I know it was only 9 months ago that I updated the guest room, but a year later, I’ve made some small changes that make a big difference in this space.
There were a few things that just weren’t working for me in there after a little while: the art, the rug (which was just too neutral for the eclectic vibe I wanted), the headboard, and the bedding. I loved the white bedding, but the quality of what we had just wasn’t there- it was very tissue paper thin, I prefer a crisp cool cotton when it comes to bedding.
I started making changes when my good friend Sarah Dorsey texted me and asked me if I was interested in this headboard she found for just $10! It was similar to the one I have as an instagram display in Emmy’s room, so I was certain I could do something with it. Then a month or so later, I started to think how great it would look against the black walls of the guest room and I got to work removing the old blue headboard, and replacing it with the white wicker peacock headboard. I mounted it right to the wall. It’s a full size, and we have a queen bed, but it’s barely a noticeable difference, and I love it, so it’s staying! (at least for another 9 months).
And do you spy that gorgeous white bedding? I wanted beautiful crisp white bedding that would look comfortable, cozy, and inviting to our guests. Crane & Canopy has several gorgeous duvet covers, and their prices are completely reasonable- it’s designer bedding without the middle man markup. Plus, all of their bedding, duvet covers, and sheets are 300 count cotton, so no more flimsy cotton that won’t hold up. They have so many duvet covers that I love, and there were a few I contemplated, but in the end I kept coming back to the Mirabel white duvet cover. I loved the ruched design, and loved the whimsical bohemian feel of it- it felt perfect for my space!
And above you can also see my $14 rug that I layered with the old living room rug. Below you can see them both in the space, as well as the cool vintage Baltimore trunk I found. And yes, we have a ceiling fan- I did say I want my guests to be comfortable!
And in case this is your first time seeing this space, I should also mention the obvious, the huge dream catcher! This was a DIY I created using a hula hoop. For only around $15 it really creates the earthy mood of the space.
On the left side of the bed, I have a dresser passed down to me from my family, and some other vintage touches.
This space is easily one of my favorites in the house and a real reflection of my style! Buuuuuuut, there’s one area where I am not quite done…. On the wall near the door to the room, I have a gorgeous vintage dresser, like none I have ever seen! I can not for the life of me figure out what kind of artwork to put over it! I just can’t figure out what I want. I tried the piece that’s there now, but I am not feeling it- I love the MCM vibe of the bird artwork but it is not working for me.
See what I mean? It’s amazing artwork, just not for this space. I would love to hear any ideas you may have!
(Also, that gold chair was a DIY project as well, and you can read about it here.)
Otherwise, I am really happy with this space! The Crane & Canopy bedding really helps make this space- the solid white is perfect for the space and the texture is exactly what it needs to create a comfortable bedroom!
Thank you so much to Crane & Canopy for providing bedding for this bedroom update! I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.