Decorating ideas for my guest room, please

I just moved into a new place and really need advise on decorating...headboards etc on a budget.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 09, 2015
    I would try thrift stores for a headboard and maybe some art work for your walls.
  • Renae Breskovich Renae Breskovich on Nov 09, 2015
    See if you can find a nice quilt either on sale or at resale that fits your theme - hang with a curtain rod and you can easily change as you change décor.
  • Fab and Pretty Fab and Pretty on Nov 09, 2015
    Hi There, I hung a very large horizontal piece of framed wall art. You can find large pieces in 2nd hand stores or your community auctions if you hunt ( mine was 10$)! I was sure to hang it high enough that 'one' could lay propped up in bed to read. It's posted in my profile if you care to take a look just to give you an idea for size. I also hung painters drop cloth curtains which really warmed the space up. I used pleating tape on my curtains but you could easily just use drapery rings and clips on straight panels. I like the shelves you have I would just create for of a 'display' with them and have just a few books that look more decorative, try to fit a small lamp in and clock and a couple of other ornament type things, but don't overdo it. to the right of the bed a nice small chair with a cushion propped again the chair back or a blanket folded. One other thing, soft coverings. Many hotels are starting to use a flat sheet as bedspreads with crisp pillows, at least 1 accent pillow and a coloured 'runner' at the across the bottom of the bed (a coloured blanket folded would do!)
  • Fab and Pretty Fab and Pretty on Nov 09, 2015
    hotel bed image!
  • Cinderella99 Cinderella99 on Nov 09, 2015
    Amazing..thank you so much for your input :)
  • Teresa C Teresa C on Nov 09, 2015
    I would find a duvet and use that for the base of your decorating. You can go to your local hardware store like a Lowe's or Home Depot and find a piece of fencing to use as a headboard. Either get wood and dry brush or get the metal or plastic. You can always go to yard sales, auction sites or repurpose stores to get side tables and lamps. Have fun with it.
  • Kayo Frazier Kayo Frazier on Nov 09, 2015
    Here's my 2 cents...It all comes down to what's your style? What does the rest of your house look like? Do you want the room to match it, or do you want to show other styles? Other parts of your personality? Once you figure that out, then you will be able to move forward. I agree w/ others above you can DIY, or find many things in thrift stores, flea markets, and other places. Use the big pieces of your furniture first to set the tone of the room, then accessorize from there. One style is called Old World it is very versatile & allows you to change things around relatively easy. Old world lets you pick any part of the world be it Africa, England, Italy, Morocco, or others. Old World is known for it's traditional furnishings. If you have Chippendale, Queen Anne, Phyfe reproduction pieces those can be the bones of the room. Another really popular style right now is shabby chic, which is usually done in mostly whites or pale colors. However, if you have a lot of wood furniture those don't need to be painted, You can use the wood furniture sparingly in a eclectic mix w/ the white or pale colors. Brass bed frames, steamer trunks, reproduction Tiffany lamps are some accessory pieces you can use. I could go on, but I think you get the idea...Again it really depends on what styles you already have in your home, or if you want to change those styles to something you want or haven't tried yet. Hope this helps.
  • Grady Grady on Nov 10, 2015
    Decorate it with stuff that most people like.
  • Mickey Mickey on Nov 10, 2015
    Go to a thrift shop & buy some old bed /headboard. So many of them out there just waiting for a good home. This site inspires me to redo ALL my rooms. So your empty room is a clean slate. When I need a paint, furniture, refurbish idea, I just look here. You're in the right place. Pls post after pics.
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Nov 10, 2015
    GT Boutique now has a website. I buy all my curtains there. I saw the exact same and similar ones at Walmart, Target, Sears and The Bay for more than 2x the price. I suspect they are made fom the same manufacturer, but re-labelled. I bought an extra panel in a coordinating pattern to make a headboard, for my silver and gray room (haven't done it yet)...paid $15 for it. I just bought a bunch of panels at $10 each on sale for my sunroom. For my headboard, I will just cover some cheap rigid foam insulation and foam (old mattress topper) with it. I personally wouldn't buy a headboard or bedding from a thrift store. Jysk often has headboards and bedding on sale cheap.
  • Peg1477693 Peg1477693 on Nov 11, 2015
    You can also use a door horizontally . If your into shabby chic , use an old door or distress a painted one
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Nov 11, 2015
    Good ideas given. I would move the bookcase somewhere else as it will fight whatever you get for a headboard. You could also get some reasonably priced window framing material to make a frame, and then wallpaper inside that.
  • The Redesign Habit The Redesign Habit on Nov 11, 2015
    You can make your own headboard with a thin piece of wood, cut to dimensions you need, batting, and fabric. You will need a staple gun to attach the batting and fabric to your wood and then you can simply attach the headboard to the wall and move the bed in front of it. You can also use a hot glue gun and add on trim details such as buttons, tassels or edging. Hit your local thrift store to find a cute bedside table and maybe some lamps and other accessories. Remember you can update anything from vases to lamps and tables with some new paint! :)
  • Michelle Harbee Michelle Harbee on Nov 16, 2015
    Most importantly, we need to know about your decor style. Do you have a trend throughout your house or do want this room to have its own theme? Do you prefer rustic, Hollywood glam, mid-century, cottage style, industrial, coastal, Scandinavian, country, modern, etc. look to your room? Will this room serve any purpose other than being used just for guests to stay in? I'd love to give you suggestions but need to know a bit more. :-)
  • Cinderella99 Cinderella99 on Nov 20, 2015
    I am not sure what my style is ..The place is brand new and I have a few favorite furniture items through out the place ( I will post them )..My son purchased the condo for I would like the above bedroom to have a reflection of him. . Thank soo much for your help..You guys are awesome