Moodboard Monday – The Guest Bedroom Starts to Take Shape

Some of this weekend was spent thinking about the guest bedroom at home. I know, I know, it was a glorious weekend and the footy was on, but I did get to enjoy both also. This is the only room (apart from the bathrooms) that I haven’t tackled yet and I’m now itching to get started. Like every room in the house it has it’s limitations, it has more than one function, and I do have to work with the furniture I have. Over the years it’s become the room that redundant furniture goes to to retire. Not that I don’t still love that furniture. It’s just that my tastes and style have moved on a tad. So what I have is a large, quite ornate wardrobe that takes up one whole wall, an iron bedstead, a wood and rattan bedside table, and a piano. Oh, and a spare rattan chair that matches my dining chairs. There’s no room for anything else, so that’s it.

On top of all of this the room is quite small and has absolutely no features at all. And I mean none. The smallish window is centred on one wall and has white plantation shutters, the carpet is beige, and the walls are magnolia. Is it any wonder that I close the door every time I walk past? I owe my guests an apology.

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Scheme One

Decorative scheme for a guest bedroom

Currently my favourite scheme. I never thought I’d be adding curtains in this house, but the window and surrounding wall needs them. Alternatively, I could have added pattern and colour with wallpaper, but the room is so small and kinda so crammed with furniture that I feel bold wallpaper will be overwhelming. I’m feeling the grey striped wallpaper (and it’s from B&Q so my purse will love it) and the green curtains will add some personality. The rug I already have. The star shaped pendant I already have. and I’ve ordered the brass table lamp. Emerald green and blue accessories will complete the look.

Scheme Two

Decorative scheme for a guest bedroom

Working with the same basics I’ve added a more traditional floral curtain treatment but brought it up to date with boho accessories in shades of grey, black, cream and ochre. It has more texture going on, but runs the risk of looking too traditional and maybe a bit bland. The jury is out on this one.

Possible Accessories

Decorative accessories for a guest bedroom

Because there is very little opportunity to add accessories in the room (no surface space) except on the walls, I’m thinking of adding a shelf above the bed. One that is chunky and has iron brackets to echo the iron bedstead. I could hang a pendant lamp from it, as I only have one bedside table, and use it for plants, books and accessories. On the one remaining wall I quite like the idea of a group of mirrors.

Which scheme do you like best?

Souces: Scheme One
  1. Waterlily Green Eyelet Curtains, £15 – £35, Dunelm.
  2. Star Ceiling Light, £347, Shabby Store.
  3. Iron/Metal Bed Frame, £449, The Original Bed Store.
  4. Brass Table Lamp, Cox and Cox (no longer available, I think I ordered the last one!)
  5. Grey & White Slim Stripe Wallpaper, £10 per roll, B&Q.
  6. Bird Cushion Cover, £6.99. Tropical Leaves Cushion Cover, £8.99. Both H&M.
  7. Rococo Antique French Style Wardrobe, £769.99, Homes Direct 365.
  8. Velvet Bedspread, £99.99, H&M.
  9. Berber Style Rug, £550, Cox and Cox.
Sources: Scheme Two
  1. Prairie Grey Pencil Pleat Curtains, £40 – £60, Dunelm.
  2. As Above.
  3. As Above.
  4. As Above.
  5. As Above.
  6. Mustard Cushion, £55, Cox and Cox. Fringed Cushion, £19.99, H&M.
  7. As Above.
  8. Ciro Pom Pom Throw – Grey & Mustard, £95, Cox and Cox.
  9. As Above.
Sources: Accessories
  1. Three Vintage Mirrors, £65, Cox and Cox.
  2. Inspection Lamp, £72, Out There Interiors.
  3. Pineapple Trinket Pot, £11.20, Dunelm.
  4. Faux Fishbone Fern, £59, Bloom.
  5. Cast Iron Bracket Shelf, £48, Garden Trading.
  6. Resin Monkey Ornaments, £2.80 each, Dunelm.
  7. Pair of Silver Quails, £18.20, Cox and Cox.
  8. White Roses Canvas, £150, Cox and Cox.
  9. Faux String of Pearls Plant in Pot, £46.50, Rose and Grey.

 

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8 Comments

  1. Reply

    Stacey Sheppard

    June 26, 2018

    Definitely the first look for me Carole as you know I share your love of green and botanicals. So I’m all over those curtains, cushions and that throw. Your guests will be very lucky to stay in a room like that!

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      June 26, 2018

      Aww, thanks Stacey. You’re right I can’t get enough of green x

  2. Reply

    Kimberly Duran

    June 25, 2018

    I like Scheme 1 myself as I think it’s much more YOU and the curtains are gorgeous. I think choosing a subtle striped wallpaper is a nice idea to give the walls a bit of interest without overwhelming the space and you’ve chosen so many cute accessories too. I also really like the idea of a shelf above the headboard – can’t wait to see how this room shapes up! xxx

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      June 26, 2018

      Thanks Hun. Scheme one will flow better with the rest of my rooms. Scheme one it is. x

  3. Reply

    Candy Pop

    June 25, 2018

    How exciting – I love interior planning! If the room is small without any features, I’d go with scheme one because it will bring colour and movement to the room. I’m looking forward to seeing it finished!

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      June 26, 2018

      Thanks Natasha. Scheme one is my favourite too x

  4. Reply

    Lucy

    June 25, 2018

    I really like them all but love the gold elements of number 3. I’m a sucker for a pineapple! x

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      June 26, 2018

      Haha, aren’t we all x

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