I am so excited to be back for another round of the One Room Challenge! This time I am designing our guest bedroom. I can’t say it’s a makeover or an update, because this room has never been anything but a “storage” room. I always called it the guest bedroom but it never felt that way. It’s usually full of unopened boxes from Target, exercise equipment, and anything else I want to hide. (post contains affiliate links, see disclosure)
If you are not familiar, the One Room Challenge is a challenge in which featured designers and guest participants makeover a room or space in their home in just six weeks! I will share the update on the guest bedroom every week and post it here on the blog every Thursday until the final reveal.
I participated in my first challenge a couple of years ago when I did our master bedroom. Then, I tried it again for our master bathroom but didn’t complete it. I am back to redeem myself from that one! I have been wanting to design this room for a long time now, and it was one of my goals for this year. The One Room Challenge is the perfect time to take on this project!
Wow, I can’t even believe I’m sharing these photos. This wasn’t how the room looked all the time, but this was one of the worst. As I mentioned, it was just a storage area most of the time. A room where I could close the door and pretend none of this existed. So, I’m very anxious to get this room to what I know it can be.
NEUTRAL GUEST BEDROOM DESIGN
I have been planning this neutral guest bedroom in my head for months now and finalized a lot of the design decisions this week! Originally, I wasn’t planning on using an upholstered bed, but after seeing this one I knew it would be perfect. I’ll be adding board and batten to the walls, similar to our dining room. It’s also similar to the horizontal board and batten in our master bedroom, but this time I will be doing all of the walls and it will be vertical.
I will also be adding craftsman trim to the window and adding a simple Roman shade. A black metal console table and new lighting will finish the space. However, the biggest project will be taking out our dark brown carpet and installing the Pergo flooring that is in the rest of our home.
It’s a lot to do in six weeks, but I am excited to get started! I’ll be sharing the whole process over on Instagram stories, so come follow along!