Guest rooms or ‘spare rooms’ often seem to be that; spare and forgotten. Used as a dumping room to put junk or pieces of furniture/accessories that don’t belong anywhere else in the home, so is often a bit of a mish-mash of random items. Sadly our small guest room fell into this trope, it made me feel sad and unwelcome whenever I glanced upon its blue-tack ridden beige walls, grotesque carpet and just utter bland-ness. I wanted to inject some life into it and make it a fun, colourful space. Somewhere I would actually be proud to show guests and for it to have a purpose, not just a dumping ground.
It all started with the wallpaper, I saw it on the website and utterly fell in love with it. I thought go big or go home and got a decorator to wallpaper the entire room with it. It is absolutely stunning and a steal at the price! The leaves are metallic which beautifully bounces light around the room. I wanted to add some depth to the room to break up all the bright colour so I painted all the woodwork, window, door and radiator in black eggshell which I think might be my favourite element in the whole room. We already had the ikea drawer unit so I thought the black of the wood would also help to incorporate that into the scheme, draw some focus to the room and add a sense of space.
Then at night, the neon ‘flawless’ sign (Beyoncé inspired) steals the show! This sign was almost the death of me I honestly can’t stress how many hours I spent on this, but it was all worth it in the end and is just so cool if I say so myself. I was inspired when I saw Kate’s post on her blog overatkates and followed her tutorial with a few little changes, but overall I’m super pleased with how it turned out and I went for the pink neon because of the pink flowers in the paper . I just need some time before I could ever think of making another one .
So thats how I achieved my tropical theme guest room, I love how it turned out and it definitely brings a smile to my face whenever I walk past now; it’s a happy place . Thank you for reading!