With Christmas nearly upon us, we've put together some ideas for creating a welcoming and serene guest room, a home from home for your lucky friends and family! The options are endless when it comes to styling a bed so whether you're a printed bed linen fan or prefer simpler plain linen then adding a few printed accessories, we've got you covered!

First up is we're focusing on printed bed linen; start by choosing your favourite colourful design and simply pick complimenting cushions and a throw to complete the look. The cushions you opt for could be the same design as the bed or for a slightly more contemporary look,  we recommend choosing a small scale printed cushion in a coordinating colour. For example, in the image below we've paired our abstract St Ives bed linen with the Tom Indigo cushion and a solid colour quilt in a complimenting shade of blue. These additions create a layered and inviting feel while sticking to two main colours, blue and green. If you wish to add more cushions, we say go for it!


Pictured below is our Frankie bed paired with the Tom Carmine cushion (reverse). The addition of green tones perfectly compliments the vibrant pink shades in this design and adds another colour without looking too much.


Now for the plain bed lovers out there! You can have a lot of fun mixing and matching prints, colours and textures on top of plain linen to create a cosy and effortless look. We recommend choosing a neutral colour linen such as white, blush pink or pale blue - Linen Tales have a beautiful selection (we offer a variety of these in our shop in Hyndland). Then layer with a selection of cushions, big and small - we've paired the Teddy cushion together with the Norman cushion as they sit beautifully together. Simply add a colourful throw to complete the look!


A quick and effective way of adding a splash of colour to your plain bed linen is by throwing on a solid colour quilt like the one pictured below. This effortless option still provides an uplifting dose of colour whilst keeping the look oh so simple! Add a playful tassel cushion too if you fancy.


P.s. Our printed sheets add a playful dose of pattern too!

We'd love to see your images of how you style your Bluebellgray bed! Share with us via email ([email protected]) or on our social channels!