Replicating your favourite holiday spot is a wonderful way to make design memories a part of your every day. This rustic bedroom could be in Bali or it could be in Brighton. In a small bedroom or if space is tight keep to purples on the paler side of the spectrum, such as cool lilacs, lavenders and pinks, to keep the look light and airy and create a feeling of spaciousness. The hanging canopy, layered with lightweight fabric in a colourful ethnic print, is easy to replicate and a lovely way to add depth to the rustic mood. The sheer curtain and layered bedding make the whole look light and summery.
Put a romantic twist on an attic bedroom with a rich, warm aubergine palette. Decorative details help to bring out the period features in this chapel-turned-country-cottage. The large-scale print livens up the neutral tones on the floor, while a Victorian wardrobe is heaving with storage space. Accessories have been kept to a minimum so as not to distract from the lovely period features.
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.
A well-designed guest bedroom will make friends and family feel welcome, even when they are far from home. Use vibrant colour, hotel-style furnishings and touchable textures to make your guest room a place people can’t wait to spend time in.