Makeover Tips For A Summer Inspired Guest Bedroom

Before we get too close to the long summer holidays it is time to think about decorating your guest bedroom to give it a new look. If you have a child coming to stay whilst the schools are shut, the last thing you want to do is to redecorate when the room is occupied. However, you don’t have to make a wholesale change to a bedroom to make it afresh for summer. A few makeover ideas are often enough to do the job, so long as you choose the right ones.

Cool Down.

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Use a cool azure paint to refresh your guest bedroom’s walls and set the look off with pure white drapes.

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Set out a guest bed suspended from your porch for the perfect place to sleep on a hot and balmy night.

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Add a rattan chair, foot stall and headboard to your guest bedroom for a cooling option that allows airflow and affords a tropical feel.

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Wispy and flimsy drapes, that flutter in the slightest of breezes, give a cooling feel as they do not prevent circulation, like heavy ones.

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Install a silent running ceiling fan to help your guest get a good night’s sleep.

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Slatted shutters, that can be slid over your room’s windows, allow for airflow but keep rooms cool by blocking the sun.

Create Some Magic.

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Generate a fun and summery feel by using two strong colors against white to makeover your guest room’s color scheme.

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If you have a girl coming to stay, give her a fairy tale bed for the summer which will make her feel like a princess.

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Utilise a combination of hot colors in your guest room and hand paint the bedroom furniture for an eclectic summertime look.

Off White Linen.

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Avoid dark colors for your linen during the summer as whites are much more appealing if you have been hot all day.

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White linen, mixed with pastel of powder blue, creates a cooling look which remains sophisticated.

Trendy Wall Treatments.

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Makeover your guest room for summer simply by giving a new look to one wall only – try a bright wallpaper to match some new linen.

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Coordinate a newly accented bedroom wall with your choice of furniture upholstery and drapes, for an on trend look.

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Makeover the wall behind your bed’s headboard for the maximum impact in your room.

The Summerhouse Look.

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Whitewashed wooden walls create the perfect summerhouse look, ideal in a bedroom, when used with Roman blinds and drapes.

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A tongue and groove wall treatment is perfect for a summer beach house design.

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Reclaimed timber can be used to create a great headboard, perfect for the summerhouse bedroom look.

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