Before & After: Guest Bedroom

25 Oct

One of my favorite projects since moving into the house has been decorating the guest bedroom. While Husband had his man cave in the media room and the study, I had the guest bedroom to adorn as I pleased, and I didn’t hold back on giving the room a feminine feel. With a black-and-white damask pattern, red accents, and the incredible seamstress skills of my mother, I created a girly retreat on the second floor.

As usual, my goal was to pinch pennies when pulling the room together. The bed and dressers came from Ikea, while the mismatched nightstands came from Hobby Lobby and Wal-Mart (both on sale). All of the accents in the room came from either Hobby Lobby or Kirkland’s and I didn’t pay full price for anything – including my best steal – the picture over the headboard that I found buried in the clearance section of Kirkland’s for $20. I took a black Sharpie to a scratch in the frame, and it’s as good as new.

Lastly, the bedding and curtains are custom, but we found a cheap fabric at a local warehouse for only $7.99 a yard and the curtain panels came from Ikea (more on those later this week). Now, I can’t claim that this is a from-scratch room makeover because many of these accents were in the living room of our apartment, and I have had a few years to collect them. But, if we had done this all at once, the room (not including the furniture) would have been about a $300 makeover – not bad!

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7 Responses to “Before & After: Guest Bedroom”

  1. visualq at 1:02 pm #

    I absolutely love the black, white and red theme! It’s so sophisticated looking yet very playful. Now I’m thinking where can I use this.

  2. Ryan at 2:35 pm #

    It looks wonderful! I LOVE black and white decor. 🙂

    • House to Home at 10:24 pm #


  3. Katy at 2:41 pm #

    So cute Brittany. I can’t wait to see your house in Person this weekend!!

  4. Diane at 3:01 pm #

    Love it. You have one of my favorite paintings up on the wall.

  5. Dad at 5:54 pm #

    OH, yes, itssssssss…so you! 😉 Just had to get my girly comments on :-). Serioiulsy, very nice job. You have your Mother’s gift & eye….at least the eye! Love the read your posts. Was thinkin’ your house conversion experience & advice might make for a good book for the DIY’rs. Love


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