Guest Bedroom Makeover

My parents went on vacation last weekend so while they were living it up in Colorado, I decided to give their guest bedroom a little makeover. Sound familiar? Yeah, same thing happened to their kitchen and guest bathroom a few weeks back.

Well here is what I was dealing with…

GUEST BEDROOM BEFOREFlowered burgundy bedding paired with light green walls?  Yep, makeover time.

So here’s the after…

affordable-guest-bedroom-makeoverI went with a lot of neutral colors throughout the room. The paint color is my favorite. It definitely changes tones throughout the day. Sometimes beige, sometimes gray… but I love it (Popular Gray from Sherwin Williams).

makeover guest bedroom

new-guest-bedroom-makeoverThe bedding I found for $40 from Ross Dress for Less. That included the shams, 3 accent pillows and bedskirt. Complete steal! The flower artwork above the bed is from Target and the accent pillow is from Kirklands.

guest bedroom makeover on a budgetThe furniture in the room had to stay unpainted. All of the pieces belonged to my grandmother and they’re maple. A very soft wood, but stunning in person. I accented the top of the dresser with two new lamps since there’s no ceiling light in the room.

guest-bedroom-makeover-And I used a little porcelain kitchen serving piece to hold my dad’s pocket change and some of his watches (my mother’s extreme clothing collection overtook their walk in closet so my dad uses the one in this bedroom).

guest bedroom accessoriesI took out the old rocking chair and replaced it with a wicker chair my mom had in her bedroom. The white really brightened up that corner.

stenciled-curtains-for-bedroomAbove the chair is two little printables that I simply adore. You can find them here.

guest bedroom printablesWhen most of the bedroom makeover was complete, I still felt the window area needed a little help. So I took some plain old curtain panels from Walmart and stenciled them with some leftover paint (tutorial here). LOVE this addition to the room!


how-to-stencil-curtains2And my grandmother’s tea set sits right in front of the window.

affordable-guest-bedroom-makeoverThe chest, bookshelf, and secretary got some new accessories as well.

guest-bed-room-makeoverOne of my favorites is the 3D flower art I picked up from Target for $20!

makeover-for-guest-bedroomLet’s take a look again at the before and after…


affordable guest bedroom makeover

Ah, I’m loving it!
Quick and easy transformation on a budget.
My kind of makeover.

So, do you have a bedroom that’s in need of a quick facelift?



  1. Brandy says

    I love the makeover, you did a great job! The accessories you chose are fantastic. Just curious if you know where the bird on the tea set came from? Very adorable!!

  2. Jessica Christian says

    Lovely transformation! I love how you have successfully transformed the place. Looks so nice. The grandma tea set that you have placed beside the window is very exotic and cute.

    Great job done with the makeover ;)
    Jessica x

  3. says

    Beautiful! I love how you use family heirloom furniture pieces and your grandmother’s tea set. Special things make for special rooms! Found you at Met Monday.
    <3 Kim

  4. Kristi says

    I love the transformation. I have been looking for wall decor like you used over the bed. I have looked at Target with no luck. We’re these sold in a set or separately.

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