If you follow @decormademedoit on social media, you know I’ve been all about guest room design inspiration for a few weeks now.  This week I’ve been busy putting the finishing touches on 3 guest room looks and I need your help picking the winning design. Read on to see the looks and help me choose!

For this makeover I’m working within a few guardrails: the makeover must be thrifty since I have a shoestring budget available for it; it must bring the downstairs gray color palette upstairs and bonus points if it incorporates red or fuchsia, my latest obsession. You can see what the living room looks like here.

Guest Room Before

Here is what we are working with:

Guest room before, a blank slate

I am seriously dying to make use of that nook under the window!

This room isn’t empty anymore, but it’s by no means finished either. Here’s what it looked like over Christmas:

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Guest Room Design Resources

Each of the guest room designs below include pieces that are widely available in stores in case you wanted to shop any of the looks. I used stores like West Elm, World Market, Urban Outfitters and even Target. To help me stay within my shoestring budget though, I’ll need to get the look for less at every turn of this project!

I’ve already got a mattress, console table and two side lamps for this room. You’ll see the table and lamp in each design. I’ll be using leftover paint from our downstairs projects and hitting up thrift stores and garage sales between now and April to help save money on this guest room design adventure.

Tip: Thrifting is a great way to score amazing pieces that may be close to – and sometimes better than – the original planned piece.

3 Guest Room Design Plans: Help Me Choose

Guest Room Design Option 1

One Room Challenge Design Option 1

I’ve been in love with the inspiration for this room from the moment I found it on Pinterest. There is something so effortlessly chic and chill about the design. It feels totally collected even as plants freely roam the space. And the white walls make anything displayed on them that much more pristine.

Speaking of putting things on the walls…I’ve been wanting to hang a tapestry of some sort in this room and when I found an amazing piece by Lauren Williams of Boho by Lauren  I decided I had to design a room for it.

No surprise that I also incorporated plenty of plants, textures and natural materials in this one too.

Leave a comment below if you think we should go with Guest Room Design Option 1.

Guest Room Design Option 2

One Room Challenge Design Option 2

This room inspiration also came from Pinterest and even though the walls are a sandy tan color, I’d most likely paint this room white or Revere Pewter (the color in our living room/dining room) with an dark, Chelsea Gray accent wall somewhere. Chelsea Gray is the color we used in our master bedroom. You can catch that makeover here.

The fuchsia cushion is from Urban Outfitters. I’d love to find, or make, something similar and cover it with pillows. Maybe a string of lights for good measure. Hello book nook!

Leave a comment below if you think we should go with Guest Room Design Option 2.

Guest Room Design Option 3

One Room Challenge Design Option 3

I found the inspiration for this one on the West Elm blog. Even though this design plan used a different rug color, the overall vibes are similar. Don’t be afraid to mix things up, right!? This is also one of the only the room design that includes a darker wood bed.

Leave a comment below if you think we should go with Guest Room Design Option 3.

Let’s see what you guys think!





6 Comments on Help Me Choose One!!!

  1. Chelsea
    02/17/2017 at 2:31 pm (3 years ago)

    I love them all! My favorite though has to be option #2. Its trendy but classic at the same time 🙂

  2. Jessica Godbee Howell
    02/18/2017 at 3:37 pm (3 years ago)

    Guest Room Design #2

  3. Jordan-Ann
    02/18/2017 at 8:41 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m all about #3 with the rug from #1!

  4. Rachel
    02/28/2017 at 7:14 am (3 years ago)

    I vote for #1! That room is desperate for bright white walls and some color pops! Plus, greenery is the BEST! 😉

  5. Barbara Berry
    03/26/2017 at 10:05 pm (3 years ago)

    Guess room option 1.
    Love the colors,especially the rugs and throw/blanket on the bed.

  6. Debbie Anderson
    03/29/2017 at 1:45 am (3 years ago)

    I think the original design you have is best!


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