cozy cottage bedroom

Hey hey, friends! Our cozy cottage style guest bedroom makeover has been in the works for over 5 months now! It’s been one of the longest makeover processes I’ve done in a space, but I also think it’s a big reason I love it so much. Taking my time and taking things step by step really allowed me to be intentional with the every single thing in this beautiful room!

cottage style bedroom

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This room is small – 10’x10′ – so my entire goal was for it to feel extra cozy, yet also more spacious than it did before. We downsized from a CalKing bed to a Queen, and it made all the difference. The queen sized bed fits so much better in the smaller space.

Y’all saw me DIY this Board and Batten wall, and paint it in Fresh Balsam from Sherwin Williams. It’s still one of my favorite features, and the stenciled wall above adds the perfect amount of interest.

I also love swapping out different vintage artwork above the bed – it’s both easy and fun to change it up! And I really can’t wait to get my hands on this space for Christmas!

The two floating nightstands add some much needed bedside space for our guests, without taking up extra room. I’ll get a tutorial for these up soon – they were incredibly easy and cost about $15 each (made from cedar fence pickets)!

cozy cottage bedroom with floating nightstands and copper wall sconces

Because this room has the largest closet of all of our extra bedrooms, I didn’t feel like I needed to clutter the space even more with a dresser or other storage – the large closet is plenty of space for guests. So instead, opposite the bed, I added more cozy cottage charm with a faux vintage mantel that I built a few months back. We have a TV that we can hang if our guests like (there is a french cleat already installed on the wall), but otherwise I keep the space styled with various things – art, chippy windows, canvas prints, etc. It’s another place I can’t wait to spruce up for the holidays!

The jute rug really grounds the space and helps to cover our orange colored faux “wood” floors that I’m not a big fan of. It also adds all the yummy texture you know I love. The simple cream duvet is from the Hearth & Hand line at Target, which balances out the floral sheets I added to the bed – those are the sheets my mom had on our guest bed growing up, so I love having them here now!

And while I’d never recommend this bed to you (SO MANY ISSUES!), I really do love how it looks in the space – iron beds just have a lovely charm, and because the headboard and footboard aren’t solid pieces, the room still feels open and spacious.

cozy cottage bedroom

The final touch were the copper wall sconces, which I smuggled into California. Really though – I guess there is some new law that passed this past year about electrical standards, and these guys didn’t meet them. So instead of settling, I just ordered them to my parents in Oregon and they brought them down for us! And even better, no sales tax in Oregon either! The copper matches the new ceiling fan we installed from Hunter fans, which we also love.


And there you have it y’all! Our FINALLY finished cozy cottage style bedroom. I hope it gives you some inspiration for your own bedrooms and homes!

Until next time!



cozy cottage style bedroom decor
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