If you are lucky enough to have a ‘spare’ room you may, like me, once have had grand plans of it doing this beautiful boutique guest room makeover. You know, with soft hand towels neatly folded on the bed with a cute bit of hotel soap on top. Fresh flowers, some carefully selected books…slippers even. Yes? No, I didn’t get there either.
Somehow over the months, years even, laundry ends up drying in the room, subsequently dumped on the bed in a pile waiting to be be ironed. A desk with a computer arrives. And the junk and boxes of stuff just increase. Stuff you have no idea where to put, but you don’t want to throw out yet, so – oh heck – you just chuck in the spare room to “sort out later”. And then one day, it looks a bit like this:
Or even this:
The guest room makeover
Time for some hardcore tidying to get this guest room makeover on the road! There is only so much ‘let’s just shut the door and ignore it’ I can take. Besides that, my mum will be staying soon, so I’d better give her a bed. After my friend kindly offered to take my children to the indoor play-barn for the afternoon (she deserves a medal…indoor play-barns…the stuff of nightmares), I had time to wizz around the room and give it a quick makeover.
2.5 hours later it looked like this:
Still no folded hand towels and miniature soap on the pillows (hey, it’s a sofa bed!), but it’s looking like a usable space again. Multifunctional and pleasant. Now let’s keep the junk out.
What do you think?