Better Homes & Gardens Guest Ready Giveaway

I got the opportunity to spruce up my guest room courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens and Wal-Mart.   It was the perfect month to do this since we have 3 sets of guests coming this month.   I showed you yesterday the sad state my guest room was in prior to the little remodel.


Then I decided to add a focal wall of molding and some Stonewall Jackson Gray paint from Dutch Boy to the room. It totally changed the look of the space and it is such an inviting place now.   I am far from done…and I need your opinion to help finish the room.

But first here is the bedding I chose.   It is Garden Elegance Coverlet with matching Shams.   It has a light cream background with gray and black thread running through it with a light gray edging.



I was also able to keep the end table that I remade previously here since it was painted gray with a black glaze.   Now I know I need pillows, accessories, art and some more furniture in the room.   Here is where I need your help…


What accent color would you choose with my gray, cream and black bedroom?









All of the above pictures are from a site called Design Seeds.   Jessica provides an awesome site to look for color combos from your blog design, room makeovers or outfit selections.

For a chance to win $100 please cast your vote and then leave me a comment that says “I voted.”   One of you will win a $100 gift card to Wal-mart just for voting.

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  1. I voted!

  2. I’m digging yellow and gray these days. Oh and I voted 🙂

  3. I voted

  4. Voted!

  5. I voted!

  6. I voted for Coral! Our wedding was black, white and coral and it was just gorgeous!!

  7. voted! I like the yellow the best of your options….

  8. I voted!

  9. I voted.

  10. I voted!

  11. Candace Hulse says

    I Voted!!

  12. Coral, it would be so pretty! (voted… for Coral lol)

  13. I voted, too!

  14. Loving the coral. 🙂

  15. I voted coral as well. Love the bedding!

  16. i voted for the purple. i think it’s fresh and new, while still being classic and classy. good luck with your decision, and thanks so much for offering this!

  17. I voted! Love the yellow.

  18. I voted purple. I love yellow and gray, but I think the purple would be a fun change from the norm. 🙂

  19. I voted for yellow!

  20. voted 🙂

  21. I voted for RED…I sooo love red and the bedding and side table are fabulous!!!

  22. I voted! 🙂 I voted for coral, but i was debating between that & purple.

  23. I Voted!

    • I wanted to vote for every color, but went for coral…so fun that accent colors can change on a whim 🙂

  24. I voted!!

  25. I voted for purple!

  26. I voted! LOVE the coral!!!

  27. nancy barnes says

    Love the bedding! I’m looking to use similar colors in my MB but I’m looking to use a gray blue on the walls with blue accents. But I voted for the coral.

  28. I voted =) Thanks for the chance to win!

  29. I voted! I like the purple more than I would have thought. I think the grey tons it down and adds some masculinity.

  30. I voted. My initial thought was “yellow!” but maybe yellow and grey are done together too frequently. So I chose purple. I think it will look fantastic.

  31. I voted!

  32. I voted. Would love to see the color scheme with coral!

  33. I voted for the coral.

  34. I voted for Coral! I’ve been digging it lately.

  35. I voted ( for yellow)!

  36. I voted RED! The room is looking great! Love the bedding!

    Lou Cinda 😉

  37. I voted 🙂

  38. I voted!!

  39. Loui♥ says

    I VOTED!!!
    I’ve always liked yellow with grey….
    Not the SHOCKING flourescent yellow..
    but a softer warmer yellow to sooth the coolness of the grey..
    any of the colors would be beautiful..
    why not incorporate flowers of the many hues into the accessories,,
    or botanical prints of those flowers…
    it all depends on the light in the room..
    which way it is situated in relation to sunrises/sunsets..
    can hardly wait for the reveal!!
    warmest hugs..

