Christmas Color in the Guest Bedroom

The countdown is on…only 1 more week until Christmas. Are you ready? I’m almost there. Our girls will be coming home this year so I have been busy cleaning and getting the guest bedrooms ready. I don’t usually go crazy with decorations in every room of the house, but I do enjoy having a little Christmas color in the guest bedroom. This room is a walk-through from the kitchen to the bath and bedrooms, so we’re constantly in and out and it’s nice to see it looking all festive and “Christmas-y”. πŸ˜‰

Adding color and texture to create a cozy Christmas guest bedroom.

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I started with the red that I used a few years ago. You can find the red pillow covers, *here, and white shams, *here.

Christmas in the guest bedroom with red velvet and fresh greens |

Christmas in the guest bedroom using red velvet and fresh greens |

Then I did a little switcheroo with some of the decor and replaced the red with green pillow covers, a last-minute purchase. I also added a beautiful magnolia wreath that I found at a floral wholesaler. It brings back wonderful memories of our time living in Georgia.

Christmas in the guest bedroom using green velvet, fresh greens and a magnolia wreath |

Such a different feel to the room with the green. The red was festive and bright and the green feels calm and soothing. (similar pillow covers, *here)

Christmas in the guest bedroom using green velvet on the bed and fresh greens |

Christmas in the guest bedroom using green velvet on the platform bed, fresh greens and a DIY lightbulb banner |

Adding large woven baskets under the bed not only creates storage but adds warm texture to our cozy Christmas guest bedroom. (You can find similar baskets,* here)

My DIY lightbulb banner still hangs in here, too. I tried it in different places in the house but I like it best hanging on the barn wood shelves.

Christmas in the guest bedroom using red velvet, fresh greens and a DIY lightbulb banner |

The green is really pretty but I think I’m partial to the red. It just screams Christmas to me. Which one do you like best?

Christmas in the guest bedroom using green velvet on the platform bed and fresh greens |

Once the cleaning and pillow switching are done, I hope to do a little cookie baking…oh, and present wrapping (the worst job ever). πŸ˜‰ 

You can check out more Christmas decor.

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  1. Dona
    Friday,December 18, 2015 / 7:22 am

    Both are lovely; I really couldn’t decide! πŸ™‚

    • Kristi
      Saturday,December 19, 2015 / 2:56 am

      Awww thanks so much! πŸ™‚

      Happy holidays to you!!

  2. Pat M.
    Friday,December 18, 2015 / 9:59 am

    I prefer the green pillows way more than the red. It still looks Christmas-y but red is so overdone at this time of year, the green is, as you said, calming. And, the green pillows bring out the green in the garlands. Looks great either way ….

    • Kristi
      Saturday,December 19, 2015 / 3:01 am

      Thanks Pat! I agree with you, the green does bring out the color in the garlands. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for stopping in and taking a look. Happy Holidays!

  3. Friday,December 18, 2015 / 10:47 am

    The green pillows do give the room that cozy look but I like bright colors and the red sings Christmas to me. I also like the red with crisp white bedding. It gives the room that crisp cool look that makes you feel refreshed in the morning.

    I love, love, love the magnolia leaf wreath. Years ago I was at a meeting in an old church in Pearson, Florida at Christmas time. They had decorated the entire church with magnolia garlands and wreaths, including flowers and deep rich Merlot colored bows. It was gorgeous. Ever since then I have wanted a Magnolia wreath. . Enjoy your week before Christmas and don’t work to hard. Enjoy the family. Debbie

    • Kristi
      Saturday,December 19, 2015 / 3:12 am

      Thanks Debbie, I do like the red with the white too.

      The old church sounds like it was all decked out for Christmas. I bet all of that magnolia was gorgeous. I’m kinda obsessed with mine and will try to get one again next year. They aren’t easy to find in Chicago though. πŸ˜‰

      I have slowed down a bit, believe it or not, and am trying to enjoy the last few days before the holiday starts. We haven’t all been together since last Christmas, so I plan to soak it all in. I hope you enjoy your holidays as well, I know they aren’t always easy for you. Merry Christmas my friend! πŸ™‚

  4. Saturday,December 19, 2015 / 6:50 pm

    You have such an amazing eye, Kristi, your style decisions are always just perfect. I think they both look great. Every room in your home is magazine worthy…Christmas or not! Merry, merry my friend! πŸ™‚

    • Kristi
      Sunday,December 20, 2015 / 11:10 pm

      Thanks so much for the sweet comment my friend! πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas to you!

  5. Mary-The Boondocks Blog
    Monday,December 21, 2015 / 2:23 pm

    The room is so beautiful with the greens. But the red pillows add a dash of cheer. I think it depends what you want cheery or calm. Either way they are both incredibly beautiful and add to the already gorgeous rustic room.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,December 22, 2015 / 1:59 am

      Thanks so much Mary! You are right about the red and green and it is so easy to switch one out for the other to change the mood. πŸ™‚

      Merry Christmas!

  6. Nancy
    Tuesday,December 22, 2015 / 10:17 am

    Well, I thought the red was gorgeous, but then I saw the green and I love that, too! Either way the room is just beautiful. You have such a pretty home, Kristi. Everything you do is, as Kim says, “magazine worthy”. Hugs, Nancy

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,December 23, 2015 / 12:56 am

      So sweet, thanks Nancy. I really liked the red but I left the green and I’m really loving the way it looks. πŸ™‚

  7. Stephanie
    Wednesday,February 24, 2016 / 8:53 am

    Hey Kristi! I’m wondering where you found this bed frame? Or did you make it yourself? I love the idea of finding something for my guest bedroom that has some storage built in!

    • Kristi
      Thursday,February 25, 2016 / 2:03 am

      Hi Stephanie! We actually made the bed to fit a futon mattress that we had (plus I needed extra storage in this small room). It’s turned into my favorite (and most popular project). If you want to see how we made it, you can check it out here, Thanks so much for stopping in and if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

  8. Wednesday,November 1, 2017 / 8:54 am

    Love your cozy Christmas bedroom decor and your style. Just beautiful!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,November 1, 2017 / 11:44 pm

      Thanks so much, ladies! It was one of my favorite spaces to decorate during the holidays. πŸ™‚

  9. Wednesday,November 1, 2017 / 10:45 am

    I love the shelves above the bed. What an inviting space!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,November 1, 2017 / 11:43 pm

      Thanks so much, Jacque. They were one of our favorite DIY’s in that space.

  10. Wednesday,November 1, 2017 / 3:13 pm

    Love this space, so very cozy and I love those pops of red!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,November 1, 2017 / 11:35 pm

      Thanks so muck Kristin! I loved the red too.

  11. Monday,November 20, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    I choose both! Both rooms are stunning. A lovely combination of rustic and elegance.LOVE!!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,November 21, 2017 / 8:06 am

      Thanks so much Amy, I appreciate it! It was so fun changing that room around for the holidays. πŸ™‚

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