Condo Holiday: Creating a Guest Bedroom

Photo Source: BoConcept
Photo Source: BoConcept

Q: I have guests coming from out of town for a week over the holidays and I want to create a peaceful and inviting guest bedroom. What would you suggest for serene wall colours, artwork and furniture that would help create this haven for my guests?

A: When I think of a peaceful oasis, I picture white sand and blue glistening water. To create this oasis, paint the walls in a pastel blue-green reminiscent of the colours of the ocean, coupled with a whitewashed hardwood floor and classic white trim throughout the room.

A large floating platform bed in a natural wood finish creates a great focal point. The bed should be flanked by minimalist side tables, in a corresponding wood finish, topped with a clear vase filled with seashells and white candles. Clear glass pendant lights above each side table recreate the incandescence of the ocean, while a silvery blue shag rug under the bed establishes structure in the space. A rich textured art piece, considerably larger than the surface area of the bed and side tables, showcasing footprints in the sand, captures the emotion of the room. As a final touch, use stark white linens with lush inviting pillows in blues and greens to complement the tranquil ambiance. – Erin Bhatti, Senior Design Consultant for BoConcept Calgary

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