It’s here! The past six weeks, I have completely transformed my office/guest room from a storage room, into something I can actually work in! Also, if anyone wants to stay with us, I won’t be completely embarrassed. If you haven’t been following along, the One Room Challenge is hosted by Calling it Home. The challenge is to transform a space in your home or someone else’s and post each week about your progress. You have six weeks and then we all get to share our completed spaces. It was so much fun and although I had a few little hiccups I really do enjoy having a time limit and at the end of it I have a completed room!
This challenge really helped me discover my style. I have to give you guys a bit of honest truth….I don’t love certain items in this room! I know that is weird to say, but I’m a neutral girl. I decided to step out of the box and do something different, but in the end I wish I would have stuck to my neutrals. Oh well, that’s how we learn and get a sense of what we do and do not like in our home.
I branched out and got a super colorful rug. It is gorgeous but just too much color for me. The great thing is I can easily change that out and replace it with a more neutral one and it will look great with everything I have in the room now. I do have to say though this room is so bright and cheery and I find myself hanging out in here more than I did before!
I was so surprised at how much furniture I was able to fit in this room. It needed to function as a guest bedroom and an office. Having two different functions meant I had to have quite a few different furniture pieces. I managed to fit in a sofa sleeper, desk, bookcase, side table and a dresser!
My favorite part of the room may seem silly and quite simple, but painting my bi-fold closet doors was the biggest change and prettiest! I love with just a little paint, I could transform the once yellow doors, into something more modern and fresh. The vintage gold knobs against the white are so good!
I also love that I was able to incorporate the art I chose. The art prints were something I had looked at previously and always dreamed of using them in my home. I think they are a perfect addition to this room.
My bookcase drama was really the only issue had. I talked about this in my last post. I wasn’t doing any sort of remodeling, so this was a pretty easy update. The bookcase wood color was not my first choice but it will do. The size is absolutely perfect and they were a great price for a pretty substantial piece.
We haven’t had any visitors yet so I am hoping the sleeper sofa we chose is comfy. It is a dark grey and adds some warmth to the room. Opposite to the sofa is basically all white so I love the contrast.
This challenge was so much fun and I hope you enjoyed following along. I also enjoyed getting inspiration from all the other talented designers who participated. They put together some of the most amazing rooms! It is crazy what six weeks can do for a space!
P.S.I linked to most items in my previous posts, but if you want to know where anything is from just comment below and I will let you know!