If, like much of the rest of the world, you are spending more time at home than normal and you feel like being extra-productive, rejigging the look of a guest bedroom may be in your plans. Research by NBCUniversal’s subscription service, Bluprint, has found that around 75% of Americans have creative hobbies, and statistics are similar across Europe.
If design is yours, find the inspiration from the following frugal tips, and turn your home into a true oasis you can show off when your first guest re-enters your home.
Choosing A Theme
The guest bedroom is arguably one of the most special spots in the home. Despite being a room that’s usually empty, it can be incredibly creative and themed with a view to making the space truly feel like home for friends.
Because it is less utilitarian than your usual bedroom, it can also be a little more creative and arty, so give in to your inner Van Gogh when deciding on the design theme. You might choose to take your inspiration from flowers, books, or even maritime subjects. If you choose a natural theme like the sea, going the affordable route is easy.
Simply paint the room in a cool blue colour, decorate the walls with affordable frames bearing printed imagery of sea animals, and add a pop of blue to the bed via cute cushions or throw blankets.
Repurposing Old Furniture
As stated by home design specialists J Fisher Interior Design, one of the hottest trends in interior design involves a blend of old and new. That is, the heyday of minimalism is over, but the penchant for modernism continues to hold sway. The zeitgeist of the times is customisation and the blend of old and new influences.
If you have an old night table, bedroom bench or antique chair, bring it into the guest bedroom, and if you have the equipment, consider giving old items a new look with any old cans of spray paint you may have lying around. You will need to lightly sand old wooden pieces; then clean and prime them prior to applying thin layers of paint.
Don’t be shy with colour; you don’t have to stick to brown or other neutral colours. In fact, your colourful vintage item can be the visual highlight of the room.
Think of how you can add a touch of artistry to a guest bedroom. You might decide to wallpaper the wall behind the bed, add a bespoke mural work to a column or corner of the room, or digitally design and print out a modern artwork.
Some artists use a blend of digital and hand-painting techniques to create works of true beauty. The best thing about making your own art is that it is not only cheaper, but also more personal, and can be tweaked as you go to fit in with the guest room’s colour scheme.
If you are looking for a mindful pursuit to battle the pandemic blues, why not turn your eye to the guest room? Totally turn it on its head by choosing an appealing and inviting theme, include a blend of modern and vintage pieces, and don’t forget to add a bit of art. If you can create it yourself, all the better. It will only help your guests feel more at home.