How To Create An Amazing Temporary Cheap Guest Room

I hope that you have been enjoying my revisits of some popular posts on the blog! This one will show how I was able to carve a corner for a visiting guest in the living room.


 Keep in mind this idea is still current but the original post appeared years ago when digital cameras were far from perfect! So let's see how I did created this "room" for my daughter. 

How To Create An Amazing Temporary Cheap Guest Room


I made a little room within a room by temporarily dividing off a section, carved out with our sweet girl in mind. I put up my photography backdrop screen on one side, and one of my clothing racks (left over from the days that I used to do shows) on another.

What looks like barn board siding is a roll up screen. On the clothing rack is a white sheet that is clamped on. I left the "room" open on one side so that she can get in (obviously!) and the other side is against the wall. When I took this photo I wasn't quite finished with the outside...looks better now:-)


Then I went to work making it a little cottage haven.


Soft pillows with faded fabrics.



I added some more ruffled white sheets loosely draped inside the room for more privacy and because they look pretty!


A tiny vintage Florentine table for her with some pretty pink roses.


Oh yeah....the $99 part? This is an Aerobed that I bought and it's REALLY comfy! Everything else was found and scrounged in my stash of stuff. If you don't have stuff....ask your friends, someone will!


She was a ballet dancer who went to a special high school for dance and although is working at a different sort of job now, still loves I themed "her room" around it.


Soft place to land her feet with a vintage rug and some favorite magazines.


A pair of her old pointe shoes and a couple of white paper poms I just poked through the sheets for a sweet touch.


A yummy fringed throw for lounging, and some dried roses.


The nitty gritty.....rolling rack. You can find these inexpensively these days so be on the lookout at yard sales and such. I use mine so often for many things.

How To Create An Amazing Temporary Cheap Guest Room

You may not want a photographers backdrop, but mine sure comes in handy.

How To Create An Amazing Temporary Cheap Guest Room NEED some in your workroom and/garage, and can be found at Lowes/Home Depot, Amazon, or any hardware store.


Stick~um or earthquake putty are great for hanging things up temporarily or holding in place.
I hung the ballet painting up in "her room" with it, since it's only for a few days...

Something to think about if you need a spare room and don't have one. Subscribe below!