I need to be honest with you about my guest bedroom. I haven’t made much progress on it. I know you’re super surprised, right? #sarcasm I did manage to clear most of the things out of the room, remove the wallpaper border, patch and sand some holes, and patch around the molding. Then life intervened: I had the chance to go swimming with my family. My mom needed my help. The sun finally came out. And so on.
Although I have made some progress, I expected to have the room completely painted and the chandelier hung by today. No harm done, though. Thankfully, there’s no rush to complete the space.
I did have a chance, however, to think a bit more about the design and direction for the space. That’s what I want to share with you today.
As I mentioned in the “Before Post,” I’ve decided to use a white for the walls. After testing a few colors from Sherwin Williams, I selected Reserved White. The color on their website seems very misleading. (Or at least I hope so.) I tested it on my walls, and it’s white with just a touch of gray. I think I’m going to like it a lot.
My plan is to use this ceiling light that I bought it several years ago from ZGallerie. (I’m not sure they still sell it.) I wasn’t convinced I could make it work, but now I’m feeling excited about it. I think every room needs a little glam / bling / quirkiness. This should do the trick.
One of my goals in making over this room is to use a lot of pieces I already have. I also want to DIY / refurbish some of them. Although DIY takes a little more time, I think it can enhance the character of a space.
I want to keep things light and bright in the guest room. There’s obviously going to to be touches of aqua from the chandelier. From there I’d like to incorporate more greens, black, wood tones, and possibly a touch of orange / terra cotta.
I also want to get my hands on a Turkish style rug.
source: Young House Love
Another thought: Putting together some sort of photo wall above the bed. I really love this one from Emily Henderson.
source: Style by Emily Henderson
And this example from House Seven.
source: House Seven Blog
That’s about it for now. What do you think?
I’ll be traveling the rest of this week. (Details on that will be coming soon. It’s pretty exciting!) Once I return, I’ll be pushing myself hard to finish up the painting. Ideally, I’d like to have it wrapped up by August 16. That’s my goal, people. Give me a quick slap in the face if I’m falling behind.
I’ve been using Pinterest to document my ideas for this space. If you want to follow along, you can do so here.
What projects are you working on around your home?