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A soothing and peaceful guest room

Today is a pretty exciting day for me. I’ve been working with Sauder on a big change to our guest room and it’s been done for nearly two months. We built our guest room around three of their beautiful pieces of affordable furniture. You may remember that for a while we had our playroom and guest room combined. And while it looked fairly cute, it was not a great space to host guests. It was full of toys and was hard to keep clean for when we had people come by. We also added carpet to our basement last summer and made our basement into a giant kid zone. It no longer made sense for us to have two spaces like this (and two spaces to keep clean).

I finally get to share our new and quite improved guest room with you. It’s a bit of a different vibe for me than my typical room design style. I wanted this room to feel warm, cozy and comfortable for our guests. I wanted it to have a richer look than the rest of our home so I sprinkled in faux brown leather and a warm modern farmhouse wood piece. I still needed the room to be bright and crisp though, so I chose a soft tealish mintish blue color for the walls and included some white.

A pretty and cozy guest room planYou may remember my original design board. Things changed quite a bit after this. I decided I couldn’t pull off a pink or coral wall color and I’m so glad I made that change. The room is so calming and peaceful with the color we chose. For me, creating design boards really helps me finish a room and keep it looking polished and not random. For you, that might just mean a clean Pinterest board with your plan or that you draw up a plan by hand. Making a plan helps our rooms to end up looking truly finished.

Guest room mint

After the original design board, I put together this one. It’s the same with a blanket added and a mint wall color. I also included a rug we used to use in another space that no longer had a place in our home. This one felt closer to what we were going for.  Are you ready to see the finished product?

Here is the before and after.

Guest room before and after

The space is clean and bright, yet cozy and calm. I also added some new beautiful brass hardware to the nightstand (not in this photo) that I’ll share soon. This room was designed around the beautiful headboard from Sauder, the comfortable and warm faux leather armchair with gorgeous nailhead trim (also from Sauder) and storage unit from Sauder. These pieces, while technically not from the exact same line, coordinate nicely. I’m not a matchy match person, so I love that they work well together while standing on their own.

A soothing and peaceful guest room

Layering blankets and pillows on the bed give it such a welcoming feel.

A soothing and peaceful guest room

I have never done a layered bed before and just love it. I can’t wait to do our master bedroom soon and create a tranquil space for us to sleep as well.

A soothing and peaceful guest room

The storage shelf is great for placing extra guest soaps, towels, toothbrushes and a little treat. :)

A soothing and peaceful guest room

I kept the styling simple on the shelf. I wanted it to have space for our guests to actually put things if they needed. I love the jewelry plates. I think most people take jewelry off at night. Having a simple safe space for that was something I wanted included.

A soothing and peaceful guest room

And a few books and magazines were must-have items for our guests with just a touch of brass on top.

A soothing and peaceful guest room

The chair was my unexpected favorite piece from Sauder. I’m not a fan of darker furniture pieces typically. I think they can look really heavy. But this piece is beautiful, practical and simple. I added a light blanket to soften it up a bit and a basket of books nearby. I like that guests have place to sit or to throw their clothes when they are getting ready for bed.

A soothing and peaceful guest room

The nailhead trim is an added bonus and again, brings in some brass.
A soothing and peaceful guest room

This room was done on a smaller budget. To make the budget work for us, we used a rug we already owned, kept our simple clean white curtains and used budget friendly art options.
A soothing and peaceful guest room

For more amazing ideas on how to use Sauder products in your home, check out their gorgeous “Put Together” lookbook. We are included in it with two of our recent projects.

Sauder offers a wide range of furniture designed to work with anyone’s style — whatever style that is. In fact, they’ve got more than 50 collections of furniture, with pieces for every room of the house.

Most important, Sauder furniture is designed for what’s important to you. Sauder believes furniture should be affordable without sacrificing style or quality, so you can have the freedom to complement and complete the look for less.

I agree completely. The guest room was something my husband and I would not have been able to do right now. We have sort of a two to three year plan for our home and working with Sauder on this room was a joy and a treat. So excited to host my grandma and others in style in the coming weeks.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.