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It seems as if retail stores prepare for the holiday season a little earlier each year. Although some people find this commercialized foreshadowing troublesome, it does serve as a reminder of all things that need to be done. In many cases, this refers to the list of necessary interior boosts for those who will be hosting house guests over the holidays.
Guest rooms (or maybe even empty ones) can be the easiest to neglect, so it’s understandable that it may need a new paint color to liven things up. But sprucing things up for family and friends shouldn’t be a chore. Homeowners should consider some favorite colors that would make them want to spend more time in the room when it is unused.
For people who have never decorated a guest room before, there are a few things to keep in mind that may lead to some inspiration. There’s no need to make “hotel-like” accommodations, or put mints on pillows. The best guest rooms feel like “lived-in” spaces. Consider more colorful interior paint choices as opposed to something that is monochromatic white. However, if time is running out, grab a small amount of paint and make one or two accent walls that can instantly offer a splash of color. Then, choose complimentary colored pillows and accessories that make the room seem more inviting.
It’s important to keep in mind that the holiday season is the busiest and most stressful time to travel. Select interior colors like blue or green, which can eliminate the sense of confinement that guests may have experienced on the plane or in the car. Choose paint colors that encourage relaxation or that are reminiscent of nature or other positive associations. For example, various hues of blue can help ease guests to sleep while they are far away from home.