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Guest Room Makeover

Today I’m sharing pictures of our guest bedroom. First of all the fact that we have a guest bedroom is a miracle. We’ve been living in tiny city apartments for the last 10 years, it really is crazy that we have an entire room that is extra!

Guest Room Makeover | Oh Happy Day!

This room gets the best light in the house. Someday when the kids are a little older we’ll probably make it the master bedroom. When we moved in it had been freshly painted by the previous owner this dark brown color. We left it for about 6 months and then one day I realized I missed having white walls. Other than paint we didn’t do anything to the space. In a lot of ways this room hasn’t been designed as deliberately as some of the other rooms. It is a collection of furniture that didn’t fit anywhere else so it ended up here. The bed was one I bought 5 years ago and the rug used to be in the living room, even the wall of art is made up mostly of pieces I’ve picked up here and there rather than an intentional purchase for this room. The sidetables, bedding, and lighting were all bought just for this room. I’m a big fan of bedside lighting that is attached to the wall. Once at 5 am I accidentally knocked a lamp off my bedside table and broke it. Ever since I always get wall lamps. This is one room that will still probably get tweaked a bit before I feel it’s finally “done.”

It’s been fun to have a space to hosts guests. When we have guests come into town I usually pick up some flowers and leave a carafe of water and a bowl of candy on the sidetable. I also have a little book of things to do in the neighborhood and our favorite spots so that guests can get around while we’re at work.  Someone told me once to spend a few nights in your guest room so you can notice the little things that might make your guests more comfortable. We tried that last year and am so glad we did. We realized a light came on late at night that shone right into the room. We had window coverings installed the next weekend.

If you’re interested in seeing the rest of our house, check out our Living Room, KitchenPantryBedroom, Kids’ Room, Bathroom and Dining Room makeovers.

Guest Room Makeover | Oh Happy Day!

Guest Room Makeover | Oh Happy Day!

Guest Room Makeover | Oh Happy Day!

Guest Room Makeover | Oh Happy Day!

Guest Room Makeover | Oh Happy Day!

Guest Room Makeover | Oh Happy Day!

Guest Room Makeover | Oh Happy Day!

Guest Room Makeover | Oh Happy Day!

Sources: Bed – Room & Board, Graph bedding – Unison, Pillow – Normann Copenhagen, Blanket –  Vintage (from Morocco), Bedside Tables: Vintage, Bedside Lights: Serena & Lily (no longer available, similar here), Rug – West Elm, Dresser – Craigslist, Red Chair – Blue Dot, Swimmers Print – J. R. Eyerman D. “Beach Exercises”.

Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

  1. Nicole

    September 16, 2015

    I LOVE that room! The floors are beautiful and I love those nightstands and dressers!

  2. Paige

    September 16, 2015

    I love all the white and the clean lines with modern accents! Such a great room!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  3. Anne

    September 16, 2015

    It’s beautiful how everything fit perfectly! I wouldn’t have guessed that you did not intentionally buy the pieces for the room.

    http://www.annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com

  4. Jahaila @ Girl Nesting

    September 16, 2015

    Beautiful Redesign! I love it! Love the bed frame, love the lighting! This is so inspiring :) Thanks for sharing!

  5. Chrislie

    September 16, 2015

    It looks incredible – in love with you home!

  6. Amy Guest

    September 16, 2015

    Can I move in? I’m in love. x
    http://www.missamyguest.blogspot.co.uk

  7. Ale

    September 16, 2015

    Kudos – such a beautiful space! The light it gets is wonderful too. I have been saving up to get the single sconces from Serena and Lily in our master. Do you like them functionally?

    Also, I am curious…is there anything were the bay window is?

  8. Traci Barr Segal

    September 16, 2015

    Just lovely. I was wondering about the bay window, too.
    Cheers,
    Traci

  9. Elaine - visual meringue

    September 16, 2015

    It’s lovely! You’d never know it was a bunch of furniture that you didn’t have space for. It looks planned. So cozy.

  10. joanna goddard

    September 16, 2015

    so fun to see the full before-and-after! you always have such a great vision.

  11. Iida

    September 16, 2015

    What a lovely room. I think it was absolutely a right decision to paint those walls white. The room looks so much more modern and fresher now. And there’s definitely more light in there.

  12. Amberleigh

    September 16, 2015

    Such a nice room! I love the idea of having a pitcher of water and a candy dish, I definitely want to add that to my guest room. Thanks for the great ideas!

  13. Rachel Ang

    September 17, 2015

    Love everything about this room! Good job!

    Rachel x
    thehappybits.blogspot.com

  14. Martha

    September 17, 2015

    it’s gorgeous!

  15. Oh Hey! Blog

    September 17, 2015

    Painting those walls white was the best decision!!!! Look how much it reflects the light. I’d happily be a guest in this room :)

    Megan || Oh Hey! blog

  16. Ann

    September 17, 2015

    I’m in such love with the dresser and the bed frame! The shape, size and colours of your guest room is similar to that of my master bedroom, have been pondering over how’d I fit a dresser into my room – thanks for your ideas!

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