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At one point or another, many Indiana residents find themselves with a spare room. It’s just the nature of a home, as children grow up and move out. But more often, these rooms represent areas that were previously dedicated to hobbies that have since been abandoned. Some unused areas are believed to have dimensions that make it difficult to utilize the space. Unfortunately, these rooms are more prone to neglect to the point where no one even thinks about the space any longer.
With Summer temperatures finally setting in, people are starting to think about bonfires, cookouts and other friendly gatherings. Repurposing an old space for a guest room can be just the excuse to get the most out of these previously unused areas. Here are a few steps to get things started.
Empty rooms often serve as a sort of storage space, making the area prone to interior and drywall imperfections. This can especially be true if it was a child’s old room. Either way, before a true transformation can occur, these interior eyesores must be addressed. It’s the first critical step to a smooth, quality paint job that will make guests feel comfortable for the duration of their visit.
Change the Tone
Sometimes, empty rooms can have negative associations. This is the perfect opportunity to switch things up with a new interior paint color and change the dynamic of the room entirely. While some people may take this as an excuse to explore bold paint colors, it’s also important to remember the perspective of future guests. The psychology of paint selection is crucial in this process.
Because stress is often associated with travel, consider using one of the various hues of blue. Blue has been believed to lower blood pressure and promote feelings of relaxation when used on room interiors. This may be a great color choice that can help ease guests to sleep, as they are far away from home.
Conversely, bright red interiors are thought to add energy to a room, and may result in restlessness for guests. Determine which colors and hues will pair well with the room, considering lighting during the day and night for the best result.
Make it Comfortable
Once the room has a warm and inviting color scheme, it’s time to make it feel like a home away from home. Choose complimentary colored furniture, pillows and accessories that will make the interior paint look beautiful and inviting. Guests will not only enjoy their stay, they may bring some delicious summer treats when they surely return.