Friday, February 8, 2013

Guest Bedroom Decor For Spring/Summer

I’m trying to plan ahead for a few things I’d like to do in the guest bedroom.  Here is how the guest room currently looks.

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One of the things on the list is to paint this armoire in Old White chalk paint.

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While it worked fine black in a guest bedroom in our old house, I’ve been thinking for awhile now that it would look better, in this room in our condo, white.  Keeping with the lightening up, I found some bedding at Ikea that I’d like to incorporate.

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This is the Alvine Kvist bedding.  I figure if I pick up a couple of pieces a month, it won’t be a budget breaker.   Then in Fall/Winter, I can go back to the darker {warmer} feeling with the blue and brown.  I’ve never bought bedding from Ikea before, so if you have any experience with it, I’d be glad to hear about it.

19 comments:

Okio B Designs said...

The armoire will look so pretty white! I have a throw blanket from Ikea and it's nice. Good quality but don't know about the sheets and such. It's usually priced well so how can you go wrong?

Jeanine

sweetvintageofmine said...

Morning Kathy! Your Armoire is lovely and I have seen the Alvine Kvist bedding too, and I think it's gorgeous. It would look beautiful with your Armoire Black or painted white~Can't wait to see the new look! Have a blessed and wonderful weekend~~~Roxie

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOL! Funny how your going from black to white and I just went from white to black on a similar piece! Love the bedding your considering!

Becca said...

Your guest room is beautiful, as is (including your gorgeous armoire dressed in black); however, I love the idea of you painting it Old White! And, I also love IKEA bedding ... I have one of their down comforters with one of their white duvet covers (forgot the name) on our bed. You just can't beat the price ... the one you have your eye on will be fabulous in there!

Stitchfork said...

Have had good experience with their bedding. And liking the lighter whiter look!

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh looks so pretty Kathy. I can see the armoire in white too:)Liz's home tour is back up btw:)

Sue said...

I like the floral pattern, Kathy. I bought a duvet cover at IKEA last fall and returned it. It was poorly made and I did not see the quality until I got it home. It was also too short for my comforter. Make sure you know your measurements. :-)

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

A few years ago I bought my daughter sheets, duvet cover, shams for her college room...they lasted a few years and really took a beating! Something to think about though, if you only buy a few pieces at a time, what will you do if they no longer carry the patten before you finish buying every thing you want? I love this pattern - just wish we lived near an Ikea (and I LOVE their restaurant!!)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Kathy, It is going to be gorgeous. I think the cabinet will be so pretty paintedd. Love the floral pattern but have not tried Ikea's bedding, so not sure how they would hold up. I did purchase some kitchen towels and they did not hold up to washing.

Have fun with your redo. I went from black to white in our master with black toile bedding. For spring and summer, I add a bit of aqua for an accent. Looking forward to your pics when done.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Kathy,
Hope you still will get your complete set of bedding at IKEA if you buy it in batches...! That's always a risk.
It looks nice though and to brighten up any room is always worth it.
Hugs to you and happy weekend.
Mariette
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Gail said...

Beautiful bedding Kathy! Looks like you about ready to get started with painting the armoire. I'm sure it will look beautiful painted white when you're all done with it. Enjoy your weekend my friend, Gail

Missy George said...

Love the bedding..Nice to plan ahead..Did you just change your header?? Looks great..I'm so observant..It's probably always been like that..

Blondie's Journal said...

You have a great room here, I really love the armoire. I don't have any linens from IKEA but I always think of their things as being something you would not want to take a beating...which might work in a guest room that isn't used on a day to day basis. I have a throw from there that I found for $10.00 and it's great so far, has held up to several washings, so maybe I'm wrong. Just heard bad things about the furniture.

Maybe you should invest in the comforter/duvet and shams at once in case they are discontinued and then pick up sheet and pillowcases as you go along.

XO,
Jane

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your ideas for redoing the room sound wonderful. Love the new bedding. I really, really, like your new header that Sonny did. She is so talented and this looks gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

The armoire would look great in white...and love that bedding...can't wait to see what gorgeous thing you will do with the room!!

lynn said...

i've not had ikea bedding, but, the one you've picked out will look fresh and pretty in your room:) i paint everything white, so, of course, i'll love your cabinet white!!

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns.blogspot.com said...

I love the way your guest bedroom turned out!

Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

I adore that bedding! I think the armoire will look great in white and it'll look great with that bedding.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kathy, I saw this bedding at Ikea and thought it was really pretty. Can't wait to see the changes in your room. Hugs, Sherry

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