Guest Bedroom Inspiration

We’ve got the guest bathroom all finished up so now we’re jumping into the guest bedroom makeover. After that, we should probably cool off on home stuff until after the wedding…don’t ya think? Although, I’m sure Evan will be itching to start all of his outside projects here in a few weeks when the weather is much nicer. And I’ll have to get my bird feeders going at least.

Anyway, here are some bedrooms I found on Pinterest that have the overall look and feel we’re going for in our guest bedroom. They will definitely remain consistent with the rest of our house – calm colors, a little bit rustic, but overall inviting.

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We do know a few things that will definitely be incorporated into the room.


1. Bed / Bedding 
After our wedding we will be upgrading our bed to a king-sized bed (more on that another time). We’ll then move our existing queen bed/frame into the guest bedroom. It’s a rod-iron bed frame that we purchased from One Kings Lane (very similar here). We actually love it a lot – we just need a bigger bed! For the next few months we’ll use the bed I had in college, and the headboard I made a few years ago (more about that here – and don’t judge the images, that was one of my first posts).

I also love white bedding, but since the dogs are always on our bed it’s just not a great idea in the master bedroom. That means the guest bedroom will get a fresh new white duvet cover.

2. Wall Color
We have decided to go with Smoke Embers by Benjamin Moore for all of the walls (including inside the closet). It’s really a true putty grey, and I just love that it’s very neutral. I’m still trying to decide what color undertone it has. Maybe a little green? It will go with any of the colors we decide to put in the room.

3. Blinds 
Surprise here – more bamboo blinds. We’ve put them in our bedroom, and in the guest bathroom already. It’s a great way to bring some wood tone into a room, and they are pretty inexpensive compared to other options. We bought these from Overstock. I also love that they still let a little bit of light into a room. We’ll probably get some black-out curtains in case our guests need to sleep in completely darkness though.

4. Glass Lamps
I really love the look of glass lamps so I’m thinking I want to find two different (but similar) ones for each of the nightstands. I don’t love the matchy-matchy look, and since the nightstands are already the same I want to mix it up a bit. This one from World Market is a good option though. I’ll also have to make a few trips HomeGoods to see if I can find anything (I mean, I need some kind of reason to go to HG in the near future, right?).

5. DIY Oversized Clock
I fell in love with this oversized pallet clock DIY from Liz Marie Blog. My dad is supposed to be on the lookout for a large wooden spool on one of his job sites so hopefully in the near future I’ll be adding this to my project list. Can’t wait to put my spin on this! I’m thinking of staining the wood though instead of white-washing it like Liz did. It will be such a great statement piece for above the bed.


So I am still torn on which color(s) I should incorporate into the room through the details though. I was originally thinking aqua blue/minty colors mixed with coral, but I feel like we may have too much of that going on throughout our house already . However, it would remain consistent with the guest bathroom.

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The other color I was thinking about is a mix of purples – mostly lavender. I am just worried it could look too much like a baby’s room (or just way too feminine), and purple really isn’t my most favorite color in the world.  Plus, is it weird to have a completely different color scheme from the bathroom? I’m leaning towards no, but curious what you think. I just thought it would be nice to incorporate another color into our home instead of my go-to blues.

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What do you think? Help us decide!