Summer brings with it hot weather, school vacations, and the promise of guests. Is your guest room ready to receive guests? Perhaps you need to redo the interior painting or update the decor.
If you are thinking about redoing your guest room, adding a few seasonal touches can make it a bright, welcoming space for summer visitors. Here are a few tips to get you started, and be sure to share your ideas with any interior painters that you hire.
If your room needs repainting, choose a cooling color to create beachy, summer vibes even if you are nowhere near the coast. The good thing about color combinations typically associated with summer such as blue and white is that they are cooling and refreshing year-round.
Your interior painters may advise you to choose cooler colors since those are more relaxing and help people sleep. You can add vibrant summer-like details by painting the baseboards a different color, painting the furniture, or adding bright, fresh flowers.
This is a year-round tip for hosting guests that you shouldn’t neglect in the summer. Make sure that your guests have everything they could need in your guest room, including extra towels, linens, and a bedside table where they can store their things. Furniture that is beautiful as well as practical, with drawers to hold your guests’ possessions and extra linens you want to leave for them, is a good choice.
You should add additional things that can help your guests beat the summer heat. If their room includes an air conditioner, make sure that they can control the temperature. If not, add a ceiling or portable fan for those hot summer nights.
Small details can take your guest room from good to great and show guests that you care. A welcome basket is one fun way to give guests all that they might need during their stay while showing that you care. Include any toiletries they might have forgotten, a welcome note with the Wi-Fi password, and other little gifts.
Decorative details are another way to update your guest room for the season without needing to redo your entire interior painting. Set out decorations such as seashells or seaglass. Switch out linens and pillows for ones in summery colors such as blue and yellow.
Preparing your guest room for the summer does not just encompass decorative details. You should also consider practical details that could impact the quality of your guests’ stay.
For example, a squeaky door or one that does not shut properly could impact someone’s sleep quality. The same goes for broken blinds or a malfunctioning air conditioner. Be sure to take care of all of these repairs before your first guest arrives. Some hosts even try sleeping in their guest bedrooms for a night or two to identify potential problem areas that could impact their guests’ stay.
Get ready to welcome your summer guests by repairing any small issues in your guest bedroom and updating it with seasonal decorations or even a fresh coat of paint.