Guest rooms are a really great thing to have in your home if you have room. They allow your guests to have a nice, comfortable place to themselves when they visit, and it keeps them out of your normal living space, so you can get on with your normal daily activities. There’s nothing worse than your child not being able to go into their room and get their stuff because you have guests sleeping in there.
You may be wondering how exactly you should decorate your guest room. How are you supposed to pick the right decorations? You’ll have to pick paint, baseboard heater covers, furniture, and even art for the walls. Here are some ideas you can use when decorating.
Hotel like guest room
One idea for decorating your guest room is to make it feel like they are in a hotel. Use all neutral colors in the room including neutral color bedding and art. And give them all the perks of staying at a hotel. A mint on the pillow, a pad of paper for writing down anything they need, fresh towels, or even bathrobes. Make sure your guest room is fully stocked with anything they might need during the visit including small sizes of soaps for showering. This will give a hotel feel to the room.
WiFi password sign
More than likely, your guests will start asking for your WiFi password within a couple of hours of getting to your house. Instead of having to constantly share the password with them, put a WiFi password sign in your guestroom with the credentials. Not only is it convenient for them to be able to easily add it to all of their devices, it is nice for you because you don’t have to constantly answer their questions.
A couch in the guest room may seem a little overboard, but your guests appreciate being able to cozy up and do whatever they need to in order to unwind from a long day. Everyone has their bedtime routines, and maybe just being able to snuggle on the couch for a movie or being able to read a book is all they need to really get ready for bed.
Guests far away from you
If possible, choose your guest room to be the one that is as far away from your room as possible. You will be comfortable with your normal routine, but your guests might feel uncomfortable if they have to get up and go to the bathroom in the middle of the night knowing they might wake you or your children up. Putting your guests in a room far away helps ease their concerns.
Play with colors and patterns
One way to really liven up the feel of your guest room is to go bold with your colors and patterns. Hotels use neutral colors so as to avoid any problems with guests that might be unhappy with the decor. Your guests probably don’t have an opinion when staying in your home for free, so go ahead and do what you love. Layer on the textures and patterns for a really bold look. Use a bright quilt and art with a lot of colors in it. Patterned couches and draperies add definition to the room.
Whatever you choose to do, remember that you need to be just as comfortable with the space as your guests, so pick a design that works best for you.
Measure the height from the floor to the top of the metal wall plate.
Follow our guide for baseboard heater cover measurement:
Any baseboard larger than 7 3/8" (188 mm) will be compatible with our standard cover.
Any measurement greater than 9 3/8" (238 mm) will fit our tall cover.
Measure from the bottom of the finned tube heating element to the top of the metal wall plate,
A measurement of 5 1/2" to 6 3/4" (140 mm – 172 mm) will fit our standard cover.
A measurement of 7 1/2" to 8 3/4" (191 mm – 222 mm) will fit our tall cover.
Measure the distance from the wall or the metal wall plate attached to the wall, to the outside of the finned tube heating element.
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" (76 mm) inches from the wall will fit our
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" (76 mm) inches from the wall will fit our tall cover.
EZ Snap™ Wall Widgets are used when your old or existing wall back plate has been removed or if you have to hang your new cover 1 inch or higher to bring them up to a height that will fit our installation guidelines. Just measure your overall desired height, subtract 1", drill a hole, preferably in a stud and attach it to the wall with the included screw.
EZ Snap™ Floor Fidgets easily raise your new covers ¾ inch to compensate for any ¾ inch floor (wood, tile, or other) that has been installed any time since your baseboard heater was originally installed. May be used for any reason when the overall height has been shortened and the total height is less than 7-½ inches for standard height or 9-½ inches for the TALL height EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Covers. Just use the self-tapping screws to secure them to the top of your existing wallplate.
EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions are used when your wall back plate has been completely removed. EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions receives your EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Cover and keeps your aluminum fin tube from sagging. These completely replace your wall back plate. To install, slide up from the bottom and make sure the top is at your desired height. Screw to the wall, then bend the front finger up to hold the fin tube in place.
Measure from wall to wall and subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 flush to wall end caps.
Measure the overall length of the existing unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 Closed or Open-end caps.
Measure from the corner to the end of the unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 1 Closed or Open-end & 1 flush to wall end cap.
Measure the left side from corner A to corner B (see diagram). Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side if also wall to wall. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from each side that is wall to wall. Choose your end caps.
Measure the left side from the corner of the wall to the end of the unit with ends caps. Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from both left and right sides. Choose your end caps.
L-Shaped outside radiators ending in the middle of the wall:
Measure from outside corner of the wall A to the end of the radiator unit with end caps attached B, then subtract ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Measure from outside corner of the wall to the corner of the wall, then subtract 1/2" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Left leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½ (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Center leg - measure from corner to corner and subtract 3" for each corner a total of 6"
Right leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.).
We recommend that you order covers a little longer than normal and cut them on site, as there are many opportunities for mistakes in measuring and installation. By cutting on site you can fit and cut to fit. The covers can be cut with a good quality jigsaw and a fine metal cutting blade.
Now that you’ve learned how to measure baseboard heaters,
you’re ready to order.