Savannah Guthrie's guest room gets a whirlwind makeover on TODAY Show

by Amy Eley / / Source: TODAY

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Every mom has that room where they toss clutter — and Savannah Guthrie is no exception.

The TODAY anchor recently opened the door to her guest room, where she’s thrown everything from Vale’s clothes to a pair of ice skates over the years. And now, with the help of Start TODAY expert Jill Martin, she’s ready to organize the chaos.

“I have a room in my house that just turned into ‘Clutterville,’” Savannah said. “You start collecting stuff, especially with a new baby. Sadly, this room has kind of become the clearing house for just extra stuff.”

Savannah Guthrie's guest room before the makeover.
Savannah Guthrie's guest room before the makeover.TODAY
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During a busy morning anchoring the show, Savannah handed her keys over to Jill to see what could be done.

“I think we need to sort of spruce it up a bit,” Jill said after surveying the space. And in six hours, she did just that.


Thanks to some reorganization, a fresh coat of paint and a little shopping around the apartment itself, Savannah’s guest room finally re-emerged.

Savannah Guthrie's guest room after its makeover.
Savannah Guthrie's guest room after its makeover.TODAY

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“It doesn’t feel like it should be in my house,” Savannah said after seeing Jill’s room makeover. “Now I can actually find things!”


Looking to get a similar look in your own home? Here are some tips from Jill:

  • Clear the clutter. Jill discovered one sock of Vale’s — but not the other when filtering through Savannah’s things. Go ahead and evaluate your own belongings, tossing what no longer serves a purpose in your home.
  • Add paint. Paint is an inexpensive way to transform a room. If you’re too nervous to commit to a color, try just painting an accent wall. “It makes such a difference in the room,” Jill said.
  • Shop your home. There’s no need to drain your bank account shopping for new décor. Just take a walk around your own house! Try placing décor in new rooms to get a fresh look at no cost.

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