I just returned from spending a week in this guest bedroom at my daughter’s house. I had a wonderful few days looking after my 7 month old granddaughter while her parents attended a wedding in the Caribbean. We had a fun time and I took the opportunity to introduce her to Homegoods and TJ Maxx. You can’t start too early on these things!
If you have been reading along you know this is the room where we want to add some warmth and coziness on a budget of $500.
This is where we started.
We had the basics, bed, nightstands, lamps.
Dressing up the bed just added little added personality right away. Lilly already had the chambray sheets, which coordinate well with the color scheme of blues and blush pink that we are going with. The pillowcases with the geometric designs are from Target, as are both throw pillows and the blush colored throw at the foot of the bed.
I was able to hang the art above the bed, by myself, during granddaughter’s nap time. In the room the placement looks good, but here they seem a little high. Read more about the beautiful, inexpensive artwork here.
The furniture is all a dark brown color that kind of dominates. I looked for inexpensive nightstands but had no luck there. Turning to my inspiration pictures gave me the idea of draping something over the headboard. That gray throw on the headboard gives an upholstered effect to the bed, softening it in color and feel. Right now it is just draped there, but if it is to remain I will sew the edges for a more tailored fit.
I could not decide what kind of lamps would fit with the boho vibe. Did we want unique thrift store options? Or more contemporary brass desk lamps? But then I found these blush crystal lamps at Homegoods. The color is right for our color scheme. Add that they had two and they were in budget and it was a no-brainer.
So this side of the room is looking good.
We still have some budget left for a few changes on the other side of the room. But the room is already looking more inviting don’t you think?