Guest room glam: get the look

19 December, 2016

Often one of the more overlooked spaces interiors, the guest room is frequently the most underused room in the home. But when family-centric dates in the calendar such as Christmas pop up, we find these forgotten rooms suddenly become one of our most important spaces.

Considering revamping your guest room? There’s a number of boxes it must tick – welcoming, practical, stylish and comfortable are all key in nailing the ultimate space. Here’s how to achieve these four musts in a glamourous fashion;

Vivid colour

Glamour requires a stylish colour palette as a core base to the room. Try pairing neutral walls in cream or grey with a feature wall using bold wallpaper in rich hues to create an automatic touch of allure. Hints of metallic can also add that luxe feel – rose gold and copper are the shades of the moment, so incorporate accents of them as and when you can.


Polygon Off White, BY MAY

Must-have furniture

A super comfy bed is an obvious must to ensure your guests get a good night’s sleep, but there are a plethora of other essentials that your guests will enjoy while staying with you. Pop a plump accent chair in the corner – not only will it add another element of comfort to a guest room, it can also be the perfect place to pop down bags and put on shoes. A chic vintage dressing table and mirror is not only practical but can elevate a guest room to luxe status. Don’t forget a pair of bedside tables – they’re a great place to stylishly display your home’s wifi password, as well as lamps, vases of fresh flowers and a stack of interesting books to keep your guests busy.

geometric wallpaper

Artful ambience

To recreate a cosy and comfortable vibe that can make a guest room feel so inviting, opt for soothing lighting. This translates as lamps galore – they’ll offer that soft glow that you’re looking for to add instant warmth into your guest room. There’s nothing worse than harsh overhead lighting that will have guests scrambling for the light switch.

geometric wallpaper

Lost Diamonds, Scandinavian Landscape

All the accessories

Glamorous design calls for statement accessories in abundance. The bed is the epicentre of the guestroom and therefore needs to be suitably dressed to welcome visitors. Opt for a simple cotton bed set in a subtle shade, then pile with vibrant velvet pillows. A patterned throw can also add an extra style dimension, plus creates another layer of warmth, too. Dot scented candles around the room and finish off with the less glamorous necessities that make all the difference to guests, such as a clock and a bin.

watercolour wallpaper

Watercolour, Lemon

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