guest bedroom

Nov 21

Holiday Checklist: Welcoming Out-of-Town Guests

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A Checklist for preparing for holiday guests

Company’s coming. Is your home ready?

With the holidays fast approaching—and friends and family on their way—you may wonder how you’ll ever get everything done. We know this all too well: when you live near the country’s busiest airport, overnight guests are a given! We’ve come up with a comprehensive checklist as a quick reminder of what we still need to do and what (thankfully) we’ve already accomplished. We’re sharing it with you in hopes that it can help you have a happy, stress-free visit with your guests.

Oct 15

A Ballard Guest Bedroom

By |Customer Homes, Guest Bedrooms|3 Comments

guest bedroom

Dear Ballard Designs,

I just wanted y’all to see what I did with my guest / game room thanks to y’all. I recovered my grandparents 1960 club chair with the Athena Mineral fabric and had accent pillows to match the upholstered bed in Mandarin for the Isabella Day Bed. I love love love this room now and I am not a decorator. The pictures are the creations of my children framed ( it is their game room unless we have a guest).  I thought you would enjoy seeing what people do with their purchases.


Stamie G.

Aug 28

Empty Nest Re-Do

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How to Convert Your Teen’s Bedroom


Your child is off to college, leaving you with mixed emotions and your nest empty. But look on the bright side: you finally have the extra space for that guest bedroom, home office or yoga studio you’ve always wanted. Here’s how you can convert your teenager’s bedroom into an adult-friendly space without completely disenfranchising your child.

Aug 20

Exactly Like I Pictured It!!!

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After a year of yearning, I finally got the gumption and the coin to buy these headboards to create a lovely beach guest bedroom. The headboards were EXACTLY as I had hoped they would be! Beautiful and unique and they dressed up the room instantly. I also bought the burlap bed skirts from Ballard and they added the texture I wanted. I would continue gushing but there isn’t enough text space. HA! Thank you so very much for making the idea in my head, a Reality!


Apr 30

3 Rooms Styled by Real Simple

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We teamed up with the simply stylish minds of Real Simple to bring you three rooms that can do it all – an elegant, but easy-to-clean living room, a convertible office/guest room, and a beautiful bedroom with a super-storage setup. With all of their tips & tricks, from how to mix patterns to seating that can stand up to spills, you’ll be able to create a space that’s fashionable AND family-friendly. Be sure to check out the tabs above for exclusive videos and articles on the three rooms styled by Real Simple.

Feb 2

Guest Bedroom Makeover

By |Decorating Dilemmas, Guest Bedrooms|5 Comments

Guest Bedroom MakeoverQuestion:

I need help with design style in a guest bedroom. It is a very small room. I plan to order the Camden headboard in one of the linen fabrics. There are many to choose from. I would like a color palette of Spa Blue/Linen/Taupe Beige between the bedroom and on-suite bath. Please advise on a fabric choice and color for the walls.

I have the small Terrific Trio Table (no topper yet) and could use a suggestion for it as well. I have swatches of the Danish Linen Oatmeal, Hemp Linen, and Danish Linen Natural fabrics. The carpet in the room is a neutral beige taupe. There are plantation shutters (white) along one wall and a 20″ TV mounted on the wall (cords will be hidden). Currently the wall has one coat of white primer (attempting to cover a bold red). Any help is appreciated!



Dear Angela,

Sounds like you are well on your way to a beautiful guest bedroom. We love the soothing and subtle combination you are suggesting. So with that in mind, here are some of our suggestions.

We would love to see the walls painted a soft spa blue called Waterscape SW6470, which is a Sherwin Williams paint. Have you considered our Natural Linen fabric for the Camden Headboard? We think it will really make a statement without overtaking the size of the room. We love our Ashanti fabric for the Terrific Trio Tablecloth and a couple of pillow shams for the bed. Repeat the Natural Linen as a duvet cover, and add a bed skirt of Ashanti to tie your look together. Include some accent pillows covered in either the Danish Oatmeal (FF010 DOT) or Spa Linen (FF045 NAL) for that spa retreat look.

Thank you so much for your questions, and let us know if there is anything else we can help you with. Please send pictures when you complete the look, we would love to post them on Style Studio.

The Style Studio Team

Posted 2/2/10

Guest Bedroom Makeover