One room in the home that often gets overlooked when it comes to style and furnishings is the guest bedroom or a ‘spare room’ as it can be easy to use it for storage or as a forgotten area of the home that doesn’t quite match the decor of the rest of your house! If you are looking for some inspiration on how to create a stylish, yet practical guest bedroom space then we have some great suggestions for you below, in collaboration with made-to-last.co.uk.
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Guest Bedroom Storage
For those who need to keep their guest bedroom as functional and practical as possible, storage is always going to be a major issue. If floor space is an issue you should look at making good use of your wall space. Think about using alcove space or blank walls to create a shelving wall to store and display your favourite bits and bobs. These Utology Jack Shelves are perfect for your books and if you are looking for a freestanding shelving unit then the Planar shelving system is versatile and stylish.
Guest Bedroom Lighting
Lighting is another important thing to think about when you are styling a room. During the summer months, you’ll want to create a space that is bright, light and airy. MADE TO LAST has some wonderful lighting options that are perfect for this. If you are looking for a way to avoid dull and boring lampshades then the Mullan Mono Industrial Railway Flush Fitting Light is perfect! Designed to refract the light, this ceiling light fixture features an elegant holophane glass shade that emanates light outward over your entire space as if it has multiple light sources.
However, if you are keen to add a cosy touch to the room then a bedside lamp is a great way to add style, texture and really pull the whole room together. This Primo Table Light by Original BTC is sleek, modern and would compliment any room.
Guest Bedroom Sleeping
Now a good quality sofa bed is something that every guest bedroom needs. MADE TO LAST have exceptional quality sofa beds that have a supremely high quality 14cm thick mattress – which is quite a rarity. The factory that make the MADE TO LAST own brand sofa beds started life as a mattress company so they really do have the most amazing mattresses on their sofa beds. This is something that is absolutely essential when choosing a sofa bed that is really going to stand the test of time and leave your guests sitting and sleeping in total comfort!
This Wissington 3 Seater Sofa Bed is a best-seller and has a really impressive one move opening mechanism that you need to click through and check out. This would definitely be my top pick!
If you were looking for something a little cheaper then the Chinton 3 Seater Sofa Bed is ideal for those on a tighter budget. A proven best seller, the Chinton 3 seater sofa bed is ideal for smaller spaces yet comfy as a lounge slouch couch. It features an incredibly easy futon/click clack style open and close action. This style of sofa bed is far more economical than the full pull out mattress mechanism. These are built to last, and have a solid wood frame construction using wood from FSC certified forests with 15 year guarantee. What more could you want?
Guest Bedroom Beds
If you are looking for a folding bed, rather than a sofa bed for your guest bedroom then this Jaybe Crown Premier Single Folding Bed with Sprung Mattress is a great option. This single bed is easy to store and achieves higher British, European and North American safety standards than normal domestic beds. The guest bed’s robust, heavy gauge, mild steel frame is finished in durable epoxy paint. Folding out into a comfortable bed, the deep, spring interior mattress works in harmony with the J-Tex® sprung base system to provide the ultimate in supportive comfort.
If you were looking for a double bed then this Jay-be Supreme Double Folding Guest Bed With Pocket Sprung Mattress is equally impressive! Combining luxury Pocket Sprung comfort with compact design and a larger sleeping area, the double JAY-BE® Supreme Folding Bed is perfect for unexpected sleepovers and regular visitors.
Finishing touches and Accessories
Finish the whole look off with some bright and colourful summer themed accessories such as throws, pillows and rugs. These will really bring the whole room together. This beautiful Multi Coloured Spot Lambswool Baby Blanket by Foxford is perfect for draping over a sofa or across the back of a chair to create an effortlessly chic look, and for keeping warm on slightly cooler evenings.
Hopefully we’ve given you some inspiration for creating the perfect guest bedroom this summer? Many thanks to MADE TO LAST for sponsoring this article. Take a look at all of their amazing products in more detail here: www.made-to-last.co.uk