11 Stylish Guest Bedroom Decorating Ideas In Time For Christmas
If you’re hosting Christmas this year, (good luck) it’s coming up to that time when you’ll be anticipating a full house. You might be starting to think about searching for that air bed that’s used once a year, purchasing a sofa bed, or more excitingly, decorating your guest bedroom(s).
We’ve rounded up 10 of the most stylish bedrooms for inspiration when it comes to redecorating the spare room. Whether you’re just updating with cushions, or you’re doing a full makeover, these bedrooms will make your guests want to stay forever, which might not be what you want after 3 days of turkey, port and cheese. Sorry in advance.
1. Bohemian: Statement Wallpaper
Guest bedrooms are like downstairs loos, if you’re not usually adventurous with your décor, in these rooms you can be. Why not inflict bold wallpaper on people other than yourself? This way you’ll never get tired of it. Wallpaper the entire room, or pick the wall behind the bed and wallpaper one statement wall. We love this light and airy bedroom, accessorized perfectly with a soft colour palette. It’s a bohemian wonder.
2. Dark and sultry
This is a great opportunity to explore that interior dark side of yours you know is possibly loitering within. Choose dark paint, or accessorize with dark textures like this bedroom below. The problem is you might find yourself preferring it to your own bedroom. You can always swop once the family leave.
Sorry did you say brown?! Yes, we said brown. One look at this sumptuous bedroom below and you’ll be convinced brown does exist as a stylish colour palette and not just on the carpets of an outdated 70’s terrace. It is a luxurious colour, and as long as you get the styling right, (brass and leopard print a perfect pairing) your guests will be swooning in hotel luxe.
4. Small bedroom, Big Style
If you’re rocking a 2 bed it’s often the case that the second bedroom is a little on the cozy side (especially in London). Fear not. As we always say, just because it’s a small space doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on style and actually it’s better to pack it with more style. Take this bedroom as inspiration. Firstly painting a wall black does not make a room look smaller, it has the reverse effect, as long as there is light coming through. You don’t notice the narrow shape as much do you? Extend the bed and room further with matching stools at the end.
Dusky blue is on our radar, and as a prime colour for 2018 get it on yours too. Be brave and paint the walls, just remember to add warmth through textures and art like this beautiful blue bedroom. We’re loving the headboard.
6. Bold Colour
Just like with wallpaper, the guest bedroom can be the perfect place to experiment with bold paint colour. Just make sure you choose a colour that’s sleep friendly, no one wants insomnia on top of the excitement of Christmas eve, unless you’re staying up to sneak a peek at Santa that is. We love this soft pink below, and don’t get us started on those Dalmatian bedsheets! #ohwhatsthis
7. Eclectic Print
We are so in love with the combination of print in this stylish bedroom. Mixing mudcloth and leopard print is a wild mix, and one that totally works. Build up pattern and texture like this and you’ve got yourself a stunning space, and one that is so easy to achieve. In fact, we have those exact cushions in the OWT shop. Shop the look below!
8. Minimal Fun
You might want to keep your guest bedroom neutral. Maybe it doubles up as an office and you don’t want it to look too bedroomy, or you just want to keep your options open. This bedroom balances minimal with fun perfectly, with plenty of texture and personality.
9. Bedroom Office
Your home office can become a bedroom or vice versa. If it’s a tight space get a stylish sofa bed, or if you’re lucky enough to have the space like this bedroom / office it’s totally acceptable to have a desk and bed in the same space. It will also keep you away from your desk during Christmas, hurrah!
10. Get Arty
Everyone loves a gallery wall, and a great place to style one is above the bed making a really cool focal point. Pick a theme and run with it like this bedroom below uses nature, matching the brass bed perfectly. Could this be the start of the brass bed revival?
Could we love this cushion combination any more? This would be the ideal way to create a tropical getaway in your guest room this Christmas.