Hello everyone! Today I’m so excited to show you my guest room refresh that’s now complete with a new swoon worthy headboard, bedding, wall art and decor! I’m sharing the design process and the items I chose for the space so you can see how I created this look and how layering is so important when styling a room. I can’t wait to tell you about all of the gorgeous furniture and decor I chose to add personality and style to this once blah room!
Our guest room is now officially ready to pamper our guests in style and has become a little oasis for our out of town friends and family to stay and relax in:
With out of town friends visiting us next month this makeover is finished in perfect time! I think they will really enjoy relaxing in our cozy guest bedroom.
Last week I showed you my Summer Home Tour and my beach style decorating ideas – one room that I didn’t show you was our guest room… but now it’s finished! And here it is!
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Guest Room Refresh Plan and Ideas
Our guest room started out very basic and very boring: a mattress and box spring, a basic bed frame, a dresser, one night stand and white blinds on the window. It was fine, but pretty lackluster and ho-hum.
The first decorating decision I made was to decide on the look and style I wanted this room to embrace: a cozy vacation getaway vibe with a light, bright coastal look.
I wanted neutral bones with pops of indigo and watery blue accent colors. Maybe our guests will feel like they’ve escaped to a Caribbean destination retreat!
Then I created a list of functions I wanted this space to have: comfortable sleeping, good lighting for reading in bed, storage for clothes and a spot to sit.
Next I started off making a list of what I needed to achieve that list of functions I just made and to match the feeling of the room: add an upholstered headboard, 2 night stands, table lamps, curtains, wall art and accessories to create a cozy space.
New paint was a top priority too – Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray is the color we choose for this room. It’s my go to gray color – see all of our homes paint colors here.
Let’s go through the furniture and decor that I added to our guest bedroom:
The Headboard: The first thing my guest room needed was a neutral colored headboard to create a focal point and add comfort. A mattress on a basic frame just doesn’t scream ‘Welcome to our home’!
This Blanchard Upholstered Headboard in ivory is such a stunner! It also fit three things I was looking for: a neutral color, upholstered and tufted.
It’s curved shape and the button tufting add loads of elegant detail and personality.
Nightstands: The second thing to check off the list – nightstands. I didn’t want anything too box shaped or dark colored and fell immediately in love with these natural wood Merrick Pedestal Tables .
The curved legs mimics the curved headboard and I love the beautiful simple finish that shows the wood grain. The blond wood look fits right into the vacation getaway vibe I’m after too!
As you can see you don’t have to use standard night stands for your bedroom!
Guest Bedroom Refresh: Layers
Bedding: A bedroom refresh isn’t complete without new bedding! I love adding euro shams to our beds – they add an extra layer of comfort and are a great way to add pattern and color to the room.
These white Lola Euro Shams with a bold navy border add a shot of blue to the bed and tie into the blue and white wall art.
Wall Art: Fill up empty wall space and add style and color with art!
Indigo blue is the top trend color for this summer and is such a gorgeous shade of blue. These prints add another layer of blue in my room and tropical pattern.
Decor Accents: It’s time to accessorize! This is the final and a very important layer to add to a room! Decorative accents fill in empty spaces and are a fabulous way to add more personality and coziness to a room.
I love the jute handles and jute netting. Adding some shells and a candle adds another layer of texture and vacation getaway style to this end of the room.
Our guests will love cuddling up with this Hollis Throw in slate. It’s so incredibly soft and I love the fringe accent! The elegant blue-grey color ties in beautifully with the gray colored walls and blue accents.
Recap – Click on the links below to Get the look!
Wall color: Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray 7016. I LOVE love love this paint color! It’s a warm gray that goes well with other neutrals as well as accent colors. See my tips and get your FREE checklist on How To Prepare a Room for Painting
Hollis Throw in slate
Shop my guest bedroom! Click on each image to see where to get the items!
What do you think? Do you like my guest room choices? I can’t wait for our guests to see it and spend time here!
I’ll be sharing more details on the room makeover, paint and other decor items next week so stay tuned!
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