, or another well-known brand, to start the effect.
Make the bed feel hotel-esque
Very few of your guests are going to expect the Ritz when they land in your spare bedroom – but you can implement techniques that make it feel as though they are residing in some form of a classy hotel.
One such way is with the bedding. Every time we check into a hotel, we’re met with this deluxe, padded bedding that is utterly inviting. As it turns out, this is relatively easy to implement yourself; there are several guides out there that will tell you exactly how to plump your bed like the pros and, again, show that your room has oh-so-much more than the typical guest bedroom.
Add freshness with flowers
One of the significant problems with a lot of guest bedrooms is that they just don’t feel lived in. Chances are, nobody has set foot in it for the last few months, and if they have, it’s been for storage reasons and nothing else.
This is where flowers can come to your rescue. Again, it’s a budget-friendly option but just shows your visitors that the room they are staying is lived in, and there is something new and fresh about it that can make them feel at home.
Provide some sort of storage facility
On the subject of storage, let’s talk about your guest’s clothes. As we have already suggested, you probably don’t have the big budget needed for a large built-in-wardrobe. But, at the same time, your guests need somewhere to hang their belongings?
Don’t feel the need to invest considerable sums in this; after all, your visitors are probably only going to stay for a few days at most. Turn to something like a clothes hanger, or even something attached to the wall, to provide a budget-friendly and practical solution for those arriving to use your guest bedroom.