Guest Bedroom Ideas
When I’m not shooting a wedding or families, I’m decorating my home. I can’t afford to hire a professional so the only way I can get what I want is to do it myself. First and foremost, for this to be successful, you have to have a true passion for it. Hopefully, this guestroom will be an inspiration to you or at least an encouragement to get started.
Just to let you know, I always start shopping at the least expensive store and then work my way up. I find all of my decorations at the following places: Ross, HomeGoods, Kirkland’s, Target, Hobby Lobby, TJmaxx, Marshall’s and Steinmart.I looked everywhere for bedding and couldn’t find anything that I fell in love with so I ordered this particular one from Soft Surroundings online. The bedskirt was one I already had (Steinmart)I love using the “unexpected” on my walls. I screwed in a small picture hanger on the back and randomly placed them on the floor first. Once I got it the way I liked it, I hung it! LOVE TEXTURESMost of the walls in my home are “white-white” (flat) so that I can add a pop of color and change my decor. This is much easier than repainting every time I change my color scheme.It’s very rare that I like the knobs that come with my furniture so I make a trip to Hobby Lobby on the week they have their knobs for 50% off and save a ton. It really personalizes the furniture with the decor.
Over the past 13 years, I bet I’ve painted this armoire 6 different colors. I store a small tv with movies for the grandchildren to watch their favorite movies when they visit us. Every green plant you’ll see me use is artificial; as long as it looks real. (I am the worst at keeping real plants alive) I use lanterns for everything but candles. Here, I’ve got my collection of seashells displayed.Again, artificial greenery and more seashells displayed on a cake platter. Underneath, I used two very old books that belonged to our family decades ago.This bedroom is so big I had enough room to add a small sofa for my guests to relax on or just sit their “stuff” on during their visit. (This use to be in my photography studio but I didn’t want to get rid of it.) Before getting rid of something, see if it can be used in another room for a different function and don’t be afraid to change the paint colors. These end tables and the legs on this sofa use to be silver. Now that I’m using a touch of brass in my house, I spray painted the tables and hand painted the legs.