We’re taking a break from my usual fashion programming today so I can share my new guest room with you all!
If you’ve been following along, you know we recently bought a new house, and this house happens to have 5th bedroom. For the past 23 years, I’ve been putting my houseguests on a pull-out sofa bed in my living room, so I’m super excited to finally have a dedicated guest bedroom for them to stay in.
Our first houseguests are coming next month, so getting this room set up was one of my top priorities upon moving in. I’ve been working on it over the past few weeks, and I’m finally ready for the big reveal!
I found some great pieces for this room at Macy’s, and now that I’ve discovered their home section, I’ll definitely be checking it out more often. They have a huge Markdown Sale Event going on right now, where you can save an extra 20% off select items plus get free shipping (excluding furniture and mattresses) by using the code BIG at checkout.
I wanted this room to be a soothing and relaxing retreat for my guests, so I decided to decorate with a palette of neutrals. We painted the walls Benjamin Moore China White with White Dove on the doors and trim, and I went with a white bedspread so I can change up the colors in the room with the seasons.
This matelassé coverlet is a lightweight cotton, so it’s perfect for the summer months. For winter, I’ll layer a blanket underneath or lay a folded quilt across the end of the bed for my guests to use if they get cold in the night. I like to have an extra quilt or throw on the bed for added texture and color.
I think my favorite part of the room is these gorgeous lamps with the resin base. I like how they lend a modern touch to a more traditional room, and the polka dot texture adds interest.
I also found these printed sheers at Macy’s. I was thrilled with the price point on these because I have a lot of decorating to do throughout the house, and I didn’t want to spend a ton on curtains for windows that already have blinds. Still, I wanted to hang something to add another pattern to the room, so these were a great find.
I bought the linen color, but they also come in charcoal and blue, and they’re available in a 95″ length for rooms with higher ceilings. These would look nice in a living or dining room too.
A few of you advised me to get room darkening curtains for this room, but I really wanted something thin and filmy that keeps the room feeling light and airy, so hopefully the blinds will be enough to keep the morning rays out. I figure my guests are likely to be woken up by my coffee maker running at 5AM, anyway, ha!
It’s hard to see, but the square pillows have pearl details which gives the room a touch of glam, and I love the tassels on the oblong pillow.
I shopped my house and found a wall hanging that goes perfectly between the windows. I still want something for over the bed, though — a mirror perhaps? I’m working on that.
We also changed out our shiny brass doorknobs and hinges to a more modern matte black that ties in with the bed and curtain rods. It’s the little things, ya know!?!
The basket on the floor holds bath towels for my guests, but I’d like to get a stool or table of some sort to set that on, or maybe I’ll swap it out for a little cart that can hold folded towels. I actually just saw this one, and at that price, I may have to spring for it.
Eventually I’ll get a dresser to add to the room, but the closet is empty so that will do for now.
I’m sure this room will continue to be a work in progress, as is most of my house, but I’m really pleased with how it’s all coming together. I hope it proves to be a comfortable retreat when friends and family come to stay!
10.29.18 UPDATE: I found the perfect wall hanging for over the bed, and I’ve swapped out the bedskirt for one that works better with the beige tones in the room. Take a look!
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