Building Your Home | 8 June 2016

Creating an inviting guest room

by Carlisle Homes

Gone are the days when fresh sheets and a pillow were considered a luxury while travelling. These days a guest room, in most contemporary homes, has a right-royal-air about it, and a stylish space for guests is now considered a necessity. A well thought out design, will ensure the area (which will most probably only be used occasionally) has a tranquil sensibility in regard to the detail. So keeping it simple and fuss-free, usually works best. Or you could go all out and create an unforgettable experience for your guests.

Bedazzling Bedding
Guest rooms are all about a comfortable bed adorned with crisp linen and combined with simple accents. Super soft, reversible bedding works very well, as does classic white. Plump pillows and sumptuous throws, will ensure your guest room exudes simple, but stunning elegance.


Images found at (left) Colorado, Bedroom as displayed at Harpley Estate, Werribee (right) Cromwell on display at The Address, Point Cook

Devil’s in the detail
Shelves, mirrors, fur throws, picture frames and quirky one-off trinkets (like an antique phone), or artwork, will help set the tone for your guest room retreat. Create an atmosphere with accents that reflect your home and personal style, to maximise the wow factor for a room that will be appreciated by others when they drop in to stay.


Images found at (left) (middle) Amberley displayed at the Woodlea Estate, Rockbank (right) Cromwell on display at The Address Point Cook

Restful Relaxation
Subtle tones work well and help wash your senses clean. But bold bedding choices in classic monochromatic hues, united with simple accents of cooper and brass, plus (on trend) pops of live green colour, help create a “boutique hotel” ambience too.


Images found at (left) Bellmont on display at the Woodlea Estate, Rockbank

Colour pop statements
Be brave and splash colour around in the guest room with individual statement pieces that give your space a sherbet twist. Fresh flowers, statement chairs, lamps, wallpaper and chandeliers - paired with “in vogue” fur rugs and cashmere throws, all add texture and style to the guest room. Pillows, in all kinds of funky fabrics and shapes, will have your guest’s day-dreaming about another visit long after they have left your home.


Amberley on display at the Woodlea Estate Rockbank


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