The renovation of our new house is well under way and we move in at the weekend! I’ve mentioned the work we’re doing in a previous post and although there is still a lot of DIY to be getting on with it’s time to start thinking about how we want the individual rooms to look. We’re moving from a two bedroom flat to a three bedroom house and in the near future both sets of parents will be living over the border in Scotland so will need a place to stay when they come to visit. That means we’ve got a whole bedroom to furnish so I’ve been gathering some guest bedroom inspiration.
I’ve always liked the idea of having a fabric bed as I think they look fantastic and add a bit of warmth to a room. A fabric ottoman bed would be perfect as it would provide loads of storage space and achieve the high end look I’m after. To compliment this I would love some grey floor length curtains in a similar shade to tie everything together. I’ll definitely be asking John to put up curtain poles as I think they look much better than plastic rails.
Quality is key when looking for the perfect bedroom furniture and I think it pays to invest in pieces your likely to keep for years to come. Websites, such as bedstar, offer various possibilities and are a great place to start your search. Style wise I like to keep it clean and simple which I don’t think will ever go out of fashion. I’ll be choosing a white wardrobe and matching bedside tables to reflect the light and make the room nice and bright. This is especially important as it will probably be the smaller of the two spare bedrooms that we’ll be furnishing from scratch.
Adding accessories will make the room feel more homely and add some interest. I love the idea of putting the wi-fi code in a frame on the guest’s bedside table. It means they don’t have to feel awkward about asking for it and you don’t have to read it out from underneath your router every time someone comes to stay. Antique brass frames are on trend and you could easily swap their content for photos that include your guests if everyone visiting already knew the code. I would also love a world scratch map. I bought one for a close friend and really like the way it acts as a piece of art and a reminder of all the wonderful places you have travelled. I would like to display one in the guest room, I can imagine it being a fantastic conversation starter!
Lighting is really important and I would like something a little bit different. I usually play it safe with a neutral lamp shade but I think an unusual fitting would give the room a little extra and create some interesting shapes. A simple bedside lamp would give guests another option if they prefer more muted lighting.
We’ve already got furniture for our other two bedrooms so it’s exciting to be able to style a whole room and imagine what it might look like. Hopefully we’ll have three functioning bedrooms by the end of the year!