Laura Ashley guest bedroom makeover.

Bedroom transformation.

Hi everyone. Today I am over on the Laura Ashley blog sharing my post on my guest bedroom transformation. I am so thrilled to be sharing a home makeover post on their blog as homeware is my first love.

You can read the full blog post by clicking here.

My guest bedroom was slowly becoming a dumping ground for clutter. As you know I live in a dormer bungalow so I people can see the room as it is near the kitchen so I wanted it to look pretty and inviting and fit in with the style of my home. I didn’t want to be closing the door and hiding the clutter when people came around, I wanted a pretty room for all to see.

The wallpaper and paint.

You ladies will know by this stage that I am a little bit obsessed with wallpaper and I have wallpaper in almost every room. Some people are a bit scared of wallpaper and messing it up but my top tip is to be patient and get a pasting table in your local hardware shop. You don’t want to be pasting off your kitchen table. I used the Laura Ashley paint in shade cotton. I just love this shade, you’ll probably notice I have this shade in my master bedroom and it is so fresh, it is not as harsh as a brilliant white but still bright. 

Once I got the wallpapering and painting done it was now on to the fun stuff! The styling!

I went with the gorgeous Josette embroidered duvet and pillows. The detail in this duvet set is stunning. The embroidery is so pretty and feminine. I love a fresh crisp white sheet, I didn’t want to add any more print to the room as I didn’t want to take away from the wallpaper so I went with a nice block color duvet.

I love the contrast of the white duvet next to the floral wallpaper. Just like my love of wallpaper I also have a love of throws, I have throws everywhere in the home as I just think they make a more homely cosy feel to the room. 

I adore this Anastasia amethyst blanket, it picks up on the lighter purples in the wallpaper and it feels amazing. Even Blondie my cat is loving her new throw, it has a gorgeous subtle check print on it and fringing on the edges to add some texture.

If any of your rooms feel a bit cold and uninviting then add in some throws, I also love coming home from work and having a cup of tea and throwing a blanket over my feet, especially coming into Autumn, nothing beats curling up in bed with a book.

I absolutely love the pineapple lamp, I love pieces of random quirky items in the home that make people stop and go “is that a pineapple lamp?” I love the contrast of a pretty floral cup and flowers and then the quirky pineapple lamp. The gorgeous champagne color of this lamp fits in perfectly with the colors in this room.

The pieces of furniture in this room once upon a time used to be pine, they were one of the first projects I tackled when I moved in and I caught the upcycling bug.

Would you like to see more room makeover posts?

Leave me a comment below for some chats.

Chat soon,




  1. The dainty dress diaries
    August 28, 2016 / 8:10 am

    Aw thanks so much for reading Rebecca X

  2. Rebecca Barker
    August 27, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    This is beautiful Catherine! I love your Instagram feed too – very inspiring x Becca | theBeautyInbox

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