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Guest Room Mini-makeover!

November 10, 2015

Oh happy day!  Our formerly sad and boring guest room finally got some attention and I am so excited to share the reveal with you today!  We moved into our home in December, 2012 and have been working on DIY home decor projects pretty much non-stop since then.  We have worked on almost every room of our house–the laundry room, the dining room, the kitchen, the master bedroom, our twin girls' bedroom, my office/craft room, the playroom, the family room AND the stairs.  Until this makeover, we literally had not done a thing to this room other than throw furniture in it and hang RANDOM things on the wall.  Not only was it boring, it was not a welcoming space for our guests and since we have guests fairly often, we wanted to transform it into an inviting space.

This is what the room has looked like for the past 2 1/2+ years.  No interest.  No style.  No good.  Side note…  What was I thinking hanging those tiny pictures on the wall?!  The scale is 100% wrong.  And can we please not talk about that unfortunate lamp that I purchased when I was in college {a LONG time ago}?

Wow! This blog is full of awesome DIY home decor ideas, like this quick and easy guest room makeover that was completed in one weekend! Full details at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

This is how the other side of the room looked.  Whomp, whomp.

before-1

A few months ago, Sauder reached out to offer me a few pieces of furniture to spruce up a room of choice.  I knew immediately that this was the nudge I needed to take some action in the guest room, so I selected some beautiful pieces and got to work.

We usually start our makeovers by painting, but because we wanted to accomplish this makeover in a weekend, we decided not to paint the room.  It's a neutral beige, which is not really my thing, but it works for now and keeping it saved us a ton of time and money.  So, this makeover began with assembling our new Sauder furniture, which was very easy.  We then switched up the bedding by adding a duvet that we purchased over 13 years ago, but were not actively using; it was literally gathering dust in our linen closet.  I purchased some simple throw pillows to add a more luxurious feel to the bed.  After adding the headboard and bedding, the room already looked 100% better.

Wow! This blog is full of awesome DIY home decor ideas, like this quick and easy guest room makeover that was completed in one weekend! Full details at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

It really is amazing how much a headboard can finish off a bedroom.  Our guest bed is a platform bed that we made about 11 years ago–it's made of a series of cubes that have canvas bins that slide in and out for storage.  It's a great piece, but it always looked unfinished without a headboard.  The beautiful Shoal Creek Collection upholstered headboard we chose is perfect for this room.  I love the tweed like pattern of the fabric and the contemporary tufting.

Wow! This blog is full of awesome DIY home decor ideas, like this quick and easy guest room makeover that was completed in one weekend! Full details at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

Wow! This blog is full of awesome DIY home decor ideas, like this quick and easy guest room makeover that was completed in one weekend! Full details at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

For storage, we chose two pieces from the Dakota Pass Collection.  We placed the Dakota Pass Anywhere Console beside the bed, so it doubles as a bed side table.  I love furniture that serves more than one purpose!

Wow! This blog is full of awesome DIY home decor ideas, like this quick and easy guest room makeover that was completed in one weekend! Full details at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

Wow! This blog is full of awesome DIY home decor ideas, like this quick and easy guest room makeover that was completed in one weekend! Full details at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

We placed the Dakota Pass Display Cabinet on the big, blank wall to help anchor the space and provide some stylish storage.  I love the glass doors and use this piece to store clean blankets and towel for our guests.  I hung some mirrors that we used to have hanging in our dining room above this piece and it looks beautiful!

Wow! This blog is full of awesome DIY home decor ideas, like this quick and easy guest room makeover that was completed in one weekend! Full details at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

Wow! This blog is full of awesome DIY home decor ideas, like this quick and easy guest room makeover that was completed in one weekend! Full details at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

Wow! This blog is full of awesome DIY home decor ideas, like this quick and easy guest room makeover that was completed in one weekend! Full details at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

I also pulled down my grandmother's old blue chair from our attic to help anchor the corner of the room a bit.  It's like that chair was meant for this room and I am so happy to finally have a place to use it!

Wow! This blog is full of awesome DIY home decor ideas, like this quick and easy guest room makeover that was completed in one weekend! Full details at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

I purchased a new lamp for the console/bedside table.  Finally, to address the lack of artwork in the room, I completed one of the easiest DIY home decor projects ever!  I purchased some digital geometric bird images from Etsy and altered the colors of them in Photoshop to match the color palette of the room.  I had them printed at Office Depot for $3.26 a piece and popped them into some large Ikea frames that were formerly hanging in our dining room, but that we were no longer using.  Talk about inexpensive and high impact art.  I just love how they look hanging above the bed.  The scale is perfect and much, much better than those tiny prints I had hanging above the bed before, don't you think?

Wow! This blog is full of awesome DIY home decor ideas, like this quick and easy guest room makeover that was completed in one weekend! Full details at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

That's it, friends!  In just one weekend we transformed our guest room from a sad boring space to an inviting retreat that we think our guests will love.  I hope you are feeling inspired. Be sure to check out all of the awesome pieces in the Sauder Put Together Lookbook!  You can also find more inspiration on Sauder's Pinterest page.

If you love this makeover, be sure to pin it for later!

What’s your favorite part about this room makeover? What style tip would you love to steal from this project?

Wow! This blog is full of awesome DIY home decor ideas, like this quick and easy guest room makeover that was completed in one weekend! Full details at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

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