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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!

Learn more about Stearns & Foster here.

Find a Stearns & Foster retailer here.

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
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?


  1. Beth

    Rooms evolve over time even after a great makeover…as you said, sometimes you have to take the time to find the right fixture, accessory, or piece of art. This could actually take years of patient browsing at art fairs, flea markets and more traditional retailers. My favorites are the striped curtains and print as you enter.

  2. Mary

    Love the details, especially in your draperies. Wonder if the fabric covered headboard will show sun fading over time….
    Very inviting room!

  3. Karen

    Sweet and comfy!! Love the mirror by the bed and the hooks on the wall are just what I want in our bedroom. Appreciate that you have lamps by the bed. I have been in so many guest bedrooms that don’t have a reading light by the bed!

  4. Anne

    Just lovely…I would love to be a guest in that room. And I would let that cute pup stay right in the bed! I can’t quite tell the color of that Wayfair arched mirror. Is it the silver leaf?

  5. Deanna Rabe

    All of my decorating takes place over time. I loved the gathered look. I’m not a ‘go out and buy a matching set’ kind of girl!

    This room is tiny but perfect, and that bed! Wowzer!

  6. Susan Shipe

    That mattress looks divine.

  7. maureen mcgraw

    I love the room. See a couple ideas I intend to incorporate into my room. Dogs always know how to be comfortable. What breed of dog is it. The navy and white theme is so crisp looking . Had not checked out Stearns and Foster mattresses before.

  8. Kara

    Hello, curious to know what you did with the other mattress, I believe it also was a sponsored post. Seems like it was one of those new ones that come in a box. I am looking to get a new mattress and remembered the prior one from this room. How did you like it?
    Thank you

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      The other mattesss didn’t come in a box. We still have it and it will actually go right back in this room when we move this new mattress to the master.

  9. Mary Pat Campbell

    I love everything about this room, and we are struggling a bit with our guest room now so ideas are helpful. One dilemma we are having is where to find good, affordable pillows for guests to lay their heads on at night or when napping. Any ideas? Thank you!

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