Creating a cozy bedroom for guests is a great way to make them feel welcomed and relaxed, even if they are far from home. But often, the guest bedroom is the most overlooked room in the house. The good news is you don’t have to spend a lot of money to ensure that your guests have a warm and comfortable place to stay.
Tips to Decorate Your Guest Bedroom
Here are few tips for decorating your guest bedroom that won’t break the bank.
1. Borrow items from other rooms in the home.
One way to decorate the guest bedroom on a budget is to borrow small pieces of furniture from other areas of the home. For example, you could grab a small side table from the living room and convert it into a night stand. Or if you have any extra lamps or other pieces of furniture that could serve a better function in the guest bedroom, don’t be afraid to repurpose them.
2. Browse your local thrift stores and inexpensive furniture outlets.
Many stores have great options for budget-friendly furniture. You can also shop your local thrift stores and antique shops to see if there are any pieces of furniture you can use. Decorator tip: any antique piece can be given new life with a fresh coat of paint and a little love!
Guests probably won’t notice your antique chairs or thrift store drawers, but they will notice a worn-down, uncomfortable mattress. Great mattresses are available for every budget. If you are looking for a quick fix, choose a comfy mattress pad with a plush pillow top and soft bed linens to create the most comfortable sleep environment.
3. Take on some DIY projects.
Bedroom décor can get expensive and quickly add up. To avoid the steep prices, check out Pinterest for some simple do-it-yourself projects! The social network has tons of links to easy and stylish décor projects that you can complete on a rainy afternoon.
4. Freshen up the room with fragrance.
Before your guests arrive, lightly spritz the sheets and towels with fragranced linen spray. Adding scented soaps and candles is also an inexpensive way to freshen up the bathroom area. Fresh flowers are also a low-cost way to brighten up the room and let your guests know you’re excited to have them. Try not to go overboard on the flowers, though, in case your visitors suffer from allergies.
No matter how you decide to decorate your guest bedroom, remember that comfort is key to ensuring your guests have a great stay. Thinking of the little details ahead of time (like making sure fresh towels and extra blankets are handy) can help keep your guests happy and comfortable.
Also, since your friends and family will primarily be sleeping in the room, make sure they have a comfortable place to sleep. If you need to buy a new mattress, now is the perfect time. Mattress Firm’s Friends & Family + Sale takes the deals that we normally reserve for our loved ones and brings them to every customer – 20% off top mattresses and accessories. Come visit a Mattress Firm location today and stretch your budget further.
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