Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Decorating a guest bedroom and bathroom is a little different from the rest of the home because you have to take into consideration that your guests may not have the same tastes as you. Just because you like floral print and bright colors, doesn’t mean they will. For this reason, it’s always best to decorate the guest rooms in neutral colors and add a splash of color with wall art and other accessories.
If you get too wild with the wallpaper and fabric colors, it can be very distracting and even a little overwhelming for your guests. Also bright red and other vibrant colors can make them feel uncomfortable, over-stimulated and even interfere with their sleep. In addition to the color scheme you use, you also have to consider the following.
Your guest bedroom and bathroom is not an extra storage space where you put all of the things you don’t have room for in the rest of the house. It’s a place where your guests can relax and feel comfortable while visiting or at least it should be. If you have the rooms filled with all types of clutter, it’s going to be very uncomfortable for your guests. If the closet and dresser drawers are filled with your things, where will they put their clothes?
If the shelves and dressers are covered with knick-knacks and collectibles, they’ll be afraid to move around too much because they might accidently break something. Of course, you can use the guest room for many of these items but leave space for them to move around comfortably and make sure they have room for their items. This way, you’ll always be ready for visitors and you won’t have to make room every time someone visits.
Another thing that you don’t want to forget to do is to stock the bathroom with all the supplies needed to be comfortable. This includes extra toilet paper so your guests won’t have to ask you for it if the roll runs out and stock plenty of towels, washcloths and extra sheets. Placing new individually wrapped bars of soap, toothbrushes, razors and an assortment of shampoos in the guest bathroom would also be a nice touch. Adding these small details is considerate and helps to make your guests feel welcome.
Providing a flat screen TV and a radio will also help make your guests feel at home and give them a way to relax and wind down at the end of the day. It’s also a good idea to have a comfortable chair, nightstand and a reading lamp where they can sit and relax a bit before bed or before starting their day.
The whole point of having a guest room is to give your visitors a place to stay where they’ll feel welcome and comfortable, so you want to choose a bedroom interior design that’s suitable for anyone. Your guests will appreciate the effort and be much more comfortable than they would be staying in a clutter room or one that is decorated with overpowering colors.