I ignored some of the stager's ideas. No mirror for over the dresser and left the curtains up. Both ideas were to bring more light into the room. I did extend the curtain rods so most of the windows aren't covered by the curtains but the frames are old and a bit knarly so we really don't want to showcase them.
A mirror may be added once we remove the beveled one from the bathroom as part of remodeling it. I'm not sure one is needed though. What do you think?
Here are the changes in the guest room. The first photo in each set is the old set up/color and the second is the new. The 4th wall stayed the same. We had obviously already removed all of the books and decor on the book shelves and prepared the floor lamp to go. Shifting furniture was easy. Painting over the terracotta wall was harder and a lot more time consuming!
A dresser in place of book shelves to make the room look larger and brighter.
Smaller chair offers more contrast and visual interest.
We liked the colorful wall. Now the bed seems to need additional color. Oh well.
And the unchanged 4th wall.