Creating a Cozy Guest Room

Good morning! Are you getting your home ready for the holidays? I know it’s pretty early to start decorating, but you can start to get your rooms cleaned up and ready for guests. I came up with a few ideas to help your guests feel at home.

Getting Ready for Guests

Start with soft sheets and fluffy pillows.

Be sure you have nice, clean sheets for your guests and enough pillows for them to use. After a day of travel or sight-seeing, your guests will appreciate cool, crisp sheets to crawl into at night.

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Be Sure to Have a Place to Store Their Belongings

I don’t have a dresser in this room, but I have extra hangers in the closet and a hanging shelf in there too, so there is plenty of place for their clothing and anything else they don’t want to keep in the suitcase. I also have a bench in the room where they can set their suitcase or bag without having to use the bed.

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Plug for Phone and Wifi Password

Have a plug or extension cord near the bed so guests have a place to charge their phone without having to search for a plug. If you have extra chargers, it would be nice to leave those out too. I have a small frame where I placed our Wifi password too.

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A Chair or Other Place to Sit

It’s always nice to have a chair or bench to sit on when putting on shoes or playing on your phone. I know our bed is quite high off the ground and it would be difficult for some to put their shoes on while sitting on it.

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Bedside Light

Remember to have a nice bedside lamp for your guests. They may want to read in bed at night and when they are finished, they won’t have to get up to go turn out the light.

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Extra Blanket or Fan

This time of year, it’s nice to have a couple of extra blankets for your guests in case they get a little chilled. In the warmer months, I keep an extra fan in the room they can use.

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Extra Essentials

It’s easy to forget a few things when we are packing for a trip. I placed, in a basket, a small bottle of  shampoo and  body wash, a couple of toothbrushes and toothpaste, along with a couple of towels and washcloths.

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Tray of Goodies

As a special treat, you could leave a tray of goodies for your guests. It doesn’t have to be anything big, just a few things to make them feel at home. I included a couple bottles of water and a couple of granola bars, some Christmas magazines, and a couple of small boxes of chocolates.

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I added a few Christmas touches for the season. Just a simple wreath, a stocking and a Christmas pillow add just enough festiveness without overdoing it.

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So you have any other ideas or items you leave out for your guests? I would love to know! Leave your ideas in the comments!

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Mini-Makeover in the Guest Room with Canvas on the Cheap

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Good morning! I’m a day late, but I have a great post for you today! Our family visited Disneyland back in May and Haley took this great photo of Walt Disney, Mickey and the Sleeping Beauty Castle. I worked with Canvas on the Cheap and they created this amazing canvas for me. I used it in my newly decorated guest room/Haley’s room. When Haley saw the canvas and the room, who had two comments, “I want the canvas” and ‘My room looks so grown up!”

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Guest room Makeover Walt Disney and Mickey Canvas

When I edited the canvas, I made the whole thing in black and white and then colored in different areas. The castle, sky, flowers and the statue all have some color to them.

Guest Room Makeover Walt Disney and Sleeping Beauty Castle

I love how it looks! The print even wraps around the sides of the canvas and there is even a hanger added to the back.

“Located in Austin Texas, Canvas On The Cheap delivers high quality canvas prints on time and at incredible prices. Our experienced canvas professionals produce over one million canvas photo prints per year and that massive volume on the most popular canvas sizes enables us to offer time-tested quality at a huge savings to you.

Our canvas prints are printed and stretched in-house and come ready to hang or display with a classic semi-gloss finish. To turn your pictures to canvas prints just choose your canvas size and wrap thickness, upload your pictures or art, and choose your border for a personalized canvas print of your own. Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Mother’s Day, a birthday or any special occasion, be remembered for giving a one-of-a-kind custom canvas print.”

Haley had made this bench years ago from an old desk and a headboard. Since she moved into her own apartment, I could finally move the bench out from the garage, where it has been sitting since we moved a year and a half ago. My husband revised it a bit and I touched up the a paint a bit. It fits perfect in here!

 

Guest Room Makeover Bench, Canvas on the Cheap, Disney Pillow

Here is the rest of the room. The one wall is painted charcoal and I decided to stay with this color. I added some turquoise and yellow accents.

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I left several of Haley’s things in here, so she didn’t feel pushed out. Of course, I want her to come home any time she can! She loves peacocks, but couldn’t take this lamp with her, so I kept it in here.

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You can see her treasured Pirates of the Caribbean book, along with the beads she purchased while in Hawaii.

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Guest Room Makeover Nightstand Blanket and Book

The skull pillow was hers too (obviously, if you know Haley). I added a couple of others to bring in more color.

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I needed something small in the space between the bed and the wall and the stool was the perfect fit. I added a couple of books and a pitcher with some leaves.

Guest Room Makeover Side table stool and pitcher

My father-in-law made this bookshelf for my husband and me when we first got married, over 30 years ago. It has also been stored in the garage and I am very happy I finally have a good place for it.

Guest Room Makeover Book Shelf with Shutter Doors

See the cute floral basket in the bottom corner? I found it in the clearance aisle at Walmart. I snagged it up quickly! It is the perfect colors for this room!

Guest Room Makeover Blue and Yellow Floral Basket

Of course, Kiara had to get in on this picture business. Cutie!

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Canvas on the Cheap is a great company to work with. The ordering was simple and the canvas came quickly. I hope you will take some time to check them out! Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a great week!

