You don't need a lot of money to create a cozy, welcoming home. Today's post is going to focus on one of my guest rooms. My husband and I love to have guests come and stay with us. And I have really enjoyed creating two peaceful sanctuaries in my two guest rooms. And I've done it for pennies. Most of the pieces in these rooms were given to me. The other items I bought at garage sales, thrift stores, antique shops, or estate sales.
So, here's a tour of my first guest room. (The other one will be the subject of tomorrow's post).
Hope this inspires you to create your own sanctuary!
Call me corny, but I love to have themes in my guest rooms. This room's theme is LOVE, more specifically, bridal love... Everything in here either makes me think of pure love or symbolizes it... I even chose the curtains because the fabric reminds me of a wedding dress! (And see how the curves in the iron on the bed look like hearts? This used to be my bed when I was a little girl.) You gotta have a little fun when decorating. Do what makes you happy. Create a little whimsy!
Recognize this quilt? I wrote about it last week in this post. I think the colors in it go beautifully with the pale blue on the walls. I got this little bedside table at a garage sale for a couple dollars right after I got married. Isn't it sweet? And my brother gave me this lamp awhile back. Benjamin and Leo loved to play with those beads on the shade when they were babies. It used to be in the nursery in our old house.
$10 at a Christian bookstore. It is basically a poster. I bought a pretty gold frame at Michael's for about $12 and framed it myself.
The framed cross stitch was given to my husband and I by my mother-in-law. She made it for our wedding. It's gorgeous. The dresser was part of the bedroom suite that I had as a child. The gilded tray was found at an estate sale. I always put at least one candle in my guest rooms. This one is scented, Almond Mint. And that's a Bible next to it. (another essential for a guest room, in my opinion)
Can you feel the love? I've always enjoyed the sweet presence of God, the author of love, whenever I sit in this room. It's so calming in there!