Guest Room Makeover Plans

June 11, 2018

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It’s time to make some changes in our guest room without spending a ton of money. Come see what I have planned!

Hey friends! If you are a long-time reader, then you probably already know that there are 2 rooms in our house that aren’t really “me.” Our dining room turned out a bit too rustic/farmhouse for my liking and our guest room is just devoid of color and personality. Here’s a shot of our current dining and guest rooms. There’s nothing “wrong” with them, per se, but they have just never really felt like they fit in with the rest of our house (you can take our full house tour here).

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Sooooo I’ve decided to shake both of them up a bit. Take a look at the mood board I’ve come up with.


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I love the pops of color from the artwork that we had in our dining room, so we will be moving it upstairs to the guest room. I’m also finally going to buy myself a mirror that I’ve been wanting for almost 2 years now. I think it will be perfect in the guest room.

We also got the most gorgeous linen curtains and pillow shams for the room. I have always had a weakness for linen and it’s by far my favorite fabric for window treatments. They have already arrived in the mail and they are perfect. We ordered them from Magic Linen, which has surprisingly reasonable prices. I don’t think I could buy my own linen and make them for less. We chose the aquamarine color and it’s even prettier in person.

The furniture will stay the same because it’s not in my budget to get new furniture and we just recently got an awesome storage bed, but I am going to change up the hardware a bit to make it feel a little more chic.

And we will FINALLY be painting the walls. The boring beige is finally going to be GONE. I could not possibly be more excited about that. The guest room is the only room in the house that we have never painted. It’s time has come :)

By repurposing the dining room artwork and keeping the furniture that we already have, we will be able to completely transform our guest room without a huge budget. We had to keep the guest room budget fairly lean because of some fairly expensive changes we’ve been working on in the family room (details on that soon), but I think these smallish changes will enable us to create a guest room that we love and that fits in with the rest of our house a bit better.

What exactly we will do with the dining room remains to be seen, but we will probably wait to make any big decisions for the dining room until we finalize our major, major kitchen renovation plans (terrifying and exciting–more details on that soon) since the kitchen and dining room will be open to each other after we renovate.

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That’s it for now! I’m excited to see this easy room refresh come to life and share it with you. Oh, and before you head out, be sure to grab my free guide on how to design a room you love :)

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  1. Karen says:

    I love that velvet quilt…so much so that I thought about buying one! But…after reading the reviews…it sounds like their are quality issues with it…so I decided not to. Hope you don’t have those issues with yours. I love the pieces you are putting together. Nice job!

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