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Christmas in the Guest Room

Good morning! Welcome to another room on the Christmas tour! It’s been so fun to decorate this year, since I didn’t get to last year. I may have gone just a bit crazy! But I love how it has all turned out!

My guest room is decorated in bright pink, blue, green and some turquoise (of course). No matter how hard I try, the turquoise just seems to creep in! I kept all my usual pieces in the room and added some pink Christmas touches.

Christmas in the Guest Room Pink and Blue

I love the little reindeer pillow! I found him on clearance a few years ago and he had to come home with me. The pink polka-dot pillow actually has a flamingo on the other side, but this side worked perfect for Christmas.

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I added a small white tree to the dresser and then hung my glass dogs and cats. I don’t have one for all my pets yet, but the ones I do have each look similar to one of my own. Well, not the balloon dog, but you get what I mean. 🙂

Christmas Guest Room Wrought Iron Bed

Here we have Munchie on top (I haven’t been able to find a glass one for her yet), Maggie is the tan and white one, Scamp is the fluffy little guy on the left, Kitty Kiara, and Ezzy is the black on around the side. I need to find a Rozy, even though it will be nearly impossible, but I will keep on searching!bejeweled bottle 1

I added my tree garland on top of the glass cabinet and some more pink touches inside.

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These pink ornaments are part of the ones I received from my dad’s mom.

Christmas in the guest room pink ornament

I love this little vignette in the corner! It just seems happy to me! I found this flamingo paper last year and just had to have it!

Christmas in the guest room pink dog, flamingo paper

 

This calendar is so adorable! I found it over at The Cottage Market. She has tons of cute printables. Great place to check out! Here is the link for the dog calendar is you are interested in this one.

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Maggie and Rozy would like to say Merry Christmas to all of you!!

Christmas Guest Room Maggie and Rozy

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Guest Room Complete & Canvas Giveaway

Good morning! Hope you all had a good weekend! We had lots and lots of rain, which we do need so badly. Thankfully, it stops for awhile in between storms so the water has time to drain. And guess what!? It’s our 2 Year Blogiversary!!! I can hardly believe it! Thank you to all our wonderful followers and supporters! Obviously we couldn’t keep going if it wasn’t for all of you! You are so appreciated and we really have enjoyed getting to know you and reading all your sweet comments.

Since I couldn’t get out much, I was able to get a little more done in my house. I mostly worked on the guest room/craft room/Lauren’s room. It’s basically the same as it was at the other house, but this room is much larger. So nice! I actually have room to stretch out a bit!

*The contents of this blog are sponsored by CanvasFactory.com.*

Before we moved to our new house, I was contacted by CanvasFactory.com. They offered to send me a 16 X 20 canvas of my choice. I could either upload my own picture to be placed on a canvas or use one of their 20 million wall art prints. There are so many sizes and styles to choose from! There are canvas, acrylic glass, aluminum or collages. You can order a single print, like I did, a split canvas, or a do a whole canvas display. Plus, CanvasFactory is giving away a 16 X 20 canvas of your choice! Just enter the Rafflecopter at the end of the post. Good luck!

It took me awhile to go through the different prints they offered, but I finally decided on an old-fashioned bicycle. Even then, I had to choose between what color bicycle and what style. I finally chose black and white.

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The quality of this canvas is so great! The background is very white, so the black bicycle really stands out. There is even a bit of a sparkle to it!

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Here you can see some of the great detail.

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Even the back is finished nicely. There is black velvet all around the back edge to protect your walls and a sturdy hanger too.

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I would love to have a few more of these around! They really look nice and add a great element to your room.  Continue reading to find out how you can win a canvas of your own from Canvas Factory!

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Okay, on to the guest room! Obviously, I hung this CanvasFactory.com print in the guest room, so now I will show you the rest of it. It started out as quite a mess! I really hadn’t done anything to it since we had the painting (Benjamin Moore, Simply White)done. So I unloaded everything from the desk and put it onto the bed.

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Then I started with my ribbon basket. I took everything out and gave it a good dusting. I did get rid of a few rolls and then secured all my other rolls with straight pins so I wouldn’t have pieces of ribbon hanging all over.

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Much better!

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What a difference a good cleaning can make!

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I used the same bedding and curtains I had before.

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I did change up the dresser a bit though. I used a lot of the same things, just rearranged them a bit.

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I really like how fresh and clean the room is now. It feels ready to take on a new craft project! Slowly, but surely, the house is coming together. We have several big projects to tackle, and several little ones, but it’s nice to see some progress.

I have added some links to some items similar to what I have in my guest room if you are interested. I earn a little bit from each sale, but there is no extra charge for you. Thanks for taking a look!

Azar 300703 3 Tiered Round Wire Dump Bins, White

Catalina Printed Cork Board

Ball Mason Jar-32 oz. Aqua Blue Glass Ball Collection Elite Color Series Wide Mouth

Howard Elliott 2146W Dorsiere Oval Mirror, Glossy White

Best Home Fashion Room Darkening Morrocan Print Curtains – Antique Bronze Grommet Top – Navy- 52″W X 63″L – (1 Panel)

Finally, the fun stuff!  Canvas Factory was kind enough to give us a second coupon code to give out to one lucky person!  This will get you a free 16 X 20 canvas.  There are thousands to choose from and as you can tell from our experience, they are awesome!  Click on the link below to enter!  Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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