Neutral Guest Bedroom Gets Mini-Makeover with (Earth Friendly!) Blackout Shades

Abigail Sawyer | 28 Mar 2022 | Bedroom

As we turn the corner from spring to summer, now is the perfect time to peek into your guest bedroom and give it a little refresh before summer guests arrive. Alivia Fields' cozy, neutral guest bedroom shows you don't have to go over the top to make guests feel welcome.

woman lays on bed with dog looking out window with blackout window shades

Tonal Guest Bedroom Gets A Major Upgrade with Blackout Shades

Alivia is a photographer, vlogger and environmental activist who lives in Portland with her pilot husband, Zach, and dog, Boeing. Alivia and Zach built their first home in 2020, and decked it out in her signature minimalist style.

corner of bedroom with storage cabinet in front of green arch painted on wall

For the guest bedroom, she wanted to create a cozy space for out-of-town guests to relax, and the first order of business was to find blackout shades for the windows. The room had existing shades which weren't blackout, but with a large wall of windows that let in a ton of light, she needed another solution.

low platform bed with beige bedding and grass sunburst on wall

With environmentalism top of mind, Alivia is very conscious about what she brings into her home, often relying on thrifting and secondhand goods for furnishings. When she came across SimplyEco Cordless Blackout Cellular Shades, which are made from recycled plastic water bottles, she knew they would be a great fit.

closeup of beige blackout cellular shades on guest bedroom window

Simply Eco Cellular Shades have a simple accordion fold style and come standard with a clean, cordless lift. Alivia is a lover of natural tones and textures, so after ordering free fabric samples she went with Ivory, a soft beige.

guest bedroom with linen bedding in neutral colors

Alivia Says:

"With the cordless lift, these are so easy to pull down. And, the installation took 10 minutes. It was a breeze!"

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Get the Look!

Alivia chose SimplyEco Cordless Blackout Cellular Shades in Ivory. (Also available in Light Filtering.)

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  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is the Manager of Social Media Marketing for She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw