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Ideas for Decorating the Guest Bedroom

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We are all about bedrooms this month. Our master bedroom will be featured in Design & Living Magazine in about a week, we are bringing you through the complete process of designing E’s big girl room and today I’m showing off my vision boards for the basement guest bedroom. When you have a good thing going, why stop?

The guest bedroom is quickly nearing completion. We are just waiting on a steel ladder and railing guard. Since the room is small and the beds are built in there isn’t the need for a ton of decor, but I wanted the few items we do use to be playful and fun.

I put together two design boards for the guest bedroom because, well, options! I kept the base of the room the same and changed up some of the bedding to create different vibes.

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We tend to add blankets to our beds in the winter and I’ve been admiring Pendleton’s striped wool blanket for a while. The design above is how I envision the room looking in the cold weather months. Hopefully our guests love curling up with a warm blanket, while the snow falls as much as I do.

I may or may not have been going for a glamping theme. (If you’re like my husband and don’t know what that is, read up on it here.)

I had a really hard time picking a single Clare Elsaesser print because I’m obsessed with her work. I’m still considering this one, this one and this one, among a few others.

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In the warmer months, we’ll toss the Pendleton blankets in one of the bed’s hidden storage compartments or in the Serena & Lily basket. Then, we’ll lighten up the room with bohemian pillows and an indigo throw at the end of the bed.

I may sub out a few items above and I’m still on the search for the perfect luggage rack, but I plan to get started ASAP. Then, knowing me, I’ll likely make a few eleventh hour changes once I actually start getting everything in place. While the exact items may be a little different, this is the vibe you can expect.

Let us know in the comments what you think? Is this a room you’d like to visit?

You can find all of our guest bedroom posts here, and all our basement posts here.


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