Welcome to the Guest Room

Welcome to the guest room

It’s been a work in progress and things have been chopped and changed around but this is the final result, for now …

So this is what I started with.  More beige carpet but at least the walls weren’t magnolia.  The only room in the house that wasn’t magnolia.


the wardrobes ended up in this room.  You can read more about that here, love those handles….

Because I had to move the wardrobes in here, it messed up my plans for luxurious curtains, just not enough room for a pole or fabric to hang nicely.  I went for a blind again in here.  At least the wonky curtain pole was gone!  I chose this TRIPPEVALS one from IKEA.


It’s so easy to open and close, you just push with one finger and it’s open! I did add a cute little beaded tassel to the little handle on the bottom.

I also obviously needed a bed and chose this one  from NEXT.  I went for the dark grey velvet option.  It doesn’t come assembled but was easy enough to do.  The beauty of NEXT is their quick delivery, I knew I’d have people coming to visit very soon and needed something for them to sleep on!  It came within 3 days of me ordering.


Of course I wanted shelves in here too!  Enter, IKEA! I wish I’d either spaced the brackets evenly or used 3 on each shelf. The placement of them bothers me

I also wanted a rug in here, something warmer than the laminate to put your feet on when you climb out of bed.  Originally I put this rug in here, I’ve always loved this rug but never had room for one.  I’m sure you’ll all recognise it as the IKEA Stockholm.

The monochrome works as a neutral in here I think.

The light is from BHS.  It’s just a shade so couldn’t of been easier to put up. I changed all the builder grade, white plastic ceiling pendants for something a little prettier.  These came from Dunelm.  I like the scale of the shade and the fact it has a diffuser, I’m not a big fan of laying in bed and looking up at a light bulb.  Just a personal pet hate.

It gives off a lovely, warm, soft light.


For the bedside tables, I turned to Ikea again. At this point I had spent a small fortune and wanted an affordable option for in here.

I like the clean lines and the open frame at the bottom. Some lovely shell trays from to keep a nice scented candle and for guest to corral their bits and pieces

Those mirrors were a happy accident.  I had one for years, I think it came from eBay.  It’s old and very heavy and the brass has a lovely patina.  On one of my many eBay searches I found another one!  I hit ”Buy It Now” as fast as I could.  It is slightly smaller than my original one but the frame is exactly the same.

The other wall was a big blank space and too close to the bed for any furniture so another gallery ended up here. Some nice pops of colour and much loved art.

What do you think it is? How would you improve this space?  See anything you like? Ask me where I got it!


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