  40. I voted!

  41. Heather Spooner says

    I voted for coral.
    heatherspooner1981 at gmail dot com

  42. I voted, good luck!

  43. I voted!

  44. I voted. Feel like yellow is overdone right now but loving the purple option!

  45. I voted! Love the coral with those colors!!

  46. Bethany DeWitt says

    I voted….. love the purple. Hope I win, need to re-do my master bedroom

  47. Denise Wilson says

    I voted for purple!

  48. I voted:) I could use some extra $ For Christmas and 8 year old’s B-day 5 days after Christmas! Hope I win:) By the way I did vote yellow…but I really liked the purple too!

  49. I voted!

    I love either the yellow just to brighten it up or the purple for the moodiness of it.

  50. I voted for the coral!

  51. Margaret W. says

    I voted. I love, love, love the coral color. Some pillows in a few of the coral tones, and some other simple accessories in those colors , when combined with the gray and cream tones, will make the room enchanting. How about a bouquet of coral flowers, or autumn leaves or a wall print with the coral tones? I love room makeovers!

  52. I voted! Good luck! What a fun project, inspired me.

  53. i voted !!!!! yellow

  54. I voted! Coral, coral, coral!!! 🙂

  55. I voted yellow! (on a yellow kick even tho it’s totally not my color)

  56. I voted for purple simply because it is my favorite color and I think it would go well with the gray.

  57. Voted for yellow!

  58. I voted! 🙂

    daniellecorrelle @

  59. I voted. Love that coral.

  60. I Voted for Yellow Yellow Yellow!

  61. I voted! Coral because it’s warm & inviting, flatters skintones, and will make your guests feel at home!

  62. I voted! Coral. Because it’s warm & inviting, flatters skintones, & will make your guests feel at home!

  63. I voted! I was torn between the yellow and the coral! I think both would look great! !

  64. Gina Arkell says

    I voted (for purple)! Everyone’s doing yellow!

  65. I voted for purple. I know that grey and yellow are really “in” right now, but I LOVE that plum shade of purple you have pictured. I think it would look more peaceful and elegant than the “trendy” yellow & grey. This is reminding me that I have been neglecting our guest room and need to go make some decisions in there as well.

  66. I voted for yellow! I hope I win the $100!!

  67. I voted – Coral all the way!!!

  68. I voted for Coral!

  69. I voted!

  70. Wendy Boyd says

    I voted. Hard to choose between the coral and the purple – gotta pick just the right shade of each or it’s gonna look yuck! Then again, I’ve seen alot of yellow and gray “stuff” out there too…..Can’t wait to see which one you pick. BTW, the wall is GORGEOUS… Way to Go!

  71. Sherry Coleman says

    I voted!
    I think the coral adds a spark to the grey.

  72. I voted – Coral all the way!!!!

  73. I voted 🙂

  74. I Voted Purple, I love that combo! It is looking great!

  75. I voted!

  76. Definitely voted! They’re all wonderful but in the samples you chose,, CORAL CORAL CORAL!

  77. I voted for Yellow!!!

  78. … hmm 2nd comment maybe? Anyways.. I’m lovin the coral example you have to show.. definitely went with the classic soft orange-ish pink 🙂

  79. I voted! Coral I am getting ready to move and we are planning our teen daughters new bedroom look! Doing the gray, white with a soft pink! I love the look!

  80. I voted for coral!

  81. I voted for Coral! It really will brighten the soft colors in your guest room!

  82. I voted for yellow!!

  83. I voted!!! You can’t miss with any of your choices, but I bet the color I chose will win! 🙂

  84. I voted. Love your blog.

  85. Voted for coral! Yellow would’ve been my second choice!

  86. I voted yellow!

  87. Emily Paxton says

    I voted! I think it needs to stay kind of neutral, coral and purple are too girly and you don’t want to make your male guests uncomfortable. My fav is yellow!

  88. I voted!

  89. I voted!

  90. I voted!

    I thought for sure I’d pick my favorite yellow and gray combo, but the deep purple won me over!

  91. I voted!

  92. I voted.

    Your guests will never want to leave!

