House Tour: Guest Bedroom

The house tour continues with a look at our deep teal guest room.

Bright painted night stand and deep teal walls in this simple guest room

Since I shared our gold polka dot guest bathroom last week, I thought I’d share the guest bedroom today. This room is the least decorated space in the entire house. That’s mostly because it’s usually the place we store random things like old iMacs and Christmas trees. Then when we have company, we just move this mess of stuff to the garage. Does anyone else have the same problem? It’s funny how infrequently used spaces tend to attract clutter. I do have a disclaimer though, I removed the said iMacs and Christmas tree before taking these photos.

Floral and white bedding pop against the deep teal walls in this simple guest room.

Since most of the wall colors in our home are pretty neutral and light, I choose a bold deep teal for the guest room. It’s totally unexpected and I just love that.

Cozy sitting area in this simple guest room

In the corner we have the arm chair that matches our living room sofa. We previously used this in the living room in our old apartment, but it’s too large for our current living room now so we moved it here. It doesn’t match perfectly but it’s a good quality leather chair and we wanted to hang on to it incase we have space for it in our next home. I’ve been wanting to sew up a white canvas slipcover for it but just haven’t found the time.

Death Cab for Cutie silkscreen print

After getting several really high quotes to custom frame this silkscreen print, I decided to make my own using balsa wood and some eye-hooks. I hung it using some orange and white twine.

Bright painted night stand and deep teal walls in this simple guest room

This night stand is pretty special to me. Kevin bought it for me from a thrift store when we were dating. I used it all throughout college and finally updated it by sanding it down and spray painting it this bright leafy green color.

Cozy sitting area in this simple guest room

Wall color: Plumage by Martha Stewart Living | Side table: thrift store spray painted in Kylon Ivy Leaf | Lamp: Target | Gold pillows: stenciled by me (tutorial) | Floral shams: Pottery Barn | White rectangular pillow: West Elm (no longer available) | Blue floral pillow: vintage | Mirror: HomeGoods (spray painted bronze) | Florida pillow: Cat Studio | Throw: West Elm (no longer available)


  1. I really love that nightstand, good for you for keeping it. Now that I see it I have a whole outdated set of furniture that I want to update, I think I found the colour. How come you use spray paint instead of paint? Just curious. Great blog btw!

    1. Casi, so glad it inspired you to remake yours! I spray painted it so it would have a smooth, even finish without any brush strokes. You can absolutely paint yours with a brush, but I would recommend using a high quality one so it doesn’t show deep brush marks.

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