Guest Picks: Irish Bed-and-Breakfast Inspiration

Ireland’s misty hills and legends of leprechauns have fascinated me for ages. I have traveled twice to this gorgeous state, where I stayed in cozy bed and breakfasts in several distinct cities. Ireland’s citizens are friendly and their homes are as well, mostly decorated in a traditional fashion with nation rolls. Here are 20 ideas to deliver the sense of an Irish B&B for your baile (that is home in Irish). — Laura from JourneyChic


Emerald Isle Throw Cushion by Kaftan Sarafan – $49

Green and lace make a great Irish combination. I’d add this into a tartan-topped bed for a feminine touch.


Byron Four-Post Bed – $1,999

To me, a part of this B&B encounter is a lavish bed — not just the bedding, but the mattress itself. This four-poster is ideal for recreating the bed and breakfast seem at home.

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Alberta Baffled Goose Down Comforter – $279

I can not live without a down comforter in the winter, and it’s an essential part of a cozy bed. It will keep the chill out on a chilly, rainy, Irish morning.


Signature Linen Bedding – $58

Ireland is known for lovely linen, and this duvet cover will make that feel and look to your own guest room.


Large Wool Throw, Purple, Green and Red – AUD 89

A real Irish plaid costume is a basic for snuggling up by the fire with your favourite book.


Avalon Nightstand – $999

A B&B nightstand ought to be big enough to hold a gorgeous lamp, your trashy holiday book, and a clock so you’ll get up on time for your tour. This one is big and beautiful, but I’d swap the wood knobs for glass variations.


Lace Trinket Bowl Beige and White by Stick Girl JAM – $12

Top your nightstand using a ceramic bowl imprinted using a lace pattern. If you would like to DIY, I have seen tutorials on the web for comparable bowls, in addition to for those made out of lace doilies.

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White Vine Porcelain Table Lamp – $99.99

I adore the lace-like pattern with this lamp’s porcelain body, but the acrylic base provides it a contemporary touch. Grab one per nightstand.


Curved Leg Portable Luggage Rack – $29

For your guests’ luggage, possess a folding luggage stand wrapped on your guest room. This one is cheap enough that you can afford two to get a his-and-hers storage alternative.


Fundamentally Irish by Josephine Ryan – $20.96

Put a gorgeous coffee table book on your guest room to give family and friends something to reverse through after they unpack. This one features gorgeous Irish interiors.


Irish Blessing Print by Julie Kim Design – $10

An Irish blessing was a distinctive part of my wedding, and this framed version would be a wonderful way to display and recall it.


Guinness Stout Handmade Olive Oil Soap by Bella Luna – $5.50

Although I do not care for the taste of Guinness Stout, a pretty bar soap created with the stuff are an enjoyable addition to your powder room for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

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kate spade new york Larabee Dot Bath Towels, Kiwi – $7.99

The scatter pattern on those Kate Spade towels is adorable. The green may add a dash of Irish spring into your bathroom.


Waterford Wishes Toasting Flutes Joyful Celebrations Pair – $135

Among the most treasured wedding gifts is that a pair of Waterford Crystal toasting flutes like those. Waterford Crystal originated in Ireland, so they’ll fit in.

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Belleek “Everyday” Teapot with Shamrock Detail – $59.98

My Irish mother-in-law sure adored her tea, and this teapot reminds me . The design is simple and classic, and the shamrock detail is a subtle reminder of this Irish breakfast tea within.

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Belleek Everyday Set of 2 Mugs with Shamrock Detail – $36

A classic basket-weave pattern and pretty, painted shamrocks make these mugs a joy for your morning coffee (with a dash of Bailey’s, in case you are feeling adventurous).


Lenox Opal Innocence Carved Metal Large Oval Tray – $59.95

Your tea and scones will appear more glamorous served up on a silver platter, or you can use it under water eyeglasses on your guest room.


Vintage Pin Irish Linen Tablecloth by Rutlandfairie – GBP 25

Your breakfast will take on a sweet classic style with this beautiful embroidered Irish linen tablecloth. Top it with a low centerpiece with a monochromatic floral arrangement to maintain the table from looking dated.

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Map Of Ireland: Genealogy Maps of Ireland – GBP 15.99

I not only married into an actual Irish family, but also have Irish clans in my heritage. This map shows where they came out, and it’s a exceptional conversation piece.


Vintage Guinness Beer Ostrich Bar Room Postcard Signal by Season’s Greetings – $20

No trip to Ireland is complete without drinking a pint of Guinness in the Dublin brewery. Guinness is an advertising pioneer, and this wall hanging is an enjoyable way to add a little bit of classic art to your kitchen or home bar.

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