A guest room is a great asset. Being able to invite friends and family over to stay is something not many people have the room for. If you’ve got an extra room and are looking to turn it into a space for guests to call their own in your home, you’ll want to pick the right furniture, paint color, decor, and arguably most important, flooring. Here are some tips to make your guest room as welcoming as possible, from the floor up.
The first thing to consider is how often the room will be used. Most guest rooms occupied for much less time than any other room in the house. This means that the floor typically sees less traffic. With this, not only will you end up cleaning it less, but it won’t wear as fast due to infrequent usage. This gives you a few options that you might not consider for other part of your home that see more foot traffic.
Because of the limited use, you can place carpeting in this room without many of the usual fears. You likely won’t have to worry about food or drinks spilling, dirty feet tracking in mud, or the discoloration that comes with everyday use. Darker carpets don’t show dirt as easily so you can go longer between cleanings compromising the beauty of the room.
Although you might want this space to look and feel its best, you also might want to stick to a smaller budget than if you were decorating another room in your house. Laminate comes in a wide variety of designs, colors, and finishes, and is a great option for those looking for a less expensive option. It’s usually extremely easy to clean which is perfect for those last minute visitors.
Of course, you can also choose to blend the guest room seamlessly with the rest of the house and use the same hardwood or vinyl that you’ve used for all the other rooms. The choice is up to you but we’re sure your guests will love anything you pick, as long as they’re spending time with you.