Before & After – Update on Guest Bedroom!

Faux shagreen vanity with lavender decor and white bedding.

Wow! Our guest room is holiday-ready! So excited to share this with you! Thank you Calico, for making this room possible! Calico worked with me in stages to help slowly transform our guest bedroom into the beauty it is today!

Before we dive in, let me remind you of the phases of this room.

The Beginning

An old sleigh bed, bland wall color and no personality!

Guest Bedroom Makeover before and after!
West Elm Drapes in lavender velvet.

Step 1: New Headboard

This headboard is covered in Crypton fabric so you can bleach clean it! No joke! It’s a performance indoor-outdoor fabric! Plus, a fresh coat of paint and a few Homegoods accessories.

Fabric: Silex, color Snow, Gray Trim and Pewter nail heads. Headboard is tufted.

Ivory headboard in Krypton fabric.
Bedroom decorated in ivory and pale lavender.

Step 2: New Wallpaper!

I love the soothing colors of the SOLAN Fabricut wallpaper from Calico. I used to be afraid of pattern, but you’d be surprised how neutral a pattern can read! And this wallpaper from Calico gives you so many colors to pull from for the rest of the room!

Style: SOLAN, a Fabricut Wallpaper in Sparrow

Lavender bedroom makeover from lifestyle blogger, bluegraygal. Using wallpaper in bedroom.
Floral Design Wallpaper in Guest Bedroom makeover. White table lamps.

Step 3: Custom Bed Skirt

A custom bed skirt was made out of the same Crypton fabric as the headboard with the addition of a gorgeous trim, to add a little something unique. Calico measured to be sure it fit beautifully! I love the pleating!

Custom Bedskirt and Stearns and Foster Lux Estate bed.
Ivory Bedskirt. Custom ivory skirt with trim from Calico Corners. Neutral bedroom decor.

Step 4: New Bedding & Furniture

Change to all white bedding. There’s something about white bedding that shouts luxury hotel to me. It’s just a beautiful look for guests!

Bedroom Wallpaper from Calico Corners Atlanta. White hotel sheets and ivory mirror.

Step 5: Drapery (my favorite part!)

Custom drapery is the latest addition! Calico does drapery beautifully. They did the drapes in my husband’s office, as well. I brought in my designer, Jessica Bradley, to help me since she has helped me with my remodel and knew my house well. She was a good soundboard to help with fabric choices, but Calico designers can easily help you, too!

The drapery was done in Veneer (DL)/Silver fabric. We chose to match the trim with the bed skirt which gives it a very custom look. The drapery is hung on a zip rod so it glides open and closed with a wand with ease.

There’s something so practical but luxurious about drapery. People think they block window views, but they actually draw your eyes to them, and provide privacy.

Guest bedroom makeover. Lavender floral wallpaper, white hotel sheets, Madegoods dresser and custom headboard from Calico.
Traverse rod for custom drapery. Bench at end of bed and painted armoir.
Lavender Bedroom decor. Homegoods vanity in faux shagreen, white table lamps, quatrafoil wall mirror and custom Drapery and wallpaper from Calico Corners.
Custom lavender Calico drapery for guest bedroom.
Traverse rod for custom drapery. Bench at end of bed and painted armoir.
Guest bedroom before and after. Stages of remodeling a bedroom.

Calico Product Details

Wallpaper: SOLAN, a Fabricut Wallpaper in Sparrow


  • Style: Hillary
  • Fabric: Silex, Color Snow
  • Pewter Nailheads


  • Trim: Massari/Fawn on leading edge.
  • Fabric: Veneer (DL)/Silver.
  • 4″ fan pleat.
  • Hardware: Metal 7/8 zip rod.
  • Drapery is both inner and blackout lined.

Room Decor

Nightstand Option 1 | Nightstand Option 2 | Mirror Option 1 | Mirror Option 2 | Similar White Lamps

Calico is a one-stop design store. They can make custom furniture, drapery, and bedding and have a great wallpaper collection!

Plus, Calico has designers who will help you measure and implement the work within your budget.

The guest bedroom makeover is so pretty. I can’t sing Calico’s praises enough — stop by if you’re looking for something as simple as a custom pillow to a whole room makeover!

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