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A pretty and cozy guest room plan

I’m working with a company on our guest room right now. Since the last guest room post, we added carpet in our basement and made it into a giant playroom. We decided to move all of the toys, dress up clothes and everything else to the basement and make our guest room back into just a guest room.

Here is where it’s at right now, but messier of course! p.s. Anyone in Minnesota want to buy our daybed? ;)

DIY playroom light fixture using GE Energy Smart light bulbs. #LEDSavings #CollectiveBias #shop

Our primary guest is my grandmother. She stays with us every month or two for about a week at a time and I’ve wanted it to be a comfortable home away from home for her for quite some time. With all of the toys, it was never easy to prepare for a guest and it never really looked like a comfortable sanctuary.

I’ll share a lot more in our reveal post in the coming weeks/months, but our top priorities for this room are the following:

  • Color: Our entire house is grey other than Ezra’s bedroom, our laundry room and our powder room. I’ve been wanting to add subtle color more and more. I’m not quite ready to choose a paint color, but yes, I’m going with a peachy pink which may seem risky, but check out my favorite photographer’s guest room for a little inspiration.
  • Function: A chair for relaxing, an alarm clock, good lighting and storage options, including a basket with extra toothbrushes and other toiletries are our main priorities. I want the room to feel like a retreat. I don’t usually love gold (I know, I know. I’m literally the only blogger in the entire blogosphere to admit that), but I think gold goes really well with a pinky peach wall and I love that it pulls out the nail-head trim on the chair that the company gave us for this room.
  • Beauty: I wanted the room to feel soft, but cozy, so warm elements were a must. I love that the book case brings in a warm wood tone, the faux leather chair brings in some grounding (and a place to sit, of course) and the peachy pinks and golds add pretty.
  • Money-savings: I’m using some things we already have like a white frame and simply adding Rifle Paper Co. gift wrap as art. The gold mirrors above the headboard used to be in our formal living room. And the gold curtains are the only pair leftover after a big Craigslist sale recently. I’m also using a white night stand that we already own. It won’t look quite as cute as this round one, but no sense in spending more than we need to.

What do you think? I’ll probably back out on the paint color and go much softer, but I like the bold look here.

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