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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Peek Inside: The Guest Room

When we first looked at our house I loved the master suite but complained about how small the other bedrooms were.  Especially the guest bedroom since I knew we'd be putting a queen size bed from my apartment into that tiny little space.  I wasn't sure how I was going to make that work and didn't even try at first.  I just threw an old spread on the bed and called it a day.  Doesn't it look so sad and uninviting...

Before

Eventually I got tired of it looking this way and finally did something about it! I started with the bed and built the room around it.  I wanted it to have a hotel-like feel for our guests. I also wanted the room to feel welcoming and relaxing but most importantly, bright and airy! I think I've accomplished just that...

After
Target - Duvet Cover / Sham / Sheets / Flower Pillow / Towels / Cloths
HomeGoods - Lamp / Nightstand / Wall Art / Curtains / White Dish (on nightstand)
Bed, Bath & Beyond - Rectangular Pillow

To keep from having to store yet another blanket I chose a duvet cover.  I love those things!
So the spread that you see in the before picture is also there in the after...neat!


I got the pillows on two separate occasions a few weeks after buying the duvet cover.  The round flower pillow was just too adorable and a must buy.  When I saw the rectangular pillow it just screamed guest room in an off sort of way.  Plus it was on sale and I had a coupon (yay me!) so I was going to make it work somewhere in the house!  It totally works here and, in my opinion, actually ties everything together!



When I saw this lamp I just had to have it but there was only one (it's so beautiful at night and compliments the duvet cover nicely). When I saw the pair of nightstands I just had to have them too but I was on a budget, of course. Quite the dilemma right?!? So I got the lamp and one nightstand, duh Nicole (I know no one says that any more, but whatever), the room is small.  It ended up being perfect :)!  I then filled it with a couple of towels, wash cloths and soap for the guest(s).

My hubby always knows how to score some points with me.  When I revealed the room to him he goes..."Babe, you did a really great job with this room, you should do this for a living!"  Awww, isn't he sweet?  But he's definitely reaching with that one...you've got to love a man who compliments like that though :)!

I consider this room complete with the exception of the closet.  I think if I were to add anything else to the actual room I would run the risk of crowding the space.  Therefore, I plan to transform the closet by removing the doors and adding a small desk for my sewing machine / crafts and mount a small flat screen TV.  I can't wait to get started and reveal that project...so stay tuned!!!


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  1. Oh, you did a fantastic job!!~
    Your guests will be impressed. :)

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    1. Aww, thanks a bunch Sophi! So far everyone has LOVED it!

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    2. Ir's great, beautiful and welcoming. Be there in a few weeks to test it out lol :)

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  2. Soooo, my guest room looks a lot like your Before shot. I've been neglecting that poor, tiny space. This might be just the inspiration I need to pretty it up. LOVE the duvet and the pops of orangey red. You definitely created a fresh, classy space!

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    1. That's so awesome Tori, I'm so glad to have inspired! I can't wait to see your before and after pictures once you dress up your guest room too. Thanks so much for your kind words. Take care :)!!!

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  3. I think you did an excellent job. I love the clean colour..looks really bright and airy.

    Mollyxxx

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    1. Cool beans Molly, that's exactly what I was going for with such a small space! Thanks so much for stopping by :)!

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  4. It looks welcoming. I love the splashes of color!

    My post is up for today and I have decorated my blog for the holidays, I would love to know what you think!

    http://tc-twistedfairytale.blogspot.ca/2012/11/wordless-wednesday-2-girls-morning.html

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    1. I actually surprised myself with those colors so thanks!!! Thanks for stopping by, I'm headed your way now :)!

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  5. You did an excellent job, Nicole!!! It looks so inviting and bright. The towels and toiletries are also a great idea.

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    1. Thanks Ashley! Putting the towels and such in the room keeps people from bothering me about them :)! One room down, several to go!

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  6. Looks great gurl- Isn't he wonderful- my son!! You are a blessing to him. Love you guys

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    1. Awww, thanks! You're the sweetest MIL ever, I can't wait for you to get here in a few weeks! And that son of yours is definitely a keeper :)! LY2!!!

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  7. Wow, i am really loving what you did here. The colors are fabulous and the idea of the towels is brilliant. I am stopping by from Dancing with Ashley. I am your newest follower :) I would love for you to stop by sometime and follow along if you'd like

    sjdmiller.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Sarah, these colors were so not me but I'm loving how it worked out! All of our guests love the towel idea too! Thanks so much for stopping by and following along :)!!!

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