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Adding Warm Touches To A Fall Guest Room


Adding Warm Fall Color To The Guest Room, Rust, Gray, Black, White

Hi all it’s been a month yesterday since my Mom passed away and I still have moments of heartbreaking sadness every day, bouts of crying, and just plain missing the time we spent talking every day. I know time will make it better but right now no one can convince me of that.

I haven’t been in the mood to do much lately other than the things I have to do like go to work, do the laundry, and clean the house. When I do have free time I’ve been escaping with binge watching Netflix.

But I did have the notion to spruce up the guest room with warm touches to carry it through the last few days of fall and I wanted to share with you a few simple touches I made to make it feel cozier. I wasn’t looking to do a room makeover just enough to make it noticeable.

I left the same neutral gray bedspread right where it was and focused on adding burnt orange to the mix to make it feel warm.

Adding Warm Fall Color To The Guest Bedroom, Rust, Green, Black, white, Gray


I go by the rule; one can never own too many throw pillow or use to many throw pillows. Now my kids and hubby will totally disagree with me, they see no purpose at all in them. What I did was you guessed it added more to the bed. I kept the gray and green plaid, and then layered the burnt orange and the patchwork pillow on top to give it all warm comfortable feeling.

The hand made rag doll I made for my oldest son when he was just a little boy and I’ve kept it all these years. He wasn’t nearly as impressed with it as I was so it never endured any toddler abuse; it actually sat on a shelf in his room.

Cozy Fall Guest Bedroom


Next I rummaged through my storage cabinet and pulled out a rust and cream throw to add to the end of the bed. Also one of those pieces that don’t seem to have a real purpose but it does add texture and warmth to the bed.

Warm and Cozy Fall Colored Guest Bedroom


I took down the sheer curtains I’d been using in the summer and added a heavier weight floor length curtain to the room. That one little touch really made the room feel warmer and a more welcoming space.

Decorating For Fall In The Guest Bedroom


I don’t know about you but wall space always looks better with more things in the cooler months. I feel like the minimalist look just doesn’t work when I’m trying to warm up a space so I added a wreath to the vintage window and artwork to the opposite wall.

Fall Guest Room

Area Rug

I kept the existing area rug under the bed. First it’s a pain to move it and secondly I like how it warms up the wood floor.

Warm and Cozy Bedroom Decorated For Fall


And lastly I added a lime tree and a faux plant to the dresser/nightstand. Living things always make a space look fresh and clean and as it tips towards winter here it’s always nice to have a little piece of gardening brought indoors.

Fall Bedroom Decor

I do have to say I didn’t purchase one thing to create the fall look. I shopped the cabin and reused pieces from other places in the house.

You won’t believe this but here in Michigan it’s already bitter cold with snow on the ground. It’s early for snow so I’m anxious to see what kind of a winter we’re in store for. I did a little shopping yesterday and had to wear my winter boots. I’d procrastinated long enough in getting an automatic start put on my Jeep, so yesterday was the day. No more going out into the snow to warm up my vehicle, I can now do it from the warmth of my home.

I’ll be back with an easy natural Thanksgiving table and then I’ll be on to decorating for Christmas. If you follow me on IG you’ve heard me say I’m going with a natural look this year. I’m just not in the mood and I want to make it easy on myself. I know other bloggers with have beautifully decorated homes like always but I just want simple and old-fashioned décor this year.


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  1. The room sure looks cozy, Dawn!! praying for you as you remember good thoughts of your Mom….no matter how old we are, it is hard to lose a parent….

  2. It’s a beautiful inviting room, Dawn. Also I want you to know that I am grateful for the way you share your thoughts, issues, home, and news of family life. You always brings me comfort and inspiration. I send prayers of Peace and Divine Love to you.

  3. It’s been 30 years in January when I lost my mother. I din’t “loose” her because I know she’s in heaven, but no longer here on the earth. The first 10 years after she passed away, I couldn’t attend church on Mothers’ Day. Take your time. It’s not easy!

  4. Laura Harrie says:

    Once again you have styled a room to reflect a warm and comfortable area to enjoy! I realize your heart is still heavy with the loss of your dear mother, but slowly you will recover from this loss. Your whole life is filled with many memories with your mother and I pray those will be of comfort to you. Your mom raised a special woman in you Dawn!

  5. Dawn ,
    I always look forward to your posts . I’ve been following you for years . Remember when you had a weekly outfit day 🙂 I enjoyed those posts too .
    I love the changes you made in guest room , the rag doll is so cute on the bed . love the simple changes . the quilt art is perfect .
    may you feel all the warm hugs surrounding you from your readers . Blessings for a calm peaceful autumn season

    1. Kathy, That darn little rag doll I made for my son when he was little. He wasn’t as impressed with it as I was, lol. I even signed the butt hoping he’d keep it, but it looks like Mom has inherited it instead.

  6. Simple, old-fashioned decor sounds so refreshing! 😉 I love your style and I’ve obviously been away from your blog too long. I’m just now seeing the news of your mother. I’m so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you.

    1. Karen, thank you for the kind words I appreciate it.

  7. I love the room and how special you make it look with just a few things you already have! Wish I could decorate like you:) My mom will be gone to heaven 18 years in November not a day goes by that I don’t think of her now I grieve for my sister who passed away in March of this year I’ve slowly gotten better I can think of them both without crying now!

    1. Rondell, I still have a good cry on most days. My Mom is the first thing I think of when I awake every morning. She’s been gone 10 months now and it still hurts.

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