Monday, July 16, 2012

Summer Changes in the Guest Bedroom

Just a quick post today to share how I "lightened up" our guest bedroom for the summer simply by changing the bed linens.  I love the bedding that I have for this room - it is cream, pink, and green, and very prissy.  You can see pictures of it here.  However the comforter is very heavy! For summer I wanted something lighter in both color and weight.  I decided to use a white quilt and a pale gray dust ruffle that I already had on hand. I also used white European shams and a blue throw pillow.  All I purchased was a cute white pillow to use as the perfect finishing touch. I have had my eyes on a pair of white quilted regular pillow shams that would look awesome - if they are marked down soon I will add them in place of the pale blue/grey shams that I am using currently.  But.... as much as I love shams and pillows I may just use them ALL.  You can never have too many pillows.   

I also chose not to change the pictures during this "quick change" for two reasons: 1) I love the pictures that are here and 2) Unnecessary nail holes drive me nuts!!!  LOL  

This picture was taken at night - I should retake it again with more natural light

I love crisp white linens.  

This is my new desk that I recently added to our guest room.  It is an old sewing machine cabinet that has been painted and distressed.  I think it is just adorable!  I will share the "story" of this desk in my next post.  Stay tuned! 

Isn't it great how just a few simple changes can make a room feel so fresh and new without spending a lot of money?  This room is perfect for the summer months! 

This week I am linking to the following parties:

Happy Summer!  Have a great week! 


  1. I love the colors in this room! Very soothing and relaxing!

  2. Very pretty. :) I love the colors and the little desk you have in there.

    I was just in our guest room poofing things. My sister in law is coming today. :)

  3. Your room looks so fresh and inviting!
    Mary Alice

  4. Your room looks lovely and inviting. I really like the linens and the desk is adorable. I'm a new follower. :) Come over for a visit!

  5. Love your room. It is so cozy and inviting!

  6. What a lovely room! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  7. I love the simplicity and how inviting your room looks. I am such a linen girl, and love the linens on the bed. The desk in the corner is just perfect and I would find myself sitting there often. The colors you picked are very pretty, great looking room! My fingers are crossed that you will share this creativeness over at Sundays' Best going on right now - sharing is a good thing!

  8. What a gorgeous guest bedroom. I just love it. I will be featuring it tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party that opens at 8pmEST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  9. Such a beautiful and inviting space! I love the soft color palette ... I know your guests will, too!

  10. Your room is very inviting! I wish I stopped to think before I make "unnecessary nail holes..."


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