Thanks to a pair of fucshia curtains that inspired me to repaint the walls (white!),  our guest bedroom has undergone a refresh. I think it’s kind of cool to see how tastes evolve and how that evolution affects what you do with some of the same basic items. We didn’t get any new furniture for this room, so it’s just the same stuff used in a different way.     I updated items with new fabric or paint and added a few new accessories for what seems like a brand new room.  Because the walls are white I brought in color and interest via fabrics, finishes, and accessories.   So, this is definitely something renters, who aren’t able to paint their walls, can do as well.

Here’s how the room looked before:

And here it is now.   The headboard really makes a major difference along that back wall.

The paintings on the walls are all originals and painted by me.  (See more about my first abstract painting here.)  The plates as art are from Target and Crate & Barrel.

While I didn’t replace sheets or duvet cover, I did buy two down-filled 26 inch euro pillows and navy euro pillow cases from Ikea.  Several of the other updates in the room were easy DIY projects.   To see more detail in previous posts click below:

It doesn’t have to cost and arm and a leg to completely change the look of a space.  Here’s the budget breakdown:

Homemade headboard – $80
Curtains – $60
Bed skirt – $30
Paint – $47
Fabric – $3
Sunburst mirror -$40
Total:  $260
You can easily spend $260 on a headboard alone so updating the entire room for that price is great.   Has one item inspired a whole room makeover?  Or have you refreshed anything around the house lately?
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18 Responses to Guest Bedroom Update

  1. Secret says:

    Redoing our piano bench. The previous used hideous fabric and it was “leaking” batting! Fun project and it looks so much better with a foam cushion now! I love renewal ! You guest room is gorgeous! Bravo!

  2. Em says:

    Where did you find the mirror?

  3. Patty Day says:

    Wow what a difference a headboard can make! Love all the projects and improvements. Great job!

  4. i looove the new look, it’s much more modern. great job!

  5. Rachelle says:

    I love the bold modern look!! Looks great.

  6. I love those fuchsia curtains, so great for a guest room! The room looks WAY brighter now.

  7. What a huge difference. You room looks fresh and updated. YOu are right, the headboard does make such a difference… what a great headboard!!
    I love the blue dresser… it makes a big statement in your room! Beautiful and well done!

  8. Very Pretty! Happy Thanksgiving! Looking forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas!

  9. Oh my goodness! I’m amazed at the difference! It’s gorgeous. I love the pop of pink!

  10. Love this design. The colors mesh perfectly and you have just the right amount of each. Well done.

  11. Such a cheery space! I love this.

  12. bethany says:

    where did you purchase the pink curtains?

  13. bethany says:

    thank you so much for getting back and sending me the link for the curtains I think I might of found the color at another site was the color
    raspberry that you purchased.

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