Small Guest Bedroom Ideas on a Budget


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Raise your hand if you have guests coming over and your guest bedroom is not remotely ready! As a host you want to make your guests feel at home while providing them with all the amenities of a 5-star hotel. The best guestrooms are ones which are de-cluttered, clean and welcoming. Depersonalising is an important step in this process but your guests should also know that you have warmly opened your home to them with few deliberate touches. 

Graana.com brings you simple yet effective changes that you can do to your space to make it more inviting.  

 

Make a Statement 

Invite them into a moody bedroom. This way you can easily make your guests feel welcomed and also provide them with a luxury getaway experience. The devil will be in the detail with clearly thought-out decor plans and few accent pieces. Easy way to do this is to paint the room a dark rich colour of your choice. Add the bedding and chair in a contrasting colour to add that glitz and glam. This will create that luxury hotel-like feeling for your guests. The bold decor choices will act as a statement which will be imprinted on your guest’s mind. 

 

Add Lots of Plants 

One way to add new life to any bedroom is to add plants. It blows new energy into the room and makes it look cosy. Indoor plants are also good for health and constantly purifies the air by taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. If you can add tall plants, it may even make your room like a tropical oasis. Coupled with new themed bedding, your guests will really be in for some exciting time. 

 

Choose the Right Bedding 

Choosing the right bedding can make all the difference in the room. The bed holds the maximum space in any room. Therefore, it should be styled tastefully to make use of that space and turn it into a wow factor. Bed is also the space that can instantly make a room feel more inviting. The ideal way to set up your guest bed is to choose a neutral bed sheet and add a minimum of four pillows. Extra cushions can be added for style and texture according to your chosen colour scheme. Place a little tray with some flowers or ornaments on the bed to make it more luxurious and add that extra touch for your guests. 

 

Add Decorative Mirrors 

Mirrors in any room are game-changers. They instantly make a room look bigger and are excellent ways to fill empty spaces. They also come in handy to take photos for your social media posts. There are a variety of ways mirrors can be used to style a room. You can use a vintage full length mirror and mount it against a wall or you can use a decorative mirror above your bed so it acts as a statement piece. 

 

De-personalise It 

If you are in a race to set up the guest bedroom without having to do any major changes, start off by tidying up the room. Wash up the linens and dust the room to make it clean. Next make the bed so it gives a tidy appearance. The next best thing to do is de-personalise the space. You want your guests to know that they are staying at your place but you also want them to feel at home. Remove any personal items that you have or extra books laying around. Try to de-clutter as much as you can to allow your guests to fully enjoy the bedroom. 

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Best Ramzan Home Decoration Ideas in 2021

Best Ramzan Home Decoration Ideas in 2021

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In the holy month of Ramzan, as we focus on our connection with God, we cannot neglect our adobe. The spirit of Ramzan is manifested in charity, forgiveness, prayer and celebrations with family. Loved ones are invited to our homes and quality time is spent in our living spaces. The coming together of family coupled with the spirit of Ramzan makes it a memorable time of the year. 

People have numerous memories attached to it. Maybe it’s your first Ramzan after wedding, your child’s first roza, your father’s first Ramzan after coming from off-station or your first Ramzan in your new home, it is a special occasion that will stay with you forever. To get into the Ramzan feels, organise your home and decorate it with things you like to mark this occasion. 

Graana.com highlights several ways you can decorate your home in Ramzan. 

Spice up your living room 

Where do you have your iftar or suhoor? Or which place in your house receives the most traffic? Ideally, the living room or the lounge is a favourite spot during Ramzan where all family members enjoy quality time. It is best to start your Ramzan decor with the living room

Put out a Ramzan banner on a wall to make the space feel a bit festive. Add a few Ramzan themed lanterns near the sofa or fireplace to add that cosiness. If you have time on your hands or want a Ramzan activity with your kids, you can make paper lanterns and display them on the dining table or the console table. This will really transform your living area and mould it according to the Ramzan theme. 

Ramzan Corner 

Ramzan is usually associated with working on one’s relationship with their creator. Every year this month people vow to take measures to improve that relationship. Every person has different goals. 

It is important to create a separate corner for Ramzan to inspire you to achieve your goals. It will remind you of the promises you made with yourself at the beginning of the month. You can simply lay down the prayer mat and place the Holy Book on a table for easy access. You can even make a list of all the education videos or verses you have to listen to and set it up in the room on a TV or laptop for your ease. 

Eid Countdown 

Different people attach different meanings to the month of Ramzan. For some it is the month of worship while for others it is the month of charity. Some may even consider it a month of building family relationships.  

One way to achieve your Ramzan goals is through setting up an Eid Countdown. Not only will help you track the number of fasts but it will also tell you the number of fasts left till Eid

The Eid Countdown planner will help you keep track of your religious goals. It will aid in the documentation of the number of verses you have to cover within a day and then help keep track of your successful tasks. 

This countdown can further provide you with an opportunity to get creative. It is also a good opportunity to get crafty with your kids and create a fun countdown calendar. 

Put up Ramadan Ornaments 

A good way to prepare your house for any occasion is to take out a few ornaments and put them on display. You don’t have to purchase new ornaments and can easily re-purpose or reorganise your home to create a fresh ambience. 

Ramzan neon signs or marquee lighted letters are an excellent choice to get into that festive mood. They are attention grabbing and putting them in a spotlight can really change the mood of the place. Together with some stars and lanterns, the whole look is going to be inviting 

Create Ramzan Traditions 

What is that childhood tradition that you are fond of? What kind of feelings does it invoke? Does the memory of it involve friends and family? Ramzan is a great opportunity to create new traditions with your loved ones to be repeated every year as means to connect with your special ones. 

The options are plenty. It can be as simple as making a dish every weekend with your family members or visiting the mosque with your friends followed by a cricket match. If you are thinking of doing something with your kids, you can visit an orphanage every weekend to connect with the kids or you can arrange food drives for the needy. If you want to do something within the confines of your home, then you can decorate the Eidi Envelopes or make cards for Eid party celebrations. Either way, you can get as creative as you want!