If you're anything like us your spare bedroom can end up becoming an extra storage space rather than a spare bedroom.
This is not ideal, particularly when you have to do the last-minute rush around to get the room ready and organised when you're friends come to stay! So to help you transform your spare bedroom into an inviting and welcoming room that your house guests will love all on a budget, keep on reading for our 5 Top Tips....
1. Declutter & Organise
Traditional Pigeon Hole Style Wall Unit £95.00, Industrial-Style Ladder Shelf Unit With 2 Drawers £390.00
Take everything out of your spare room and stow away pieces that don't belong in there such as folders, gym equipment and clothes. If you really need to store things in your spare room, then get your hands on some storage furniture, shelving and baskets that will stylishly hide away anything that you don't want on display. Open storage such as clothing rails and shelving units are usually cheaper than large furniture pieces like wardrobes and storage cabinets.
For more storage tips, check out our blog Top 10 Space-Saving Ideas For Small Rooms and Apartment Living.
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2. Get Painting!
Rockett St George Exclusive Paint Collection - Cloisters from £14.00, Rockett St George Exclusive Paint Collection - Portobello from £14.00
Paint is a really inexpensive way to transform a room and we have a fabulous wall paint decor collection at Rockett St George that is super affordable.
For a guest bedroom, it's helpful to consider your colours as you want to ensure that the space is relaxing, calm and peaceful for your home guests. Relaxing bedroom colours include pale hues with warming undertones such as chalky white colours, clay pinks and sandy beiges. Alternatively, create a cocooning and dramatic space with dark blues, deep browns and midnight blacks. Dark colours like this are brilliant for making your guests feel extra special. You can read our blog on choosing the right wall colour here, or alternatively, pick up a copy of Extraordinary Interiors In Colour where co-founders Jane and Lucy guide you through the best colour making decisions.
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3. Furniture - less is more.
You don't have to fork out a small fortune to fit your spare bedroom with furniture.
Instead of bedside tables, why not opt for stools or instead of a wardrobe why not go for a clothing rail?! However, one thing we do recommend spending some money on is a great bed frame and mattress. The bed is often the focal point of a bedroom, so it's worth investing in a great bed, our King Size Four Poster Iron Canopy Bed, Liberty Slate Grey Buttoned King Size Bed and Bloom Natural Rattan Headboard - Double Bed will all make an impact in your spare room!
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Don't forget the lighting! Low lighting such as table lamps, fairy lights and floor lights give that hotel bedroom feel and makes your spare bedroom feel like a space that you want to escape off too. We have a range of affordable table lamps, floor lights and fairy lights with a lot of added personality at Rockett St George. Some of our top favourites include our, Art Deco Canopy Table Lamp - available in Matt White, Ochre Gold, Berry Red, Matt Black, our Polished Brass, Concrete & Black Shade Floor Lamp and our Green Leafy Decorative Fairy Lights - great for adding an element of nature and greenery into the guest bedroom.
Another alternative is to fill the room with candles. Not only is this the sexiest of lighting choices it will also infuse the room with the most inviting scents. Check out our new Eco Candle Collection which is made from paraffin-free wax that we've upped the scent on ... lasting for hours and hours regardless of whether they are lit or not!
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5. Dress to impress
Glorious Velvet Cushions: Deep Terracotta £32.00, Mustard £32.00, Khaki Green £32.00, Peaches £22.00, Slate Grey £22.00, Revive Rug - Grey 02 - 3 Sizes Available from £60.00
Finally, a really easy and affordable way to make a spare bedroom look styled is to dress it with textures. Cushions, throws and rugs are all cosy addition that will complete your look and add that extra feeling of luxury to the room.
We have a number of affordable rugs, cushions and throws at Rockett St George that will all add that extra dash of colour and pattern into your spare bedroom. Some of our favourite picks include the Revive Rug - Various Colours & Sizes, Black Mandala Pattern Natural Jute Circular Rug, Glorious Velvet Cushion - Peaches,, Glorious Velvet Cushion - Khaki Green and the Cotton Pom Pom Blanket 200x300cm - Mustard.