An Easy Autumn Update for Guest Rooms
Hello all, today I wanted to share an easy Autumn update for Guest Rooms.
As we head into the fall here in the south, it is still just a tad bit too hot outside for mums yet, as they are just going to melt and prematurely die. So, don’t waste your money just yet, lol! However, you may still be ready to start your fall decorating; no worries, just start with your indoor areas where you can keep things cool. For that reason, today I am sharing an easy Autumn update for Guest Rooms.BEDDING:
As you can see above, I have added new bedding into our twin guest room. Which really changes up the entire space rather quickly. Since I recently made the custom Stagecoach Blinds (DIY Here), on the windows which match the custom upholstered chair, I made sure that the bedding contained the signature pink and gold colors in the main fabric.
I found this great set of bedding from Rachel Zoe. I loved the pattern and the bold spice tones for the fall. Plus, it still had just enough of the gray to carry the accents of the furniture, drapes and feather art.PILLOWS:
Pillows are such an easy way to cozy up a space, and I tend to believe the more the better. I am such a pillow hog, so I full on admit to having more pillows than I could ever use or need, but I just love them. Think of them like leaves in a big pile that you jump right into, but these are soft. Using a variety of pillows is key, all shapes and sizes, with fringe, without fringe, anything goes when it comes to the pillow selection. You can see above the mix and match of silk, with a fringe taffeta, embroidered knit and & fringe damask all work together in harmony.
Proper lighting is also really important as the days get shorter. You will notice it gets darker quicker and the room lighting will be crucial in the autumn and winter months. Mirrors also help to reflect lighting around the room and add to brightening up a space. Overhead lighting in addition to proper reading lights will also help to cozy up the space.
I love to use unexpected vintage pieces as basic furniture pieces in my home. For example, I love that I am able to use this antique sewing machine as a nightstand. Even though it is in mint condition and still works, I love that it doubles as an everyday piece so it can be utilitarian as well. Even the sewing drawers can hold trinkets or remotes for the room. Not that a cat is unexpected in my home, they are everywhere, and I often joke that I decorate with them. I find that a cat curled up on a bed really ups the cozy factor, and clearly Dexter loved the new bedding. He did not even give me a chance to finish making up the room. LAYERS:
Layers are always a great way to make a cozy nesting feel in a guest room or your own bedroom. I went ahead and added ultra cozy sherpa blanket which always says fall and autumn to me. Then hung an extra tasseled fleece blanket across the end of each bed for the extra snuggle factor. These are both a steal on Amazon right now, under $20 each and would also make a great gift with the holidays on the way.SCENT FACTOR:
Don’t forget about the sense of smell. In this room you will notice I have a scent pot infuser, which doubles as a night light on the nightstand. I added in some fall scented melts of leaves for the season. I also used a linen spray for the sheets and pillows in a bright orange & ginger scent from Bath and Body Works, which will complement the leave melts. This is a great way to layer your scents and get a custom scent all your own.
I hope you enjoyed this post, and found a little autumn inspiration for your home, even if it is still super-hot outside, which it is here. You can go ahead and add a few touches on the inside to get feeling the season, without the worry of feeling like you are behind, or not ready. It is okay, over half of the US is literally melting right now in a heatwave, so please do not feel like you have to be all orange and fall leaves right this minute, you still have plenty of time. You can fall back in your own time, which is what I am doing this year!
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