Five tips for creating a beautiful guest bathroom in a short amount of time
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Five tips for creating a beautiful guest bathroom in a short amount of time
By Payless Decor
11/15/2012 2:42:00 PM

If you're lucky enough to have a guest bathroom, you know the importance of maintaining its interior in order to make a positive impression on every visitor who uses it. However, it can be difficult to keep up with the design of a room of your home that isn't used very often. Chances are, you don't even think to take a look at the cellular shades, towels and fixtures in the guest bathroom until the holiday season rolls around.

However, it's possible to create an interior design that doesn't take much effort to incorporate and maintain over time. If you're in a jam and need to spruce up your guest bathroom before visitors stop by, here are some tips and tricks you can use.

1. Use more natural light.
Nothing says "Welcome home" like sunlight flooding through a room. If your guest bathroom's windows have seen better days, give them the TLC they deserve with new discount window treatments. Consider incorporating new drapes or cordless shades into the bathroom to allow natural light to flow into the space during the day. This can create the illusion of more space and make it feel more welcoming.

2. Opt for traditional decor.
If you're looking for a theme to use throughout the guest bathroom, recommends keeping it traditional. Doing so might seem boring, but traditional design is elegant and can bring a sense of luxury to your bathroom. Furthermore, this type of decor can potentially make your home easier to resell in the future. Instead of opting for a design trend that may go out of style in a few years, traditional is a great way to play it safe. It's pleasing to the eye and something that anyone can settle on, including your guests when they use the space.

3. Bring in artwork.
Country Living magazine reports that artwork can spruce up any room of the home, but especially a bathroom. If your guest bathroom is lacking when it comes to eye-catching pieces that show your personal taste, artwork is the perfect way to go. You don't need to cover your walls in it - just pick a couple of pieces that give the space flair and appeal. Bathrooms aren't commonly a place for art, meaning you can really wow your guests by including some pieces in your decor.

4. Have amenities on hand.
As HGTV states, guests are always prone to forgetting a few key items when they pack for a trip - toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap. When creating an interior design for your bathroom, it's a good idea to include some of these amenities and any others that might make your visitor's stay a little easier. Perhaps you would like to keep a robe or an extra towel on hand, or maybe a glass cup for gargling would be helpful.

5. Make it fresh.
Sometimes, it's the decorative items that are incorporated last-minute that make the biggest difference in a guest bathroom. When it comes to improving the overall feel and look of this living space, you might want to bring in a vase of fresh flowers or potpourri that can freshen up the area. It's these small initiatives that can go a long way when it comes to impressing your guests.

Although it can be a little tricky sprucing up your guest bathroom to please others, these five tips can make it easier for you to achieve your design goals. At the end of the day, your visitors will be wondering how you created such a beautiful bathroom!

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