There is no reason why a compact guest bedroom should also be unattractive. The smaller a room, the further your budget will stretch, so why not up the glamour with a chic hotel-style decorating scheme? Look for a stylish feature wallpaper; a black floral repeat is both delicate and smart. A well dressed bed is key to a beautiful guest room. Go for a large cushioned headboard in sumptuous grey velvet and layer white bed linen with applique cushions and cashmere throws in warm mustard and inky blue. Place an elegant glass table lamp on a classic bedside table and complete the luxurious scheme with a statement chair.
Make a small room feel bigger by limiting furniture to essential pieces only. This gunmetal bedstead and preloved cabinet look extra stylish for having all the space to themselves. A cool grey palette helps to open up the room too. If you can, keep the space under the bed clear – it’s a good spot for a guest’s suitcase – and give your minimalist scheme a little atmosphere by hanging cotton ball fairy lights around artwork or a bedstead.
Use crisp white, cream and amethyst to balance a rich focal wall. While still visually stunning, this rich berry is pared down with white adjacent walls, bed and pale flowing curtains. Painted furniture jumps out from the strong background, while layers of lavender and lace bed linen is charming and lady-like. On the white wall, a trio of feminine mirrors adds a vintage touch.
Attic rooms are the perfect place to create a guest or spare bedroom. By their very nature, they tend only to be used occasionally, so sloping ceilings and a confined space is less likely to be an issue for the user. Build a snug retreat under the eaves for romantic country charm. Off-white tongue and groove creates a charismatic backdrop for an inviting bed dressed with plenty of linen layers and a soft lambswool blanket. A vibrant pillowcase and quilt lifts the scheme while open shelves with decorative objects enhance the homely feel. Storage aplenty, such as the deep, under-bed draw, keeps the space uncluttered.