Inside our guest bedroom


Our spare bedroom had become a place to store those things that were sitting in boxes un-used but couldn't quite get rid of, heaps of books and anything else that didn't fit in with the rest of the house. The jumble room basically. So when Laura Ashley contacted us about doing up a room for their blog, it was essentially the kick up the bum that we needed - and we are eternally grateful. Because we now have the most relaxing of rooms (yes, this one beats our bedroom in terms of relaxing!) and we are utterly in love (yes, I say that all the time!).


We toyed with the idea of turning it into an office and then a man room (I wasn't keen on this one) and then somewhere to chill out, and after agreeing that we have guests a fair amount, we decided to keep the bed and make it as relaxing as possible but still practical. Little B really didn't want another room in the house white (I can't help it, I like white!) so we agreed on a soft grey tone - keeping it neutral but with the option to add colour.
After much debate, we finally saw the back end of our bookcase and replaced it with this sideboard that we upcycled and are totally in love with! The knobs are from Ebay (there is a huge selection available!) and we're pretty pleased with the outcome. We're already painting up some more!


Keeping with the simple theme, we stuck to white bedding and added the grey with this gorgeous throw and cushions (honestly, this throw is literally the cosiest - ask Little R!) and decided instead of putting up photos (partly because we're so indecisive) we'd make the most of the guest towels and display these. Ooh it makes me feel like a true grown up (and maybe I'm pretending to be a B&B owner..?) but I love the look of them hanging so gently. AND they work perfectly next to my beloved Bell Jar which I picked up for a bargain £8!


 Since decorating the spare room, it has become the perfect place to chill out in. I still get that little buzz every time I get to the top of the stairs and see it in the corner of my eye, looking all ready and waiting for guests and of course there is always a fresh bunch of flowers in the room whenever we have people to stay. Because to me, that's what makes it the most inviting. The final things that we're planning to add to this room is a small ladder at the end of the bed complete with a bedside lamp and ornaments, and we're debating a picture wall above the bed. Just to complete the feel of the room. But for now, we're pleased as punch!

Argos Bedding | Upcycled Sideboard | Laura Ashley Towels, Jar and Alarm Clock | Boundary Mill Bell Jar
Laura Ashley Grey Cushion | Primark Cushions | Wilko's Voils | B&M Mirror, Throw & Clock | Ikea Plant

21 comments

  1. Ooh absolutely gorgeous job you've done there, looks like the ultimate chill-out room!

    Jade x
    jadethejourno.blogspot.co.uk ♡

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  2. oh blimey! can i come stay? it looks heavenly! i definitely would sleep well xo

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  3. I love all of the little accents like the flowers and clock. And you take such beautiful photographs!

    Bethan
    bethansarah.wordpress.com

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  4. This is just beautiful! We have grey tones in our house, but nothing as lovely as this. I blame it on our lack of wooden floors....

    - Lorna at Scared Toast x

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  5. It looks utterly beautiful! I can imagine how proud you both must be! I love the idea of the towels on the wall! x

    heldtogetherbypins.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh man it's so beautiful! Please can I move in?! Love the idea of hanging towels off the wall like that x

    Josie’s Journal

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  7. This room looks beautiful.
    I cannot wait to move into our new place and decorate! Thinking white, grey and navy for our main bedroom. :-)

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie ​ x​​x

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  8. So lovely!
    The towels on the wall are such a nice touch, I would never have thought of that! xx

    Megan / aneclecticaffair.blogspot.com

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  9. So pretty! I love all the soft colours and the towels hanging from the wall look fab! xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle & Fashion

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  10. I'm seriously envious of this room. Can I move in?! Puts my small little cluttered room to shame, that's for sure!

    Heather | porcelainbeautyx

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  11. Oh that looks amazing, so beautiful and fresh

    Julia x

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  12. If I were a guest, I would be pleased and enjoy staying in that very room.

    You're so great at decorating, and your style is so, so similar to mine.
    You might have to come down to decorate my room! ;)

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  13. It's so welcoming and pretty. Can I come and stay? :)

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  14. such a gorgeous room! love all the white it looks so clean and pretty
    Allison from www.mercuteify.com

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  15. I really really love how you've done up this room!
    My spare room is indeed too a jumble room haha!
    The Life of Maisie ♡

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  16. I can vouch for the bed too ;) <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

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  17. I think it's fab! I do agree that sometimes the guest bedroom just ends up being a storage room so will be sure to not allow that when I move into my own home. Laura Ashley things are all so beautiful <3

    http://fairytaleprettypicture.co.uk

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  18. Your home is so beautiful. :)

    http://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

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  19. What a beautiful place for a guest to stay. You've done such a wonderful job! I love the up-cycled sideboard!

    Scottish Outlander

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