Friday, 11 October 2013

No-Storage Guest Bedroom Magic!

 So....here we are with our squishy-squashy tan leather sofa, made even more lovely with the addition of some gorgeous Modern Country extras, which ensure that turning this room from grown-up living space to guest bedroom is an absolute breeze.


No more worrying about needing extra storage....I know! Enjoy the liberation!


Here's what you need to have for a no-need-for-storage guest space:

two warm woollen blankets,
three cushions,
one sofabed
a basket


Your first priority is to make the space look as snuggly and enticing as possible....magazines in the basket, beautiful accessories.... Choosing gorgeous quality blankets, in particular, will pay dividends in years to come. Luxurious chic knows no bobbles!!


Ours are from Solway Blankets, which has fast become one of my favourites because of its amazing range of throws, blankets and rugs in high-end wools: mohair, alpaca, merino and cashmere.


The natural colourway of both, check and houndstooth blankets, off-white and greige, is perfect for this room: Modern Country heaven!


Basically, the magic happens when you convert to guest-bedroom mode. All you need is an extra couple of sheets. One on the mattress, and the other to go underneath the blankets. 


I pop one super-warm blanket over the top sheet, and drape the other over the sofa, in any way that takes my fancy. The sofa cushions tuck behind the mattress easy-as-pie to form a makeshift headboard.


The other cushions can either adorn the pillows, or you can tuck them in the basket. 


And Bob's your uncle, ta-daaaaaa, you've done it! Living Room to Guest Bedroom with no extra storage needed! Surely a miracle!


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16 comments :

Dawna Motz said...

I love your tan sofa and all the nice cozy accessories you have warmed up the room with! I'll be right over!!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I'll have the kettle on for you!! Steaming cup of cocoa?!!

Sarahxx

Stephanie said...

Sarah do you mind me asking what colour you painted the room? The hunt for a grey green is sending me over the edge! Thankyou x

Deborah Bone said...

Loving the sofa. Would you mind sharing where you bought it? I am having a hard time finding the right sofa's for our sitting room. Trying to get comfort and the right look seems quite a challenge!
Thank you
Deborah

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi Stephanie,

Ooh, I'm so sympathetic! The colour is Farrow and Ball's Old hite...more details in my Colour Study (click here...)

Hope that helps!

Sarahx

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi Deborah,

The sofa is Laura Ashley's Abingdon Sofa in Harvest...ours is a few years old and has aged beautifully.

Click here for the link

Sarahx

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the leather and the comfy plaids. Gorgeous. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that will go live Monday afternoon at 2:30PT. www.astrollthrulife.net Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

bj said...

You inspired me so much that I went out and bought new pillows and a couple of throws for MY twin leather sofas...so much softer looking....thanks for the inspiration. :))
I am searching every where for an olden, leather comfy chair...I think, because leather gets better with age..no one wants to get rid of them.A new one isn't in the budget right now.....

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

The leather sofa looks wonderful with your pretty blankets and linens. This is a practical and pretty guest space idea.

Susan T said...

Gorgeous, plus I have been on the hunt for a good wool throw. I have seen two that are perfect from Solway - thankyou Sarah.x

Ann said...

Oh it looks so warm and inviting.
Love the warm blankets in there.

Stephanie said...

Thankyou Sarah - will get a tester - to go with all the rest! X

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Love these blankets!
Thanks for introducing us to them They are soooo lovely!

Paula Gibson said...

I know Solway Blankets from local events we both attend. What a lovely lady with some beautiful blankets. They really can complete that country look in your living space. Lovely blog :)

Rob said...

Hello!
Ahh, very nice sofa bed and the woolen blankets. Another reason to come to see you and sleep over. xxx

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