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August 19, 2019

Now Accepting Guest Room Reservations

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The futon Shop - Guest Room Makeover

Thank you to The Futon Shop for working with me on this campaign.

Products were gifted for review but all opinions are my own. 

I love coming home.

Although I truly believe that home is where the heart is, home is also the place you put down roots, settle into routines, and improve to make beautiful in its own way. I didn’t realize this until becoming a homeowner and understanding that I am in fact a creature of habit.

Travel becomes so much sweeter when you know your bed is waiting for you and your pour over is ready to produce coffee exactly how you like it. I’ve come to realize that if I work to create a home that’s lovely it will be a safe haven for not just its daily residents but also visitors who want to experience our world.

We’ve yet to welcome guests into the Riverwood Cape Home, but this fall it will become a bit of a B&B with friends and family slotted to visit. Because we moved from a one bedroom apartment we had one bed – perfect for us, not so perfect for guests. So the hunt for a mattress, pillows, sheets, bed frames, etc. began.

I connected early on in the home buying process with a lovely brand – The Futon Shop – and when the time was right we picked out the items to make our guest room a cozy and comfortable place to stay.

But this collaboration was more than just some items to take pictures of. We researched all the bed and mattress options in order to offer guests the best experience (I believe I would have made a fantastic innkeeper in another life).

The Futon Shop’s mattress are entirely made in the USA and created with non-toxic, organic materials so you never have to worry about sleeping on chemicals.

We picked the Organic Cotton Mattress in Extra Firm , the Organic Cotton Bed Pillows, Organic Body Pillow, and the Organic Cotton bed sheet set in white.

Buying the mattress itself is also an excessively easy process  – all done online and shipped directly to your door.

We completed the set with sheets and pillows that made me want to switch my own out for the new ones. The bed frame itself was not through The Futon Shop but we needed something to raise it up off the floor and Walmart came through with an inexpensive option that wasn’t too ugly and easy to assemble.



We have some “good for now” items in the room but it’s far from fully decorated. Long-term we’ll add lamps, furniture, a welcome basket for guests that  stay, and other beautiful touches but for now we have a clean, soft bed for the out-of-towners.

So if you want to book your stay and try out the mattress for yourself we’re now accepting reservations

through Spring 2020. 

And just in case you’re curious, I listed out the exact items below that we used in our guest bedroom and an idea of what we have our eye on to purchase later down the road.

Organic Cotton Mattress in Extra Firm 

 Organic Cotton Bed Pillows,

Organic Body Pillow

Organic Cotton bed sheet set in white 

Bed Metal Bed Frame – Queen Size 

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  1. Yanna
    August 19, 2019

    This is nice. I love the simplicity of the room. The mattress looks like a big giant pillow.

  2. Maria
    August 19, 2019

    Way to on getting your B&B up and running!
    Great find with the mattresses, more now then ever it is important to purchase things that are make form natural materials!

  3. Paula @ I'm Busy Being Awesome
    August 19, 2019

    It looks so good, I’ll definitely want to sleep there ahah

  4. Amber
    August 20, 2019

    Looks great! Clean lines and bright room but still cozy.

  5. Mila
    August 23, 2019

    I love what you did with this space. It looks both cozy and luxurious.