Designing the perfect spare bedroom

You might not be sleeping there every night, but that's not to say that you shouldn't get creative when designing your spare bedroom. Giving your guests a great experience when welcoming them into your home doesn't have to break the bank or stress you out. Here are just a few ideas to help you design a stunning room while keeping a tight hand on your spending!


Finding a design theme

When planning the overall look and feel of a spare bedroom, you probably won't want to splurge on a load of new furniture, decor, and so on. You can have a bright, beautiful yet cost effective room by going for a clean, minimalist theme. This saves you from spending your cash on elaborate ornaments and cumbersome furniture without compromising on your home's aesthetic.

The first step? Pick your colour palette. One popular option, for instance, is to go all white with subtle hints of warm tones throughout. You'll need to buy a bedside table, a sleek lamp, and some plain, crisp bed sheets that fit the colour scheme.

Next, give your walls a fresh lick of paint—it's easy to do and way cheaper than paying somebody to do it for you. The room will be visually appealing and feel well thought-out to your guest, making it a pleasure for them to come home to after a long day.


Reuse and refurbish

You'd be surprised how many useful things you might find stored away in your home. A dusty old desk, a set of art prints you've had stowed away for ages, maybe even some chairs or tables that haven't been used in a long while. You can save a tidy amount of money by breaking out some of that furniture and décor and giving it a new lease of life.

If your furniture looks worn out and tatty, try fixing it up by replacing cupboard handles, varnishing or re-painting wooden furniture, and polishing any metal details until they shine.