Monday, June 23, 2014

Guest Bedroom Reveal and $200 Home Decorators Giveaway!

Guest Bedroom Ideas

When we moved to our new home in San Antonio almost one year ago this guest bedroom was one of the things I was most excited about. No more having our guests sleep on an air mattress or the couch - we could provide them with a real retreat!

Guest Bedroom Ideas

I wanted the room to have a special spa-like feel with lots of natural elements. When I saw this beautiful upholstered headboard at Home Decorators Collection I knew it was the perfect focal piece - its color palette and floral pattern served as inspiration for the rest of the room.

Today I'm partnering with Home Decorators to give one of my readers $200 towards creating your own special retreat in your home - enter at the end of this post!

Guest Bedroom Ideas

I think an upholstered headboard is such a great alternative to a full bed - it's often considerably less expensive, but can be more unique. A headboard with a gorgeous pattern like this does double duty as a piece of art in the room. You can pair it with simple neutral bedding and accents. Home Decorators has nearly 50 fabric options for each of its upholstered headboards.

Guest Bedroom Ideas

The headboard and mattress were the only pieces of furniture we purchased for the guest room. We were able to repurpose other pieces from our Chicago condo in new ways, such as this rocking chair that used to be in the nursery and the little side table, which was one of my first post-college purchases over 10 years ago! 

Guest Bedroom Ideas

I gave the table a quick update with a fresh coat of blue spray paint on its previously wrought iron legs.

Guest Bedroom Ideas


This secretary was a Craigslist find that we used as a desk in our master bedroom in Chicago. I eventually would like to put a little TV in there for our guests. I spray painted the knobs to add another pop of blue to the room.

Guest Bedroom Ideas

The decor in the room is a mix of vintage butterfly specimens and framed book pages, my DIY butterfly art (below), some gold dipped feathers, and a fern plant.



Guest Bedroom Ideas

This little set of drawers from Pier One used to provide extra storage in our bathroom. It works great as a nightstand and the woven drawers add a nice natural texture to the room.

Guest Bedroom Ideas

This pretty watercolor print is from my friend and fellow blogger Laura Trevey of Bright Bold & Beautiful blog- you can check out more of her watercolors here!

Guest Bedroom Ideas

I was happy to finally use these three-dimensional flowers. They had been sitting in their box for a couple of years! They were initially white, but I spray painted them blue to coordinate with the other accents. I love how they create a little flow above the bed without detracting from the headboard.

Guest Bedroom Ideas

So great to have this room complete! Who wants to come visit?!

Guest Bedroom Ideas

Home Decorators Collection Giveaway


Now for the giveaway! As part of the 14 Days of Summer Love Giveaway, I'm offering a $200 gift certificate to Home Decorators! They have so many beautiful and affordable furnishings to choose from - I know you will have no problem putting your gift certificate to use.

Enter through the Rafflecopter below!

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If you haven't already, be sure to "like" The 14 Days of LOVE Facebook page. You are not going to want to miss any of these amazing giveaways (each lasts for 3 days!):

June 21 Oleander and Palm - Shark Vacuum
June 22 Dream Green DIY - 8 B by Brandie Dessert/Appetizer Plates of Choice ($250 Value)
June 23 Design Improvised - $200 Home Decorator's Gift Card
June 24 Handmade Mood - Instax Camera and Film
June 25 Squirrelly Minds - $150 Wayfair Giftcard
June 26 Frock Files - MZ Wallace Purse
June 27  Lulu the Baker - Sseko Designs Sandals and Leather Hobo Bag
June 28 Jade and Fern - Simple Peace Bags ($120 value): Handwoven Beach Carryall & Farmer's Market Bag
June 29 Everyday Reading - Tiny Prints Giveaway
June 30 Living on Love - Freshly Picked Moccs and Solly Baby Wrap
July 1 Poppy Haus - Curated Art Wall from: Emily JeffordsClare Elsaesser, and Jennifer Daily (4 pieces valued at $350)
July 2 A Girl Named PJ - Lo & Sons Catalina weekender ($120)
July 3 The Flair Exchange - $100 gift card to Pier One Imports
July 4 Melissa Creates - Prize Package including products from Shop Melissa Creates and a Target Gift Card (total value of $100)

This post is sponsored by Home Decorators Collection. All content and opinions are my own.


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