Some of my favorite blog posts are the ones with before and after pictures. So today I’m sharing some before and afters of my guest room. I started with pretty much nothing. We had a mattress with frame and yucky carpet.
I painted the walls and ceiling blue. Not having a headboard, I tried mosquito netting. Opened up, it can even kind of give you a four poster bed type of feel. Ultimately, the netting came down. I found that floor lamp at Home Depot for $5. Even though it wasn’t the same style, I hoped to be able to work it in.
We also stuck furniture from other rooms in here, including a gigantic tv! That always adds to the peaceful ambiance of any room. Hah.
I found this antique dresser for a great price and the mirror at a garage sale. I had greater plans for the mirror but I never got around to them in that phase. The old wicker chair was free from a friend!
There’s definitely some more to be done, like baseboards, curtains, and replacing the ceiling fan from the 90s. The house is a constant work-in-progress so it seems like nothing is ever completely ‘finished’, but here is where we are today.
Magazines for guests to read.
What about you? Any tips or suggestions? What have you seen, that you really liked, in guest rooms you’ve stayed in?
Update: See how a few small changes totally refreshed this room here!
Paint Colors We’ve Used