Now that we’ve got a shiny new king-sized bed in our master bedroom, our guest room finally has a queen-sized bed. Can you believe we were making our guests sleep in a full?! Sorry, guests. Now, you get to enjoy a slightly-larger knock-off TempurPedic mattress. Was it worth the wait? It was, right?
Once we moved the bigger bed in, it became clear very quickly that our giant nightstands needed to go. We already had the round wood table on the left – it was actually in our house when we moved in – and we found the Target Threshold gold accent table that I’ve been wanting since February on clearance for $29.98! It was AWESOME. They also had most of the other brass/gold accent tables on sale, but I actually thought this one was the nicest-looking (read: least cheap) in person. I put an acrylic gold tray on top to warm it up a bit. The only thing that stinks about it is that it doesn’t camouflage anything: you can see all the cords on the floor behind it.
As you can see, I haven’t “styled” either nightstand yet. They’re so small! I don’t know what to put on them. We no longer have room for table lamps, so we opted for wall sconces. After a lot of wishy-washying, I finally bit the bullet and ordered the Urban Outfitters Eyeball Sconces in bronze. I was really iffy about it, because they’re just a bit more modern than I’d like, and I don’t totally trust UO’s quality, but in the end, you just can’t beat $29 for a sconce.
I was pretty happy when they arrived – the bronze is just the right shade, and they’re surprisingly sturdy-feeling. Unfortunately, they come with a white cord, which is not cute. I copied Jenny Komenda (for not-the-first and certainly-not-the-last time) and painted the top portion of the cords the same color as the wall, and that helped a lot.
I had plenty of extra Ashland Slate lying around, since I’ve used it on so many things (the guest room walls, the kitchen cabinets, and the Rast dressers). I opted to use my sample pot on the cords, since it was a) the easiest to open and b) the thinnest formula.
I moved our marbled paper above the bed, and I really like it there. Now, the bed itself needs some work. The ol’ Ikea Hemnes and toile duvet had a good run, but they’re not doing it for me in this room. I think I want to find a way to upholster the headboard with beige linen and brass nailheads – something like this.
I’d like to replace the duvet cover with a solid white one, like this, and then bring in some color with shams in a large-scale floral. Maybe one of these?
Ideally, I’d pair those with my Ikea black and white graphic throw pillows, since I already own them.
Is it cliché to mix floral and geometric patterns yet? I hope not, because I’m still into it.
We still have a light wood bookcase and dresser on the other side of the room, and something has to be done about that. The dresser is way bigger than it needs to be, so I’d like to replace it with something smaller. The bookcase is OK, but I want to give painting it a shot. It’s cheapy veneer, so I’m not sure how well that will go.
Maybe, some day, I’ll actually feel like I’m finished with a room! Any room! Just one?
Do you find yourself constantly updating the decor in your house, or do you finish a room and move on completely? What would you do to update our guest room?