Last week I shared our latest makeover…Little Miss’s room…which was definitely a labor of love! And patience. But now that she’s thrilled with her new space, it’s time to move on to the last bedroom in the house…the guest room! (See the other finished bedrooms here.)
Which has been, until last week, the second saddest room in the house! (My office is the saddest…the place I spend most my time. #insertfaceslap) For three years (THREE YEARS!!), the guest room has been a collection of leftover furniture, piles of boxes, and discarded items that didn’t work elsewhere. And to make it even worse, we’ve had a fair number of guests actually stay in the room!! #insertcringeface
And of course every time someone stayed over I was apologizing profusely for the sad state of the room. I mean, we’re fortunate enough to have a dedicated guest room, it’s time to make something of it!
So the first thing we did was empty it out completely…and now we’re slowly adding things back in.
I always knew I wanted double twin beds…I just love that style in a room, plus it allows the most flexibility for house guests (non-couples, etc). So when I spotted these iron beds for such an amazing price at The Home Depot (yep, The Home Depot sells furniture! Tons of it!), I scooped them up!
They’re lightweight, but super well-made and easy-to-assemble. They come in four finishes (these are black), and have a nice, tall headboard and footboard, so they’re visually substantial in the room. Perfect considering the small room won’t fit much furniture!
For now, I placed an existing tray table, lamp, and mirror to make it more functional, and the white bedding makes a great base for any design direction.
I’m still playing with the design, but after a summer of beach trips, I’ve got ‘Coastal Vibes’ on my mind! They’re soothing and gender-neutral, too, which is perfect for guest rooms. This moodboard shows the feeling I’m going for in the guest room.
It’s just the beginning, but I think we’re off to a great start! Obviously we need drapes, lighting (did you notice the ceiling light?!?), paint, rug, bedding…I’ll be sure to keep you updated as we add new things!
Do you have a neglected room in your house? This is our first dedicated guest room…do you have any tips?
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*Photos by the darling Audrey Dollins. This post is created in collaboration with The Home Depot, but all products, styles, and shameful homeowner moments are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*