holiday season is almost here and you’ve been wondering how
to create that welcoming guest room when family and friends come to stay.
“The main purpose of a guest room is to create a comfortable
place for your guests to sleep and relax. Whether you have a small or large space, there
are many ways you can create a welcoming room, even if you are on a tight
budget,” says Samantha Clarke, marketing manager, Focus on Furniture.
When you start to plan how you will create a friendly guest
room, Samantha suggests starting with what particular needs the guest may have
and decorate the room with comfort and storage in mind.
“Think about what luggage they will bring with them and
ensure the room is not cluttered so you can leave plenty of room where your
guest can put their belongings,” says Samantha.
Samantha suggests considering opting for a co-ordinated bedroom
furniture range that can cater for larger rooms if you are overwhelmed by how
to style and decorate a welcoming guest room.
“Bedroom suites are a wonderful solution when creating a guest
room as they provide matching furniture pieces at affordable prices and you can
save time shopping around for different pieces,” said Ms Clarke. “They do the
hard work for you, so all you need to do is add the final touches and style the
room how you like it with pillows, cushions, bed linen and a beside lamp.”
Featuring a Northern European Retro-Style, the Bounty 5
Piece Dressing Table Bedroom Suite from Focus on Furniture will give your guest
room an instant makeover. The natural oak is highlighted by a smooth matte
finish for a light and inviting look.
The bedroom suite includes Queen Bed, Dressing Table and Mirror and two
Bedside Tables, price $1,899.
“This stylish suite will create a welcoming guest room and
accommodate guests’ every need. There’s plenty of storage for even the smallest
items, such as books, ipads, toiletries and phone chargers to keep everything
neatly stored and to hand,” said Ms Clarke.
Ms Clarke recommends choosing a queen bed rather than a
single bed if possible, to provide more flexibility of use.
“When shopping for beds in a guest room and if you have
adequate space, consider queen beds rather than single beds as it provides
sufficient sleeping space for a single person, couple or siblings,” said Ms
If your guest room is short on space or you are sharing the
room with a home office, consider a comfortable and practical sofa bed.
“Sofa beds are the perfect sleepover solution for guests in
smaller spaces and when they are gone, you can simply flip the sofa bed back to
enjoy a comfortable couch,” says Samantha.
The Java Sofa Bed from Focus on Furniture is fully
upholstered in a hardwearing fabric in a choice of taupe or graphite for a
smart look, price $999. “Don’t forget to check the measurements of the fold out
sofa bed before your purchase to ensure it can easily fit into the room without
overcrowding,” says Samantha.
If space permits, Samantha recommends adding a comfortable
chair to provide a place for guests to sit, read and relax or place
clothing. Consider Focus on Furniture’s
Harper Armchair, price $249.
“When it comes to creating a welcoming guest room, less is
often more and with smart planning your guests will feel like they’ve stayed at
a 5-star hotel,” said Samantha.
Focus on Furniture
is an Australian company that specialises in producing stylish furniture for an
affordable price. The company operates 33 stores in Melbourne, regional Victoria, Sydney, NSW
Central Coast, Canberra, South Australia, Brisbane and regional Queensland. Visit your local Focus on Furniture
store, or shop online at www.focusonfurniture.com.au.
Focus on Furniture is also an official major partner of
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA).