This time of year your guest room probably sees more people than it does in all other parts of the year combined. If your guest room is looking tired and worn, here are a few ways to breathe some new life into it so it is ready for the next wave of guests.
Quick Ways to Upgrade Your Guestroom:
1. The Bed
· Mattress: When was the last time you flipped or even vacuumed the mattress in the guest room? If you don’t know, it is well past time to do so. Every mattress should be turned or flipped about every six months, depending on the type. Vacuuming the mattress is important as well because it is cloth and can become home to many different things over time. If it has been in your home in a while and has never been cleaned, you may even want to get it professionally cleaned.
· Sheets and Pillow: One of the easiest and most budget-friendly ways to give a bed and the whole guest room a new and updated look is with fresh up-to-date bedding. The bedding can re-create the whole tone/style/mood of the room.
· Pillows: Purchase some fresh fluffy pillows to breathe some life back into your bedding.
2. The Walls
Instead of investing in all new furniture or flooring to give a room a makeover, try a fresh coat of paint in a new color that coordinates nicely with those new bed sheets. A fresh coat of paint too much for the budget? Hang some new pictures in the color scheme of your sheets. Keep things simple and go with one or two large prints that bring out the colors of your bedding. This will provide a relaxing and cohesive look that feels homey and finished without being super expensive.
3. That Extra Touch
Put together a basket with a few extra touches to welcome your guests to the room. This could be something as simple as a few bottles of water and some snacks with a simple welcome note, to an all-out gift basket chock full of magazines, toiletries, candles, snacks, and more. Anything that will make your guests feel like you are excited they are there makes the room feel all the more special and inviting.
4. Deep Cleaning
Have all the surfaces in your guest room professionally deep cleaned and be amazed at how it seems like a brand new space. Ideally surfaces including carpet, hardwood, tile, upholstery, mattresses, and natural stone should be cleaned and sealed at least once a year to keep them in their best shape.