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Navy and Pink Guest Room Reveal

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Is it weird to get excited about a room?  Well I am weird and I get excited about rooms.  And houses.  And yards.  But this room—I am so excited about this room.  It’s the big reveal day!

We have an extra bedroom upstairs that is currently serving as a guest room.  Which meant that it housed the extra queen bed we have and that’s about it.  It was in a sad, sad state and I was embarrassed when it came time to show it to guests wanting to see my new house.


Now?  Now I’m embarrassed to show people the REST of the house compared to this room.  This room gives me hope for how the rest of the house will eventually look.

navy blue bedroom 1

As you may know, I am obsessed with board and batten and basically all kinds of trim.  And it will be everywhere in my house.  So when I was discussing this room with my husband, he was like “You should do the board and batten on all the walls and make this wall an accent wall with a grid!”  Yes–that is the man I married and I ADORE that he is that way.  He gets excited about rooms and houses and yards like I do.  Maybe not quite as much.  But still, he gives the orders and I get started.  We are a very progressive couple–the man gives the decorating orders and the wife does the work.  (Well actually he likes to think that, mostly I just make the plans and pretend to run it past him and do what I want anyway.)

navy and pink guest room

However, in this case, I actually did it his way.  I was only going to do two walls with board and batten and navy blue and leave the rest as they are.  Which would have been pretty nice still, I think.  But doing it his way, although WAY more work, ended up taking this room over the top and taking it to the next level.  It has added 200% more character to this room, making this room think that it existed in the 1920’s Craftsman era and not built last year.  I have a board and batten tutorial here and I will post a grid trim tutorial soon!

navy blue and pink bedroom 2

So the trimwork was decided.  And since I did this room for Better Homes and Gardens, I checked out some of my favorite products of theirs to use in this room.  I loved the Marissa curtains I used in my Master Bedroom makeover last year, and I found that they also had them in navy blue.  And I’ve been dying to do a room with navy blue, this seemed like a good jumping off point.

navy blue curtains

navy blue and pink pillows

I found this cute designer pillow from Etsy and the color scheme just spoke to me.  I was slightly nervous that the pink accents would make the room feel too feminine for a gender-confused guest room.  But I decided that it’s MY house and MY room so I would do what I wanted, dang it!  And I’m so glad I stuck with my instincts because I adore the navy and pink color scheme so much that I only want to look at navy blue and pink the rest of my life.

navy blue bedroom

So I chose to paint the upper portion of the walls in navy blue.  The blue I chose was Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy–the trendiest navy blue of all, it seems.  But I can see why.  It is so rich and dark and luxurious, like dark chocolate.  It feels like a superior paint color, like if paint colors were people, Hale Navy would be the one going to the country club and driving a Bentley.  It almost feels too pretentious to live in my house.  But now that such an affluent paint color lives in my house, maybe I will be inclined to step it up and vacuum once in a while.  I painted the rest of the room a white color matched to my trim, as well as the ceiling.  PS-Painting ceilings SUCKS.

pink and navy bedroom

For the bedding, BHG at Walmart has this cute comforter set that looks really close to my Crate and Barrel duvet cover but this one is like more than half the price.  I got a King Size, even though it’s a Queen bed.  Always do this–always.  Because this way you have a huge comforter that gives plenty of overhang and plenty of covers for your guests.  The one drawback is that you also end up with king sized shams and I don’t buy king size pillows.  So you might notice that my shams look a little off and it’s because I pulled them tight and folded the overhang behind it.  But you barely notice right? And last, those navy blue 20×20 pillows I whipped up really quickly from fabric from Hobby Lobby and put pillow forms inside.

pink and navy blue decor

Furniture:  Every piece in this room was thrifted and refinished by me, awhile ago.  Except the desk chair, I painted that with the Hale Navy and recovered the pad with a custom fabric I also made -tutorial coming.  Finally my furniture hoarding paid off!  That desk is the old green one–bleck (I can’t believe I painted it that color) which I stripped off the drawer fronts and repainted white.  The hot pink stools I painted, the nightstand I also painted, AND the dresser is a laminate one I refinished as well.  Last, I spray painted my old headboard Krylon Ballet Slipper pink which was the perfect pink accent.

