Getting Our Home Guest Ready

One of the many things that I loved about our new home when we first walked in was the fact that we could have a proper guest bedroom. With almost all of our family and many of our friends living out of town, the prospect of being able to comfortably host them on visits was exciting! There are two bedrooms in our home (besides the master), so we opted to turn the smaller of the two into the space for guests. Because it’s pretty tight, we knew that furnishing it would need to be creative and simple. I wanted to choose pieces that served multiple purposes, both in the room and within the rest of our home.

I was able to create a functional and beautiful nightstand setup in our guest bedroom with ease thanks to Walmart! When I first started browsing their home section, I was truly impressed by the options and the value. I came across some really cool pieces, like this lamp, and couldn’t believe my eyes. It quickly became clear to me that I would be able to put together something that I loved without breaking the bank or sacrificing quality, both of which are important to me! One of the best parts about shopping online is their “shop by style” feature where you can choose your home style (or what you think your home style is) and shop for any room in your house. This feature is especially helpful if you’re someone that struggles with creating a cohesive look and flow to your room or home. They take the work out of it for you as soon as you click on the category that you like most! (No surprise, my favorite categories are mid-century and industrial.) The best part? Shipping is free on orders over $35 – no membership required. I received everything within one week, too!

When it came to picking out a piece to use as a nightstand, one of the first things that came to mind was a bar cart. I like finding a different use for a piece like that – I think it adds interest to a room and also adds value to the piece of furniture! When something can serve more than one distinct purpose, it’s good to have around. While it is totally functional as a nightstand, I can also pull it out of the room and use it to house drinks or food while entertaining, as extra shelving in my office, or as storage in a bathroom. I then picked out a few decorative pieces that are on the modern side to finish the styling – I love that I can switch out the florals/greens in that beautiful vase as the seasons change!

Once I start decorating for the holidays, I’m picturing the cart wrapped with some pretty twinkle lights, a couple bottle brush trees and a chunky throw blanket added to it. 
If you’re in the market for home decor, I recommend starting here!  

Bar Cart | Lamp Base | Lamp Shade | Throw Blanket | Throw Pillow | Vase | Marble Tray | Succulent

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  1. Unknown wrote:

    Love it, super impressed that this is all Walmart! I always love when homes provide robes for their guests, that is next on my list!!

    Posted 10.22.18 Reply
  2. Brooke wrote:

    I have a question about your wall art! How big is the picture frame you have and where did you get them? 🙂

    Posted 7.30.19 Reply
    • Lauren wrote:

      The prints are from Etsy! I can’t remember the size of the frames, but they’re several years old from IKEA.

      Posted 7.30.19 Reply

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