September 17, 2012
A new season means a new slew of holidays you'll be celebrating with friends and family. While it's always wonderful to spend time with loved ones, you may be just a little concerned about overnight guests. Does your guest room need a quick makeover before the start of the new season? You may want to do more than just switch to flannel sheets or break out a cozy down comforter.
One major renovation you may want to consider for the guest room is hardwood flooring. When it comes to flooring materials, wood is never out of style, and it's got a great rustic vibe that's sure to be complemented by the gold and red trees outside. Anderson Floors' Eagle Lodge collection is the perfect choice for your space. Crafted of richly textured hickory and ingrained with the character of antique wood carving, these floors look wonderful. And not only are they individually hand scraped, but each engineered plank is as durable as you expect modern flooring to be. These floors will imbue your guest room with a cozy ambiance perfect for the autumn weather and October light.
Consider these other touches for livening up your guest room for the new season. 1. Provide autumn-themed amenities. Think about your favorite stays as a guest in someone else's home. As relaxing as it is to have a casual atmosphere, when simple amenities - soap, toothpaste, even a toothbrush - are provided, it makes your life much easier! Give your guests the same B&B treatment in your home. Go with a nutmeg scented soap, or include a basket of apples and other harvest snacks in the room - so late-night hunger doesn't require an awkward walk in the dark to the fridge. 2. Go for quick, easy seasonal flair. You can dress up the room in some cheap and easy autumnal styles too. Pick up a few miniature pumpkins and gourds from the local supermarket. These will keep for a long time, and make a nice touch while remaining much cheaper than flowers. You can invest in a few scented candles as well. 3. Decorate with personalized artwork. Got an artist in the family or your circle of friends? Why not commission a few portraits, or purchase a landscape or two that goes well with your seasonal theme? Perhaps you're an aspiring photographer yourself? What better time to indulge in a little color saturation in your photos than now?