UNIQUE & BUDGET FRIENDLY GUEST ROOM
It has been a slow transition to our new home. With the move, holidays, and simply life… not to mention I’m annoyingly particular, we’ve basically taken our sweet time to settle in. Our guest room in Chicago was mostly extra furniture and storage, not my favorite room in the house. I was ready for a real guest room! And with Christmas around the corner and friends and family just a few hours away (the closest we’ve been in 5 years!) I was on a mission to complete a cozy room to invite our visitors into. A space to unpack and call home while they, ever so kindly, decide to spend their time with us! So the guest room became our top priority and currently the ONLY room that is finished.
WHY I LOVE TO HOST
I’m a firm believer that hosting is in my blood. My mom is the worlds greatest host! All the intention she put into decorating and staging— down to the now famous welcome martinis you’ve all seen— just filled my little heart with so many happy memories. And apparently, a craving to invite people into our home! I see hosting as the opportunity to design an experience. The textures, colors, fabrics, and lighting all encourage and inspire feelings… feelings that I get to stir up! Relaxation, fun, festive… we get to choose!
MY GUEST ROOM INSPIRATION
I had a few thoughts that shaped my inspiration for our guest room.
SIMPLE | BRIGHT | UNIQUE | BUDGET FRIENDLY | TEXTURED
I wanted the room to be simple and bright. Cutting out any clutter or crazy patterns and playing into the natural light. The windows are basically our headboard so I used the curtains to frame the bed and make it look more finished. The deep green velvet curtains checked off my unique and textured box while adding some rich color to the room. I pretty much built the room around them and my gold lamp! It was almost impossible for me to find a dresser I liked within our budget. I have expensive taste… and am very particular so this one took A LOT of scrolling. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen every dresser for sale on the internet.But, I found this mid-century style dresser for $350 and I’m still patting myself on the back for it!
5 TIPS FOR A GREAT GUEST ROOM
These make the biggest difference! I like to get a few fresh stems to fill the room and bathroom with.
PERFECTLY PLUSH TOWELS
I just got these waffle knit towels from Parachute. Everyone will love them (thin but super soft) and the friends and family that are eco-friendly and toxin conscious will be particularly appreciative.
I like to leave a nice chocolate bar on their towel. Just a little something extra you know they’ll appreciate.
Layering pillows and blankets with different textures make for a cozy and welcoming presentation. That Pinterest lookwe all know and L O V E.
Fill the room with a little life. I put our ZZ plant on the dresser for some freshness and color. It’s also super hard to kill, so if I forget about it… no biggie!
SHOP THIS BUDGET FRIENDLY BEDROOM
You can shop everything from curtains to coasters! It is all the exact pieces you see in the images above and some are on sale right now! The mirror is a 28” and looks like it’s sold out so I linked a second one that is almost the same size next to it—and still under $100. I also added a few headboards I would have considered if we need one. Chances that y’allhave windows behind your bed too are slim!
One of my goals with this room was that it would be budget friendly. It can be frustrating looking for room inspiration when you can’t actually buy anything you find. Not that I don’t love and appreciate those high ticket items, I think they’re worth every dollar, just not in our budget at the moment. So I attached prices below too, and of course, size and lengths might affect the price but the most expensive thing in this room is the dresser at $350.Pillowcases are $10 and most everything is under $50 except the curtains… which are on sale right now!
The gorgeous gold arc lamp is from Lamps Plus. You can find it here!
The bedding and towels are all eco and toxin conscious. I’ve been trying to support companies making strides for sustainability while being more intentional with what I bring into our home and so far… I love it!