Guest Room Makeover featuring Lakeside Collection #DIY

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These beautiful quilts from The Lakeside Collection are my inspiration for this makeover. When we moved into our new empty nest home, two of our three kids were still living with us, waiting for their first year of college to start. Over the past two weeks, both boys have moved into their dorms and I decided to do some rearranging and decorating. Our empty nest home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Since we have three grown kids and are hoping they all show up for Christmas, I needed to set up the two guest bedrooms to sleep my sons and my daughter. We reassembled the two twin beds from each room into the original bunkbeds that we purchased about 15 years ago.
First off is the room for the boys. There was already a desk and nightstand in the room, so I kept those in the room, then swapped out a tall dresser in the room for a wide, short one so I could have the tall one in the master bedroom because it matches our bed and nightstand.
My challenge was to make this guest room comfortable enough for the boys to stay in the same room when they are home for visits. Since they are both living with roommates in the dorm, I figured it wouldn't be much of a stretch for them to share here.
The dresser is big enough to pack a few days worth of clothing into the drawers. It's also pretty close to the color of the bunkbeds. Since the top bunk railing and ladder are many years gone, the sturdy little nightstand is the perfect step up to the top bunk (I discovered this when I went to make up the beds).
The quilts from Lakeside Collection are beautifully made and provided the base colors for making over the room. They offer a warm, inviting combination of browns, greens, reds and blues, so I paired the quilts with light grey sheets for a contrast. I've decided I definitely need to order the window valance that matches the quilts.
I love the "cabin feeling" these quilts give to the room! I've added a few details to the room since one of the boys is visiting this weekend, but I'm still trying to choose the wall hangings for the room. In the meantime, I added the musical instruments since the desk and chair are black, to balance that color across the room.
The area rug from our previous family room is now in this guest room too. The colors are black, brown, and tan, with a touch of bluish-grey, plus the swirl pattern in the area rug softens the right angles of the bunkbeds and the quilts.
The underside of the quilts is a soft, silky poly/cotton blend and the Vermicelli stitching on the quilts adds a luxurious touch. They are machine washable so I don't have to worry about special fabric care when visitors depart, which makes my life much easier.
These quilts allow me the opportunity to decorate the room with rich, warm tones that the boys will love. I decided my beloved moose statue was essential to the cabin look of the room, so he is now perched on the dresser next to a basket of books. I also added an artificial orchid in a small terra cotta planter. So, what do you think of the makeover? What would you add to the walls?
You can purchase these beautiful bedding sets from Lakeside Collection, as well as hundreds of great items for your bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, garden, and even your garage. They also offer toys, electronics, sports, baby items, apparel, and holiday products. You can find exclusive items that will help you easily make over any room of your home at an affordable price.


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