Monday, April 22, 2013

Guest Bedroom Preview

In less than 3 weeks, my parents are coming to visit us in Cincinnati, it was about time we got the guest bedroom set up for them. Last time you saw the guest bedroom it it looked like this:

We finally got around to putting together the Ikea Eglan Bed that a friend gifted us, we added our old mattress and a bedding set that I fell in love with at HomeGoods. Ended up going to 8 different HomeGoods stores stores to track it down.

This is quickly becoming my favorite room in the house! I love how the bedding ties in the mint green of the walls with the ugly blue color of the carpet. I even like how the carpet looks now! It might be getting into "matchy matchy" territory so I'll be adding some bed linens in another color to break the color scheme a bit...haven't decided if I'm going with a light purple or a vivid green. Which color do you recommend? 

On a side note, now that I'm having guests over at my house for the first time I have no idea what I should have in the house for them! As a guest, what are some things that you appreciate when you stay at someone's house or what do you have in your guest bedrooms/ bathrooms to make houseguests feel welcome?

Guest Bedroom To Do
  • Paint the Room in Frosted Jade by Behr
  • Spray paint doorknob and hinges
  • Add Bed
  • Buy Bedding
  • Buy bed linens
  • Add 2 Nightstands
  • Add 2 table lamps
  • Replace window treatment
  • Replace blue carpet with a neutral


  1. I might be a weirdo for this one- but my husband and I always sleep with a fan on. So I love when we got to a friends house and they have a fan in their spare room! Helps us sleep so much better.

    1. My parents have always slept with a fan so this is an awesome suggestion.

  2. Lookin' good! We also have ugly blue carpet throughout our house that we've had to work with. It looks a lot better when you plan around it!

    1. It looks better and it's much cheaper if you plan around it rather than ripping it out.

  3. I actually like the bedding you have now. If you were going to switch it out, I'd go with something grey, I think. Maybe bold stripes?

  4. I love your new bedding! As for what to put in a guest bedroom - I pinned this on Pinterest a few months ago, it has some really good ideas!!

  5. Where did you get the bedding?