As autumn draws near, now is the time to give your home a new season refresh. One of the best places to start is the guest room. A comfortable and stylish spare bedroom is the perfect way to welcome guests that will inevitably start to arrive come winter and the festive season.

To help you transform your guest bedroom into a cosy retreat, we’ve got some hassle-free styling tips from creative stylist Claire Hornby.

Comfort

As we begin to feel the chill outdoors, the key is to create a space that feels warm, comfortable and inviting for your guests.

Odeon Bed Frame

Experiment with layered soft furnishings and thoughtful finishing touches so that your guests feel instantly at home. Consider placing a throw over the end of a bed for cooler nights, or if you have the space for it, placing an elegant armchair in the corner of a room for a delightful reading spot. Details like this will make your guests feel instantly at ease.

Storage

When decorating a guest bedroom, invest in pieces of furniture that will neatly tuck away their clothes and belongings. No matter the size or scale of your space, we have an array of furniture that will allow you to cleverly maximise on storage space.

If you’re drawn to the simplicity of muted colour palette, the Lutyen range is perfect for guest bedrooms that don’t have the space for a built-in closet. The Lutyen bedside table is deceptively spacious with a chic high gloss taupe finish. This nightstand works across a variety of interior styles and is perfect for keeping any night-time essentials within reach.

For a more compact option, the Kerala bedside table has just enough room for overnight essentials.

Lighting

Instantly set the mood of your guest bedroom with soft lighting. It is important to layer lighting for flexibility, so as well as ambient lighting to create atmosphere, invest in task lighting. The Geo Table Lamp features a geometric design to add statement style to your space and makes a perfect bedside lamp.

If you’re looking for a more versatile lighting solution, consider substituting a bedside light for a floor lamp, such as the contemporary Acrylic Tripod Floor Lamp.

Finishing Touches

When styling a guest bedroom, it’s the thoughtful accessories and intricate details that complete the look. Give guests a warm welcome with luxurious and beautiful finishing touches, whether it’s a scented candle, or a pretty vase filled with blossoming blooms, smaller details such as these will create a home away from home. Stick to a neutral colour theme to create a calm vibe.

Large Empire Vase | Gatsby Candle Holder | Silver Coach Lantern

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