You don’t need to be a professional interior designer to make a few impactful changes to your home. One TikTok creator, themartinezcasita, explains how she helped her sister put her guest room together in her new home after she asked for her help with decorating the space. The video begins with her rolling out a beautiful, neutral-colored area rug on top of the existing carpet.
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Layering rugs can make any space feel warmer, and it’s particularly effective in a bedroom. Next, she placed a beautiful wooden blanket ladder against a wall, then added some folded blankets. This is a great way to add texture and warmth to a bedroom while also giving guests the ability to grab an extra blanket if they get chilly during the night.
The next scene in the video shows her hanging a cool, neutral piece of modern artwork above the bed. Note how the artwork is linear so that it matches the overall shape of the bed and gives everything a seamless look. She also “chopped” a few extra throw pillows to create a crisp, beautiful appearance.
Afterward, she added a single lumbar pillow in a lighter color and placed it directly in front of the trio of square pillows. A simple wood nightstand was added next to the bed. This nightstand has two drawers, which is an excellent choice for a guest room since it gives people a bit of storage by the bedside during their visit.
The TikToker also said that she helped her sister by giving her several unused pieces that she already had from her own home. After the nightstand was in place, she put a beautiful vase filled with faux olive branches, a beautiful ceramic candle, and a tray on top of it.
She also added a cool wall sconce by attaching a DIY wooden bracket, then hanging a cute woven shade on it. She placed a battery-operated light inside that had a remote control so that guests can change the lighting color and brightness.
Someone asked where the light fixtures were from, and the creator replied, “They were DIY/hack! brackets were made with pine wood, puck lights, and pendant lampshades were from Lowes – and I just put them together!” She put one light on each side of the bed to create visual symmetry.
When the video pans out, you get a full view of the made-over guest room, and wow, does it look amazing! I love her use of neutral colors, lots of texture, and the creative way that she made the wall sconces. I also really love the blanket ladder which I feel always adds a warm element to a room.
Viewer Leah Mejorado also loved the ladder and said, “Do you know where I could find a similar ladder?”
Someone else asked where the area rug was from, and she replied saying, “It’s from world market! Ivory tonal sweater Emilie area rug! I also added to my Iinktree under ‘sisters guest room’”
On the other nightstand, a large black vase and a white sculpted “chain” were added for a nice juxtaposition of color and size. The video also shows a cute little wooden stool placed right underneath the bedroom window.
I thought this was a super nice touch! I also absolutely loved the big, chunky throw blanket she added to the foot of the bed and how it contrasted against the soft and fluffy white comforter. I really think this creator did an amazing job with the bedroom and everything she did looks easy and fun to do! I might just head out to find some artwork and accent pieces for my spare bedroom to see how I can transform it.