Coastal Guest Room

Our sweet and serene little guest room is complete!

I had so much fun making the design plan for this room, then putting it all together IRL, and it made me excited to do another home project on my own.

Our guest room is teeny tiny. I’m pretty sure it was meant to be an office or nursery but we wanted to give our kids the bigger bedrooms to grow into. Because it’s so small I wanted to do everything I could do make it look bigger: a lot of white and light colors, not a ton of pattern, a big mirror, and no clutter.

It now feels like a mini hotel room. It’s bright and clean and comfortable and the perfect cozy space for our friends and family to stay.

The first step was the wallpaper. I used the same Society Social peel-and-stick faux grasscloth wallpaper that we used in our laundry room, but this time in Whisper Blue. It is so beautiful and now I am kicking myself that we didn’t use it in our primary bedroom!

The wallpaper, which comes in a ton of colors, looks like real grasscloth but at a fraction of the price. You can also install it yourself which saves on the labor costs.

After that went up, I looked around and realized we needed some sort of pulled together plan instead of the mish mosh of old furniture from old houses and apartments if I wanted it to look designed.

My friend Megan owns Cailini Coastal, a gorgeous shop for coastal decor and furniture, so I looked there first to round out the room. The first thing I picked was the rattan bed for a coastal look. I loved the texture of the rattan paired with the slight texture of the grasscloth.

I knew I wanted to do simple white bedding and white window treatments to keep and clean but I also didn’t want it to look too plain so I had my friend Dana help design a custom window treatment which came out so perfectly! Pro tip: we used store-bought Pottery Barn linen curtains and then matched the valence fabric to them to save a ton of money.

For over the dresser, I picked this best-selling round ball mirror which looks great over the vintage dresser that Anel bought me many years ago and I still love so much.

Product Sources:

Wallpaper, gifted
Rattan Bed
Wool Rug
Duvet Set
Euro Shams
Bolster Pillow
Similar Nightstands (ours are old)
Table Lamps
Ball Mirror
Commissioned Kristen Tirney painting, gifted
Dresser, vintage
Curtains, custom
Tissue Box Holders

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