Guest Room Decorating Ideas!

Make Your Guests Feel at Home this Holiday Season

Guest room Decorating Ideas

Warm up your guest room décor with an inviting wall quote or fresh bunch of flowers – Images via WallPops & Pinterest

Whether you’re traveling this holiday season or planning to stay put to play host to both family and friends, the thought of where you’re going to stay or where you’re going to place your many guests, is one that’s probably not far from your mind. With just a few weeks till Thanksgiving, making sure that all your I’s are dotted and your T’s are crossed, will make this busy time of year one that both your guests as well as yourself will be able to enjoy!

Guest rooms should be both warm and inviting, a place where your guests can relax and feel at home in, as well as a place to escape to from the holiday chaos or even just a much needed nap. Put yourself in your guest’s shoes, what would make you feel at home, comfortable, at ease?  With just a few simple gestures, you can make sure that your guests are not only happy, but also well taken care of.

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A perfect trio of comfortable additions to guest room décor – Images via Apartment Therapy, While Wearing Heels Blog and Me & J Blog

The Basics:

The basic guest room necessities that every room should have are a variety of standard pillows, extra blankets and throws, as well as a set of towels that should be left out for your guest to access whenever they need. So whether your guest likes their pillows soft and fluffy, or they prefer three layers of blankets to just two, you will be able to rest easy knowing that they will have a good night’s sleep.

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A cozy guest room design incorporating extra throws, bedside lamp, plenty of pillows and a lovely full length mirror – Image via Pinterest

For Extra Comfort: 

For added comfort, making sure that your guest has access to a bedside lamp, good size mirror and easily accessible fan, will make their stay even more enjoyable. Having a fan accessible to drown out noise during the night, or having the coziness of a warm reading light are all things we usually take for granted, so making sure that your guest still has access to these home comforts are important to your guest room’s design.

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From a personalized framed WI-FI password to a fabulous cart filled with tissues and extra reading material, when it comes to your guest room design the extra perks DO make a difference! – Images via Today’s Creative Blog, WallPops, Curbly, Pinterest & Apartment Therapy

Added Perks:

We all enjoy extra perks, so why not make your guest room extra special with these added accessories! An elegant display of flowers for both beauty and scent, a box of tissues so they don’t have to walk all the way to the bathroom, a warm and inviting wall quote to make them feel at home, a pile of books and magazines for reading material in case they forget their own, and finally a water pitcher and glass in case they get thirsty in the middle of the night. By investing just a bit of extra time in your overall guest room appearance, not only will your guest thank you, but you will feel grateful knowing that you provided a home away from home.

Hayneedle’s Top 5 WallPops Decals

A Special Guest Post By John Rost for hayneedle.com

Hayneedle_LogoA quick spin around Pinterest reveals large-print wallpapers, bold painted stencils, and other eye-popping designs are adding serious visual interest to the walls around us. If you don’t want to go with full-on wallpaper — maybe you like to change your visuals often, or maybe you’re decorating a space that grows with you — wall decals are an ideal option. They’re easy to apply, easy to remove, and beautifully designed in an incredible array of designs, colors, and shapes. We’re particularly excited about the well curated collection of WallPops on hayneedle.com, which are also handily affordable. Here are a few of our favorites from the collection:

 1. WallPops El Paradiso Wall Mural 

El Paradiso Beach Wall Mural

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WHOOSH! That’s the sound of you being whisked away on an island vacation the minute you walk into a room. This stunning, giant wall decal takes over an entire wall with a bright, high-definition photographic beach scene. This daily vacation comes as eight easy paste-on panels — no tickets or bag check required.

 

2. WallPops Red Branch Wall Decals 

Red Branch Tree Wall Decals

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Need a pop of color? Cherry blossoms are beautiful, wistful, and bright. This eye-catching vinyl wall decal is peel-and-stick, so you can place it on any painted wall as many times as you like.

 

3. WallPops Owl Tree Wall Decal Kit

Owl Tree Wall Decals for Kids Room or Nursery Decor

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Decals are great for kids rooms, too. Colorful and fun, they provide the visuals that little ones love without the permanence of wallpaper. This cute tree decal is a hoot, and, at over 4 feet tall, it makes a fun project to put up (or take down) together.

 

4. WallPops Floral Medley Organization Kit Wall Decals

Floral Medley Dry Erase Wall Calendar Organization Kit Decals

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The set is perfect for a home office or dorm room. It’s all peel-and-stick, so you can rearrange it however you want, using all or a few of the pieces. There’s a weekly calendar, a monthly calendar, a big floral message board, and a cork board for reminders.

