A year after moving into our new home, we have slowly but surely been finalizing the decor in each room. Today, I’m excited to take you on a tour of our second guest bedroom.
You can find the final designs for our other bedrooms below.
Home design takes time and patience, so if you needed to hear this today… it’s okay that your house isn’t 100% complete. In my opinion, some rooms are constantly evolving! Of course, you ultimately want to have the foundation of each room set in stone (with your big investment pieces), but accessories are always fun to experiment with and are interchangeable, especially as the seasons revolve. Continue reading as I take you through my inspiration and design process of how this guest bedroom came together!
If you’ve been (virtually) touring my home, you’ll likely notice a common theme of colors, textures, and materials. For this guest bedroom decor, I really wanted to incorporate cane weave again (you’ll find this material on the counter stools in my kitchen). I found this cane weave platform bed online and designed the room around it.
How to Decorate a Room with Slanted Ceilings
Each room or space usually comes with its own challenges. Do you have a space with funky angles or slanted ceilings that are making it hard for you to decorate? The design challenge in this specific bedroom is slanted walls, so I decided a low platform bed was the best option. And since the bed has a low profile, I knew I’d need shorter nightstands and acute lighting. I fell in love with these navy two-drawer nightstands (BONUS: they come fully assembled and also come in gray), and have always wanted to incorporate wall sconces in a bedroom as the lighting element. This turned out to be the perfect opportunity to install these rattan wall lamps. They are plug-in, so you don’t need to hire an electrician!
The second most important step in decorating is to take inventory of what you already have. In my opinion, you should really be basing your room design on decor items you already have. This will save you time and money!
I already owned a nice navy coverlet for the end of the bed, so that’s why I decided to go for a blue nautical look. I visited my favorite place to shop for inexpensive throw pillows for the pillows on the bed. Have you seen my viral throw pillow hack on social media? Check out the video here!
Best Inexpensive Bedroom Throw Pillows
I love shopping at Target for pillow covers. They have great pillow designs, but the actual inserts are cheap, so I replace them with a down feather alternative pillow insert. This really makes a huge difference in the way the pillows look. Replacing the pillow inserts gives the pillows a high-end designer look. Want full and fluffy throw pillows? Get these down feather inserts and go one size up from the size of the pillow cover.
For example, if your pillow cover is 20×20, use 22×22 pillow inserts to achieve that full and fluffy look!
In this guest room bedding, the front pillows are all 20×20 and the back pillows are 24×24
Guest Bedroom Decor and Accessories
I opted to not include a dresser in this guest bedroom design, simply because I don’t think we will have guests staying long enough to where they feel the need to unpack their things! Plus, I really didn’t have room for one. So, I decided to place this console table on the wall and style it! This console table is around $100 and has a great weight to it! It comes unfinished so you can stain or paint it. I have chosen to leave it unfinished for now.
Another area of this room I love is the little window alcove. I thought this would be the perfect place to do a hat wall — which is something I’ve always wanted to do! I just used these command strips to hang them. You can shop this entire guest bedroom decor post below, plus some related items I’ve hand-picked! Leave me a comment if you have any design or product questions.
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