Guest Bedroom Gets Warm, Eclectic Feel with Woven Wood Shades

Abigail Sawyer | 19 Jun 2018 | Woven Wood Shades

Did you catch Claire Brody's budget guest bedroom makeover earlier this year? The quirky Austin based designer gave two bedrooms a finished look, all with pieces she already had on hand and textural woven wood shades.

As designers are wont to do, Claire has been tweaking the space over the last few months and gave it an even more polished look with her signature eclectic flair.

Claire says:

"And here we were about three months ago.  Again, it was a nice looking room.  Nothing wrong with it.  Although the bed does look a bit wimpy.  The room needed some oomph, plus the rest of our house feels warm, and I wanted our guest room to fit in."

guest bedroom before and after with eclectic african-inspired decor

For the updated look, Claire layered on rich textiles, put down a rug, and added a more substantial headboard to define the space.

eclectic retro-inspired guest bedroom with woven wood shades on wide window and yellow curtains

Plug-in sconces add personality and can be installed without help from an electrician.

closeup shot of bed with linen headboard, mixed printed throw pillows, vintage portraits over bed and styled nightstand

Vintage-inspired portraits are a quirky accent and tie the overall color palette together.

bedroom with blue floral comforter, animal print throw pillows, vintage paintings over bed and black mid century sconces over nightstands

Richly textured Woven Wood Shades in Driftwood Umber tie in well with the new woven headboard, burl wood nightstands, and woven basket wall art.

Guest bedroom with woven rattan bed frame, blue and white floral comforter, bamboo blinds and mustard yellow pleated curtains

This room makeover just goes to show that you don't have to change your wall color to give a room depth and personality.

corner of bedroom with bamboo woven wood shades on window, yellow curtains, green dresser and basket of books on the floor

See More of This Space

Check out Claire Brody's full room reveal in her post, A Spontaneous, Warm Guest Bedroom, and get a peek at her entire home in our last feature of this space: How to Make Over Your Guest Bedroom Without Spending Any Money.

Get Claire's window look with Woven Wood Shades in Driftwood Umber. She selected the continuous cord loop lift and a blackout liner in light beige.

How to Make Over Your Guest Bedroom Without Spending Any Money

  • 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