I have been working on one of our guest bedrooms for quite a while now.
When we started on the first of our two extra bedrooms, it was looking pretty sad.
(This is the sale photo.)
It’s difficult to tell from the photo, but the walls were a dreary lavender color. I decided to spice things up a bit by going with a soft green.
The color I went with is called Topiary Tint, by Behr.
In my mind I had the idea of creating a forest-like theme for this room, with a nod to our love of National Parks.
I have been collecting items for this room for months.
We had a couple of old bed frames given to us by my parents, but neither really matched the feel of the room. This is the one that wound up staying:
There was no way I could let that orange stay in my house.
I spent three days stripping and sanding this wood, and then re-stained them with Varathane Weathered Gray. They turned out pretty nicely, although doing all of those little tiny strips was a killer.
We also ordered a couple of new mattresses for the guest beds from Amazon. The mattresses are full size 12″ memory foam that we found for around $200. You can find them here. We also ordered cheap folding box springs to support the memory foam mattresses for around $100 here, so the whole set was about $300. I didn’t think that was too bad for a pretty comfortable guest mattress set.
For the decor, again I ordered a lot of the basics (like bedding) off of Amazon, but I also put some time into the small pieces. I ordered a little wooden curio shelf shaped like mountains from Urban Outfitters that went with the theme of the room.
I also found some vintage-style National Park posters that I thought were really neat, and I purchased the ones that corresponded to the parks that we have traveled to (although we’ve been to a few more now).
The small things, like the pine forest curtains, the candles on the nightstands, and a few of the pillows were found at H&M. If you haven’t checked out their home decor yet, it is well worth your time because their stuff is cute and their prices are amazing!!
Here’s our (mostly) finished guest room:
I love it. I also think it will translate easily into a nursery if we ever get around to it 🙂
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