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Sunday, August 27, 2017

The First Steps In Decorating Our Guest Room

Sometimes life just moves along and things start happening and developing before you know it. That's what happened this past week.

We moved our queen bed out of storage and before I knew it we were planning on how to decorate the room. Of course I jumped right in and started trying to make some choices. Like I tell all of you to do, I tried to work with what I already had on hand.

This is the bed we got for our 35th wedding anniversary. It has since been replaced with a King, but I still love this bed. I had forgotten how much I loved her.

I dressed the bed with bedding that I already had on hand. Of course this made my brain start spinning.

I knew we planned on using the mirrored chest that we have in the  kitchen walk thru as a nightstand.

The finish looked pretty close to the bed and the fact that there really was so little of the wood showing made it an easier match.  The only problem was to find another piece for the other side of the bed and then we would have an empty wall here. Hmmmm?

This chair also looked really good in the guest room. I did not want to empty out one room to create another room, but it is nice when things can be switched out from room to room. That means there is a pretty consistent color scheme and style flowing throughout our home.

We both decided we would be better served to get two new nightstands. I realized that matching the finish of the bed would be pretty close to impossible so I thought if I could find something in the same hue but maybe lighter or darker I would be fine.

 I knew I wanted to keep this room navy and white, light and crisp. In order to tie in the bed which was a very soft cream I would need some pillows with an off white background that had a crisp clean look.

In the mean time we found an antique white night stand that we thought would work. We did not want to spend a lot of money in this room so I was delighted to find them at Pier1 on sale.....

Both of these have an antique mirror which is perfect to bring out the warm tones of the bed. They are from the Hayworth Antique White Collection.

I liked the idea of a mirrored table in this room to make the room feel a bit larger and a little more special. I have several mirrors I can try once both tables are in the room but for now I tried one of my favorites. The Atoll mirror from Ballard. I painted mine swiss coffee since I did not want a distressed finish and swiss coffee is a nice warm off white.

The mirror is too large for this table but would fit nicely above the small chest that will be going on this side of the bed. We still have to cover the mattress. I will  use a fitted sheet as a cover so the look is seamless. I prefer a tailored look.

As soon as I added the pillows and the lamp with the navy shade I knew that I needed white bedding with a touch of navy.

I looked at two types that I have always liked at Pottery Barn.

This is a very dark navy called midnight in their Grand Hotel line. I really love this look and have had it for years in a sandy/ taupe color. I was just a little concerned it would not pull the navy in the room and appear more blackish, than navy. So I kept looking.....

This bedding is in their Morgan organic line.

I think it will give me the clean lines and crisp look I want for this room. 

We need to find a chair for the corner and  a few other things for the room,  plus I want to add sheer voile curtains to the canopy frame at the head of the bed, but all in good time. 

Right now I think this will make the room presentable for guest.

Always fun to decorate another room in our home on a budget!!

The Process Continues!!