Easy Ways To Spruce Up A Guest Room

In yesterday’s post I said I want to be more intentional about the content I bring to Life With Emily this year. A few days ago I asked my snapchat followers what they wanted to see this year and I had an overwhelming response (thanks so much to those who responded!) A lot of you want to see more wedding details, outfits, personal posts, and more home decor content! I was so excited to read everyone’s responses because they all aligned with the content I want to bring to y’all!

So today I’m excited to share my first home decor post of 2017. Since Nick and I moved in together back in August we’ve completed lot of spaces in our home. There is still a lot left to do, but we’re getting there! I’m partnering with Minted to share how we spruced up our guest room. 

PORTOFINO AFTERNOON ART PRINTWHITE LAKE ART PRINTSTANDING STILL ART PRINT | SCALLOPED PILLOWSWATERCOLOR DOT PILLOWS | AZTEC PRINTED PILLOW all c/o Minted | NAVY STITCH THROW | BAR CART (used as night stand) | TUFTED HEADBOARD | MARBLE PHOTO FRAME | WHITE DUVET COVER

Between the two of us, we had everything we “needed” for the guest room, so we made it work with what we had.  We decided we didn’t want to devote a lot of time or energy to the guest room right away. We plan on eventually updating the headboard and a few other things, but for now it totally works! I worked with Minted to spruce up the room a bit. Minted is my go-to when it comes to artwork, but I was even more surprised with their throw pillow selection. There is something for everyone and every style! 

I let Nick pick the art and he chose boats (he loves them) and then I chose a selection of printed pillows to finish off the space. It ended up working well against the masculine headboard.

PORTOFINO AFTERNOON ART PRINT | WHITE LAKE ART PRINT | STANDING STILL ART PRINT | SCALLOPED PILLOWS | WATERCOLOR DOT PILLOWS | AZTEC PRINTED PILLOW all c/o Minted | NAVY STITCH THROW | BAR CART (used as night stand) | TUFTED HEADBOARD | MARBLE PHOTO FRAME | WHITE DUVET COVER

Thank you to Minted for sponsoring this post. All thoughts, writing & styling are my own. 

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25 Comments

  1. Mary Kate wrote:

    Love it! So fresh and inviting looking.

    Posted 1.5.17 Reply
  2. Maggie wrote:

    This guest room is so serene and cozy! I love all of the blue colors! We just moved and our guestroom needs serious help! Definitely checking out Minted for some pillows.

    Maggie
    http://www.polishedclosets.com

    Posted 1.5.17 Reply
  3. Desi wrote:

    The guest room looks wonderful & what a lovely color combination of white, blue, brown and copper.

    http://www.teacupsandtulips.com

    Posted 1.5.17 Reply
  4. Nataly wrote:

    I love the way you styled your guest room! So pretty girl!

    Posted 1.5.17 Reply
  5. Jessica wrote:

    The guest room looks great. The pillows go really well with the art.
    http://tresfly.blogspot.com/

    Posted 1.5.17 Reply
  6. LOVE the prints you decided on! Minted is my favorite stop for cards, invites and prints. Your room came out so cute!

    Mindy II amixofmin.com

    Posted 1.5.17 Reply
  7. Dylan wrote:

    Great looking room, I like the collaboration with the both of you.

    Dylan
    http://www.lifebydylan.com

    Posted 1.5.17 Reply
  8. Your room looks so great! I didn’t even realize they had bedding!

    Posted 1.5.17 Reply
  9. Lee Anne wrote:

    I love those prints! You’ve picked out some gorgeous linens to compliment these prints, what a pretty room.

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

    Posted 1.5.17 Reply
  10. sarah lindner wrote:

    I love the look it looks amazing!
    xoxo
    Sarah Lindner
    http://www.thehouseofsequins.com

    Posted 1.5.17 Reply
  11. jessica wrote:

    Love the dot pillows!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    Posted 1.5.17 Reply
  12. Ashley wrote:

    What a beautiful, inviting guest room! I just saw that Minted carries pillows and was so excited! So many pretty prints!

    xo Ashley

    Posted 1.5.17 Reply
  13. Kasey wrote:

    Your room is so pretty the art looks great above the bed and I love all of the prints!

    Posted 1.5.17 Reply
  14. Sara wrote:

    Wow I love the colors and aesthetic of this room! I am definitely going to use some of these ideas on my guest room.

    xo Sara | http://www.saramagnolia.com

    Posted 1.5.17 Reply
  15. Sandy wrote:

    I love the pillows!!!

    Posted 1.6.17 Reply
  16. Anna English wrote:

    This looks like the perfect refresh! The artwork really goes well with the headboard.

    Posted 1.6.17 Reply
  17. Alice wrote:

    Okay now I want to redo our guest room too! Love how well the art goes with the pillows!

    xo,
    Alice at Lone Star Looking Glass

    Posted 1.6.17 Reply
  18. Elise wrote:

    your guest room is beautiful!!! can I come visit? 😉

    Posted 1.6.17 Reply
  19. hanna wrote:

    Thanks for the tips! Your guest room looks great –Like Hanna

    Posted 1.6.17 Reply
  20. Angelle Marix wrote:

    The clean and crisp decor is amazing. I am obsessed with the nightstand!!!! Love it all

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

    Posted 1.7.17 Reply
  21. I love the pretty pops of blue!! Your home is so beautiful!

    Jenna from http://www.visionsofvogue.com

    Posted 1.8.17 Reply
  22. Lexi wrote:

    We definitely need to put a little TLC into our guest room! Love the art prints and pillows in yours!

    Posted 1.8.17 Reply
  23. Lacey wrote:

    Love your guest room! Such a great idea to use the bar cart as a night stand. I never would have thought of that!

    xo Lacey

    Posted 1.10.17 Reply
  24. basypham wrote:

    I like your blog, it was simple, quick load and friendly!

    Posted 1.10.17 Reply
  25. Emily wrote:

    Love those pillow picks!

    xo. L
    livingincolorblog.com

    Posted 1.13.17 Reply

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