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.
Add stunning illustrative detail to a guest bedroom with a statement wallpaper. Here, the gently distorted hand-drawn cityscape gives the small room a focal point full of character. Keep the rest of the room soft and light to stop the pattern becoming overbearing, this dove
Offset a lavish velvet headboard with a two-tone paint effect on walls and woodwork. The impressive bedhead upholstered in a dark floral pattern is the focal point of the room, and a bold mix of oversized bloom fabrics edged with fringing, studding and embroidery creates
Put a romantic twist on the monochrome colour scheme with a deep aubergine and the softest shell pink. Applying a dark matt paint on embossed wallpaper creates a stunning textural effect and makes a traditional feature feel contemporary and bold. A dusky grey side table
As seasons turn nature is bursting with purple autumnal shades that work so well for adding warmth and texture in our bedrooms. Rich berry shades or Highland heather hues teamed with tactile textures and earthy tones create cosy, snug-as-a-bug rooms you won’t want to leave.
It’s also a good idea to visit a local bathroom showroom for advice, as its designers will have plenty of experience in maximising space while at the same time minimising costly mistakes.
Alternatively, purple can be surprisingly fresh when teamed with crisp white or complementary green and yellow. Accessorise with a soft, quilted throw and zingy cushions while a velvet upholstered chair or headboard adds a little luxury. The uplifting vibrancy will be a pleasure to wake
At the other end of the spectrum, the lighter shades of purple are more soothing and gentle. Not so sugary sweet, lilac or soft lavender are pretty and feminine. The tone is light enough to give walls interest while remaining fairly neutral and can look
Here is a perfect example of how purple can be a dainty accompaniment to a delicate scheme. The pretty look is brought to life with a flock of purple and orange birds flying over a beautiful eau-de-nil sky. An understated lavender headboard and cushion picks