  93. tricia doran says

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the coverlet you picked!! Im so Jealous!!! Ive had my eye on that!! I would totally go with yellow…yellow and grey together are my favorite!! I also LOVE the molding wall!!! I want to move in with you!!!

  94. I voted! I picked yellow, but I liked the coral idea too.

  95. I voted! It was really difficult, because usually I love grey and creamy yellow, but the coral was just speaking to my heart 🙂

  96. tricia doran says

    I Voted the Yellow…Yellow and Grey are my Favorite Combo…I LOVE LOVE LOVE the coverlet you picked!! Im SO Jealous….Ive had my eye on that!! I also LOVE the molding wall!! I wanna be your guest!!! Thank You!!!

  97. I voted. The coral would be great!

  98. I voted…..I am LOVING yellow right now and plan to do my bedroom in the same colors in the very near future 🙂

  99. I voted

  100. I voted! Yellow is so bright & cheery!

  101. MrsLindseyM says

    I voted. I love yellow but I am really liking the coral!!

  102. I Voted(for coral)!!

  103. I voted!! (And I LOVE your wall you installed!!)

  104. I voted!

    I voted for purple. A bright red would be great too. Lively bright colors against the gray would make that space pop.

  105. I voted. 🙂

  106. I voted for yellow 🙂

  107. I voted for purple!

  108. Stephanie Harder says

    I voted! Can’t wait to see it all done!

  109. Another vote for puple!

  110. I voted for coral…but yellow would be my second choice.

  111. I voted! I am presently changing our room gray and plum so guess which one I voted for….

  112. I voted! I pick yellow!

  113. I voted!

  114. I VOTED!

    I feel like the purple or red is the safe color choice — and you are SO NOT the kind of person to go with “safe” color! I really like the yellow and gray I see around these days, but I think the coral would add the right amount of color but maintain a soothing and restful feel to the room.

  115. I voted! RED, RED, RED!!! Red is my pick, but it’s my very favorite color! (Actually, you picked 4 great optioins, you really can’t go wrong!) Best of luck!

  116. I voted for purple-but red or coral I like too! So hard to decide.

  117. I voted! Yellow all the way!

  118. Purple is what I voted for. Use yellow with a majority of purple for the best effect.

  119. I Voted!
    I’m partial to the purple :o)

  120. Misty McCaslin says

    Yellow gets my vote!!

  121. I voted.

  122. I voted.

  123. I voted red.

  124. I voted!

  125. Carrie Krumm says

    I voted. I stepped out of my comfort zone o this. My first instinct was red but then I thought about it more and decided to go against the norm with purple!

  126. I voted, Miss Becky! (for yellow…i absolutely LOVE gray and yellow)

  127. I voted! (Red!)

  128. I voted!!! LOVE that night stand!!!!

  129. angela jennings says

    I voted for purple!

  130. I voted.

  131. I voted! I also love the room – no matter what color you pick, it will be awesome!

  132. I voted.

  133. I voted. Thanks for the chance!

  134. I voted! At first I thought I’d pick coral, because I love using it in my home, but I’m really digging on the purple color story. Can’t wait to see what you end up doing.

  135. I voted!

  136. I voted. I think yellow would look great. love the coverlet. Soo pretty and wonderful job on the feature wall. : )

  137. I’m thinking a soft warm yellow..

    Love the comforter. Beautiful!

  138. I voted!!!

  139. I voted! Definitely yellow!

  140. I voted for purple!

  141. I voted! I normally love gray and yellow right now, but that particular purple is stunning for that room!

  142. Megan Summers says

    I voted for purple!

  143. I voted – for purple.

  144. Meagan - Sunshine and Sippy Cups says

    Voted!!! Yellow 🙂 Grey and yellow is my total fave color combo lately !!

  145. I voted, love the yellow for an accent color!

  146. I voted for purple.

  147. I voted (for yellow), love, love the molding wall

  148. I voted for purple 🙂

  149. i voted!

