I just finished making over my guest bedroom and I absolutely love how it turned out! I'm very excited to share it with you today. I only ended up spending a total of €150 and it looks SO much better than what I had before. It is such a cozy and romantic bedroom that I might just swap it with my bedroom :-)
I finished everything in a day and a half.... I am exhausted right now as I write this but it's worth it. I love decorating. It's something that relaxes me and puts me in a good mood. I'm happy with a paint brush in my hand When I see a fabric I love I can't help but think about all the beautiful things I can create with it.
I know my style isn't for everybody and many may think that it's too frilly or girly but it's what I love. I love flowers, I love pink, I love lace and I love a warm and inviting space.
Ok enough talk...I'll leave you with the Before...
I added a small wardrobe that I bought for €50 on sale.
I painted the wall behind the bed a light green and went with a romantic nature theme for the room. I already had the fabric I used on the dressers and window treatments. I just quickly sewed up some runners and added the valence on top of lace curtains.
I added some cute and quirky accessories and scented candles.
That bench is an old coffee table that I upholstered some time ago. I don't think it looks bad with the other floral patterns so I left it there. Plus it's a nice place for guests to leave their luggage when they come visit.
I already had all the art work that was just sitting in my garage and I incorporated the pieces I thought looked well together removing the ones that just didn't look right.
I love the hardware I added to the dresser and nightstands. I already had the blue and white ones. I had seen them some time ago and bought them not knowing when I would use them. I just knew I loved them :-)
These pictured below with the red flowers I bought specifically as they were similar to the blue and white ones but they added a splash of color.
I also added them to the small wardrobe I bought. I really needed extra storage so I decided to keep the white wardrobe I already had and then I just happened to find this piece on sale at Ikea for €49! I immediately snagged it and I think it looks great. Plus you can't beat the price. I find that a lot of the Ikea furniture is plain but just by adding or switching up the hardware makes a big difference.
I'm very happy with how it turned out and with the fact that it wasn't a huge expense. I'm a firm believer that you don't need to spend a lot of money to have good taste. All it takes is some creativity, willingness and the courage to take projects in hand and not be too worried with the end result. It just might turn out a lot better than you expected!
I think Gigia might sleep in the guest room tonight. She's a fan of my work :-)
Guest room makeover cost breakdown:
wardrobe - €49
paint - €16
hardware - €12 (€3 a piece for the new ones)
decorative pillow - €9
lace curtains - €10
bird lantern - €6
mirror - €49
rug - already had
blue and white hardware for dresser - already had
art work - already had
floral fabric for the runners and valence - already had