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I don’t think I’ve ever had a room come together so easily as I have with this room. Initially I thought the wallpaper was going to limit my design decisions in a negative way and, surprisingly, it’s been the opposite. I think it narrowed my choices down so much that I was able to eliminate a lot of options right away because of busy patterns or just generally not coordinating well with the color scheme and pattern on the walls.
Better Homes and Gardens challenged me to come up with a way to incorporate “Farmhouse Chic” into my home. If you’ve read this blog for any length of time you’ll know that I describe our style as “Beachy Chic” so I had to figure out pieces that could easily work for either style. When I think of farmhouse I think a lot of layering and texture and neutral colors. Simple lines and a welcoming vibe. All things I like! Chic to me is the added glam or girly-ness.
Since we’ve moved in we haven’t touched our guest bedroom. We just plopped a queen mattress in there and had it sitting on the floor. When overnight guests came over I tried to make it welcoming with makeshift nightstands but there is only so much I can do with a bed on the floor. 🙂
After my trip out to the Better Homes and Gardens headquarters in July I knew the number one piece I needed to work into this design plan was the navy tufted bench. This piece was in one of their pretend rooms we toured and I fell in love with it. I knew it was well made because I actually was able to touch and feel it and at $70 ish it was a no brainer (and it comes in other colors!). The gorgeous tufting adds to the “chic-ness” and the material adds to the farmhouse no-nonsense appeal. It also stands up really well to kids that think it’s a great diving board. I speak from experience. 🙂
The makeshift nightstands I had in the room were too large so the first thing I did was measure for something that would fit easily and wouldn’t feel crowded. The Better Homes and Gardens Furniture End Table with Drawer fit the bill. They were only $50 each so honestly I was nervous that they would be cheap and rickety. No. I know this from experience after dropping the top of it on my toe and having a ridiculous amount of pain and bruising because it was so heavy. Are they as high quality as something you’d purchase from Restoration Hardware? Probably not but you are definitely getting more than you pay for. I probably had to spend about 30-45 minutes putting the night stands together but they were the best directions I’ve ever read. They were so easy to understand (ie: nothing like the ridiculous directions you get from IKEA).
The prices for the Better Homes and Gardens line at Walmart are dynamite… and on top of that, if you are are a member of EBates you can get an additional percentage back every time you make an online purchase from Walmart. It’s only 1% at Walmart but the percentage at places like World Market and Nordstroms are even better. More on EBates HERE.
Come back Thursday… more on how I put the room together and a list of sources. In the meantime… here were the Better Homes and Gardens products that I used for this makeover: