What can be off-putting about decorating the spare room is that furnishing a bedroom isn’t always an inexpensive exercise. But this scheme is smart on two levels and shows how you can achieve a polished interior without too much trouble. The key is choosing pieces wisely that provide comfort and the aesthetic you’re after, but that aren’t as costly as those designs in your own bedroom. Choose a simple bedframe that will be largely hidden from view with the duvet draped over the edges and invest instead in the headboard. Here, we’ve featured our Samuel Rust fabric, but if you were to pick our ‘standard’ fabric for that particular headboard and double size rather than king or superking, it becomes even more cost-effective. Another option would be to lose the headboard altogether and to have simply a bed base and then square pillows propped up.
A rug is a simple way to help a room to feel more decorated, but if the size is slightly too short to frame the entire bed, position it landscape so that the lower two-thirds of the bed are covered, as this avoids you needing to invest in the larger, more expensive size.
If you’re planning on not filling the room with pieces of storage, try to add one more upholstered piece so it doesn’t feel too scant. An end-of-bed stool, bench or ottoman is a favourite amongst hotel designers, so introducing one of those will immediately make the setting feel more considered. Together with the rug, upholstered headboard, blanket bedspread and brass bedside lamp, the lack of larger pieces of furniture are quickly forgotten because the room will feel inviting and a little indulgent.