This past April I wrote a post, on beautiful bedroom spaces that had inspired me to transform the Fashionista’s former lime green bedroom into a soothing sanctuary. After determining how I would use the space, I then set a budget and gathered several things stored in my cabinets and closets that I wanted to use in the space. A set of embroidered linens I had rescued and framed were at the top of the pile. They now grace the entry of the guest room and set the tone of the room.
A new guest bedroom for under $500
I also wanted to hang an oil painting that my mother had done as a young girl in the room. Based on the colors found in these pieces of art it was decided that the walls of the room would be lavender. I involved both the Fashionista and Mr. Decor in the decision. It was easy enough for the Fashionista to love the selection as purple is her favorite color. For Mr. Decor lavender reminded him of our wedding colors which were cream and periwinkle.
Although I wanted white linen drapery panels for the window I couldn’t find long enough panels (96″) in a bright white that fit the budget. Instead, IKEA came to the rescue with white matelasse panels, $29.00 for two. Of course, every guest room should have a chair in which a guest can sit on.