I come from a big family.
Every holiday, every birthday, every celebration—we all get together.
And this Thanksgiving is no exception.
My mom’s house is the center of our get-together world and she hosts all the out-of town guests. There are three guest bedrooms in her house and I wanted to help her get one of them ready for all the holiday merrymakers about to show up on her doorstep.
I love my mother so much and she does so much for all of us.
I wanted to treat her.
I wanted to surprise her.
I wanted to get the room ready so she didn’t have to.
It all started with moving the furniture around and cleaning the space and the carpet and organizing the closet and finding a new nightstand and organizing the closet and adding lighting and new bedding and pillows and some fall accessories to warm up the space.
And when I was done?
The room looked like this.
Isn’t it cozy?
Doesn’t it look like it’s ready for guests?
Doesn’t it look like a space that you’d want to kick off your shoes and unpack your suitcase and head downstairs for a plate full of turkey?
I had been planning to help my mother for a while, so when Walmart reached out I was SO HAPPY that I had this amazing opportunity. I may have mentioned it once or twice, but you know I shop Walmart on the regular and I love their affordable decor and the quality is next level (wait until you see everything I found for Christmas). I found so many cute things for this space to make it extra cozy for guests.
Here’s what I did to get the room ready for the holidays.
1. Bedside table
I changed out the side table for this new mid-century modern side table.
The other side table was white and was a little too tall and took up too much space next to the bed. So that side table was moved into the closet and everything was rearranged so guests can use that as a mini dresser in the closet.
Now guests have a place to put their clothes along with hanging space in the closet as well.
For lighting, I added this small bedside table lamp.
The room needed a little more artwork, so I found this pear print and added next to the bed along with this beautiful fall arrangement.
2. Extra seating
This chair was already in the space, but I cozied it up with the cutest khaki and white striped throw.
It’s perfect for fall (and I thought she could add a Christmas snowflake pillow with it for December, too).
I also found this cozy (you should feel how soft it is and it’s under $10) faux fur pillow for the chair, too.
Guests can read here or relax and take a break from all the busyness downstairs.
On this side of the room, there’s a china cabinet that I painted for the space and I knew I needed some height and some greenery on this side of the room to balance out the accent wall.
This 51″ tall rubber plant looks so realistic and it fills out the space in this corner.
I added the basket to the base and fluffed out the leaves.
I refreshed the bed with new bedding.
This white corduroy bedding is SO CUTE. It’s so soft and lightweight so I added two comforters to the end of the bed in case the guests needed extra warmth on the bed. The bedding is also reversible with gray on the other side in case my mother wanted to change it up for the seasons.
I need to go back over to her house this week with some wrinkle free fabric spray to get out the wrinkles.
You can see the corduroy bedding here.
I also added some throw pillows and these new white quilted shams.
Then? All that was left was to shop her house for accessories like this vintage cross stitch.
I also added a cross stitch that she had of the house I live in. She has all the houses that she’s lived in designed in cross stitch and I thought this one was perfect for the hutch in the guest room.
I added a vintage truck full of books and a game board my brother made and a mini house and this artificial pampas grass for texture.
And for a little signature—I found this thistle arrangement for the side table on the other side of the room.
I wish you could meet my mother.
She is a FORCE of nature and my best friend.
She’s wise and insightful and thoughtful and funny and full of all the advice I could ever ask for. 🙂
And I’m here for all of it.
She loves the room and I love her and I can’t wait to celebrate this holiday season together.
Everything I used to refresh my mother’s room:
- this mid-century modern side table
- this mini lamp
- this fall arrangement
- this faux fur pillow
- striped khaki throw
- faux rubber tree
- this corduroy bedding
- these white quilted shams
- this artificial pampas grass
- this thistle arrangement
- fall leaf arrangement
- round gold mirror
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