How To Make Your Guest Room A Perfect Haven |

How To Make Your Guest Room A Perfect Haven

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If you’re guilty of using the spare room as a bit of a dumping ground then you’re not alone. Any spare space counts when it comes to storage. But if it’s not ideal asking guests to navigate your extra clothes rails, books and ski stuff, make now the time for an overhaul, because with a little creativity you can transform a neglected storage room into a relaxing space you and your guests will love. From piles of decorative cushions to floral displays, here’s how…  

Curate A Reading List

Give your guests a reason to relax with a selection of books and magazines. Stack them on a chair, stool, bedside table or a floating shelf. If you’re feeling particularly crafty, create a makeshift bookcase using an old wooden crate. Add a few flowers and candles to transform it into an instant design feature and add painted highlights in soft tones.


Create Soft Lighting With Candles

The best way to achieve the ultimate in mood lighting is with softly lit, scented candles. An instant sanctuary at your fingertips. Plus, there are plenty of great options out there to suit your colour scheme and preference for scents, soft or crackling wicks and soy or beeswax.


Opt For Luxe Fabrics

To make your bedroom super-snug, introduce warming textures with squishy fabrics like softly woven wool, velvets, mohair and sheepskins. A soft, snuggly throw will make all the difference when falling into bed and will add interest to the best as the focal point.



Scatter Decorative Cushions

Whether you’re a one pillow or two kind of gal, there’s nothing more enticing than a well-made bed finished off with luxe looking cushions. Go for an assortment of sizes and colours for a chic finish.



Adorn With Accessories

Whilst it’s best to opt for the minimalist look, a few tasteful objects will breathe life into an empty space. Add colour with brightly-hued vases, gorgeous glassware and quirky artworks. Textures like concrete, spiky cacti and striking crystals will make all the difference.



Display Fluffy Towels

Create a home-away-from-home for your guests and invest in soft and fluffy bath linen. The ultimate pamper treat after a long, hot soak at the end of the day.



Create A Hair Styling Station

Avoid leaving your guests in the lurch, with wet hair and nowhere to style it. Pop a hairdryer in a drawer and set up a decent sized mirror with easy access to a plug socket.



Finish With Fresh Flowers

No spare room is complete without flowers. Whether you opt for colourful blooms or gorgeous greenery, waking up to fresh flowers and potted plants is instantly uplifting, and provides a personal, thoughtful touch your guests will appreciate.



Coco Basket, £115 | Baolgi

Ivalo Water Carafe & Ash Stopper, £30 | LSA International

Medium Wire Basket, Rose With Smoked Oak Lid, £134 | Ferm Living

Norm Tumbler Alarm Clock, £69 | Amara

Faux Lamb’s Ear Leaves, £5 | OKA

Faux Mop Head Hydrangea Flower Stem Long, £14 | OKA

Flamingo & Pineapple Cushion, £40 | Fenella Smith

Large Textured Glass Vase, £14.99 | H&M

Round Mirror, £14.99 | H&M

Soft Blanket, £24.99 | H&M

Seagrass Basket, Large, £33 | Bloomingville

Shiny Gold Tray, £9.95 | Bloomingville

Croft Collection Soft Waffle Towels, From £3 | John Lewis

Fusion Ikat Cushion, £15 | John Lewis

5542DU Power Hair Dryer 2200, £17.99 | TRESemmé

Honeybee Cushion, £20 | John Lewis

Flamingo Jewellery Stand, £32 | Oliver Bonas

Jade Geo Throw with Tassels, £30 | Oliver Bonas

Light Blue X Woven Stripe Cushion, £32 | Oliver Bonas

Marble Jewellery Box, £19 | Oliver Bonas

Medium Gold & Glass Mirrored Tray, £12 | Oliver Bonas

Octagon Marble Mirror, £25 | Oliver Bonas

Three Arm Copper & Marble Base Jewellery Stand, £29 | Oliver Bonas

Figuier Scented Candle, £20 | Diptyque

Gift Set Of Three Scent Candles, £80 | Tom Dixon

Words to Inspire Book, £15 | KIKKI.K 

Motivational Typogaphy Print ‘Good Morning’ Quote, £10 | Sir Albert Company

Storage Box, Grey Diamond £229 | Swoon Editions

Scent Diffuser London, £60 | Tom Dixon

Vogue 100: A Century Of Style, £40 | Robin Muir






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