The guest bedroom redo is gaining momentum, people. With the painting complete, it’s time to get this space styled. First up is a new light fixture.
This is a fixture I bought about two years ago from ZGallerie for another space. It’s not what I had in mind for this room, but I wanted to see if I could save a few bucks and make it work.
I got the light hung yesterday, and I’m actually kind of digging it. It adds something to the open and bright feel of the room.
Even though I’ve voiced some misgivings, I still love it. Who wouldn’t? This fixture has color, unique style, and bling. Talk about wow-factor, right?
Anyway, what made me more confident about using this light is that I started playing around with some rough design plans. Right now, I have two options. Honestly, either would work; it’s more about deciding which direction I should take the space.
Here’s what I have in mind and my thinking behind each design.
I’m calling the first option Eclectically Colorful.
Eclectic seems to be the best way to describe my style in this house. I’ve managed to combine all of my design loves in a way that works for me. This option is befitting that style. A graphic rug with pops of color, bold mustard curtains, and fun art. This design exudes happiness, and I think it would blend nicely with the rest of my home.
The other option is Modern Farmhouse.
My long term goal (which I haven’t talked about here on IBC) is to move into a new house that I envision being a modern farmhouse. This design reflects that look. It’s more neutral and “masculine,” but still has color. Texture and pattern would be an important part of this room as it would mostly be layers of blacks and grays.
Both designs will incorporate the existing bed (which I will paint black), a vintage wood dresser (not exactly as pictured), and obviously, the light fixture. As I mentioned in another post, I’m trying to use things I already own. However, I’m also in love with this leather bench I found at Pottery Barn, so that needs to make its way to my house ASAP.
I’m loving both looks. The real decision here is should I stick with the current theme of my house or start experimenting with something new. If you’ve designed a space before, you’ll know this is the super exciting and equally nerve-racking part of the design process. I can only hope the decision comes to me in a dream. Maybe that means I should start taking more naps. I can deal with that. Ha!
So that’s about it. A new light and a few plans. What do you think?