Every element I put into my guest bedroom was the idea of making my guest feel this was there space and show them how welcome they are to be here.
Being that we live in Orlando, Florida that makes my friends happy I have a guest bedroom.
Have you ever traveled somewhere and tried to "get your bearings"? How far are we from the Keys? The first idea popped in my mind a general map needed to be on the wall. I wanted space for a place to put the luggage - I bought a wicker bench. I seen an adorable basket for snacks I purchased. I had a lamp in the room that was not guest friendly to turn on in bed so I found one that could easily be reached and turned on.
I love pillows on the bed but I kept it to three so it would be easier for guest to get in bed. I get asked many times what our password for internet access by visitors. I made it easy by putting it in a picture frame on the dresser. I have seen where you can go online and make a QR code so your guest can scan it to get access. There's a book on the history of Orlando on night table. Sign says "Flip Flop til You Drop"
When "designing" a room I naturally stuck with the coastal look. I'm going to tell you most my "finds" came from Goodwill, online yard sales, and thrift stores. The rest was elbow grease and fresh paint. The only things in the room that are NEW would be the bed, pillows and bedspread.
The room had fully mirrored closet doors when we purchased the home, June 6th, 2014. This is embarassing for me to admit - this one "silly" item from India was the most expensive item in the room....Its the "Nose" it's for my guest glasses or sunglasses to take off and put on side table at night. (35.00). I'm pretty safe my husband is clueless he never reads my blog and he knows how I shop so I am sure he thinks it was a cheap trinket. Shhh.
Here's the link to view my finished guest room:
Not sure why but you have to click on this very tiny blue line to see the guest room. ---------> _