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feather and black hospital bed white cream

Guest Bedroom Makeover

Over the past few months we have been working really hard to turn our building site house into a pretty little home. There are some rooms still piled high with boxes (our office!) and there are other rooms which haven’t yet been started (Kitchen… still living our fringeless lives!). However, we really wanted to have our guest bedroom completely for the summer so that we could have friends and family able to visit. It took a little while, but we have finally completed it… wanna see?!

vq pink radio

Keeping Things Simple… Yet Colourful

I found this room kind of hard to decorate if I’m honest. I knew I didn’t want to have white walls, but I also wanted to be mindful that our guests might not want bright pink, blue or green walls like we have in the rest of our house. Eventually we opted for a green-based-grey as the room is big enough to take the dark colour, but it also feels quite cosy and calming. I had a (weird) vision of filling it with monochrome accessories and house plants, but I don’t have green fingers and, well, it’s me… I can’t help myself when it comes to colour! The rugs and bedside lamps are both from Ikea. The Orla Kiely cushions are from BrandAlley and the radio is by VQ. It felt really important to give my guests a radio as music and radio can make a space feel so much more like home. Also VQ radios are awesome as not only can you play traditional radio from them, but you can also hook them up to your iPhone via bluetooth so they can play your iTunes music out of them or your favourite podcasts… pretty good right?!

pink vq radio and yellow ikea lamp

Bed Time Tea Time

If anyone has gone shopping for bedside tables recently, they will know they are pricey little things! We kind of maxed out our bedside table budget in our room (see here) so we were keen to make the guest bedside tables a little more affordable. We hunted in all the obvious places, but we never found anything we liked. Eventually, we spotted these vintage tea chests on Etsy and we knew they would work perfectly. Also, they cost about £49 each, which is amazing as the cheapest alternatives we had found (which we liked less) were £120 each. Also, the bed is from Feather & Black, it’s the same as we have in our bedroom, it’s such a nice design and their mattresses are super comfortable too!

…And there we have it! Our guest bedroom makeover, I hope you like it and as always, feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

feather and black hospital bed

vq pink radio and scaffolding wardrobe

orla kiely cushions



  1. August 7, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    Gorgeous! I love the pop of yellow on the rugs!

    • fashionforlunch
      August 8, 2017 / 8:35 am

      You should come and stay!!!

  2. August 7, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    I love how amazing this looks, simple yet colourful x

    • fashionforlunch
      August 8, 2017 / 8:35 am

      Thank you so Much!!!

  3. MakeErinOver
    August 8, 2017 / 12:32 am

    Yellow!!! I love it! Can I come to stay? Lol

    • fashionforlunch
      August 8, 2017 / 8:35 am

      Any time my friend!

  4. Roxie Watt
    August 8, 2017 / 6:44 am

    The vintage tea chests are such a good idea! I love all the little pops of colour.

    • fashionforlunch
      August 8, 2017 / 8:35 am

      Thank you so so much! I’m so glad you like!!!

  5. August 8, 2017 / 7:55 am

    I absolutely love all the bright pops of colour! You have done an amazing job x

    • fashionforlunch
      August 8, 2017 / 8:35 am

      Thank you so so much!!!! You are so kind!

    • fashionforlunch
      August 8, 2017 / 9:19 am

      Thank you so so much!! you are always so kind! xxxxx

  6. laurzrah
    August 8, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    You’ve got such an eye for colour! X

  7. August 8, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    I love the room, all the rooms and home decor you have shared on your blog are lovely, you are so good at putting things together xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

  8. Antonia
    August 8, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Oh wow amazing! You are so creative x

  9. August 8, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    Simple yet effective! Love it

    • fashionforlunch
      August 8, 2017 / 8:42 pm

      Thank you so much!!!!

  10. August 8, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    YEEEESSS! Have been looking forward to these posts so much! I love everything about your decor x

    • fashionforlunch
      August 8, 2017 / 8:41 pm

      Thank you so so much! That means so so much to me!!! xxxxxxx

    • fashionforlunch
      August 10, 2017 / 8:04 am

      Aw thank you so so so much! You are so kind!!!!

  11. August 9, 2017 / 8:16 am

    This is so pretty and restful, maybe you could add some faux plants, there’s some really good ones now!

    • fashionforlunch
      August 10, 2017 / 8:03 am

      Oh yes! That’s such a good suggestion thank you!

  12. August 9, 2017 / 8:44 am

    Oh I love it Kirsty!! Fabulous room xx

    • fashionforlunch
      August 10, 2017 / 8:03 am

      Thank you so so much!

    • fashionforlunch
      August 11, 2017 / 12:51 am

      Thank you so much! Xxx

  13. August 10, 2017 / 8:58 pm

    This looks fab and love the tea chest side tables too!

    • fashionforlunch
      August 11, 2017 / 12:51 am

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you like it!!!

  14. Cass
    August 11, 2017 / 11:55 pm

    I love how you have styled this and injected some colour into the room!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  15. August 16, 2017 / 9:29 am

    It looks amazing, I wish all guest rooms looked like this! I love the Ikea chair in the corner, I’ve been eyeing it up for a while.

    Rachel | Hey Rachieface

  16. August 16, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    You have such an amazing flair for design – those rugs are incredible!

  17. August 30, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    I love how you mixed your guests’ possible preferences and your own tastes. It came together really well. 🙂 x

    • fashionforlunch
      August 30, 2017 / 3:33 pm

      Thank you so much! we tried realy hard to make it both fun and work for us, but also make it nice for guests! I’m glad you think it worked!!! xxxx