french country style chair

Decor:  I was excited to hang up this cute (BHG at Walmart) sunburst mirror and found some cheapo small ones at Home Goods to flank it.  The painting above the desk and the photo by the door are from Home Goods as well.  And I shopped the house for accessories–I have plenty of them!  And there’s nothing better than fresh flowers.  Also, the “Love you to the moon” pillow was from Home Goods.

desk accessories

I also discovered that I finally had the perfect place for this special item–a flag that my WWII veteran Grandpa was retired with at his funeral.  The U.S. Air Force presented it to my mom, who gave it to me to take back home–since she is currently serving a mission for our church.  BHG at Walmart actually makes these flag boxes and I bought it and placed it inside.  So for now it resides in this guest room where all my visiting family members can enjoy it and remember Grandpa.

flag box

By the connecting bathroom door was the perfect spot for this cute spring blossom art I found which I think I had dreams of.  I love little pink blossoms and I might just go steal some from someone’s tree.  The last thing I did was a small little station of guest items–towels, soap, toiletries.  It was what I had on hand.  Clearly I need to go shopping.

navy and pink

guest room hospitality

And that’s the room!  Don’t you want to come stay with me now?  Just pretend you don’t see the rest of the house–just cover your eyes until you get into the guest room.

Let’s see this room before and after again just for that fun affect:
guest room before and after

guest room makeover

Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart Products in this room:

White Ruched Comforter Set: $45

Navy Blue Marissa Curtain Panels:  $18 (buy these online for the 96″ length)

Sunburst Mirror: $30

Black Task Lamp: $32

Rustic Lantern: $18

Flag Shadow Box, in stores:  $16

Peony and Rose Petals Candle:  $6

And if I were to extend my budget for this room, I would have also purchased these items:

Blue Sheets:  $40

Blue Medallion Rug:  $60

Here’s your chance to win a $100 Walmart gift card to makeover your bedroom!  Enter the Rafflecopter below!
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I wrote this post on behalf of Better Homes and Gardens Live Better, received compensation, but all opinions and statements are my own.




  1. I love the room…..where did you get that cute pink fan?

    1. I would love to make over my son’s room!

    2. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      That is from Home Goods!

  2. Anne Haun says:

    I would love to make over my master bedroom and bath!

  3. It looks so good! I’d love to finish my room or start the baby’s or guest room.

  4. I have to admit when I first saw navy and pink I was not thrilled, not one for large doses of pink. However I was so pleasantly surprised! What a lovely relaxing room! Just the right amount of pink with the navy and white to make it fresh and inviting. Glad I took the time to check it out, once again proving you have to keep an open mind or you may miss something fantastic and inspirational! Thank you for sharing!

  5. I would makeover our Master Bath, it desperately needs it! I really like your guest room redo, especially the colors. I’m on a bit of a navy and pink phase myself.

  6. I just repainted our school room and I’m searching for a new area rug in navy/gray/white. Maybe Walmart would have something.

  7. Love the navy and pink. I would like to redo granddaughter’ s bedroom. She is going to college in the fall and her room needs to be redone.

  8. How beautiful! I’d love to give my bedroom a makeover, too.

  9. I want to make with my husband the leaving room ….it is in our future plan

  10. Jennifer W says:

    We would make over the master bedroom; we’ve been upgrading the rest of the house slowly but our room still looks like we’re doing the college student mishmash!

  11. I would make over my sons’ bedroom.

  12. I would definitely make over my bedroom. I want it to be a place of serenity and peace, and it definitely not that now.

  13. I would makeover my daughter’s room!

  14. I’d make over my bedroom. I spent time on all other rooms in my house and neglected my own room.

  15. You did a FABULOUS job !

  16. I would make over my master bedroom.

  17. Evelyn Goettner says:

    I would makeover my daughters bedroom. She is turning 16 soon and needs a more grown up space.

  18. Mary Casper says:

    I woul make over the guest room it has bee the same way too long

  19. Adrienne gordon says:

    I’d do my bedroom

  20. We need to makeover our guest bath!

  21. Cynthia C says:

    My bathroom needs a makeover.

  22. April Brenay says:

    my dining room! it needs it bad

  23. Cheryl Larimer says:

    I would makeover our kids playroom.

  24. Carolyn Benson says:

    I would make over my guest bedroom too

  25. Margaret Smith says:

    Our Master bedroom. Been ages since we’ve changed things and I’d love a change. Thanks so much.

  26. trisha kilpatrick says:

    Every room in my house is in need of a makeover, but I would start with either my bedroom or the kitchen.

