четверг, 5 февраля 2015 г.

Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Guest Room Ready

Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Guest Room Ready

Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Guest Room Ready

looks great Chris! My fave item in this room is that FAB yellow chair & the pillow! Whereever did you get those?

Thanks Laura. The chair was from Overstock but it’s sold out now. The pillow is from HomeGoods lase year.

I’d love to stay in your guest bedroom!

Lovely. I am obsessed with wall art collages too, just love your groupings. There are so many things to love here, the suitcases, the rug, the chair, the wall art. Fabulous as always.

Thank you, thank you, Sunny!

With a guest room like that, you’ll have permanent visitors, Chris! Love all the touches of gold throughout! Really need to get me some vintage suitcases.

Those were a great find about 10 years ago. They sat in storage for the longest time until I started styling parties & now on to the guest room!

I LOVE your guest room! When can I come stay?


Come on to the East Coast, Anna!

put me on the list! love the room, the checklist and thanks for the fuzzy pillow link, i’ve been looking for one!

I think I have 3 in my house now, Elissa! LOL Come on up any time!

Such a bright and cheery guest room! I love the little unique touches like the emerald and copper colored glasses by the water bottle, the wooden toothbrushes and my favorite, the large, golden Jack! Fabulous!

Thanks Stacie. I love those toothbrushes too – so much better looking than the brightly colored plastic ones we see in stores. And the jack used to be silver

I LOVE that bed! stellar room!

Gorgeous! There are so many fun details. Love it!

Love everything! Your guest will never leave


Where did you find the old suitcases

Cristin, I found those at local thrift/vintage shops.

I too love to have a well stocked guest room. The only thing I have is a welcome card that lets the guest know that they can help themselves to any and all amenities and that we are thrilled to have them as guests. In the bathroom there is a hair band, cotton swabs and cotton make up remover pads. I also provide disposable hand towels in the bathroom. That way the guest is certain that the towel they wipe their hands on is clean. I hate to wonder where to wipe my hands at someone’s house.

great job, love the decor.

Thanks Kris. I love your ideas too. The disposable towels are a great touch, and they make such nice ones that you can coordinate with your decor if you like.

I’m in love with this room. I have searched high and low for an ottoman or pouf that I love and the one you have in this room is gorgeous and bonus, it looks soft! Wherever did you find it?

Thank you Sheresa. I was lucky and found that on clearance at Target for about $30. It was a steal!

Now that my son has moved out for good, we are turning his room into a guest room (with permission, of course!). I really like the look of your guest room in the images. I especially like the modern look but with the vintage, quirky twist. Great inspiration for what I could do with mine!

Haha, I love your description, Rachel! Thank you!

I’m so excited about this post today because 1.) I’m sharing another completed room in our house – the guest room; 2.) This is my first project as part of the BHG Live Better Network; 3.) I’ve included everything you need to know to create an inviting space for overnight guests!

Having guests stay overnight is the ultimate in home entertaining, and we’re heading into the holiday season where you may begin to feel like you have a revolving door as friends and family come and go. I’ve been working on getting our guest room “guest ready” and I’m sharing my tips with you! This room has been sitting here for the better part of a year, filled with all the furniture pieces that have no home {castaways as I’ve updated other rooms}. Once I began my partnership with BHG at Walmart, I knew this was the perfect time to get it into shape for visitors, and give it a personality of it’s own.

I love how it’s turned out! I think it has a “lounge-y” feel for every day use, but appeals to guests whether male or female. The one thing I knew would not change is the daybed {which used to be my daughter’s}. It’s the perfect transitional piece of furniture for the space as it’s a “sofa” by day, and with a pop-up trundle bed underneath, it can sleep 2 at night.

The bedding is basic and neutral making it the perfect canvas for decorative pillows – a MUST for a daybed. It’s all about balance when it comes to mixing and matching pillows. For this room I wanted to add some color, some graphic prints, some texture, and some gold. I used the orange/cream pillow, the fuzzy fur pillow, and the black and white pillow from the BHG at Walmart line, to help do that.

