Often overlooked, guest bedrooms tend to either feel completely untouched and bare or they double as storage room for things you only use once a year, like a Christmas tree!
Seeing as the guest bedroom is one of the most unused rooms in the house, this is understandable. Who really cares what the room looks like if no one is going in it?
Unfortunately, the poor neglected guest bedrooms can look bare and disconnected to the rest of the house when it comes to selling the house too. Leaving it likes this can stagger the house and disrupt the flow that is going on in the rest of the house.
Unlike styling your own room where you can truly let your style run wild, guest bedrooms work best when they are neutral toned and simple, but still homey!
Having a blank canvas so to speak with neutral toned furnishings mean that you can implement your creative side in terms of accessories. Wall art, bedside tables, candles, lamps and rugs are easy ways to transform a room from seeming unloved to giving the room a lived, homey feeling.
Bright pops of colour can also make the room feel more inviting and exciting. Pillows are the easiest way to input colour into a guest bedroom as the main feature of the room is the bed.
It is important for the guest bedroom to look open and bright, so open windows and blinds are a great way to achieve this. This further increases the homey feeling as the room is likely to connect with the rest of the house in this way.
Here are some of our favourite guest bedrooms from 2015!
As you can see, a variety of styles and trends do determine the rooms appearance but they all look cosy, lived in and loved. This is achieved by bright, open windows, neutral coloured furnishings and bright accessories.