Tag Archives: bedroom ideas

Join The Room Debate!

13 Sep

Morning all! It’s been a rollercoaster ride of a week here in Somerset… a trip to Paris and several blisters later I’m back and putting the finishing touches to the Decorator’s Notebook Shop. Make sure you’re following us on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram to be the first to hear the big announcement. And we’re planning a really amazing giveaway right here on the blog to celebrate so stay tuned!

So, it’s Room Debate time again and I’ve found something rather eclectic and bohemian for your perusal today. I love imagining the people who might live in these rooms and I bet this lady’s a riot!

If it’s your first time joining in, simply take a good look at the photo below then head to the comments with your answers to these two questions:

One thing I like most about this room is…

One thing I like least about this room is…

eclectic bohemian bedrooms

{Elle Decor España}

Have a great weekend and I’m looking forward to hearing what you make of this room!

x

The seven ingredients of a perfect guest bedroom

3 Jun

country style guest bedroom{via Danse de Lune}

I think that the day I’m able to afford a home with the luxury of a guest bedroom is the day I’ll properly feel like a grown-up. That, and a downstairs loo. Anyway, I was browsing my beautiful bedrooms Pinterest board recently and realised how many of the photos I’d given the title ‘perfect guest bedroom’ … and that got me thinking. How do you create a space for visitors that feels like a real home from home?

fresh garden flowers in bedroom{via Curated Style}

When I go home for the weekend my Mum always puts a vase of flowers from the garden in my room. It’s such a small but thoughtful gesture and always makes me feel extra special. Shop bought flowers will do too of course, but there’s something about the casualness of a homegrown posy that makes me feel especially welcome.
Allocating space as a dedicated guest room is a luxury most of us don’t have, but it’s still possible to give your friends and family a little nook of their own even if the room has another function – like a home office or storage – the rest of the time. Hang a panel curtain from the ceiling or invest in a folding screen to give your visitors a small private area of the room.
It’s always nice to be able to unpack your bag when you go to stay, so try to provide a little space to hang clothes if you possibly can. A few hooks on the back of the door and some wooden hangers is enough… these ones are made from a collection of pretty drawer handles screwed into a piece of wood.
calm grey bedroom with hanging bedside light{via Griege}
Ever stubbed your toe finding your way back from the loo in an unfamiliar house? Spare you visitors the agony by popping a simple lamp next to the bed. If you don’t have room for a table lamp, consider a space-saving wall light or hanging bulb instead.
This one’s very dormitory chic, but I love the idea of fitting a washbasin in the corner if you have the space. There are loads of incredibly compact options, even some that will easily fit inside a fitted wardrobe. Look for teeny tiny wall mounted basins designed for downstairs cloakrooms.
I’m a total fuss pot when it comes to my bed – I like a nest of duvets and blankets wrapped around my body but my head always on the cold side of the pillow. Most people have their own picky preferences so the only way around this is to offer several bedlinen and blanket layers they can add or take away as they like.
Warning! Only consider this one if you really like your guests… bringing up a cup of tea first thing is sure to earn you the accolade of perfect host and you run the risk they’ll want to stay forever!
Do you enjoy preparing for visitors or do you find it a chore? How do you make guests feel extra special?

A pretty bedroom (sage and gorse again)

22 May

sage and yellow vintage bedroom ideas{Sean Fennessy for The Design Files}

I still can’t get enough of this colour combo so this delicate bedroom scheme immediately caught my eye. There’s more of this vintage-inspired home at The Design Files.

Join The Room Debate!

10 May

Morning all! It’s my birthday today and what better way to celebrate than with the world famous Decorator’s Notebook Room Debate (humour me, just for today?). It’s a Scandinavian style white bedroom with natural touches for our perusal today…

To join in, just take a good look at the photo below and leave a comment with your answers to these two questions:

One thing I like most about this room is…

One thing I like least about this room is…

white bedroom with natural touches{Simon Bajada via 79 Ideas}

To me this room is a mixed bag so I’m looking forward to hearing which bits you love and loathe.

