Got a spare room? There’s never been a better time to turn it into a unique piece of Hull culture. Pick up a paintbrush this summer, get creative and help play host to Hull 2017.

Invite far-flung family to stay, or your old school mates who’ve moved away. You might even make some new friends by choosing to rent out your room to visitors.

We’ve got loads of top home makeover tips and handy web links at the ready to help get you started.

We even caught up with interior designer, Linda Barker of BBC Changing Rooms fame, for some makeover advice. Check out her stylish budget bedroom created exclusively for us.

Homestay is just one of the many ways you can get involved with Hull 2017. To discover what other opportunities are available to you, click here: