Our serene neutral guest room is open for business! One of the good things about this house is that there is a downstairs guest room with a large bathroom so that guests can feel a bit secluded.
You may recognize the furnishings from different rooms in our San Francisco apartment. Here’s how we used them (without buying anything new) to create a serene neutral guest room.
Guest Room Before
It seemed to me that the bed should go on the far wall to make more space in the room and show off a pretty bed. But the previous owners had it on the right wall. If we put the bed where I thought it should go, you wouldn’t be able to see the television.
So I made two phone calls. “Hey Cindy, where would you put the bed in this photo?” She gave me the answer I wanted. Next to our daughter, “Alie do you need a television in the guest room?”
“Not really, Mom, we can use our laptops or watch television with you.” Dilemma solved.
Classic Neutral Guest Room Side Tables
If my measurements were off even just a tiny bit, the configuration in my head was not going to work (so naturally I let that keep me up at night). WHY do I do that? It’s so unproductive!
Good news! It’s tight but the bed and side tables fit perfectly! There are some affiliate links at no extra charge to you.
I purchased the Noir side tables years ago and put new bone and brass knobs on them. The driftwood lamps (similar) I had loaned to my sister. She gave them back when she downsized recently. The drum shades are from Cruel Mountain on Etsy.
Indulgent Neutral Bedding
We are getting a king-size bed for our bedroom since the room is so big. And the good news for our guests is that they will be sleeping on the luxurious Frette percale cotton sheets or the Coyuchi white organic linen sheets.
The sand linen quilt is from Pottery Barn and the white quilt and striped pillows (similar) are from Serena and Lily. The round bolster was custom made by my good friend, Liana. She also made the bed curtains. Unfortunately for me, she is no longer in the soft furnishings business.
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Black And White Rug
The plush wool rug is by Serena and Lily. It used to be in our living room. An 8′ x 10′ rug works nicely with a queen-sized bed (going perpendicular to the bed).
We won the oil painting at a fundraiser for Newport Harbor High School back when our kids were there.
Four Poster Bed And Benches
Well, it’s nice to have one room finished. I just want to make some minor changes to the bathroom and purchase a couple of sturdy luggage racks for the closet. The last one we had fell apart when a heavy suitcase was lifted on to it!
We already have guest robes in there!
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