Dreamy guest bedroom
So easy to create and yet stylish and relaxing, you don't have to spend a fortune to decorate a guest or second bedroom. In this article I'll show you how ...
ABOVE:With the right bedding and accessories you can transform a boring guest bedroom into a relaxing sanctuary that any guest would love to sleep in. With its shades of robin's egg blue and white, a north-facing bedroom stays cool, while a south-facing bedroom becomes brighter. The panel above the bed adds the finishing touch and you will find instructions on how to make here.
Austrian blinds on either side of the bed provide a decorative touch without completely blocking out light. Additional privacy could be added with white fabric blinds. The blinds are hung at the top of the window - behind wooden architraves that have been added around the window frame and painted in a matching white for architectural detail and to create even more interest in the room.
LEFT: The original panel door was removed and replaced with a curtain in the same colour as the bedding. A tie back mounted on the wall on one side will allow the curtain to be pulled aside when necessary.
Make a simple curtain by sewing a rod pocket at the top and hemming bottom and sides. Slip a curtain rod through the rod pocket and hang on decorative brackets painted white to match the room decor.
LEFT: This decorative panel headboard project is easy if you know how to use a jigsaw for cutting out curves. We show you step-by-step how to cut out and decorate your new panel - and use it as a headboard in a guest bedroom.
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