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Guest Room Decor: My Vintage Travel Theme

The holidays are long gone and now you’re back into your normal routine. If you slept on Aunt Lynn’s pull out sofa over the break you’re more thankful than ever to be back in your own bed. After waking up with back pain every day for a week, you’re probably really seeing the value in having a comfortable guest room for your own visitors now. After all, they did travel to you.


Lately, I’ve been working to make our own guest room more inviting by adding more style to it. A little while back, I put up this gorgeous wood Parque wallpaper from Photowall to add some character to the room. I also decided on doing a vintage travel theme in the guest room when I found these cool vintage suitcases. I stacked three of them to turn them into a unique bedside table.

Lately, I’ve been on the hunt for more thrift store finds that play off the travel theme. During all of the holiday sales, I found these vintage Union Pacific wall calendars at my favorite Portland-area antique mall Curiosities. They even feature Pacific Northwest destinations! They make me want to pack my things in one of the suitcases and hop on a train!

vintage travel posters and calendars

I’ve been in a real midcentury mood lately, so also I added this thrifted travel clock and a midcentury lamp from Home Goods to add to the retro vibe. Since my in-laws came to stay with us during Christmas, I also added a few festive touches around the room.

midcentury bedroom decor

My lovely friend from Ladybird & Fellow gifted me this old model bridge too to add to the guest room decor! I hung it from our ceiling to add some interest up high.

Finally, I hung up vintage California and Pennsylvania license plates above the guest room doors to represent where my hubs and I are both from. We’re still on the hunt for an old Arizona license plate, which is where we met.

The room isn’t done yet, but now I love how many spots your eye goes to when you’re laying in bed here, which I find myself doing often since it’s my cat’s favorite room. I think it might just make my visitors want to send a postcard to their friends back home.

guest room decor


What’s the best guest room you’ve ever stayed in?

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