 

5. WallPops White Orchid Wall Decal

White Orchid Flower Wall Decal

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This orchid wall decal is truly photorealistic, printed in oversized super-high definition for a beauty that’s beyond anything you could paint or paste. It comes as a single-piece stick-on, so the possibilities for where it can bloom are nearly endless.

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Fun and Creative Pumpkin Ideas!

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Ombrè Painted Pumpkin via Cosmopolitan

Oh October, the month of apple picking, warm cider, colorful leaves, crisp fall air and one of our most favorite pastimes, yes pumpkin carving! Whether you decorate your pumpkin pretty or scary, or are a part of the “no carving” initiative, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite DIY pumpkin looks. From glitter adorned to spooky, to puffy painted and decoupaged, this fabulous selection shows you that when it comes to decorating your pumpkin, nothing is off limits!

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Chalkboard Pumpkin via Better Homes and Gardens

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Confetti Pumpkin via MadiganMade.com

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Make a pumpkin family with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes including fun fairytale pumpkins! Image via PopSugar.com

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Create a beautiful autumn display with your pumpkin by adding a variety of flowers in the warm colors of fall! Image via Better Homes and Gardens

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A beautiful decoupaged photo pumpkin via Sugar and Charm Blog

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Fashionable pumpkins made from simple nail heads! Image via Good Housekeeping

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An enchanting new way to carve your pumpkin via HGTV Gardens

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Pretty painted pumpkins by Alisa Burke using dimensional paint!

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Fabulous polka dot pumpkins made with gold sequins via Sugar and Cloth Blog

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Melted Crayon Pumpkin via The Nerd’s Wife Blog

Fall Color Crush with Julep!

Fall is currently in full swing and we could not be more excited! From rich pumpkin tones to warm apple reds, the colors of autumn are all around us. We were honored to be included in one of the first viewings of Julep’s new fall nail polish collection that truly captures the many gorgeous shades of this vibrant season. From Beverly, a stylish plum hue to Brielle, a fiery burnt orange, this fashionable selection had us head over heels!

Inspired by this lovely palette of colors, we paired some of our favorite new wall decals to our favorite Julep shades for a lovely medley of autumn home decorating ideas! Take a look below and let us know your favorite!

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If you want more fall inspiration, check out the Brewster Home Fashions blog to see style boards based around our two (absolute favorite!!) Julep shades!

Stylish Decorating Ideas: Creating a Feature Wall!

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Feature Wall Ideas & Inspiration via Pinterest

The word “feature wall” may seem a little intimidating, for where do you even begin when designing a wall that’s meant to be sassy and bright and full of both pattern and intrigue? Where multitasking is a part of our daily routines and time being of the essence, many of us don’t have the time to dedicate hours and energy to a 3-4 day project. So how do you design a statement wall that’s both easy and stress-free? Yes, WallPops!

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Before & After Looks from our Feature Wall Video (watch below!)

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We chose a look that was that was both modern and a little trendy, with chic metallic accents and a fabulous geometric print

The first step is to decide on the look you want. Do you want a look that’s modern? Trendy? Colorful? Bright? Neutral? Once you decide on the particular style, you can start to have fun with the layout. You can use a combination of patterns like we did in the video below or instead stick to one specific design.

Whether you’re looking for decorating ideas for a living room, bedroom or apartment, using WallPops to design a feature wall in any room is easy, fast and affordable. You can have the look of a designer wallpaper in less than 30 minutes with a host of fashionable and trendy decal designs that can be switched up and removed when you either move or want to redesign the look of your space. For more stylish decorating ideas, head on over to our YouTube page for a variety of both DIY and How To Videos!

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Add an artistic finishing touch to your feature wall with one of our stylish wall quotes

Decorating in a Small Space

Never let size be an obstacle to style! If you have a small space to decorate, here are some special tips and tricks to make the room work for you.

Go On a Color Spree - it is a common misconception that you should stick to all white in a small space. “Embrace small spaces and make them feel like jewel boxes—don’t be afraid of dark or bright colors,” says designer Jonathan Adler. Other designers assert that bright colors can distract from the limited size of your space, creating a beautiful ambiance. While white and other pale hues an be a beautiful choice for petite quarters, color can also be used to create a focal point, divert attention from the fact that a room is small, and to give any space some razzle dazzle, no matter what its size!

