Our Guest Room Revealed!

We have been tackling this project for quite some time, and I’m happy to reveal the after photos of our guest room! In the rest of our home, the colors are neutral and muted, so I wanted to try something different in this space and go for a brighter, cheery vibe. Here is the before shot, when we were adding the stripes to the bed wall:

Before:

And after:

With a simple palette of blues, greens and yellows, I wanted to achieve a fun, cheerful space for guests. The room’s wall color is Yarmouth Blue by Benjamin Moore and the white stripes and trim work are painted Moonlight White also by BM. I found some great deals on the items in this space and have acquired them over time. The lamp was a great Target score at only $20, including the shade! The chevron pillow is also from Target and the rest of the throw pillows are from Pottery Barn. The green frame was a great TJ Maxx find, but still has the original image of Valerie Bertinelli that came with the frame. Now if you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’re probably thinking: Really?? She hasn’t changed that out yet?? But like I said in yesterday’s post, I tend to procrastinate with my own home and will eventually switch that out with a photo of someone I actually know! The night stand has been around forever and plan to eventually change that out with a pedestal style end table. The room is small enough already and could use the extra visual space. The wall art behind the end table helps to bring in the vibrant colors in the space, making it a fun, whimsical piece. And the art above the bed was made by me in college! I took an art class and this piece was made with 3 different sized black paper dots, to show the variation in a newspaper print image. Since the piece is small, I plan to add more of something above the bed.
As you all know, a room is never completely done, so I plan to add a bit more in the future. Here’s the breakdown:

– Add a charcoal trim to the lamp shade.
– Add more art above the bed.
– Add a drapery rod and curtains above window.
– Maybe add a bench or small seating option.
– Do something different with the end table.

That’s where we’re at for now! I am definitely getting motivated to do more with other areas in our home! More to follow…

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