Working on this guest bedroom has been a process.With us moving to Texas and having family still in Michigan it was imperative to have a guest bedroom in our home. I originally started on my guest bedroom but didn’t love it.When that happened I somewhat lost inspiration and put this project on hold until I could figure out the direction that I wanted to go.I felt at first I was focusing too much getting the cheapest items that I was missing the look and quality I desired. It was drab and needed to be completed.
Few things I had to figure out prior to starting the process again.1. What I wanted the overall feel to be in the room.For me I wanted a space that made guests feel welcome and comfortable. 2. What color scheme. Because our guest bedroom room is downstairs and off the main entry I wanted to keep with the theme of navy, but play up more of the neutrals. 3. What was the budget.This helped me make the framework for what I could spend on what.
I built the décor around our bedding.We live in Texas where it is always hot, so I wanted bedding that was breathable and cozy for any season.All of our bedding is from The Company Store.I loved the pieces I got. I picked a quilt and comforter for the layering effect that allows the guest to feel comfortable to adjust the layers based on their body temperature.
I blended the styles in this room.There is a bit of my glam, transitional, coastal, and shabby chic.Typically I never stick with one style in our home, and I wanted our guest bedroom to be no different. What I learned about decorating this guest bedroom is after I started with styling the bedding it made the smaller décor details so much easier. If you are looking to style a bedroom start with the bedding you would like, that will even help you with the furniture that is needed.
I can’t stress that layering adds a luxurious flair don’t just leave it at simply a comforter.The Company Store made it easy to combine quality products that I didn’t mind investing in, that are lightweight and great in every season.
Start with your foundation
Mattress – Typically that starts with getting an amazing mattress.For our guest bedroom we used one we already owned from our previous apartment, so it was mandatory to add a mattress pad to give it some added comfort.
For our bedding I fell in love with the Valencia Collection. It was a quilted set, I got the Queen sized quilt, Euro shams, and standard shams. It’s a tan and the stitching is Navy.With so much of my house being Navy it allowed me to have it coordinate without the Navy being too bold. For our sheets I got the 400 – Thread Count Supima in Navy.Then to add an extra layer got the LaCrosseLight Down Comforter in Navy.Again, layering just adds another level of luxurious and somewhat hotel accommodations.I topped off guest bedroom bedding with the Alpaca Stripe throw.
After I got the major décor out the way it was easy to bring everything else together! I didn’t want to break the budget so I focused on affordable pieces like our Navy end tables, and lamps.
While it is almost done there are a few things that we are going to complete.I would like to switch out the fan.Although my husband isn’t fully on board with this as he thinks that without the fan we will essentially be baking out guest.Which I think is pretty extreme, but we are putting that decision on hold.
I love how our guest bedroom décor came together.I hope our guests feel it is as cozy and make them feel they are right at home.