Wednesday, June 13, 2007

My Guest Room

I love having company, especially when they spend the night with us. Amby's room doubles as a guest room and I have endeavored to make it cheerful and cozy for our guests. Amby and I chose a peachy-pink color for the walls, which we painted the summer before she and Nathan were married. Although I am not fond of strongly-themed rooms (unless it is a child's room), I wanted it to feel a little like Seaside, which is our favorite place to vacation. I found these pictures which feature houses that are very reminiscent of Seaside, and I put a few seashells in the lamp to continue the beachy feel.

I wanted the bed to be really comfortable and plush, so I bought a thick mattress pad to go under the sheets. I like soft, white cotton sheets which I wash just a few days before the guests arrive so they will be really fresh and clean. I iron the sheets so they will be nice and smooth.

Fresh flowers are also nice, and don't have to be extravagant. Some sweet friends gave Amby's bridesmaid brunch at Ross Bridge and used these cute vases with a single gerbera daisy in
each. I loved that idea and I have done it often since.

The cozy theme should carry out into the bathroom. Fluffy white bath sheets are nice.

You will find that even just small touches can help to create a warm and cozy atmosphere for your guests.


Amby said...

"Amby's room double's as a guest room." I still stand firm that Zac's room should "double" as the guest room. Mine should be left immaculate in case I need to use it.

Vickie said...

In case you haven't noticed, ZAC STILL LIVES HERE. And your room is always immaculate.