Over the last few days, we’ve been working to get our guest room in shape for our family that is arriving this Friday for the holidays! You can see all the plans here.The room is not complete yet, and I’m not sure everything will arrive in time (only stressing a tiny bit about that), but I thought we’d give you an update on how things are progressing.
I once read that a guest room should make guests feel at home, but also like they’re away. Cozy, clean, and minimal with a few special touches. Here’s how we’re accomplishing that.
This was Greta’s old room and the 3/4 Rose Quartz pink walls got 2 coats of Farrow & Ball’s Wimborne White. We actually had a gallon leftover from the girls’ new bunk room and love the warmth of the white. We paired it with off-the-shelf bright white trim paint which warmed up the walls even more giving us that especially clean look we were going for.
Peonies are available at Bouqs.com for the month of December (!!!) and I had to get some for my sister’s nightstand. Flowers from The Bouqs Company are cut the day you order and shipped the next day, so you’ll receive them sooner and they’ll last longer. In our experience, typically 2 weeks or more, which means these beauties should last us through the holiday. Flowers are shipped directly to your door from the farms and they have super fast, same day delivery in some locations. There’s flat, affordable pricing, too.
It smells amazing and every room needs a little bit of greenery.
A few other tips and details we included in the guest room:
• Display the Wifi password prominently somewhere (I downloaded this printable), like framing it on a nightstand.
• Have some travel-sized toiletries stocked. We put shampoo, conditioner, body wash and toothpaste in each nightstand, just in case they forgot something.
• Include light reading material. Nothing says vacation to me like thumbing through glossies. Stacked in the nightstands we have everything from BonApetit to People to Sports Illustrated.
• Allow for temperature control. I love layering soft sheets, with a light coverlet and then a warm duvet so our guests can choose how many or little blankets they need. I also put a basket with extra blankets by the bed–you never know!
We’re hoping for a full, finished guest room reveal next week. For now, whether you’re expecting guests or not, use the code HOLIDAY20 at Bouqs.com and get 20% off the entire site. (Expires a few days before Christmas)
Wreath, Peonies, Wall Color: Farrow&Ball Wimborne White, Bed frame, Art Print by Kelly Money, Floating nightstands, Wall-mounted lamps, Flower vase, Picture frame, Wifi Printable, Rug, Tassle Coverlet, Striped Duvet (the softest!), Faux fur pillow