Coastal Cottage Bedroom Makeover!

Coastal Cottage Bedroom Makeover!

Sponsored by Stearns & Foster

Coastal Cottage Bedroom Makeover

Recently I’ve been sharing some of the design “shuffling” that has been going on around our house! Last week I promised to come back to share the “after” of the summer refresh in our guest room. So, voila! I’m back with this coastal cottage bedroom makeover!

Coastal Cottage Bedroom Makeover!

I’m totally in love with the new look. I really didn’t even change a lot, but oh my goodness, I’m always thrilled when a few changes are all you need to feel like you are in a brand new space.

Coastal Cottage Bedroom Makeover!

Guest Bedroom Design Details

In this room we focused on finishing up key elements that brought comfort, texture and personality, like a new mattress, adding fun striped curtain panels with pom pom detail and a beautiful new wood beaded chandelier.

I love decorating over time (and being patient with the process) because it eventually allows me to begin to add in pieces I really love.

We weren’t able to get a statement light fixture earlier on, but I knew it was going to be worth waiting for. Some of the fixtures I really wanted were totally out of my budget, so I was willing to be patient for something special that would still be in my price range. Light fixtures can make such a difference, so they are worth careful consideration.

Coastal Cottage Bedroom Makeover!

We actually needed a light fixture that was a smaller scale than many of the options out there because, well, it’s a TINY ROOM. I am a big fan of shopping in the kids or teen section of designer furniture stores like Pottery Barn. They often have similar styles and quality to their main fixtures, but they usually offer more affordable pieces and often smaller scaled items for shorter ceiling heights and smaller spaces. (All my sources will be linked at the end of the post).

Coastal Cottage Bedroom Makeover!

I feel like I love this room even more because I had to wait for several of the key elements to come together. When you have to wait, you appreciate each detail even more.

Coastal Cottage Bedroom Makeover!

A Quality Mattress

The most luxurious thing in this room is our new Stearns & Foster mattress. As I mentioned in my “before” post, my husband and I had a Stearns & Foster mattress for over 15 years. We moved it to five different master bedrooms in that period of time, so clearly we didn’t want to part with that mattress.

Great sleep is an essential part of well-being, so comfort should be a part of a well-designed bedroom. While I love new curtains and light fixtures, sleeping has always been my favorite. I’m happy to finally welcome a brand new Stearns & Foster back into our home (and eventually into our master bedroom, sorry guests!). This beauty changes everything!

Coastal Cottage Bedroom Makeover!

It’s hard to even convey how comfortable it is. It’s not like any of the mattresses that are delivered to your door in a box. It isn’t lightweight or flimsy at all. It’s dreamy to sleep on, but so solid and well-built. When you lay on it, you feel like you are being hugged by a cloud, ha! In my opinion it has just the right amount of support to plush ratio :).

Coastal Cottage Bedroom Makeover!

Just like putting together a lovely room, this mattress is crafted with such amazing detail. I love that it is a feast for the eye, too! Look at all the gorgeous quilting, tufting and the trim work! I almost hated to cover it up with bedding; it’s such a beautiful mattress. It even has convenient leather straps. No detail was overlooked for style or comfort.

Coastal Cottage Bedroom Makeover!

Everyone in our family agrees; this is the best spot in the house.

Coastal Cottage Bedroom Makeover!

Coastal Cottage Bedroom Makeover!

Coastal Cottage Bedroom Makeover!

Coastal Cottage Bedroom Makeover!

We’re all ready for summer vacation in here! The only thing I should caution you about if you are considering putting a Stearns & Foster mattress in a guest room is that no one will want to leave.

Coastal Cottage Bedroom Makeover!

Everyone seems to just settle in and make themselves at home.

Coastal Cottage Bedroom Makeover!

I mean, I guess that’s a good thing in a guest room. Comfort is key, right?

Coastal Cottage Bedroom Makeover!

I’d say my work here is done.

Coastal Cottage Bedroom Makeover!