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Don’t be afraid to use bold bright colors in a small space! Image via Apartment Therapy

Create Vertical Allure With Curtains-  look up! Even if you don’t have particularly high ceilings, you can enhance the perceived size of your space by optimizing the upper wall space. One tried and true trick is to hang your curtain rods above the window frame, even as high as the ceiling! While your instinct may be to hang curtains at the top of the window, you can truly accomplish drama and height by hanging your curtains higher and having them drop all of the way to the floor.

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Hanging curtains above the window enhances the perceived space in a room image via Home Goods

Another practical and attractive technique is to install shelves up high. In addition to creating new, out of the way space to display items, this will draw the eye up to new areas of the room, taking advantage of every inch! Add attractive baskets or boxes to the shelves for extra storage of items not “display worthy”.

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Bold Colors and high shelves work well in this small space. Image via Country Living

Compelling Stripes- it is a fashion fact that up and down stripes can make you look longer and leaner, while horizontal lines make you look wider. The same principle can be applied to home decor. To make a room look taller, accentuate the height with tall, thin stripes. And to make a wall look more expansive, add long lines. Stripes are timeless and chic, and make a great focal point for walls. Try using removable stripes decals for perfect stripes every time!

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Horizontal Stripes give these walls the illusion of being wider than they are

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Vertical Stripes enhance the height of this small bathroom, giving it a more spacious look

Making an Organization Hub

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Bright and friendly, this colorful organization hub turns this high traffic area into a stylish place to dine, while allowing you to stay up to speed with the day’s activities.

When all the beach chairs have been stored away and the back to school rush initiates once again, the importance of staying both organized and on top of day to day activities becomes not only a huge priority but a daily challenge we can’t escape. Whether it’s remembering a doctor’s appointment or Spanish test or having to grocery shop for that huge dinner you’re hosting on Saturday night, between work and soccer games, appointments and last minute plans, staying coordinated and on time becomes a game of cat and mouse. The solution? Create a place in your home where organization reigns, a place where you can go that has all the answers!

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You don’t need a lot of space to stay organized! This cute (and compact) area serves as a perfect central spot for lists, notes, important dates and more!

Whether it is in your kitchen or out, your office, bedroom or hallway, the beauty of an organization hub is that there is one place that you and your family can go to keep track of plans, goals, lists, upcoming deadlines and more. Be creative! Add pops of color or pretty accents, calendars, message boards and fun details.

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Tie your whole look together with a fresh wall decal or piece of decorative art.

Make this space fit into your home but stand out just enough that you are always checking in! Make room for both the big stuff as well as the little stuff. And if you need a change of scenery, mix it up with a fresh design or have fun rearranging what’s already there.

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Personalize your space with memorable photographs or pretty plants and flowers!

Check out other fun and clever ideas for creating an organization hub on our Back to School Style Trends Pinterest Board!

Back to School Fashion Trends & Decor Ideas 2014

Even though the warmth and sunshine of Summer still caress our days, it is fair to say that Fall is just around the corner. And this is the time of year when Fall fashion and back to school readiness are on our minds. We start perusing magazines and websites for our favorite trends, picturing ourselves looking fabulous and being the head of the class next season. Even as we lounge by the pool, wade at the waters edge and enjoy our coffee iced, the August breeze has us dreaming of our Autumn selves. Here are a few of our favorite looks for the upcoming season, along with the best and most popular ways to get organized this year.

Boho-Chic Mix & Match

One of the most popular looks this season draws on poetic bohemian style, where patterns are layered and mixed. With a free spirited whimsy, the boho-chic trend incorporates vintage florals with global designs and embellished stripes with a myriad of comfortable and luxurious textures. Items may appear time honored, gathered and collected from a cultured lifestyle of travel and worldly interests. They are not perfectly matched, but rather coordinated – a quilt-like patchwork of pretty prints. A flowing scarf, effortlessly draped around the neck, a myriad of colorful pillows, vintage and eccentric pieces mixed with beautiful fabrics, touches of lace and ethnic prints all define this fabulous fall trend.

