Today I’m sharing this recent guest bedroom makeover that I completed for a client this past week! We started with basically nothing except a plain bed and transformed the space into a cozy and layered bedroom that any guest would love to stay in. I think everyone covets that high-end and super cozy Anthropologie look especially in a bedroom, but not so much the price tag. I was able to copy the look for a quarter of the price using bedding and accessories from Target. Their new Opalhouse line in particular has a ton of Anthropologie inspired pieces. We also added these gorgeous nightstands and headboard from Wayfair which really anchor the room.Read More
There are a few things I believe are super important to invest in as far as home decor, and bedding is definitely at the top of the list. When you sit back and think about it, this is something you use probably more than just about anything in your home! Not only that, but your sleep is also so important to your overall health- so it's so important to give yourself the most welcoming and comfortable environment for a good night's rest. Over the years, I've tried so many different pieces and methods for making up a cozy bed and I feel like I have finally perfected my technique! I've narrowed down 6 easy steps to making up the coziest bed for you below. I've also linked up my favorite tried and true bedding basics for you to shop!Read More
The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is just a few days from wrapping up but there are still SO many amazing home decor items still available! I was overwhelmed with the amount of bedding selection including basics like sheets, duvet covers, comforters, and bed skirts; but also decorative pieces like throws and pillows. To help narrow down all my favorite picks, I've divided them into four different bedroom decor categories: neutral boho, preppy chic, layered + cozy, and bright + bold. I've included a few inspiration photos for each decor style so that you can envision how all my bedding picks can work together to create a cozy + pulled together space. You can click on any of the photos to shop and see more details and pricing information! Hurry and stock up on all your favorites because prices will go back up on August 6th!
ALL PHOTOS BY SARAH E DUNN PHOTO + DESIGN
Our little guest bedroom is one of my favorite rooms to decorate for the holidays. I love being able to pile on the pillows, throws, and make the space feel super cozy and inviting. I haven't really gotten around to finalizing the decor in here and besides painting the walls and updating the light fixture, not much has changed since we moved in. We still would like to sand up the painted floors to see if we could restore the wood underneath, but for now I am working with the brown floors (at least it's not carpet!). Since the color scheme has stayed pretty neutral in here, I added some pops of pastel for Christmas; mostly because I just HAD to find somewhere to put my pink flocked tree! Over the years I have collected a lot of little pastel vintage Christmasy trinkets and this seemed like the perfect room for them. I mixed in lots of creamy knit pillows and gray tones too so that the pastels weren't too overpowering and juvenile feeling. The room felt a little bare before but with all the Christmas decorations it instantly feels more cozy + complete- who wants to come stay?!
Knit pillows: Homegoods
Knit tassel blanket: Anthropologie
Rug: Urban Outfitters (old)
Linen duvet cover: H&M
Winter scene pillow: Vintage
Pink flocked tree: similar here
Faux fur tree skirt: similar here
Small pink bottle brush trees: similar here
White ceramic tree: Vintage
Pastel paper houses: Vintage
Deer figurines: Vintage
Gold antler: At Home
Winter scene framed picture: Vintage
Pastel deer print pillow: Target (old)
Now that we are settling in to our new home, I can finally share with you all some "after" photos of the rooms. I hate calling them "after" photos because I still feel like I have so much work to do in every space, but since all the major construction is done it will give you a good idea of how much every room has transformed! First up is our master bedroom. I am loving our bedroom so far, it is SO big (especially compared to our old bedroom). I don't know what to do with all this space, but that is my favorite problem to have (it just means I will have plenty of room for all my garage sale finds this summer)! The biggest change in this space was definitely the flooring. When we purchased the house there were no floors in this room (just sub-floors). We were required to put something down on the floors in order to make the house "livable" and get our appraisal pushed through before closing- which is why you see cheap commercial carpeting on the "before" photos of the room. Here's the room before we began any renovations:
And here's what the room looks like now!:
We originally wanted to do reclaimed hardwoods in here but after the foundation debacle in the kitchen, we realized we could make up quite a bit of that money by going with pre-engineered hardwoods. I think we definitely made the right choice and it really updates the room and makes it feel brand new. We both lean towards dark hardwoods and decided to go with these Dark Hickory floors (from Lumber Liquidators). These also continue out into the hallway and into my dressing room as well.
The other major change: paint! I continue to be amazed at how much paint can transform a space, especially when you are working with older homes. We had all the doors and trim sprayed bright white ("Pure White" by Sherwin Williams) in this room and then the walls and inside of the closets were painted this navy shade "Charcoal Blue" from Sherwin Williams. I can't get enough dark paint lately and I think it is the perfect blend of traditional and modern.
Other than that, all the furniture and most of the decor are things we already had. I'm not in love with any of my mismatched bedroom furniture but it will do for now, and we are wanting to upgrade to a King size bed anyway in the future.
My go-to window treatments are these super simple bamboo shades- they look good even without curtains and I think they are perfect for this space. I may add curtains later but for now these add a little texture and privacy, and they are only $12 each at Big Lots! I have been stocking up on them for every room! We also got a new ceiling fan that was a little bit of a splurge considering all other ceiling fans I have ever bought have been around $50! This is something we use every night, and I figured it was worth spending a little more money on. So far we have been very impressed with how much air it moves and how expensive the finishes on it look, especially the blades! I've still got some pictures to hang, a few finishing touches, and hopefully may add an area rug and some more furniture in the future (definitely on the lookout for an ottoman or small coffee table for in front of the couch), but for now we are loving our spacious new master bedroom (and so are the dogs)! Later this week I'll be showing you the before and after of our master bath which looks COMPLETELY different than when we first started!