HGTV Green Home 2008: Sunny Guest Bedroom
Bright, Sunny Guest Room
The guest bedroom is a bright sunny space, with its rich yellow walls, floral fabrics and cheerful bird painting. While it is designed for guests, interior designer Linda Woodrum also considers it suitable for a girl from kindergarten to high school. "This room started with the yellow," says Linda. "Then I found the brown-and-white duvet and it went from there."
Flower Motif Lamps
Linda used lamps with a recycled papier-mache base in a flower motif and a blown-glass finial. They rest on simple bedside tables topped with mirrored glass, which reflect the golden walls and ceiling.
Simple white curtains over rattan blinds let in as much – or as little – light as guests want, making this a cozy escape or a cheerful retreat. The large windows are among the most energy-efficient on the market. They reduce the amount of glare and heat gain through high-performance glass and are surrounded with additional flashing to help prevent moisture problems.
The chair in the corner has a retro look, which is heightened by the fern-leaf pattern on the seat. "I didn't want to fill the space up with a bulky chair," says Linda. "Green spaces use fewer pieces of high-quality furniture and that's what I wanted to show in this room."
The simple white chest of drawers completes the space. A white lamp with a brown-and-white shade rests atop it, along with some of Linda's favorite books, photos and plants.