My Guest Room -- Finally!

Hey everyone!  I've been a bit MIA lately, but we've been busy working on projects around here.  Some projects have been outside & others have been inside.  I actually finished up our guest room a few weeks ago, but didn't have time to post about it, so thought I'd give you a little look-see.  It's certainly not a fancy-shmancy room by many of the standards I've seen here in blogland, but I've tried to make it comfortable & inviting for both young and old alike.  It is also home to several family keepsakes that just didn't seem to work in other rooms of our home.  So grab an iced tea or cup of something & be prepared for photo overload.....lol!

The BEFORE........

The Man wasn't too sure about doing twin beds in here, but I won that argument.  

Now the AFTER.

I always knew I wanted a more pastel pallet in this room.  The paint color is Bamboo by Behr.  For the duvets, I used good quality cotton sheets - a soft aqua for the top & white for the bottom.  I did a button closure, using large white buttons.  We bought the comforters, the crewel stitchery feather pillows, lampshades & 4-cube Expedits all at IKEA.  The bedskirts are a very simple pintuck style that I found at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Some of the wall decor.

I really wanted this room to reflect our feelings about family & memories, so I chose to use lots of sentimental keepsakes for the decor in here.

We had the lamps in our previous home, but they were mounted on the wall in our master.  The Man came up with the brilliant idea of mounting them on either side of the Expedit, which I'm so pleased with.  I will probably add some trim or a pleated ruffle to the lower edge of the shades to make them just a bit longer.

(1) I haven't done much with the display shelf in this room, but I've added a few little things.
(2) These books were a give-away from Kim @ My Domestic Bliss quite some time ago, but I love 'em.
(3) Another Expedit (thanks IKEA)!  The 2 baskets are empty so overnite visitors can have a place to
     stash things.
(4) And what guest room is complete without nice cuddly robes.....once again, IKEA!

Well, that about wraps up the tour of our guest room.  It's cozy with comfy beds & bedding, & it's located on the opposite side of our home from the master, making it very private for everyone.  I hope you enjoyed the tour & will come back soon.


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  1. HI, Cas

    You guest bedroom is lovely. I love the light fixtures and the frames. Everything turned out great.


  2. You did a wonderful job, your guest room looks lovely. All the finishing touches are perfect!

  3. When can I come stay? Those beds look so soft and comfy. Careful and don't work too hard.

  4. Hi Cas...

    Ohhh...your guest room is sooo beautiful, my friend! I love the soft color palette that you chose. And ohhh...the crewel pillows and lamp shades...truly stole my heart! They're gorgeous!!! I could be very comfortable and happy in this beautiful guest room! Thank you for sharing it with us!

    Warmest spring wishes,

  5. Cas,
    You did a beautiful job on your guest room. Love the colors and the memorabilia that you've displayed.
    I think any guest would be thrilled to stay in this room. Got to love the robes too. Nice touch!

  6. Your guest room is beautiful! I love the colors!

  7. Love the new guest room. I would love to stay there. The blue bedding is perfect with the throw pillows. You did a terrific job.

  8. Your guest room looks lovely! It looks very warm & cozy too. I love that you filled the walls with family keepsakes. Super job!

  9. Great job!! I really need to do something with my guest room. I guess I'll get to it eventually. Right now all energy is going to the kitchen.

  10. Cas this looks welcoming. The soothing blue and cream colors are pretty together. Great re-do!

    Happy spring sweet friend!
    ~Melissa :)

  11. Oh Cas, it turned out beautiful. I love the shadow boxes...what a great idea that if I ever have time, money and memory, I may copy!!

  12. Your guests are never going to want to leave now! You made over that room so nicely. I love the fresh and airy color scheme you chose. Great finds from Ikea too. Love that place!

  13. Very pretty! I especially love the color of the bedspreads and the crewel work on the pillows and lampshades. Let's see...I'll be there Friday around 6 - don't worry, I'll bring my own pillow! ;o)

  14. Hi Cas! Oh, I love your newly decorated bedroom. The colors and the cruel fabric on your lampshade and pillow are so pretty!
    I wish you a blessed Easter.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. I suddenly wanted to be your guest Cas! :D It was a great transformation. The white base paint complemented the little pieces of decors. I love each detail.

  16. It's just darling Cas! I love the pillow and the pretty lamp shade!

  17. It's adorable, Cas...you did a great decorating job. Now all you need is GUESTS. :))

  18. What a beautiful guest room CAS! The pops of color in the pillows is fantastic and we are so glad you shared this with us at Inspiration Friday! :-)

  19. Wow CAS - what a great job. The blue duvets are so pretty and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, IKEA! Don't they have the neatest things (and I love their prices)!

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog earlier today and for the kind comments!

    Hugs and I wish you and your family a blessed Easter!
    Another Carol (@arewethereyet)

  20. One word...beautiful!

    Happy Easter to you and yours.

  21. WOW!!!! OMGoodness, I love this room!!! LOVE IT!!! It could be in Country Living magazine. The sconces and shades are my fave. I have always wanted them in our master for reading. Always. But the wall hangings full of memories....they are great, too. I love that idea because it is so personal.

    :D You should be very pleased with this room.

    Ricki Jill

  22. This is one amazing transformation! I love the pastel color in the walls and bedding! The crewel pieces add such a nice pop of color! The shadow boxes are wonderful! I just love the personal touch!

  23. Love what you have done here. There is just something about a set of twin beds that just melts my heart. Also love the ikea pillows, a long time favorite of mine. Thanks for sharing, liz

  24. Your guest room turned out really pretty. Love the colors...thanks for linking to my party. Kristen


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