When Brian and I were thinking about buying a new home, the thought that constantly kept coming up was that we wanted this to be a home, not just for us, but for our friends and family. A place where everyone felt welcome and invited. A place where our people felt comfortable to go grab something out of the fridge or spend the night if the dinner conversation went well into the night. And when they would wake, a cup of coffee was ready for them.
When I started working on our guest room, I wanted it to be the most inviting spot in the house. A room that was warm and bright, with lots of natural light, hanging plants, and most importantly, a comfy bed.
Just like most of the furniture and items in our house, the guest room is no exception to hand-me downs and discount steals. The bed was actually mine from high school. (I am going to shamelessly add a quick mini tutorial here on gel stain because I love it so much!) It used to be a more orange color (you'll see the color when you see the armoire I still need to refinish). I used gel stain to refinish the piece (and if you haven't used gel stain yet, boy are you missing out!). I simply sanded the wood slightly to take the shine off. After, I used a sock to really "paint" the gel stain on. After just two coats, I had a dark coffee look! If you are looking for a quick way to update furniture, gel stain is definitely the way to go.
Overall, I am so happy with how this guest room has come together. I might just be my favorite spot in the house.
Hanging wall baskets (planters): Amazon
Hanging planter: Target
Pillows and pillow covers: World market and Hobby Lobby