Guest Room Update on a Budget

When your friends and family come to visit, your guest room will likely be one of the most important rooms in the house to get ready! There are plenty of ways you can update your guest room without breaking the bank. Check out our tips to learn how you can get your guest bedroom ready in time for your special guests.

Painting Your Walls

If your guest room is looking a little dull, a fresh coat of paint is the easiest way to update any room! KENT offers a variety of cost-effective interior paint options, with a large selection of colours to choose from. For your guest room, try a neutral colour on the walls like white, grey, or cream. Using a neutral colour will allow you to play with accent colours in the rest of your room’s décor, and this will really help bring the room together.

Using a neutral colour also allows you to update your guest room based on the season. You can switch out throw pillows, blankets, or curtains to match certain holidays or the colours of the season!

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Yes, you heard that right, wallpaper is back in! This isn’t your grandma’s wallpaper; we’ve come a long way since the years of tacky wallpaper borders. Using a funky wallpaper will add a unique style to your guest room, and there are so many different ways you can style a room using wallpaper. You can create an accent wall with wallpaper, or you could even use it on the ceiling!

Wallpaper now comes in a variety of different types, with different application methods:

  • Paste the paper - with this method you need to apply the paste directly to the paper, and not the wall.
  • Paste the wall - this comes unpasted with a non-woven material, so you can apply the paste directly to the wall.
  • Peel and stick - the easiest of all the methods, just peel and stick!

Peel and stick wallpaper provides DIYers with an easy way to quickly update any room! This wallpaper is safe for walls, so it can be removed or switched out with another design anytime.

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Hanging new curtains is another easy way to switch up your guest room’s décor! Curtains not only provide your guests with privacy, they also complete the style of the room. They come in many different styles and colours that will suit any space. Curtains also add some dimension to the room with the use of different textures. 

If your guests are going to be staying for an extended length of time, it may be a good idea to get some blackout curtains to help with light control. KENT carries a large assortment of curtain types and styles, including light darkening curtains, which your guests are sure to appreciate. 

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Tabletop Lamps

If you have a larger budget, adding a nice tabletop lamp to your guest room is a great addition. Your guests will love having a soft light for some cozy bedtime reading, or if they simply don’t want to turn on the harsh ceiling light.  

Adding a lamp is not only practical, it can add a powerful punch to the décor of your guest room. KENT offers the largest in-stock selection of lighting in Atlantic Canada, so you are sure to find something that suits your style! 

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