This is the second post in the guest bedroom makeover series. If you missed the first post, check it out here.
I’m definitely a girl that appreciates an old house and some well-loved furniture. This room makeover has gotten me to be creative because the house is fairly new and the room is a completely blank slate. White walls, trim, wall to wall carpet, and doors.
One great thing about new houses with a relatively good start is that you don’t have to rip out all the crappy stuff before making it nice again. I love ripping stuff out almost as much as Chip Gaines (okay maybe not quite that much) but it’s so much easier to just start with picking a design.
My favorite features that were already in the room include:
- French door closet
- Sage green curtains
- Comfy futon
- Variety of pillows
- Crisp white trim
- Warm white carpet
- Nickel hardware
- Big window
I want this room to be pretty neutral and relaxing but still crisp. I chose to go with a color scheme of greige, navy, sage, and white. The walls will be Sherwin Williams Versatile Gray, the bedspread will be navy, and I’m keeping the old curtains which are sage.
When my mom and I were rearranging (more about that in the next post) we found a Monet print behind the tall dresser and instantly started arguing about whether it would go in the guest bedroom or the master bedroom. She has a huge, beautifully framed, Monet in her room and the frame is what inspired her to pick Versatile Gray as the paint color. I argued that since she already has a Monet in that room she doesn’t need another. LOL.
I’m not sure if the painting pictured in the mood board below is the same as the one we found (I’m at home writing this post and only had a picture to go off of). But if it is, it goes so well with the color scheme I had picked out even before we found it.
Since the room is so white right now, it definitely needs to be cozied up. One easy way to make a room feel lived in and cozy is through adding texture and pattern. So even if you did want an all white room, it could be cozied up with some texture.
I want to make a reclaimed wood sign (pallet or barn wood) for above the bed, and I already brought in the chair that I redid for my mom to add some pattern.
They have some throw pillow inserts in the closet and if I feel crafty maybe I’ll make some fun covers for them.
Another easily interchangeable way to add texture is with throw blankets. I would love to get one of the blankets pictured from Target. They look so cozy!
One thing I like about these ideas for adding texture is that you can always change them whenever you get the urge to try a new design. There’s just something so refreshing about being able to swap out a few items and getting a completely different look.
What’s your favorite way to add warmth and texture to a room?
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