If things continue the way they have been, I’m going to have to start referring to the 3rd bedroom as the junk room instead of the guest room. I have been using it as a dropping off zone for tools, paint, extra decor, Hollis’ old baby stuff and there is a stack of totes so high that it is basically screaming “I will topple over on you if you get too close.” So to help my guests avoid certain death, I need to get my butt in gear and start treating this as a proper guest room.
The only before shots I have are from when we first moved in and where using it as Hollis’ nursery. So just picture the shelves and bed covered with junk and a super tall stack of totes where the dresser is.
This room was actually my husbands when he grew up here so it’s funny/weird to picture a tiny little Brian sleeping and playing in here! As you can see it’s just a boring, brown box right now. I don’t even have anything hanging on the walls and the bed and bedding are leftover from our last master bedroom. Overall the room is small-ish, it’s the smallest of the three bedrooms but, I do really like the built-in shelves/desk area and the closet is a nice size. There are three windows in the room too, that plus the size, make it a little tricky to arrange furniture.
We do have guests stay here pretty regularly, so I would love for the room to just be a designated guest room and not a place to store all my stuff that I’m too lazy to find a real home for. I really think I want to do a bold color in here to add some interest. Since I’m limited on space, I need a way to make a big impact without bringing a lot of furniture or accessories in. We have to keep the bed, even though the bed frame is a little large for the space, we’re just not ready to part with it yet. I’m toying with the idea of swapping this bed for the bed in Hollis’ room, which is also a queen but doesn’t have such a large bed frame….but I’m not sure yet.
Here are some photos I pulled for inspiration…
I love the eclectic feel of this bedroom. I just love the mix of that bold wall color, bright white bedding, florals and golds.
I love that first pic so much that I pinned this other pic of it, not realizing it was the same bedroom just from a different angle!
I’m obsessed with this Kelly green wall color. I NEED it in my life. I think the guest room would be a great place to use it.
I’m currently using the closet in the guest room to its max capacity. I like this idea of having a place to store extra linens in the room and having them easily accessible to guests. (I do NOT want some poor unassuming guest to perish in my home because they opened the closet to look for a blanket and drowned in a pile of crap I probably don’t even need.)
Speaking of the closet. I really like this idea of adding some type of mirror to the bi-fold door. The room needs a mirror anyway, and it dresses the doors up a bit.
And here’s a peek at my to-do list:
- paint the walls
- find some new bedding
- remove anything that doesn’t actually belong in the room
- stain the built-in shelves/desk and closet doors (I’d like them to match the trim in the room and currently they are a few shades lighter)
- add mirrors to bi-fold door….maybe
- hang artwork
- install roller shades (the room has three windows facing, East, South, and North so it gets crazy bright in there)
- find new curtains
- organize the closet and leave some room for guests to hang clothes
- find dresser/cabinet for linens