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.
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I’ve since added this gorgeous 30″ diameter antique white juju hat above the headboard- it’s stunning!
Update: my headboard is currently not available but this headboard in beige is similar!
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!
I’m so in LOVE with it and our guest swoon over it too! That makes me so happy!
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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 Upholstered Headboard in beige 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 fell immediately in love with these bleached wood pedestal tables !
These gorgeous gray wash nightstands are a similar look.
The curved legs mimics the curved headboard and I love the beautiful simple finish that shows the wood grain. The bleached 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!
This duvet cover and sham set is absolutely breathtaking!
It has so many beautiful colors in it that you can pull from to use as accent colors: dark blue, light blue, ivory and taupe-beige.
This duvet cover and shams wash like a dream and are so soft!
This beautiful medallion print is so classic and timeless
I also 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.
My Euro shams are not available anymore but these white with navy border euro shams are similar!
These gorgeous 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!
These Indigo Coral Shadowbox Prints are stunning!
They are called Indigo Coral I , Indigo Coral II , Indigo Coral III , and Indigo Coral IV
Indigo blue is such a gorgeous shade of blue. These prints add another layer of blue in my room and a relaxing look.
Indigo Coral I , Indigo Coral II , Indigo Coral III , and Indigo Coral IV
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.
These jute & glass lanterns add gorgeous texture and a coastal feel to my DIY painted dresser.
I love the jute rope handles and jute wrapped sides.
Adding some sea shells and a candle to the lantern adds another layer of texture and vacation getaway style to this end of the room.
Our guests will love cuddling up with this gorgeous throw blanket in slate!
Even though it’s called ‘slate’ its a stunning blue and ivory color.
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.
Guest Bedroom Sources:
Natural wood pedestal tables – these gorgeous gray wash nightstands have a similar look and have a drawer and shelves!
White with navy border euro shams
Indigo Coral Shadowbox prints:
Throw blanket in slate
Wall color: Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray 7016. I LOVE this paint color!
It’s a warm gray that goes well with other neutrals as well as accent colors.
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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!
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Heather it’s really pretty! I’m loving the blue and white!!
Thanks Susan!! I’m so glad you like our guest room – come visit me! 🙂
Stunning!!! Where did you get the ghost chair?
Hi Karla! Thank you! This is the one here (affiliate link): http://amzn.to/29f6zv4
Lovely! Is there a link for the quilt and shams?
Hi Martha – here are the affiliate links to those items and I’ll be posting more about this room next week, stay tuned! 🙂 duvet cover http://rstyle.me/~8zaHq and shams http://rstyle.me/~8zaHu
What a cozy and welcoming room for your lucky guests.
Thank you so much Cyndi! So glad you like my room refresh 🙂
You put together such a pretty room. After looking at this post what seems like a million times, I just pulled the trigger and purchased the same headboard for our bedroom at the lake. I can’t wait to get it.
Fabulous Paula – I’m so glad you like my room refresh!! You will love this headboard – it’s so comfy and gorgeous with the button tufting! It will be stunning in your lakeside bedroom! Enjoy! 🙂
linda (burlap_blue) says
This is amazing! That headboard is so lovely. Checking out Birch Lane now!
There is a lot to drool over there Linda! 🙂 The headboard is so so comfy!
Your guest room looks so peaceful and welcoming. Love the whole look!
Thank you Leanne!
Amy Anderson says
Everything is so pretty! My favorites are the wall art and the lantern . . . beautiful!
I adore the coral wall art too Amy! It really makes the room! Thanks for your sweet comments 🙂
Diane Smith says
Your guest room is VERY pretty! But I’m guessing when all was said & done, you spent over $2000! I would not be able to do that. How about some tips for those of us on a tight budget?
Hi Diane – No I didn’t spend that much! But I’ll work on a post for tight budget bedroom decor tips 🙂
I’m so glad found this room! Its beautiful and will help me put the finishing riches on my room. Where are the curtians from? I need them!
Hi Kiley – so glad you like my room! The curtains are beautiful!! You can find them here (affiliate link) http://amzn.to/29qgYp2 – I’ll be posting all my room sources later this week in a new blog post too so stay tuned!
Lovely, your guests will enjoy your new room.
Jennifer Priest says
WOW this is so pretty!! LOVE!!
Lindsay AFM says
The room is absolutely gorgeous!!
Thanks so much Lindsay! 🙂
Mary Beth says
Everything looks absolutely exquisite, Heather! I love the color palette you chose – perfection!
Thanks Mary Beth – I’ve never used this indigo blue before but am completely loving it! Thanks for your sweet compliments! xo H
Diane @ An Extraordinary Day says
What an inviting room and so soothing and relaxing too.
The blue and white with the textiles really do make our guestroom cozy and comfy – thanks so much Diane!
It’s just beautiful, Heather! I love all the touches of blue!
Thank you Jenna! 🙂
I love the room. What paint color did you use on the walls?
It’s Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray – gorgeous warm gray color! So glad you like the room Jacob – thanks for visiting!
I keep waiting for the update on the paint color of the room, but I can’t seem to find it. Will you tell me what brand and color it is. It looks great.
Hi Becky – I updated the post and the paint color is Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray – hope this helps! We love this color and have used it in many other rooms in our home! 🙂
Gabrielle Tyler says
I love this!
Fabulous Gabrielle!! I’m so glad you do! THanks for visiting!
Nikki Gwin says
Wow! This looks more inviting than a luxury spa hotel! I love the nightstands especially.
What a lovely compliment – thank you so much Nikki!! Those nightstands are really spectacular, I love the wood grain and the carved pedestle and legs!
Desiree Campbell says
What a gorgeous bedroom!
Featuring you tomorrow on the blog… So pretty!
Thank you so much Desiree – you just made my day! 🙂
Angela Grunwald says
I have been looking for the right colors that I would fall in love with and I think the Indigo blue just made the list.
trish campbell says
So gorgeous. I now want to redo my master bedroom.
Is the pottery barn bedding in the blue or taupe color? Love the room
Hello Yvette – it’s the blue color! Thank you for your lovely compliments! 🙂
Josie Smith says
This is one of my favorite bedroom renovations ever!!! Everything about this room whispers cozy stunning!
LOVE it!! Where did you purchase the bed skirt?
Hi Janet! Thank you – I’m glas you like my bedroom refresh! I bought it here (affiliate link) http://amzn.to/2CfiOHu Have a great day!
I clicked on your pinterest post with a glam bedroom that features a frette duvet, but it linked to this post instead. I’d love to see the post about the frette duvet, and if you know anywhere it is still available for sale, (event gently used), I would love to buy it. Thanks!
Sorry I don’t know where you could buy it – maybe ebay?