  27. Mary Cloud says:

    I need to make over my daughters bedroom – she wants a more grown up room

  28. Ann Fantom says:

    I want to make over my daughter’s bedroom

  29. I’d like to redo the Master bedroom & bathroom

  30. I’d like to make over my son’s room.

  31. I would make over my bedroom.

  32. i want to makeover our game room. it needs new flooring and some furniture

  33. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I’d makeover my bedroom!

  34. Duane Cooper says:

    I would love to redo the master bedroom!

  35. Mary Calabrese says:

    I’d make over my bedroom. I let my hubby do a little too much decorating and I think I’m better at it than he is (shhh).

  36. Suzanne K says:

    I’d make over my master bath

  37. Katherine says:

    I would redo thhe guest room

  38. Rachel Travis says:

    I would makeover our guest bedroom!

  39. shelly peterson says:

    I would make over my sons room or the bathroom.

  40. Barbara Fox says:

    Yesterday, I would have said the master bath because it is stuck in the 70’s however, the more I look around it, the more I realize that it’s so old, it’s coming back into style! So I guess I would say my sunroom.

  41. Barbara Montag says:

    I’d makeover our bedroom for more restful sleeping.
    thank you

  42. I would look to make over spare bathroom upstairs – the one sore spot in the house.

  43. Amy Orvin says:

    I would love to makeover my bedroom.

  44. steve weber says:

    I’d make over our 2nd bathroom.. it’s rough.

  45. David Holder says:

    I would like to makeover my master bathroom.

  46. I’d make over my bedroom.

  47. I would make-over the family room.

  48. Karen Deva says:

    I would makeover my office.

  49. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would makeover my kitchen.

  50. Sheila K. says:

    I would make over my home office!

  51. Julie Wood says:

    I need to redo my bedroom because it looks so drab!

  52. i would makeover the kids room

  53. I would makeover my daughters bedroom.

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  54. Kathy Luman says:

    I would makeover my bathroom. It needs some updating done on it.

  55. I would love to make over my living room

  56. I would like to redo my bedroom.

  57. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I would use it to make over my livingroom. I could use some new curtains and throw pillows.

  58. I would make over my master and guest bathrooms!

  59. Tracy Pryor says:

    I would love to makeover my bathroom.

  60. I’d make over my bedroom

  61. Brittney House says:

    I would love to make over my bedroom.

  62. Crystal F says:

    I would redo our bedroom. I’m so tired of the beige walls and boring red comforters. Thank you!

  63. Meghan Malicoat says:

    I would love to be able to make over my bedroom. It could use a upgrade.

  64. I would make over the guest bathroom. I just painted it and would love to get new towels and shower curtain and other accessories. Thanks

  65. PuffyBiggler says:

    I would makeover my bedroom. Thanks for the giveaway!

  66. Definitely our bedroom.

  67. Missa Lynn says:

    Our bedroom needs a makeover!

  68. Nicole Dziedzic says:

    I would love to makeover my living room, it needs some color and organization. I would love to add some décor pillows, pictures frames, and some storage baskets.

  69. kyl neusch says:

    makeover my bedroom

  70. mickeyfan says:

    I need to makeover my daughter’s old bedroom. I’m trying to decide how to make it so it’s nice when she and her husband come OR when the 2 little granddaughters come.

  71. Danielle Wood says:

    I would make over my bedroom

  72. I’d make over my bedroom, it’s pretty drab and bland right now.

  73. Danielle Marie says:

    i need new curtains and would love to paint an accent wall.

  74. joe gersch says:

    i would make over my living room

  75. Paula Belange says:

    Our daughters room needs a makeover, she is almost ten and it’s the same as when she was born.

  76. My bedroom could really use a makeover

  77. the bath needs a redo

  78. Being that I moved in with my boyfriend, everyone room needs a makeover, but mostly would like to add a woman’s touch to the bedroom.

  79. Jennifer Reed says:

    I need to makeover my kitchen. It is so dated.

  80. Tina Reynolds says:

    I would like to make over my bedroom it is out of date mismatched and very bland.

  81. I want to makeover my master bath. It is tired and I am tired of it.

  82. What a beautiful job you did! So impressive! I would definitely makeover my bedroom. I haven’t done much to it in years because everything is so expensive these days. I would love a new comforter and a new paint job. Seems like this line is very nice and affordable which I didn’t know!