Vintage Bazaar Floral Print Wall Art giant Dry-erase message board

Vintage Bazaar Floral Print Wall Art Giant Dry-erase Message Board

 

 

Bohemian Style Free People Tunic and Italian Glamour Magazine August 2014 via Pinterest

Bohemian Style Free People Tunic and Italian Glamour Magazine August 2014 via Pinterest

 

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anthropologie bohemian style bedroom decor

 

90′s Skater Cool Grunge

The ’80s had a comeback last year and now we are reliving the ’90s! Flannel shirts and plaid have reemerged as a fashionable look, as well as skater style sneakers, tattered jeans, and anything with a punk rock edge. A stacked wrist of leather, colorful knit bracelets and biker chic glam looks are completing this trend – for both boys and girls! Go grunge with an edgy style, mixing some of these 90s staples into your wardrobe, accessories and decor, playing with plaids, punk rock leather and studs, beanie hats, and 90s prints.

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Feathers, Fluff, Big Jewels, Glitter and Bows

On the other side of the style spectrum, flashy and frou-frou are also trending! Think fur vests, plush fluffy pillows, feather accents, oversized jewels and glittery accessories. Jewels and jewel prints are making statement pieces out of ordinary items, adding a touch of bling to your life. Feathers are dangling from dream catchers, necklaces, purses and appearing in fun prints. Glitter is cool again – especially copper colored shimmer. Furry fabrics and plush sweaters, especially those with shearling fur are making fashion and decor huggable and warm. Bows, including classic Minnie Mouse style cuties and more sophisticated versions are also popping up all over unexpected items!

Feather Print Dry-Erase Calendar & message Board Decal

Feather Print Dry-Erase Calendar & message Board Decal

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image via harpers bazaar shearling & feather trend by prada

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shearling coat image via Urban Outfitters

 

 

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Punchy Brights & Color Blocking 

Orange is the New Black is not only the Netflix series sensation, it is also a true statement about fashion! Give your room a pop of this rejuvenating hue, and incorporate some orange into your wardrobe. Other dynamic colors like fuchsia pink, lots of vivid purples and a dazzling take on cobalt blue are also dominating designs. Color blocking has been trending for a few seasons and is rolling full steam ahead this year – with bold blocks of brights being layered and mixed into the mix together.

Color Blocking Trend as Worn by Sarah Jessica Parker

Color Blocking Trend as Worn by Sarah Jessica Parker

Pop Art Wall Art Decals Color Blocking Trend

Pop Art Wall Art Decals Color Blocking Trend

Stars Galaxy Space

Out of this World star gazing designs are bringing a mystical, celestial-chic look to life this season. Perhaps inspired by the upcoming Star Wars movie set to be released in 2015, Space themed things are all the rage. Everything from bedding to quirky tee shirts, wall art and socks has been adorned in planets, stars and galaxies far, far away. Get your cosmic on this Fall – some inspiration below!

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Cosmic Cover Duvet

National Geographic Solar System Poster Decal

National Geographic Solar System Poster Decal

 

Brand New Dry-Erase for Back to School!

Get Fabulous and Organized with Dry-Erase Decals

Desk_BTS2014_StaplesAssortment Summer is still young but it’s not too early to start gathering the coolest accessories for back to school. Organization is key for success during the busy school year and we love to mix function with fashion! Our dry-erase decals include calendars, message boards, organization kits, maps, dots and weekly planners to keep your plans on schedule at a glance! Change of plans? No problem – simply erase and re-write. New month? Write in your new dates and go! Want to remind yourself about something? Write it on the wall where you cannot possibly miss it! The dry-erase line is perfect for work, school, and busy families. This year we have added some of our cutest styles yet! Check out a sample of our brand new additions to the dry-erase line below. Click here to see the complete line!

Dry-Erase Calendars

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Dry-Erase Message Boards

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Dry-Erase Organization Kits

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Get a Global Chic Look!

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With the latest infusion of NEW wall decals, we’ve been falling head over heels (yet again!) for the global chic trend. From vibrant colors to tribal prints to bohemian inspired florals, blending patterns and prints from around the globe with both time-worn details and eclectic pieces is one of our most coveted looks for the home. Bringing a well-traveled look to your space may seem like a daunting task, even for the interior designers at heart. However, with a few of our favorite designs in hand we set out to show you with just a few simple additions, adding an international allure to your interior can be both easy and fun.

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Dressed in both worldly style and global sophistication, use the Pop Art Kit to create your own modern masterpiece.

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A mixture of colorful patterns and textures makes this inspirational wall quote a perfect global chic décor accent to walls, mirrors and more!

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Fashion décor in a vibrant bohemian meadow with the free-spirited Eden Kit.

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The new Tribal Beat Dry-Erase Calendar adds a cultural zest to your space with a fabulous diamond motif blended with exotic feathers.