Perhaps I was just being indecisive this morning – but I couldn’t decide whether to devote our final post on the unstoppable colour trend grey, on decorating children’s rooms, guest rooms or the entrance hall. So after a few minutes of productive thought, I decided come on – lets treat our readers and cover a little on all three!
So welcome to decorating the rest of your home in grey – there is sure to be something in here to inspire each and every one of you. Trendy teen rooms in grey, good impression grey in the entrance hall and soothing grey for your guest’s sleepovers.
Treat your guests to a bedroom that could rival your own! Hotel chic with contemporary grey tones will be a big hit with family or friends staying over the night. There are two key things to remember in terms of atmosphere when decorating a guest room – calming and charming. We recommend a monochrome palette with a cool grey on the walls to begin with. Create an oversized headboard with a black frame and plush grey upholstery. Choose black furniture for bedside tables and wardrobe/armoire.
A lustrous black duvet cover brings in a touch of glam to make your guests feel extra special – as if they wouldn’t already! The only thing missing is a touch of white to contrast the heavy use of grey and black – bring it in with predominately white wall art and white roller blinds.
Make a beautiful entrance hall using grey and metallics. Start with a console table that could be sanded down and given an antique white covering. Buy curtain fabrics online in two different colours of grey – we would use something like Organza or Voile for this project. With your two tones of grey you can add exciting layers of your chosen curtain fabric to the window. Alternatively, use a fabric such as silk or taffeta whose colour changes in the light for a natural two toned look.
Back to the console table, dress her up with antique accessories such as metallic candlesticks, a large mirror with metal frame (that is casually lent against the wall as opposed to being hung up) and bronzed sculptures. A dash of hot pink livens the space up with a fresh bunch of flowers. You could also choose to add more hot pink with a floor runner or rugs by the front door – adds more fun to the space!