Guest Room Makeover – Farmhouse Style – with Serena and Lily
My Guest Room Makeover started simply enough. I wanted to create a space with a farmhouse feel for family to stay in when they visited. My house is a very old farm house and I like to keep the feel of my spaces along those lines. My family is growing and it is important to me to have a space for them when they come to my home. I wanted a warm and inviting atmosphere and one that would be cozy, as well. I’ve been working away on this guest room makeover with the help of Serena and Lily and I am excited to share the details here with you all! A bedroom makeover is always fun, but when you get to team up with a company like Serena and Lily, it makes the process, as well as the reveal, even more exciting. To shop their page you can go directly there here:
The room before the makeover was a hodgepodge (is that a word?) of pieces that I already had in my home. I don’t know about you, but my bedrooms have always received the least amount of love when it comes to design. A piece found here and a piece found there, or something leftover from this space or that is the way it has always been.
Here is a before of my guest bedroom:
It was cozy enough, but always lacked that finished look, which is why I decided I needed to do a room makeover. This space has always been put on the back burner, what with all of the other projects I had on my agenda, so it was great to finally focus on it.
The first thing I did for this bedroom makeover was to decide on my bedding and rug. I chose to go with Serena and Lily because of their quality, as well as their amazing eye for detail. I wanted bedding that made you want to jump in, curl up and not want to leave!
I went with the Mar Vista Matelasse duvet and pillow shams. I loved the pretty, yet very simple, details of the pieces. I stuck with white, because that means I can bring in whatever accent I want to the space.
The next piece to decide upon for the makeover was the carpet. I wanted something with texture and a clean, simple design. I ended up going with the Cotton Dhurrie area rug. Mine is in Fog and is an 8′ x 10′. I also fell in love with the tassles! Look for yourself, how gorgeous are they!?
Serena and Lily Dhurrie area rug in Fog
Next, I wanted to add some texture to the space and, well, who doesn’t love a beautiful ticking comforter!? I chose their Woven Striped comforter and I love the warmth it brings to the room. It adds just the right amount of texture that I was looking for. It is so soft and the striped ticking fabric just draws the eye in.
Once I had the other main pieces chosen, it was time to decide on a wall colour. I wanted something warm, yet fairly neutral – something that would pull the tan from the comforter into the room. I decided on Ashen Tan by Benjamin Moore – soft and warm with just a hint of gray.
The final step was the decor. I kept things pretty simple, as I wanted the gorgeous bedding and carpet to be the focus of the space. I hung simple white curtains that carried over the leaf motif from the piece of art I found at a local shop. I finished with some dried flowers and a couple of wall pieces already in my possession.
Another thing I did was add some black cording to my lamp shade. I felt it added more of a farmhouse feel to the space.
The bedroom furniture in the space all stayed the same. I had chalk-painted some very old pieces (the first furniture set my husband and I purchased just after we were married – 32 years ago!) a while back and they will remain in the space until I decide to replace them, or I find an amazing antique set that I can use.
So if you want to shop this look for your space you can go directly there by clicking this link:
I’ve linked the products from Serena and Lily that I used here:
Woven striped comforterhttp://www.serenaandlily.com/woven-stripe-quilt/m10791.html
Serena and Lily Mar Vista Matelasse Duvet
So, if you’re looking for some pretty updates for your bedroom, go on by and check out Serena and Lily! I’m sure you’ll love their style just as much as I do!
Enjoy your day!