  83. My bathroom needs a makeover.

  84. Theresa Smith says:

    I would makeover my bathroom. We don’t even have an outlet in there it is so old. It is small and could use updating.

  85. I need to makeover my guest room

  86. I would love to makeover my bedroom.

  87. EMMA L HORTON says:


  88. I’d like to makeover my master bedroom.

  89. Carolyn Daley says:

    I would love to makeover my room by painting it a different color, getting a new ceiling fan, and maybe switching out some of the furniture.

  90. Isaac Abadi says:

    My bedroom, hasn’t been updated in over 20 years

  91. Stephanie Larison says:

    I would makeover our bedroom! It definitely needs the help.

  92. Christina Sparks says:

    I would make over my livingroom

  93. I would makeover my bedroom, I could really use new curtains and a book shelf.

  94. Tara Braun says:

    My daughters room.

  95. BILL HOFF says:

    Our kitchen is in need of a desperate makeover!

  96. My living room could use a makeover.

  97. My bedroom! It’s just our bed and nightstands…too plain!

  98. Tara Woods says:

    I would love to makeover my bedroom.

  99. Susan Smith says:

    I would makeover our family room.

  100. Stefanie Gladden says:

    I would makeover my bedroom! it needs a new look!

  101. Richard Hicks says:

    I would makeover our bedroom It has been the same way for years and getting old!

  102. Jennifer Dunaway says:

    I want to makeover my bedroom.

  103. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would like to makeover my bedroom. It looks the same it has for over 10 years and is so outdated.

  104. Rebecca Lock says:

    I would make over our master bedroom.

  105. Lisa Garner says:

    I would love to make over my bedroom.

  106. My bedroom needs a major makeover. Nothing goes with anything: furniture, fabrics, colors. SOS!

  107. Tammie Venne says:

    my bathroom is in desperate need of a makeover

  108. Dawn Keenan says:

    My office needs a big time makeover. It is dreadful.

  109. I would makeover my living room.

  110. Sue Barney says:

    My bedroom could really use a makeover!

  111. I want to makeover my bedroom, desperately.

  112. I’d love to redo my bedroom.

  113. I would makeover my sons room

  114. Your makeover is lovely. I need to re-do my bedroom. Hasn’t been updated in 20 years.
    Thanks for the contest.

  115. Denise Donaldson says:

    I would make over my bedroom

  116. Kathleen S. says:

    I would make over my bedroom. I’ve been wanting to for a while.

  117. I would like to do my bedroom, but I suspect the first one done will be my grandson’s, since he is getting married and moving to his own house!

  118. Francine Anchondo says:

    my bedroom needs a makeover

  119. Laura Royal says:

    My master bedroom needs a serious makeover!!

  120. Ellie Wright says:

    I would definitely make over my bedroom.

  121. I would make over my bedroom

  122. I would make over our living room!

  123. Rachel Freer says:

    I would make over my son’s bedroom!

  124. Rajee Pandi says:

    Love to makeover my master bathroom

  125. My living room needs a lot of help!

  126. Brittany Marie Thompson says:

    I would makeover my bedroom.

  127. Dina Lindquist says:

    I’d love to make over my bedroom!

  128. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    Our bathroom could use a do over..

  129. heather s says:

    My living room needs a makeover

  130. Tammy Greer says:

    I would makeover my bedroom for sure.

  131. I would make over my master and master bath.

  132. I love your room makeover!! I would love to make over my Family Room!

  133. Donna Pyszk says:

    I would love to makeover my bedroom

  134. My bathroom could really use a makeover!

  135. Beverly Metcalf says:

    I love what you did with your extra bedroom. It’s so bright and pretty now. I would like to redo my office area. I really need more storage items in here. Thanks!

  136. Thank You for the giveaway…we would makeover our den / home office.

  137. I would make over my bedroom!

  138. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would makeover my bedroom.

  139. I would makeover my bedroom!

  140. I would make over my child’s room. Thank you

  141. I would re-do my teen daughter’s bedroom.

  142. I would love to make over my family room.

  143. Love the way the wall frames the Spring Blossom art!

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thank you! That picture is my fave.

  144. This is truly a gorgeous room, such an inspiration! I love it! Maybe I can convince my husband to take on a project of board and batten for our daughter’s room.

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thank you! I would love to hear you say that YOU could do the board and batten project! It’s a great starter project. 🙂

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