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!

16 Responses to “Join The Room Debate!”

  1. smcanary June 11, 2012 at 23:32 #

    I’m kinda going over what others have said really…..

    I like the colour combo – bone, green, black and splashes of turquoise (v brave). Rug is lovely.

    As a guest room what I don’t like is the single bed! Too stingy! There is enough room for a lovely squidgy double bed in there.

    I’m not a huge fan of all the panelling, but could live with it. But I definitely would get rid of that shelf above one’s sleeping head. The reasoning is a combination of too much ‘meaningless yet matchy stuff and things’ on the wall with a real worry I’d get donked on the head in the middle of the night :-D

  2. Chrissy Lewis June 9, 2012 at 20:51 #

    I love the combination of the green florals, with the clean white wood and bedlinen, together with b&w striped accessories. Clean and restful looking; a country escape.

    Can’t think what I don’t like about this room.

  3. bluepearlgirl's world June 9, 2012 at 14:31 #

    I love this room! Forget GUEST room. I will take it for MY room! The only thing that i was not quite understanding is that bag underneath the sink. I do like the exposed piping of the sink but maybe some sort of foot stool underneath would do better than a bag of dirty clothes. Otherwise, i wouldnt change a thing.

  4. Kelly-Ann June 9, 2012 at 12:57 #

    I love – it all!
    I hate – nothing (can I just love this room instead please????)

  5. Dee at the Carlton June 9, 2012 at 07:37 #

    I like the calming creamy-white colour & the sloping roof which just seems to suggest a break from normal life … but for it to be totally relaxing it needs a comfy chair instead of the bedside cabinet.

    I am not a fan of the patterned carpet or the striped sheet – softer patterns would have been cosier.

  6. Lynne June 8, 2012 at 20:10 #

    Oh, I just put my finger on it. I don’t like that the cladding is going in two different directions…

  7. Lynne June 8, 2012 at 20:07 #

    I like the tug and the little sink in a cupboard; reminds me of my university room. I don’t like the wood cladding, there’s a little too much for me!

  8. Michelle June 8, 2012 at 15:19 #

    I like the room but it looks more beach home guest room than London apartment to me. I love the rug, don’t particularly hate anything.

  9. Lizzi June 8, 2012 at 12:40 #

    Absolutely lovely room. I love the colour combinations and how cosy it is. However, there is, as others have said, a little too much going on. It’s not a practical to use room as all the space has stylistic things going on.

    • Decorator's Notebook June 9, 2012 at 13:53 #

      Yes, I agree Lizzy. I think it’s definitely a styled shot rather than a real home… Always a temptation for the stylist to fill up her product captions!

  10. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark! June 8, 2012 at 10:46 #

    I really love the rug! And I too love the cosy vibe- it seems perfect for hiding away on a rainy day like this!

    But what I don’t like is the whole…feeling? It is maybe too cluttered for me. I think there’s too much going on with the shelf and hook and stuff on the wall and the vase on the bedside table!

  11. Katrin June 8, 2012 at 10:05 #

    Hmm. Initially I thought I love this, but then I looked closer..

    I really like the color combo, although I could have done without the turquoise.
    I dislike that the room feels overstyled. Really I think there´s too much going on here, especially on that shelve above the bed. Less would have been more here in my opinion.

  12. Decorator's Notebook June 8, 2012 at 09:46 #

    It’s funny, when I think about it, I look for very different qualities in a guest bedroom than I would in a main bedroom. It’s one of those indulgent rooms that – if you’re lucky enough to have one – you can experiment and do something you might not try in a space you had to use everyday.


    The thing I LIKE MOST is the dinky, cosy feel of the room. I kind of like the idea of escaping up to the attic to stay – even the fact it’s probably quite dark doesn’t bother me somehow. I even like the idea it’s a cute little single bed to sleep in! Weird – I would hate a lot of this if it was a main bedroom but for an occasional room I love it!

    The thing I LIKE LEAST is the bedside cabinet. It’s a perfectly pleasant piece of furniture in itself but in this room I find my eye drawn to it in a bad way. It’s too big and heavy. In its place, I’d probably opt for a painted vintage chair or stool. Not so practical storage-wise, but maybe you could get a bed with drawers under so visitors would have somewhere for their clothes?


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