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Bedroom Makeover Sources:

Coastal Cottage Bedroom Makeover!

Click through the thumbnails above to shop accessories from my room (with similar options for out of stock items)!

Stearns & Foster Mattress
Striped Pom Pom Curtains
Beaded Chandelier
Upholstered Bed
Rug
Arched Mirror (similar or see more above in scrolling bar)
Reversible White & Gray Duvet
White Patterned Pillow Shams
Mudcloth Throw Blanket
Wood Window Mirror (similar)
Nightstands (similar nesting table)

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Stearns & Foster. The opinions and text are all mine.

Is your home ready for summer?

A Guest Room Makeover {Before}

A Guest Room Makeover {Before}

Sponsored by Stearns & Foster

Guest Room Makeover

Today I am excited to introduce a fun summer makeover project for my guest room. While I love decorating, to me there’s more to a room makeover than just adding pretty things. It’s about paying attention to how my home feels to be in it. That means planning for comfort. It’s about considering all the little details that go into making a room more inviting.

My goal is not only to create a room I love to look at, but one I love to BE in. If you aren’t comfortable in the space, you won’t want to spend time in it! This is especially true in a bedroom, isn’t it? Since you literally spend 1/3 of our life in a bedroom, you don’t want to skimp on comfort when designing your dream space.

Quality Counts

You might remember me mentioning a couple of times as I’ve talked about our master bedroom plans that my husband and I were in need of a new mattress.

We had an amazing Stearns & Foster mattress we loved for 15 + years. We hauled that mattress through two states, four houses and the five bedrooms we had in that period of time (including our old bedroom, pictured above, and our current bedroom). I know you probably aren’t even supposed to keep a mattress that long (and no one should move that many times, am I right?), but clearly we loved our mattress.

A Guest Room Makeover {Before}

Serendipitously Stearns & Foster (!) recently contacted me about working on a mini guest bedroom makeover and trying out one of their new mattresses in our home (um, yes and yes!). While we actually aren’t quite ready to move a new mattress into our master bedroom (I’ll explain the whole saga in an upcoming post!), I was ready to make a few changes in our guest room. It all worked out splendidly to start there.

I prefer to acquire quality pieces I love for my home because I tend to keep them for a long time. Because a Stearns & Foster mattress is hand-crafted with the highest quality materials, it will be in your home for a long time. It will make any bedroom, even a small one, the most luxuriously comfortable and inviting room in the house for years to come.

A Guest Room Makeover {Before}

Summer Guest Cottage by the Sea

Remember what our teeny guest room looked like when we moved in two years ago? See the before photo above. It might not have been much to start with, but a blank slate is always an opportunity to make an improvement.

As a starting point last year, we gave the room a fresh coat of paint and added a bed for guests. Seasonal changes are my favorite, so I couldn’t wait to make a few summer updates to this tiny room.

We had recently moved the guest room curtain panels to our dining room, leaving us with an empty rod to fill (and an opportunity for a new look). Also, I always try to eventually change out any builder’s basic light fixtures in a home to add character. I was eager to finally say goodbye to the boring fixture and give this room some more spunk!

My vision for this makeover is to create the feeling of being in a summer guest cottage by the sea, a place you’d escape for a weekend getaway (and never want to leave!). If you are new here, our home in Seattle has a view of the Puget Sound. A subtle coastal ambience inside ties with the natural habitat outside (even though we are also in the city!). It also really reflects the mood I want for this space.

A Guest Room Makeover {Before}

Wood Bead Chandelier // Mudcloth Throw Blanket // Striped Curtains with PomPoms

We put together an inspiration board with the design elements we envisioned for this space (above). I have to say, I’m in totally love with how this room turned out! I can’t wait for you to see all of the “after” photos. It is still a small room, but now it has the style, comfort, and personality of a cottage getaway by the sea.

Hold on to your hats, kids! You will get to see the newly refreshed summer guest room on the blog next week.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Stearns & Foster. The opinions and text are all mine.

A Guest Room Makeover {Before}
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