Guest Bedroom Decor Ideas

Dated: 08/14/2013

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This past spring, after years and years of having the same roommate, my roommate moved out of my basement and in with his lady friend. The time was right for me to rethink things downstairs, so I redid all the floors, installed new stair treads and risers, and added a full bath. In the fall, a friend of a friend will be moving in to my renovated basement for a few months while she gets settled in Nashville. My temporary roommate has forced the issue, and I'm grateful for it; it's time for me to make some decisions about my basement and the empty guest bedroom that's down there. I have a blank and clean slate to work with, which is exciting, but also a little dumbfounding. And because my house guest is a woman, I don't want to create a space that's too manly. Aaaand because my basement can be dark, I want to find ways to add light and color so that it doesn't end up feeling like a cave. I think the color green will help. Green is fresh and spring-like and not really masculine oor feminine. I plan on combing antique stores and flea markets in the coming weeks for some unique and local scores, but in the meantime here's what I'm thinking about, decor-wise:A great lamp:
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This one is from LampsPlus.com.
A crisp white duvet:

white hotel duvet
This one is from Lands End.A great rug:
Ballard Designs Merletto Rug
This one is from Ballard Designs.A great bed-side table:
Pottery Barn Charlotte Bedside Table
This one is from Pottery Barn.A big print to hang on the wall:
swimming pool art
This print is from the Etsy shop LolasRoom. There are lots of good finds there. I imagine this one would look fantastic blown up really big, matted and framed.I'll keep you guys posted about what I end up going with in the guest room.
by T.J. Anderson
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TJ Anderson

TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....

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