I can’t believe I’m saying this, but after starting to feel better for the first time in a long time, I decided to jump right back into things. So: I’ve decided to be a guest participant in the Spring 2021 One Room Challenge!
What exactly does that mean? It means that I’m going to take on one room in our house and commit to transforming it within 8 weeks, documenting the progress I make each week. Admittedly, I’m taking a bit of an easy route (there are people that do entire bathrooms or living rooms during the One Room Challenge!) but nonetheless, I’m excited to commit to a room and see it through to completion in a relatively quick time period.
And which room did I choose? Our guest bedroom!
I know that guest bedrooms get a bad rep: the slush pile of the home, accumulating your oldest furniture and the duvet you don’t like anymore. And it’s totally fair: they don’t always get used very much, so why spend a ton of money in there? Why buy all new things that nobody really sees?
Well, after this year of disconnection from so many friends and family members, I really hope our guest room gets some use going forward, so I’ve decided to freshen it up a bit to entice vaccinated loved ones to come and stay awhile, make space for reconnecting, and maybe have a little getaway at my place.
Can the island of misfit furniture become an oasis? We’re going to find out!
Plus, I have some inspiration I’m pretty excited about—but that’s next week’s blog post! For now, let’s take a peek at the space we’re starting with.
Guest Bedroom Before Photos
This room is definitely not tragic, it’s just a bit empty. I don’t dislike the paint color necessarily (ahem, unlike other rooms in our house…) but it just isn’t playing nice with the blue nightstands and curtains we have, which are staying, as is the bed.
Ah, the dusty workout corner. The ballet barre (along with the assorted mats and weights on the floor) is for my favorite workout, Bar Online, but we’re actually going to make the room next to this a dedicated gym, so we’ll move it in there. Currently, that’s just a storage monster space. We also have that mirror I was going to hang but never got around to it…you know how it goes.
Again, nothing horrible going on here, but we just haven’t put any intention into this space, so I’m aiming to change that and make it feel like a beautiful, thoughtful, functional space for our guests. It’s really all about paint and getting some art on the walls—as well as a few more styling touches I’ll share next week.
One Room Challenge Next Steps
Next week, I’ll share the inspiration and mood board for this space, as well as a full rundown of my plans. Let’s just say, get ready for some color! Then, I’ll share a blog post each week on Thursdays as I make progress, and, finally, the completed room will be published on June 24! I can’t wait to share it with you (and, um, see it myself!).
In the meantime, let me know your thoughts in the comments: what would you change in this room?
And, now that you’re all filled in about the One Room Challenge, be sure to head to the official site and see all of the other amazing rooms being created together during this time!
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