A gold throw at one end of the bed is necessary so you can curl up with your feet underneath, and read a book or magazine.

I thought about buying bedside tables, but I ended up really liking the eclectic look of what I already own. A tray table is used at one end, while a stack of vintage suitcases is used at the other. On one side, I provide fresh water and glasses for guests, as well as fresh flowers. These pretty roses were only $5 and the color is just perfect for the room!

It’s also a good idea to have an alarm clock and box of tissues close by. I also added this scented candle which actually freshens the room without even being lit.

A green plant adds ‘life’ to the room and makes it feel very ‘homey.’ I’m crazy about these lightweight planters that have the look of pottery without the weight!

Add a side chair for guests to sit in if they don’t want to lounge on the daybed. It can also double as a drop spot for purses or jackets. Add a pillow to bring color to that side of the room.

I needed to hang curtains in this room, which I already had…but no rod to hang them on yet. I chose this curtain rod for it’s dark finish with a touch of gold. We have that dark oil rubbed bronze on all the fixtures throughout the house so this blends in nicely with that.

I love this small drum table that sits in front of the bed. It was originally a grayish metal look but I painted it a matte gold to coordinate with the room. It’s a great spot to set a drink, place a book, or holding a notepad and pen for jotting down notes.

I also added a gold ampersand to the window. I just love that!

The left side of the room is the real work horse of the space. It has the closet and a console table that I’ve turned in to an amenities center. I found decorative boxes that add color to this very neutral zone, as well as splashes of gold. I also added a little “welcome” tag where you can add your WiFi code to the back so guests can log online if they need to.

Provide snacks for your guests to enjoy without feeling like they have to ask. I filled one box with chips, nuts, snack bars, apples, and mints. If you don’t want to have a carafe of water in the room, you can add a couple of bottles of water here too.

Another box holds toiletry items they may have forgotten. Along with the usual bath items, I’ve included a shower cap, a lint roller, wrinkle remover spray, makeup remover wipes, deodorant, and hairspray. I’ve stocked up on travel size items {found at Walmart} as well as unused bath gels and lotions from hotel stays.

I’ve also included soap displayed in an apothecary jar, some fabulously chic toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash.

Underneath the table I’ve provided a storage chest filled with towels, some magazines to read, and a trashcan.

I’ve stocked the closet with flocked no-slip hangers {I love these} and pant/skirt hangers, as well as a clean robe.

Extra pillows and blankets are neatly folded and at the ready, while a small stool is awaiting our guests’ suitcase or travel bag.

My obsession with art wall collages continues in the guest room with lots of black and white and gold, and a punch of color. It’s fun to mix inspirational quotes, with star-burst mirrors, colorful prints, and empty frames.

I’ve used a few of these frames in various sizes around the house, and love the sleek simple lines. I added a colorful piece of scrapbook paper to one here, to bring color to the white and gold wall – one of my favorite “tricks”!

I’ve been wanting a rawhide rug for the longest time, but couldn’t decide where it would go, or even which color way to go with. I finally decided on this black and white {faux} hide for the guest room and I just love it!

I think that covers everything. I’m ready to take reservations! Who’s coming over?

Here’s a FREE PRINTABLE CHECKLIST so you can have everything ready for your guests needs:

Is your guest room ready for visitors? I hope you’ll use these tips to make your guests’ stay as comfortable as possible. The key to being a good hostess is to think about their needs ahead of time and be prepared. Decorate in your own style but make it comfortable and inviting.

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I was compensated by BHG at Walmart as a member of the Better Homes and Gardens Live Better Network. All ideas and opinions are my own.

Original article and pictures take http://celebrationsathomeblog.com/2014/09/everything-you-need-to-know-to-get-your-guest-room-ready.html?crlt.pid=camp.0RIs5VZmuhFs site

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