A little while back I shared my plan to makeover my guest bedroom…then life got in the way. I had this gorgeous vision of neutrals accented by gold and a deep emerald green. And after decorating several other rooms in my home, the guest bedroom was honestly pushed to the back of my mind. I’d pop in whenever someone was coming over to make sure the bed was made up and that was about it. Then my friends at Wayfair asked if I wanted to create a sleep sanctuary in my home and I thought “Duh!” So today, I’m welcoming you into the transformed space, sponsored by Wayfair. Start scrolling to learn about how I made over my guest bedroom on a budget!

green velvet headboard and side table with lamp
tray with candle, magazine, and bottle of water

When I host, especially in my home, I want people to feel utterly at ease and taken care of. That applies whether you’re just stopping by a moment, attending one of my parties or spending the night. So the vibe I aimed for with this guest bedroom was that of a comfy hotel room–a sleep sanctuary, if you will. With that in mind, finding a luxe headboard for less was the first order of business. I found this one on Wayfair and it completely fit the bill. It was easy to assemble and looks much more expensive than it is.

faux potted plant on bedside table
abstract painting on guest bedroom wall

My guest bedroom walls have a lot going on already. There are four doors in total and one enclosed window. One door provides quick access to the home bar and kitchen (perfect for house guests, right?), another leads to the hallway and bathroom, and the other two are closet doors. Let’s not even get into the enclosed window. This house is about 70 years old and, while I love it, there are a few things that don’t quite make sense to me. Anyway, due to all the wall action and interruption, I chose to go with one simple painting with neutral colors and pops of gold.

leopard throw pillow on all white bedding

In picking out the side tables, I wanted a set with gold hardware and specifically searched for sleek ones in an effort to maximize space in the guest bedroom. The rationale here is that house guests don’t really have need for bedside drawers but usually do have luggage in tow. These side tables check both boxes and are stylish and lightweight (easy to move around, if need be) so clicking add to cart was a no-brainer. Speaking of the side tables, who remembers this DIY brushstroke lamp? I made it almost three years ago and have now pretty much styled the guest bedroom around it!

guest bedroom style queen bed
guest bedroom

To really make this guest bedroom a sleep sanctuary, I had to ensure the bedding was comfortable. Crisp, all-white linens are my go-to because they impart brightness and inspire confidence in the host’s cleanliness. 🙂 And I can easily change out the accents like throw pillows and seasonal quilts throughout the year–not that Texas seasons necessarily call for different bedding. This down alternative comforter strikes the perfect balance for our on-again off-again weather. The last piece I found was a black and white area rug for the foot of the bed. The floors in my home are all hardwood and I feel like soft rugs help warm up the rooms.

sitting on bed reading Radiant Magazine

I hope this guest bedroom tour has given you some easy ideas to refresh a sleep sanctuary of your own. Thanks for reading!

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