Summer Guest Bedroom
- Aug, 03 2012
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Earlier this summer we had some family coming in to town and we were so glad to have them stay at our home while on their mini vacation. But with all the busy-ness going on we just didn’t have much time to prepare the extra guest room that has been sitting pretty much vacant since we moved in, other than housing our treadmill, which we use EVERY day…ok, maybe not so much. Anyways, that lead me to get creative with things we had around the house. I tried to combine creativity with some of the things I think I would want in a guest room. I think I would want a room that isn’t too busy or cluttered, a place where my mind can just rest and relax. I thought I would share a couple nifty tips I came across while putting this room together.
I had some white curtains and nautical-feeling pillow covers that I thought would fit the bill for a fresh, clean space. The room pretty much flowed from there. I didn’t really plan for it to have a sea inspired feel, but it just came together that way!
Vintage suitcases are almost always a part of my spaces. Great for storage and a character punch! Zebra ottomans offer a chic place to set your bags or kick your feet up and wind down for the night.
My collection of blue glass bottles definitely helped achieve that dreamy getaway vibe I wanted, while adding that “collected over time” feel that I love!
A vintage frame with twine is a unique way to display treasured mementos. Do you recognize the blue heat lamp being used as a side table lamp?
A bucket of driftwood makes for interesting texture. Old postcards are great for reading fun memories of others while on vacation. Leave a few blank postcards for your guests to fill out while reminiscing on their vacation.
A wall of curtains is a luxurious quick fix for covering an empty wall and adding sophistication to your room.
The main objective is just to create a space that feels good to retreat too after a long day. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just comfortable and soothing. Danny and I definitely felt that way about this space…we thought we might even want to have a lil’ stay-cation in this new room HA!