#MakeHomeYours with HomeGoods

Like many homeowners, there are areas of our home that are in need of a makeover.  The guest room was a project that kept getting put off for some other time. That is just one of the reasons why I was so excited to be part of the #MakeHomeYours campaign from one of my favorite stores – HomeGoods! It was just what I needed to finally kick it into high gear to get the room done while finding pieces that could make the space unique. I invited my good friend and Inner Child Fun Craft Assistant Kim to join me, and we had so much fun shopping at HomeGoods together! Shopping is always more fun when you bring a friend along, don’t you think?

I wanted to create a space for our guests where they could relax and unwind. Our guest room was the perfect example of a blank slate. It had white walls, very little furniture, and hardly any decor items. I knew HomeGoods would be a great place to find beautiful storage pieces, high-end bedding, lamps, quality wall art, and unique home decor items because wherever I have items from HomeGoods on display in other parts of my home, they are the pieces that our guests gravitate towards and talk about the most. I wanted our guests to feel welcome! Kim and I picked out a color scheme based on items that were staying in the room and the new warm wheat paint color for the walls. Then we headed over to HomeGoods where there are beautiful displays that are sorted by color and style making it easy to find unique home decor items that would take this space to the next level.

Guest Room Makeover - Before and After

Just walking into the store made us both smile! One of the best things I love about shopping at HomeGoods is all the surprises! I am so thankful that the store is near where I live because I shop there quite frequently, looking through their ever-changing merchandise. We filled our carts with bedding, pillows, window treatments, a blanket, wall art, mirrors, candles and other smaller decor items that would bring a feeling of relaxation to our guest room space without being too drab or dull. Then we did a little happy dance when we saw how nicely it was all going to come together!

Here are the BEFORE photos of our boring “bare bones” guest room:

Guest Room Makeover - Before and After

Inside our basic room, you can hardly even see the headboard on the bed because it blends in with the walls. Here is the other side…

Guest Room Makeover - Before and After

While Kim and I were filling our carts with finds at HomeGoods, my husband Mark was prepping the walls and painting the room. Once the painting was done, Kim and I got to work arranging and experimenting with what looked best. We even “shopped” through other rooms of the house.

… and here are the AFTER photos!

Guest Room Makeover - Before and After

I love how relaxing the room feels, yet the bright pops of orange help liven it up a bit. The orange, navy, and turquoise show my love of color!

Guest Room Makeover - Before and After

We now have a super fabulous place for our guests to stay, unwind, and relax. The best part is that every time I step foot in here, I am reminded of all the fun Kim & I had while shopping and moving things around until they were just perfect! This room will always make me smile! Guest Room Makeover - Before and After

Thanks to my husband Mark for painting, hanging window treatments, and other heavy lifting. A big thank-you to HomeGoods for sponsoring, and to Kim for keeping me on track and putting up with me while shopping. Guest Room Makeover - Before and After

The koi finger painting was a collaborative project that my daughter Clara (age 7 at the time) and I did together one rainy afternoon. We followed a video tutorial from the lovely Iris Scott. It seems right at home in this room adding to the tranquil feeling!

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Guest Room Makeover - Before and After

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Get inspired and check out this video with HomeGoods and Sutton Foster teaming up to make her dressing room feel like home!




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  1. Our home office could use a makeover.

  2. tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/785943940310577153

  3. My living room is in dire need of a makeover! It needs paint, rugs, and lighting and artwork.

  4. Our kitchen needs a makeover

  5. My older daughter’ s room really could use a facelift. We haven’t changed anything since she was 2 and she is now 8. It would really be nice to transition her to a bigger girl look.

  6. Julie Wood says

    My living room needs a makeover! It is drab, and needs new decor items, a new rug, a new couch and chair. And also fresh paint.

  7. Julie Wood says


  8. our living room could use a makeover

  9. Erin Ellis says

    I would love to make over our master bedroom/bathroom.
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway
    erinloves2run at gmail dot com

  10. Our “office” needs a makeover – so that it won’t look like a large walk-in closet!

  11. Erin Ellis says
  12. My living room needs a makeover, it could use more color.

  13. Jessica To says

    My master bathroom needs a complete makeover.

