Guest Room Makeover Reveal

Disclaimer – This post is sponsored by TheRoomPlace.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Tis the holiday season and my favorite gift to receive is someone’s time. Time is our most precious commodity and in this busy world with kids, work, music lessons, boy scouts and finding time for the gym it’s hard to come by a phone call let alone quality time with someone. We’ve been living back home in Indiana for a full year now and my sister has been a huge support to my family and myself. Naturally, I wanted to do something very special to show her how much her love, care and confidence means to me by giving her my time.


My sister had been talking about wanting to update her guest room. The room is used sparingly throughout the year for friends and family, therefore forgotten between visits.  When they moved into their house it was a little boys’ room with a cute space decal on the wall but the room was in dire need of a more mature look.

little boy's room

The first step was to find a paint color that would be light and welcoming for her guests. Down came the decal and a light grey went on the walls. Instantly the room felt fresh and much bigger, despite switching out the full size bed for a queen size bed. The guest bed was a dark espresso which felt too large and heavy for the room. Upholstering a light floral fabric added whimsy and a more contemporary feel to the space. Changing the paint color and adding some fun fabrics is the first thing I do when updating a space.

My sister, Amy, is excellent at helping other choose paint colors, the perfect mirror for the entry and that vintage chair that would be a mistake to not own. Just like most of us, when buying accent pieces for her own home, she wants to find the perfect piece, which may lead to a year of indecisiveness. Since Christmas was coming I offered to choose a few pieces that would be perfect for this makeover and give them as their gifts this year.

Two nightstands and a lamp later I was ready to put it all together, add some accessories that were pulled from throughout her home. Thankfully the room reveal happened just in time for Holiday visitors!

Guest Room Makeover Reveal




Keeping a light pallet while having touches of personality were the guidelines I had to follow. Young House Love  just aired a podcast that covered ‘What House Guests REALLY Notice When They Visit’:  1. Basic Amenities (toilet paper, towels, shampoo) 2. Pet Hair or Smell 3. Bad Lighting (no bedside lamp, too bright/dim areas) 4. Privacy (curtains, door to close) 5. Technology (wi-fi password, outlets for charging). I used those 5 steps in the update as well. I’d wanted to keep the nightstands fairly empty to leave room for a charging phone, book and cup of water which is why the Monte Floor Lamp was the perfect solution. It’s by far my favorite part of the room with it’s thick marble slab base and woven shade.




Thanks to the RoomPlace I was able to design a comfortable, chic space for my sister’s guests to enjoy and relax in. I’m so happy my sister loved her guest room. It was really fun working on it with her because we have such similar design style for this sort of space. What kind of special touches have you seen in guest rooms that make you feel more at home?


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