A few weeks ago we emptied out one of our spare bedrooms. It had housed a twin bed, a desk/chair, bookcases, and knick-knacks from a daughter who had since graduated from college and moved away several years ago. We gave away some of the furniture and boxed up the books and knick-knacks for safe-keeping until our daughter has room to take them off of our hands.
I looked at the empty room. All this open space lay before me, full of possibilities. I knew one thing for certain. I would replace the twin bed with a Queen bed (when kids grow up it's not terribly comfortable to sleep in the twin bed anymore!)
Something interesting and delightful happens after the bed is delivered and set up. I look at the bedroom space in a different way. I pull different pieces of furniture and accessories from other rooms in our home to create a cottage feel to the new guest bedroom.