When I was getting our guest room ready for our latest overnight guests, I decided it was looking a little tired. I thought maybe it was the paint, but in has only been on the wall for less than two years. After thinking about it for a while, I decided that it was the art and the bedspread. The plain white bedspread that was in there before just wasn’t working for me anymore. Our guest room has a pine headboard on the bed, a pine table, and pine cabinet from an old hardware store. There’s a blue night stand that adds some color to the furniture department. However, I needed to add some more color, and I did not want to paint any other pieces of furniture. I like just one painted piece in a room. So, I decided that refreshing the guest room would happen by purchasing a new bedspread and adding some plates to the wall.
I searched and searched for a bedspread but just couldn’t find one that spoke to me. Then I read on another blog that a duvet cover makes a great summertime bedspread. Without the heaviness of the down comforter on the inside, it is a nice weight that works well for a light and airy look. The bed skirt is creamier than the spread, but there seems to be more of a contrast in the photos than is noticeable in real life.
I started looking on line and found this one. I was hoping for a soft floral to give the room a somewhat English country look. The pine pieces in there look very English country to me, and a toile-like spread would continue that theme. So, I ordered two shams and a throw, and as soon as they arrived, I ironed them and put them on the bed.
That addition to the room was just what it needed. Although the plates are a temporary fix till I find some art that I like, I think the room looks great now.
I moved the blue wicker rocker to our refreshed sun room (come back Wednesday to see it) and brought in a chair that had been in our master bedroom. It’s always fun to shop the house and do some free redecorating.
You probably recognize my favorite tray.
Here’s another angle that you don’t see very often.
I always thought the television is in the place that would be a perfect spot for changing diapers on a grandchild. The television is going to get moved out soon.
This is how the room looked before.
Now, the room is all set for our next round of company. I hope they find the room as cozy and inviting as I do.
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