Historic Home CareApril 29, 2015
Rainy Day ProjectsMay 13, 2015
In the midst of spring cleaning, some people may realize that they have a little more space than they had previously anticipated. It’s easy for hobbies to fill entire rooms with related tools and materials, but not all interests last forever. With the season of family gatherings and summer vacations quickly approaching, homeowners with extra space may be interested in converting an unoccupied room into a comfortable guest room that could bring visiting family and friends closer together. Although it can be difficult to get started, here are a few critical steps before transforming the space.
Inspect the Area
Simply clearing out the room entirely will help spark creativity when considering some of the possibilities for the newly used space. Perhaps more importantly, it will allow homeowners to inspect the walls for dings and other imperfections that should be addressed before moving forward.
Switch it up
One of the most gratifying things about repurposing a room is giving it a different feel entirely. Even though the room may be primarily used for guests, it should still feel like a part of the house that is loved and will send positive vibes whenever anyone walks in. Homeowners are encouraged to explore new interior colors and change the flow as much as desired. When shopping for an interior color, consider the perspective of the guest and stick to paint colors that are calming and pleasant. For instance, a plain white wall may cause people traveling to feel as if they are staying in a hotel. Choosing a cool blue color for some of the hotter upcoming summer days may prove to be a more relaxing alternative.
Inviting color schemes are great start when transforming a space into a home away from home. Adding accessories and décor that complement the color will make the room seem more personal, making it less like a random unused room and more like a prized part of the home.