HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT GUEST BEDROOM – When it comes to creating the perfect guest bedroom, there are many things you need to take into consideration. Although a guest bedroom to you might be a place to store all your clutter, think about your guests who will be sleeping in there.
A colour scheme is the starting point and will be the basis of the room. Deciding on a colour scheme for your guest bedroom can be difficult. It is recommended to use neutral colours. You could choose a theme for your bedroom and a vintage theme is neutral as well as homely. It is extremely popular at the moment as the neutral tones complemented with floral and decorative fabrics give a classic feel.
Choosing the perfect furniture that combines style and storage potential as well as giving your guests the opportunity to store their belongings is difficult. The main storage solutions are fitted and freestanding furniture or beds with storage such as divan beds.
The space underneath your bed is ideal for storage. Divan beds have become so popular; with storage already built in it is the perfect solution. Not only can you hide away all your clutter, they also generally fit into smaller spaces. The storage space provided will either be a number of built-in drawers or through a mechanism that hydraulically lifts the mattress to give access to a large compartment. This could also be a good place to store bedding and towels for your visitors.
Deciding which furniture to use is important as it will affect the space your guests have to hang their belongings. Fitted furniture provides a great use of the space as well as a sleek look which is why it particularly popular. You can get furniture to fit around all the awkward angles of your bedroom. All manner of furniture can be ‘fitted-in’. It is good to provide adequate hanging space, so if you use the wardrobes for your own clothes, you should make room for your visitors.
Freestanding furniture is less popular less days as it is not made to fit a specific space. However, they are usually particularly decorative which would be ideal in a guest bedroom. If you have space, a dressing table is an added bonus. Following on from the vintage theme you could use a French console table as a dressing table – it would be most useful. They usually have drawers which can hold toiletries for your visitors.
A bookcase could be an ideal storage solution; however it will be on display to your guests so keep that in mind as you need to be particularly tidy! To combat this storage boxes could be used as they can look rather decorative; use mirrored storage boxes for a vintage/classic look to your bedroom.
No matter what furniture you use, it is a lovely touch if your guests feel comfortable. Little things such as providing them with adequate free hanging space or fresh flowers all contribute to creating a home away from home.