  14. I would love to work on my living room!


  15. latonya ramsey says

    My living room needs a makeover

  16. Our kitchen could use a makeover.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  17. tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/786992165327101952

  18. my bedroom needs a makeover

  19. Our computer room could use a makeover, especially since I’ve been thinking about getting a standing desk for it.

  20. Margaret Smith says

    I’d love to redecorate our Master bedroom.
    Thanks so much.

  21. Margaret Smith says
  22. That’s an easy one. My living room. It’s long and its hard to figure out what kind of furniture to buy and where to put it.

  23. Our living room could use some sprucing up! 🙂

  24. I tweeted as well https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/788079936552611841 thanks for the chance!

  25. Susan Smith says

    I would love to redecorate my Family Room.

  26. Susan Smith says
  27. Love the new look of the room. 🙂 great items that you picked up at HomeGoods! My living room definitely need some help. Thanks for the giveaway.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  28. I would love to re-do the living room! Maybe a rug or coffee table… and more room.. and a couch… lol 😉

  29. The family room desperately needs a makeover and I would love to redecorate it. It is more functional than a fashion statement. It doesn’t really have a cohesive style at all and the whole room is pretty worn out from lots of daily use.

  30. Steve Weber says

    Yes, my kitchen needs a huge makeover

    groogruxking40 @gmail dot com

  31. Amanda lea says
  32. Our dining room is in dire need of ‘something’. It’s virtually an empty room with a table and a mirror and has been that way since we moved in 4 years ago and it’s where we do all of our entertaining for holidays!

  33. What a cute idea!

  34. Stefanie G says

    my bedroom is definitely a room I would like to redecorate!

  35. Stefanie G says
  36. I would love to add some life and color to my bedroom. It is pretty bland right now.

  37. Lisa Brown says

    My bedroom could use a makeover or update.
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  38. Lisa Brown says

    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  39. Kerry Bishop says

    Our bedroom really needs an update!

  40. Kerry Bishop says
  41. My sunroom looks like it is stuck in the 70’s and really needs a makeover

  42. My bedroom needs some updates

  43. I love their baskets and organizers. truckredford(at)gmail(Dot)com

  44. My kitchen could use a makeover, for sure. I’d love to be able to have better storage solutions so I could reclaim my countertops. I spend so much time in the kitchen, and it would be great to make it a more pleasant place.

  45. I tweeted about your guest room makeover (well done!) and the HomeGoods giveaway:

  46. maria cantu says

    My kitchen really needs a makeover.

  47. My own bedroom needs a makeover.

  48. It’s my bedroom that desperately needs redecorating. It hasn’t been touched again after we moved in the house.
    pixelberrypie at yahoo dot com

  49. Our master bathroom could really use a makeover. Some pictures and other decorations would be a great place to start!

  50. Stephanie Phelps says

    My bedroom needs a serious makeover but so does my bathroom!

  51. Stephanie Phelps says
  52. My guest room too is a dreary thing, now attracting boxes and other detritus instead of being pretty and inviting. I actually gave our last visitor my rom instead!

  53. My home office desperately needs a makeover. It is cluttered, utilitarian and has absolutely no personality.

  54. Ellie Wright says

    My living room desperately needs a makeover. Nothing has changed since the 90’s.

  55. Ellie Wright says
  56. Thomas Murphy says

    My bedroom needs a makeover.

  57. Thomas Murphy says
  58. Barbara Montag says

    Our kitchen is in need of a makeover – it’s been ages!
    thank you

  59. Barbara Montag says
  60. Rebecca Graham says

    My kitchen needs a new makeover to get it up to date.

  61. I wouldn’t mind giving my living room a makeover

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  62. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/798176036005548032

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  63. I have been “in the middle” of a bathroom remodel/renovation for nearly 3 years. Would love to see that actually get DONE! hahaha!

  64. Jerry Marquardt says

    I have a room in my home that needs a total makeover, my kitchen. It is the most lived in room, so it definitely need some attention.

  65. Jerry Marquardt says
  66. I would like to give my bedroom a makeover – I’ve had it the same way for quite some time now

  67. Wanda McHenry says
  68. yes my bedroom

  69. Our home office is just a disorganized mess. It’s way overdue for a makeover.

  70. My bathroom could use a makeover!

  71. My Bedroom.

  72. I would love to re-do my dated family room.

  73. My family room needs a major makeover. It’s at the top of my list.

  74. Francine Anchondo says

    My bedroom could use one

  75. Francine Anchondo says