  150. I voted!

  151. I voted! I voted for coral, because I thought with all the cool neutrals, a bright coral would be a nice pop of color! 🙂

  152. I voted Coral…but you couldn’t go wrong with yellow either! Both would be warm and pop. 🙂

  153. I voted! I really love the yellow and I hope I can do the same to my bedroom! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  154. I voted for Purple and think it would look fab! Great job so far 🙂

  155. Wow, Beckie!!! I really really like that bedding, and the room is looking great. 🙂 I’m a fan of WalMart’s BH&G line…they have some really lovely pieces and so affordable. 🙂

  156. I voted!

  157. I voted.

  158. I voted…I’m looking for new bedding right now and am thinking of going with grey and yellow. I love that combination. Yellow is my newest favorite…I recently painted all of our entry doors yellow and our house has grey siding with white trim.

  159. I voted Coral 🙂 You did an amazing job with what you already have!

  160. I voted!

  161. I voted!

  162. I voted! Go purple!

  163. I voted! Love your new walls and the the bedding too!

  164. I also voted! 🙂

  165. I voted, too.

  166. Joan Adolf says

    I voted

  167. I voted! Tough choice between purple and yellow.
    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  168. Purple! I think it would look rich and regal!

  169. I voted purple!

  170. I voted

  171. I voted. Initially I thought corals but the more I looked I think purple would be spectacular.

  172. I voted!

  173. That room is going to look amazing! I voted!!!! 🙂

  174. I voted!

  175. i voted

  176. I voted coral, which surprised me. Looking at that final picture of your guest room and picturing each color in there, coral was definitely the winner for me. Yellow was a close second (red seemed too predictable and purple seemed too dark). I hesitated with coral since it’s not a relaxing color for a bedroom…but then I realized that you don’t want your guests to settle in TOO much, right? ;D

  177. I voted!!! Thank you!

  178. I voted!

  179. I voted.

  180. Barb Mason says

    I voted for purple

  181. I voted!

  182. I voted for purple.


  183. I voted for yellow!

  184. I voted yellow! It’s what I have in my guest room! LOL! However, I have also used black and gray in the pillows in a floral pattern with a punch of coral….It looks wonderful.
    MCF’s Mimi

  185. I voted for the purple. Since it is a bedroom, I think the coolness of the purple would be more relaxing than the other choices. Although I do like the coral as well.

  186. i voted 🙂

  187. I voted!

  188. Janet from Ca says

    I voted yellow. Red would have been my next choice. I like High contrast.

  189. I voted…for yellow!!! 🙂

  190. I totally voted for yellow!!! I am liking it on the door so I may have to do that ;o)

  191. I voted!

  192. I voted for yellow. A very fresh, welcoming color scheme for your guests.

  193. JoEllen Giani says

    I voted. I love grey with yellow, but I was really feeling the wine in the purple section. Can’t wait to see how it comes together!

  194. I voted for the purple. I think the coolness of it would be just right for this room.

  195. I voted!!!

  196. I voted! (Love the purple!)

  197. I voted for purple, specifically the 3rd or 4th one from the left. i like yellow, but your guests may not like a screaming yellow. though maybe its a little more gender neutral than purple.

  198. I voted for yellow. A small yellow bouquet of flower would be a beautiful pop of color on the nightstand.

  199. I voted! Definitely PURPLE!!

  200. I voted!!!

  201. Michelle T. says

    I voted 🙂
    Our spare bedroom could use a re-do, we are recovering from a leak right now and it’s not looking too pretty!

  202. April was in CT now CA says

    I voted!

  203. I voted!!

  204. I voted!

  205. I voted! The room looks great & I love the grey! I voted for red because I think it is a classic. I almost voted for purple because I think it is such a hot color right now, but red won out because I thought it may have wider appeal with your guests? Can’t wait to see what you choose!

  206. I voted. I think that Purple would look Stunning with the colors which you have already!! It would look too Beautiful in your Lovely Home.

