Let me help you guys survive your guests this season, with some easy to follow steps for a radical transformation.
Aaah, don’t you just love this time of year? We all reminisce fondly over how “…this year just flew by, and that can you believe there are only 7 or 6 or whatever weeks left of the year”? Then the cold shivers set in and you realise just how much needs to get done before you can think about that G&T next to the pool with Boney M playing some vaguely familiar tune in the background.
In the midst of buying way too much cranberry jelly and stocking fillers for every Tom, Dick and Harry, that guest room soon to be filled with some or other in-law might be weighing on your mind. So, in the spirit of getting jolly, we have devised a quick and simple guide on how to bring your guest bedroom (or your own bedroom) from something featured in Nightmare on Elm Street, to a chic and stylish space you never want to leave (well, your guests at least).
Making your bedroom a stylish space in 7 easy steps:
Make sure bedding matches – plain white or a light grey never dates. Treat your guests to anything from 200 thread count upwards, so that it can be washed repeatedly and still look good.
2. Add light
A bedside light is key – its practical, but whilst its functionality is key…lets make it pretty too.
3. Throw cushions
Remember that scene from Along came Polly where they removed 3000 pillows off the bed? Well, we are not suggesting that! Just 2 or 3 to bring some texture and colour into the space.
(p.s also handy to prop up head for when reading in bed!)
Practical for chilly nights or a simple afternoon nap, but more importantly it finishes off the bed, and is a perfect vehicle for colour, pattern or texture.
Not only good for your health as it eliminates toxins while you sleep, but plants add texture and style simply & beautifully. [More about styling with plants here]
Defines the space perfectly. [more about styling with rugs here]
Complete the space perfectly with some framed artworks, its adds that final finesse and personal touch.
and voilaaaaaa, it really is that simple.
To really make your guests feel at home, these simple touches will make them welcome and cared for too.
- add a water jug and glass next to bed
- some suggested reading material (let’s not be too forceful here “how to treat your son-in-law right” might come off a little strong!)
- a little bowl filled with sweets or chocolates next to bed is a thoughtful touch
- and of course, some freshly picked greens or flowers in a vase
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