I am shocked by my most recent accomplishment. I started a project, and actually finished it! One Monday night, I was hanging out in our guest bedroom and randomly moved the bed to the opposite wall. I instantly loved it and decided it was time for a full decor refresh. Read on to see how you can update your guest bedroom decor with these affordable finds.
With the holidays just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to spruce up some of the spaces in your home. The guest bedroom is a great place to start because it doesn’t quite function like the rest of the rooms in your home.
Decorating a guest room gives you a great opportunity to make things pretty and keep them that way since you don’t live or sleep in this room of your home everyday. I love a guest room that has a calming color palette and soft accents.
To add texture and interest, I started the re-design process by choosing these GABBY wooden side tables with geometric inlay that I have been eyeing for a while. They really give the room texture and personality, and the color of the wood compliments the existing wall color well (50% Gray Owl – Benjamin Moore). Here is a more affordable bedside table option that has a similar color and shape.
Wall Art in Guest Bedroom
When you walk into this room, your eyes are drawn right, so I wanted to have some really unique pieces to pop on that wall. One of my friends introduced me to an Alabama local who creates these beautiful pressed botanicals. Ryn Miller is based out of Tuscaloosa, but you can buy all of her pieces online! Her motto is that “nature, quite simply is art.” Read more about the process and art of pressing botanicals here! I can’t think of anything more calming and soothing for a guest bedroom design than the addition of natural outside elements!
Featured are three (6×6) Queen’s Ann Botanicals in these shadow box frames.
I originally had this large canvas commissioned by Amee Calloway for the living room. However, I am so much happier with it here in the guest bedroom. Since many of the colors throughout my home mimic each other, it could really go anywhere. But, it fills up this wall so nicely!
Guest Bedroom Bedding
Sometimes piecing together bedding can be a challenge. However, I think the extra effort of curating your own bedding set is worth it; rather than going with a matching “out-of-the-box” comforter set. See all the details of this affordable bedding below!
Throw pillows are great way to add some color and texture to your space. I am in love with these velvet pillows from Collected for the Home. The dark gray ones are a 20×28 size and the front green pillows are 20×20. The dust blue coverlet is a great Target find and is incredibly soft.
All Target bedding is an extra 15% off through January 18th. Shop it all here.
ALERT! I found a West Elm dupe on Amazon. I was in a hurry to finish this project and I went to West Elm and picked up their popular Belgian Flax Linen Duvet cover, but when my husband saw the receipt he was like no ‘mam. The West Elm duvet retails for $220, but I got it on sale for $170… But it was still a no.
SO, I searched online and found a great alternative on Amazon for $47. It really is great quality and feels incredibly similar to the West Elm Duvet. I haven’t had any guests sleep with it yet, but duvets are almost decorative anyways, so it’s silly to spend a crazy amount on them. Go for the dupe.