My original plan after finishing Kid’s room was to finish up the bathroom. We’d already ripped out the original (plastic, orange) tile and replaced it with a shower surround prior to moving. It just seemed natural to keep going.
But, with anything, life sort of got in the way. Replacing pieces of a bathroom can get pricey (even if you are looking at Ikea) and the Husband was still looking for a job in our new area.
So, I turned towards the guest room.
The room looked like this when we bought it:
As you can see, the room is small. It also has a door that leads to the attic stairs on the opposing wall. Not the optimal situation.
I like to say we have a house with two and a half bedrooms. Because sarcasm makes every situation better.
I tried to think of who this room would be for. Probably parents. Maybe a niece or two. I didn’t want anything too feminine, to freak out the male parental units, but nothing too masculine either.
My first inspiration board looked like this:
SVELIK Daybed frame - Ikea / Room Essentials Watercolor Comforter in Black/White - Target / Fieldcrest Luxury Egyptian Cotton Sheet Set in Green - Target / Room Essential Easy Care Pillowcase Set in Mint Confetti – Target
Mostly green and black, with touches of pink. A daybed for the single guest or pull out the trundle for couples.
And this is what I ended up with:
Room Essentials Ombre Block Comforter in Green - Target / Threshold Ultra Soft Sheets in Elephant – Target / Room Essentials Easy Care Pillowcase Set in Mint Confetti – Target / Fabric Central Delicate Bird Leaf - Joann Fabrics / Paint Colors in Ionia and Eye Catching – Sherwin Williams
It evolved into greens, teals, and golden yellows. It’s more feminine than I thought it would be, but I love how it’s turning out. We are still tearing down yellow wallpaper and I have a little trim dilemma I’ll share in more detail later.
I did scored a white, metal daybed with a trundle courtesy of Craigslist. Can’t wait to show it off and explain how I juggled outfitting the monster with bedding.
I’m still on the hunt for a long, low dresser no more than 18″ wide.