In other news, I’m off to West Dean for the weekend to learn how to throw pots. Hopefully I will have a few wobbly efforts to share with you on my return!

Join The Room Debate!

1 Feb

Morning all! I’m sooo busy at the moment life has become rather blink and you’ll miss it… but at least it means our lovely Friday discussions come around quickly!

So today’s spring-like bedroom ticks a lot of boxes if trends are all that matter: pastels, ombre, silk lampshades. But the real question is, does it float your boat? Have a good look and leave a comment with your answers to these two questions:

One thing I like most about this room is…

One thing I like least about this room is…

feminine pastel bedroom with four poster bed{House to Home}

I’m really looking forward to hearing what you think!

Have a lovely weekend.

DN x

Join The Room Debate!

18 Jan

Morning all – welcome to The Room Debate!

I have a rather vintage candidate for your delectation today – judging by the single bed I’m guessing this is a child’s room or maybe a guest room. I’ll leave that for you to decide…

As always, it’s easy to get involved. Just have a good look at the room photo below and leave a comment with your answers to these two questions:

One thing I like most about this room is…

One thing I like least about this room is…

vintage bedroom ideas{via Down and Out Chic}

I guess the question is, would you have liked this to be your bedroom growing up, or would you like to stay in it while visiting a friend?

Looking forward to hearing what you think! Have a lovely weekend.

DN xx

Join The Room Debate!

8 Jun

Morning Room Debaters! Friday has come around scarily quickly this week – usually a good thing but I have been rushed off my feet! Anyway, now’s the time for a little critical indulgence in today’s Room Debate. I’ve picked quite an unusual room – a guest bedroom with a hint of an en-suite. To me, the day I own a home with a dedicated spare room will be the day I feel like a proper grown-up. Would your dream guest bedroom have features in common with this one?

As always, it’s easy to take part. Just have a good look at the photo below and leave a comment with your answers to these two questions:

One thing I like most about this room is…

One thing I like least about this room is…

{Homes & Gardens via House to Home}

Spotted something you love and something you… well… don’t?

I’ll start things off in the comments below – have fun and thanks for joining in!

Join The Room Debate!

4 May

Thinking caps at the ready? It’s a bedroom today – I picked it because I felt it was quite a challenging room with lots to get our critical juices flowing!

As always, it’s easy to take part. Just have a good look at the room photo below and leave a comment with your answers to these two questions:

One thing I like most about this room is…

One thing I like least about this room is…

{Living etc via House to Home}

I’ll kick the discussion off in the comments below. Remember, it’s about finding both the good and bad so don’t feel afraid to add your thoughts.

Have a lovely long weekend – I’ll be back here on Tuesday!

Join the Room Debate!

16 Mar

Welcome all! I thought this fresh and springlike bedroom would be a good choice for today’s Room Debate – what do we think of this one?

As always, it’s easy to take part. Just have a good look at the room photo below and leave a comment with your answers to these two questions:

One thing I like most about this room is…

One thing I like least about this room is…

{via Desire to Inspire}

As usual, I’ll start things off in the comments below – looking forward to meeting you there!

Have a great weekend!

Ps: in case you’d like to add your thoughts to any of the previous Room Debate discussions, you’ll find the archive here.

M is for Moroccan

9 Mar

If you follow me on Pinterest, you may have noticed that deciding on ‘M’ has caused me a few problems! There was a collection of magnolias, a meander into maps, one or two mirrors. But none of them quite formed the pleasing ensemble I aim for in this little A-Z series. So, in the end, I settled for this one – hope you like it…

M is for Moroccan:

{Ryad Dyor via Pinterest}

{A Creative Mint via Pinterest}

{Concept 2012 via Pinterest}

{West Elm via Pinterest}

{Interior Alchemy via Pinterest}

It’s the combination of pure simplicity and elaborate detailing that appeals to me about Moroccan style and I have a fair few touches in my home (this carved screen, white leather pouffe and embossed metal bowl for example) and I’m endlessly lusting after my very own Berber wedding blanket. If you love this look too, click for more Moroccan style rooms.

Have a lovely weekend!

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