Guest Room Update

Other title option? Pleather is the New Pillow.

Remember this room?


That bedding was from the old house and obviously didn’t match anything.

And while this wallpaper isn’t what Nick and I would have chosen, it’s actually really pretty in person – very busy, but very pretty.

Since we have quite a few projects we’d like to tackle before worrying about this wallpaper, I wanted to keep the rest of the items in this room simple so nothing would clash with the pattern on the walls.


You also saw this room last weekend while it was still in disarray. Nick had to adjust a few things in the frame to make it fit the mattress we had, but after that was done and thanks to a fun house shopping trip this past weekend with Nick’s mom, the bedding is done!


And I love it.



The best part is that everything was either free or cheap!

We got the quilt and shams from Nick’s parents because it was an old set they weren’t using any longer.

The blanket is from Big Lots. Super soft and cozy.

The beige sheets are from Kohls, I think? They were bought right after the holidays on super sale.


These awesome brown pleather pillows were in a set of 2 from TJMaxx this weekend and only $20!

And the mauve microfiber pillow was $6 or $8, also from Big Lots.

SO much better, right?

I like that the pleather gives it a more rustic look and keeps the room from looking too fancy schmancy with that wallpaper.

Now if we can just get the rest of the house caught up ; ) It’s a work in progress! But we do have a new living room rug on the way, and I can’t wait to see that.

Are you doing any redecorating right now?


Our next big project is that kitchen – the fruit wallpaper will be coming down!


  1. I love what you did and am impressed by the price too! You really made it work the wall paper :)

    • Thanks! It was a challenge…that’s for sure :) And there’s plenty more wallpaper in this house to work with!

  2. The wallpaper is definitely busy, but it had a very cute country-chic look to it. I like it – and the bed looks great in there!

  3. I love it! I want to get in there and take a nap :)

  4. It looks so nice! I actually kind of dig the wallpaper in the guest room. The colors are pretty.

  5. Great job on the updated room, you did a perfect job making it country chic!!!

  6. it looks so much better!

  7. really cute! so many people are afraid of wallpaper, but this looks great and it fits the character of the house so nicely!

  8. Don’t you just love Big Lots?! I love that store and TJ Maxx/Homegoods. The room looks great Brandi!

  9. I love the pillows Brandi! You guys are doing a great job with your place :)

  10. It’s great your doing your redecorating on a budget–I always think it’s so much fun to see how much money a person can really save :-)

  11. Wow, what a great change! Your room looks very cozy :)

  12. I think your kitchen is cute :) As is the guest room!

    But I understand the wallpaper issue.. My room at home has gross floral wallpaper that belongs to a 4 year old girl or a 90 year old woman. Granted, sometimes I act like either of these, but I don’t need my wallpaper to reflect that… ;)

    • Thanks :) That’s how we feel about some of the other wallpaper – it’s not horrible, but it’s not “us”, either :)

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