  207. I voted purple of course

  208. I voted for yellow but I would throw some pops of lime in there too. 🙂 Its going to look great!!

  209. I voted.

  210. I voted!

  211. I voted for purple. It looks rich and warm and soothing! Can’t wait to see what you decide!

    mybabyblessings AT gmail DOT com

  212. I voted!

  213. I voted coral but also think red would look great…depends on what you want from the room

  214. I voted! My guest bath is done in white, black, gray walls and red accents. I love it. But, I think for your guest bedroom, I like the yellow…..bring some sunshine into your guests’ stay!!
    Regardless of what color you choose—-I know that the room will look amazing when you’re done with it!! 🙂

  215. mary fanara coleman says

    I voted!!

  216. I voted! Can’t wait to see what color takes the lead!

  217. I voted !! Thanks for the chance to win.

  218. I voted. What a beautiful and serene room.

  219. I voted!

  220. I voted for coral even though I’m not the biggest fan of the orange family. I think it will look fabulous against the grey, although I think all the colors will look wonderful. Can’t wait to see it finished!

  221. I VOTED! I hope we can see the results of the poll! Can’t wait to see what you choose!

  222. I voted! :c)

  223. I voted!

  224. I voted! I am totally feeling the yellow!

  225. I voted for purple, but not one of the ones on that purple card. The purple in my head, which goes perfectly with gray.

  226. I voted for Jeune.

  227. I voted!! Can’t wait to see what colour you choose!

  228. Deirdre Hopkins says

    I voted purple 🙂

  229. I voted! It was a tough choice! There were three colors that I liked, but in the end the coral won.

  230. I voted.

  231. Jessica Anderson says

    I voted!!

  232. I voted!

  233. Mel Zeiger says

    I voted! I think yellow would be lovely! it would add just a bit of fun color in the room but still keep it mellow for sleeping. And its the combo I have in our master bedroom 😉

  234. I voted for RED!

  235. I voted!!

  236. I voted. While I’m totally into yellow and gray right now, I think coral will be more of a dramatic punch.

  237. I voted.

  238. I voted!! I know yellow has been a popular choice, but I really like the purple. Something a little different and fun!

  239. I voted coral. Nothing warmer than coral!


  241. I voted!!

  242. I voted!

  243. I voted!

  244. I voted!

  245. “I voted.” for purple!

  246. “I voted.”

  247. I voted!

  248. I voted! It was difficult to choose between coral and yellow!

  249. I voted! Wonderful job so far!

  250. I voted!

  251. I voted…I just finished my office with gray, white and yellow..a little black accent here and there.

  252. Andrea Watts says

    I voted for coral

  253. I voted!!! I think yellow would be the easy, obvious choice, but the red would look stunning!

  254. I voted! First choice yellow! Actually yellow and orange/coral tied!

  255. Alicia Keen says

    i voted!

  256. CraftyNewbie! says

    Tough choice between Coral and Red.

    …but I voted!

  257. I voted…purple hue.

  258. I voted for purple!

  259. I voted for purple!

  260. I voted!

  261. I voted–Coral baby! I like yellow too, but Coral seems less over-used currently. 🙂

  262. I voted yellow

  263. I voted!

  264. I voted for yellow, but my second choice is coral!

  265. I voted!

  266. Oh, the coral is just lovely! I VOTED for coral!

  267. Jennifer Sessoms says

    I voted for purple!

  268. I voted!

  269. I voted! for the yellow!

  270. Although my favorite color is purple and I love the yellow & gray combo I just couldn’t resist voting for coral for the bedroom. Can’t wait to see the end result.

  271. I voted, thanks!!

    sweetpea101506 at aol dot com

  272. I voted! Thank you!!!! lcconnally at gmail dot com

  273. i voted! 🙂

  274. I voted for yellow! It would be gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway!

  275. I voted!

  276. Deep Purple! I voted!

  277. I’d go either purple or red