A vintage chic guest bedroom mood board with secondhand elements and budget-friendly home decor finds.
We’ve been over here wrapping up the breakfast nook’s new look (and I think it’s finally here to stay for quite a while… more on that soon). Meanwhile, the guest bedroom is upstairs in its little corner waving frantically at us like, “Hey! Remember me? The saddest room in the house?”
Bless it. So neglected.
After lots of furniture layout input from y’all the last time I shared its shabby before state, Robert and I have sorted out all of the details, gotten our game plan together, and we’re rollin’ on the paint this week!
An overwhelming majority of you voted for our layout option #3, which involved jazzing up our off-center window with dramatic full-wall curtains and choosing a queen bed. Ooh la la. (Honestly, this was the layout we were leaning toward too.)
So ta da! Here’s our brain on guest bedroom decorating madness. It’s a super fun, weird world involving a million invisible tabs open in our heads. (You can see past budget-y bedroom plans we thought about here too.)
Here’s the skinny about “The Plan”:
- Curtains – I found these plushy velvet deep green curtains on Amazon and instantly fell in love with how luxurious they’ll make the space feel (without actually being luxury label).
- Fan – And all of the hot-natured people said “amen”. Totally crushing on this modern, aged brass look!
- Art – I saw this painting at Walmart and instantly HAD TO HAVE IT! It’s huuuuuuge! And stunning in all its vintage chic glory!
- Headboard – I scored the used headboard of the century on eBay of all places. I hardly ever think to look there, but after coming up empty in my search for “cane headboard” at my usual local secondhand places, I’m so glad this one popped up.
- Bedding – It’s so elegant and romantic I wanna die.
- Nightstands – These small round tables will fit juuuuust perfectly in the tight fitting spaces on either side of the bed. I’m hoping their openness and the white will make it feel not too cramped.
- Table lamp – I found these aged brass lamps that will be great for reading light without being too visually clunky.
- Rug – I discovered this total bargain at Home Depot, and it works beautifully for a vintage look while still remaining neutral to let the deep green curtains steal the show.
- Desk – I think I’ll be able to fit a very small writing desk like this one underneath the second window for my mother-in-law to have space when she works from our house. Zeroing in on one I found on Craigslist for $25 this week, I hope.
- Rattan barrel chair – I scored one just like this for $17 at the thrift store the other week. YES!!! More about that later.
How’s that for a whole lotta thrift finds and budget deals?
One day, we do plan on ripping up the old carpet to refinish the original hardwoods underneath, but we’re not quite there yet, given our current budget.
I’m so ready to see how this one turns out. And also I’ll be glad to have a place for our guests other than an air mattress. So yeah…
What do you think of the plan so far? Any changes we should make? Any amenities we should consider to help guests feel right at home? Having the Wi-Fi password in plain view is already one on my list.