Sweet and Simple Guest Bedroom Decor

This sweet and simple guest bedroom decor is great inspiration for a bedroom makeover in any home!

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Happy Valentine’s Day! I felt like it was only appropriate to share a pretty pink room with you on this day of love! 😉

(Part of me is still shocked that I got away with pink in my house of all boys, but I guess since it’s just the guest room and doesn’t affect their day-to-day lives, they decided to indulge me!)

Pink and White Roses on a Round Gray Nightstand

This is one of those rooms that came together almost through a series of happy accidents. I would pick up a piece here and a piece there, and before I knew it, it was just about finished, so I grabbed the final few details and called it done!

Sweet and Simple Guest Bedroom Decor Reveal

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Like most of the rooms in this house, the guest room started out as bare and blank as could be. We basically took our bedroom pieces from our last house (minus the headboard), stuck them in here, and left it like that for a long time.

Guest Bedroom Before Photo

But every once in a while I would get the itch to spruce up this space a little bit, so after months of adding a piece here and changing a little something there, this is what we ended up with…

Cottage Style Guest Bedroom in Pink, White, and Gray

It’s amazing what a difference a series of small changes over time can make!

This room is mostly used by my parents. They live about an hour and a half from us, but they come visit a lot, so they usually end up sleeping here a few times per month.

I definitely get my love of decorating and organizing from my mom. Her style is a little more “rustic farmhouse” than mine, so with that in mind, I felt like I went a little more rustic in this space than usual.

Pink, Gray, and White Guest Bedroom with Brass and Wood Accents

Right after we had the chandelier installed in this room– before I even had any of the other decor in here– Connor had a friend over to play, and when he walked past the guest room he said, “Oooh this is the fancy room!” ?

I guess the crystals do make it look a little fancy!

I didn’t want our guests to feel exposed to the whole world, so we bought some blackout shades for the windows and framed them in with inexpensive curtains.

Pink, Gray and White Guest Bedroom with White Curtains and Roman Shades

Eventually these windows will be framed in the same craftsman style that we used in our living room. We just haven’t gotten there yet!

Guest Bedroom with White Curtains and Pink Accents

We made this cute bench when we lived at our last house, and it was the perfect size to be a “luggage rack substitute” for a guest room, so it landed in here.

DIY Tufted Bench with Basket of Pillows and Blanket

Since this room is pretty small and we didn’t have room for a chair, the bench is also a great spot to sit to put on shoes or do other little tasks.

Woven Basket Holding Pillows and Blankets in a Guest Bedroom

I found the woven basket at TJ Maxx one day and knew it would be a great addition to this space, holding an extra blanket and some pillows in case our guests need them. The narrow frame was a Michael’s find from several months ago.

The duvet cover played a big role in setting the tone for the room. I just stumbled upon it when I was at the store one day and knew it would be perfect in here. Then I found a beautiful lace-edged quilt set to go with it.

Bed with White Shiplap Headboard and Pink Paisley Duvet Cover

gray lumbar pillow – HomeGoods | white lumbar pillow – Target, old

The headboard situation was a little tricky. There’s not a ton of space at the foot of the bed, so it couldn’t be anything very deep, but I still wanted it to flow nicely with the feel of the rest of the room. This simple white planked headboard ended up being a sweet and simple solution.

White Shiplap Headboard and Gray Nightstand in a Cottage Style Guest Bedroom

The walls were painted for the reason that most walls end up being painted in our house– one day I was feeling stressed, and when I feel stressed, I either organize or paint something! 🙂 The color is Behr Marquee Silver City— my favorite gray!

I had originally purchased these side tables to use as nightstands in our master bedroom, and I love them, but we decided that something with a drawer would be better for everyday use in our bedroom, so I moved these into the guest room, and they matched the look I was going for in the space!

Round Gray Nightstand in a Cottage Style Bedroom

mirror | lamp | clock – TJ Maxx

This room has a weird little bump out that I wasn’t quite sure what to do with, but the size ended up working well for a high dresser.

White IKEA HEMNES Dresser in a Cottage Style Guest Bedroom

I made the “Stay Awhile” sign at a group painting class I went to with some friends, and it only seemed appropriate for a guest room!

And speaking of DIY signs… I made these ones too!

How Great Thou Art Large Scale Canvas Art

I originally made this large scale canvas art to fill a big wall in our living room. When we put up the board and batten, it didn’t look right anymore, so I moved them up here.

Cottage Style Guest Bedroom in Rose Pink, White, and Gray

My favorite piece of art in the room is the “Orchard” sign above the bed. My friend Jackie gave it to us when we moved in (I nicknamed our house “Orchard House” because we have a peach orchard in the backyard.), and it found its home in this space.

Slow Decorating

I have definitely found myself taking a slower approach to decorating in this house. I usually have a general idea in mind for the space, but then I just kind of wait until I find a piece– like the duvet cover– that jumps out at me and go from there.

As I get more and more familiar with and confident in my personal design style and preferences, it has seemed easier to pull a space together piece by piece.

Wicker Tray with Candle and Faux Flowers on a Pink Duvet Cover in a Guest Bedroom

candle | faux flowers – HomeGoods

And I’m not in a hurry. We’re planning on living in this house for quite a while (Unless God surprises us with different plans!), so I don’t want to rush into decisions just to be able to be “done.”

I’ve found that if I take my time and let things come together as I find pieces I love, I end up enjoying the overall end result more than if I speed through it anyway!

Let’s take a look at the “before and after”!

Guest Bedroom Before and After Transformation

So much better! When I look back at pictures like that, it’s sometimes hard for me to believe how far this house has come in the past 2.5 years. (Though we still have a long to-do list to go too! 🙂 )

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Duvet Cover




Roman Shades (Ours are the “White Canvas” color.)



Basket – TJ Maxx

Pillows in Basket


Pink Candle

Paint Color

How Great Thou Art Canvases

Tufted Bench

For more bedroom decorating inspiration, see these posts:

Our Townhouse Master Bedroom

The Boys’ Bedroom in Our Current House

The Boys’ Bedroom in Our Townhouse

Do you prefer to take your time when decorating a room or do you do everything all at once? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Have a great week!

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  1. It’s gorgeous Abby! I spotted the Orchard sign on Instagram and couldn’t wait to see the whole room. I want to come stay!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      I love it so much in this space! Thank you so much, friend!! <3

      ~Abby =)

  2. Julie Rogers says:

    This a great simple but chic room you put together. It’s so sweet with the pink, white and the few rustic touches you added. I’m sure your parents are quite comfortable when they stay. Great job, and you know, it does look fancy, like a B&B.

  3. Terry Cross says:

    Oh Abby, How beautiful!!! Love the framed quotes, the chandelier, the way you hung the curtains close to the ceiling, and the PINK is gorgeous too, good for you girling it up a bit

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw, thanks so much, Terry! In a house of all boys, I can’t always get away with so much pink but it’s perfect for the guest room! 🙂 Hope you’re having a great week!

      ~Abby =)

  4. Karen @ a house full of sunshine says:

    Such a pretty room, Abby!! This is so sweet! xo

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, sweet friend! Hope you’re having an awesome week! <3

      ~Abby =)

  5. Such a beautiful room! I love it when things just come together like that.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw, thanks so much, Vicki! Have a great week! <3

      ~Abby =)

  6. Glenda Dale says:

    Abby, I love your post. I don’t get here often, but I always get great ideas from you. I like this little room.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      You’re too sweet. Thank you for stopping by, Glenda!

      ~Abby =)

  7. This turned out beautiful. So peaceful and calm.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Robin! <3

      ~Abby =)

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