Guest bedroom plans

I wrote about our plans for our master bedroom nearly a year ago (unbelievably!), but, believably, we have yet to implement any of these plans! :( I’m still desperate to sort that room out, but it has kinda fallen down the list of priorities right now. However, we have actually made a start on the last spare bedroom, which is actually the one that guests stay in, so even though it is used less it seems more important to get done.

spare room before

It really was a horrible room. We hadn’t done anything to it as you really couldn’t polish this turd, it needed to wait until we could give it a complete overhaul. The carpet was gag-inducing, and the walls were covered in a yellow-beige-y painted paper. So, at the start of the summer holidays, I decided enough was enough, and stripped the walls to get things going. We’ve since had some electrical work done in there and this week we’ll have the entire room re-plastered as the walls are a mess and the ceiling had some of that gorgeous textured paper on it!

It is a small room, and the bed can only really go one way, so I’m having to work around it in terms of fitting anything else in there. It also has to be practical in terms of what our guests need when they come to stay - so there will be a narrow set of Ikea drawers which I’m currently painting in Craig and Rose Angelica and a wooden clothes rail, which will both be either side of the door.

Other than that, we are going to have hanging bedside lights, and I’m thinking a small wall shelf on one side of the bed, and possibly a mustard made locker on the other as I know my mum likes to keep some of her bits and bobs here as they visit regularly from N. Ireland. I absolutely love the colour palette of the image above by one of my fave designers/bloggers Marij Hessel of Enter my Attic.

Below is my moodboard which I am roughly working to. We are going to keep the bed; as much as my design eye would love to change it, it is a perfectly good bed, and in fact everyone who stays comments on how comfy it is, so for now, it stays… We plan to rip up the carpet this weekend (the final manky carpet to be stripped from this house! hurrah!) and we will paint the floorboards white to be in keeping with the rest of the first floor. I’m still a little undecided on the walls - I just love the look of bare plaster, so I am almost tempted to do the same thing I did in my office - but then it feels a little weird to do the same thing! I’ve ordered a sample pot of Earthborn Paints Peach Baby, so I shall see when that arrives….

Pink, green and mustard interior mood board

Above: Muuto mustard light fitting, £46, Annabelle; Green pendant light, £29, Made; The Purple Umbrella Print, €23.99 for 60x90cm, Juniqe; Rattan shelf, £48,95, Scandiborn; Green Mustard Made locker, £129, Rose & Grey; Basket, £29, Pea Style; Berber style rug, £99, La Redoute; GRRRL poster, €19.99, Juniqe; Pom pom cushion, £36, Trouva; Earthborn paints

I’d love to hear what you think of the plans! I can’t wait to share the results when it’s all done. (hopefully within the next couple of months!)