Frame a sheet of gift wrap The next time you're shopping for gift wrap, consider it in a different light. Are there any designs that stand out to you? Gift wrap is amazing value compared to art prints, so if you find something beautiful, frame it so you can enjoy it every day.
Imogen 100% cotton percale 180 thread count bed linen, £15 for an Oxford pillowcase and £70 for a double duvet cover, Joules. Pale blue and fresh white create a seaside vibe, although it's bluebirds rather than seagulls you'll find on this bedding. This set is ideal for a guest room as it's neither too feminine or masculine and has a timeless feel that is set to last.
Paint walls and floorboards white for a calm, serene atmosphere, then choose a modern four-poster bed frame such as these ones from Lombok. Accessorise with leaf-green lamps, like these from Debenhams, vases and bed linen and choose furniture with clean lines, bamboo finishes and geometric patterns. Keep things fresh with zesty green.
Pros: If you're faced with a problem area or an awkward space, or have very specific storage requirements in mind custom-made to fit can offer the perfect solution. Fitted wardrobes can be designed to fit around awkward angles, sloping ceilings and uneven walls, making the most of any space. Cons: Although often the best solution fitted wardrobes are a far more expensive option and need to be designed and fitted by an expert.
Never underestimate the value of the space beneath your bed. Even if your room has ample cupboards, shoes and bags seem to gravitate to that forgotten area, so it makes sense to use it properly. Standard bedsteads can be teamed with sturdy under-bed baskets, or even large drawers on castors. Divan beds with drawers are extremely useful, but choose one with a plain fabric cover so you don't need to use a valance sheet and can reach the drawers easily.
For a compact bedroom short of clothes storage, choose this divan bed with two integrated beech drawers. Its pocket-sprung mattress has a layer of memory wool filling for extra comfort and support. Also available with four drawers or ottoman storage. Windsor Memory 2800 double bed, £1,069; headboard, £129, Rest Assured.