Last fall, I took part in one of the craziest blog challenges there is. I started (& completed!) my daughter’s Big Girl Bedroom as part of the One Room Challenge at Calling it Home. When I say it was crazy, I mean craaaay-zeee! The challenge is to completely redesign any space in your home in only 5 weeks, and then to share the big reveal on week 6. We managed to get it done last year, but 6 weeks is definitely a tight timeline for a renovation! Call me crazy, but we decided to try it again. This time around we are tackling my guest bedroom, and it is NOT going to be a quick fix!
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Here are some unaltered pics of our guest bedroom in its raw state. Eeek. It’s a basement bedroom with dark walls, dated lighting and carpets, and bedding from my husband’s university days. Definitely a candidate for a room refresh!
There’s a great pony wall in the along the outside walls of the bedroom. Previously they have only been used as shelving… but I have some ideas to really take advantage of them!
You can see that, when it’s not in use, the room has primarily been a catch-all for our junk that has no home :)
My main goals in this space are to brighten it up and make it cozier and more inviting.
I decided I wanted to do an industrial style guest room because I LOVE the style. I’m pretty sure my entire home will one day have a modern/industrial vibe. Once I had decided on Industrial, I immediately looked to my Industrial Ideas Pinterest Board. I’ve pinned SO many great decor and furniture ideas to this board – I knew it would inspire me right away!
That’s when I saw this beautiful colour palette….
This Colour Palette by Design Seeds is my major inspiration for the room. I LOVE the raw industrial inspiration for the colours and the neutral palette. As soon as I saw this, it became my jumping off point for the room design!
Here are a few more of my design ideas:
I love the idea of installing some faux brick in the room. This Brick Wall Mural by Walls Need Love would be the perfect addition!
I LOVE this Atlee Coverlet Set for a guest bedroom. So easy to wash and keep clean after guests stay, and so easy to layer for warmer days.
I really want to add some industrial lighting to the space, and incorporating these industrial pendants on either side of the headboard, would be a perfect solution!
We are hoping to lay down new flooring, and get rid of that old outdated carpet. Since it’s a basement guest room, we NEED to add a rug to help keep toes warm. I LOVE this Moroccan Shag Rug and I think the colour and pattern would be perfect in the space!
Finally, since we also need something other than just a bed in the room, lol. I would love to incorporate a piece of furniture, like this beautiful sideboard from Restoration Hardware. I’m hoping to make a piece, but with only 5 short weeks, I may not be able to pull it off!
Lengthy Industrial Guest Bedroom To-Do List:
- Clear room
- Paint walls
- Paint ceiling, trim, and doors
- Install new flooring
- Install new trim
- Buy a new rug
- Buy new bedding
- Buy new pendant light
- DIY new bedside lights
- DIY side table refresh (done!)
- Install new blinds
- Make DIY Valence
- DIY headboard
- Build DIY sideboard
- Build DIY Towel Rack
- Find/thrift room accessories
- DIY or buy new artwork
What do you think of our plans?! I’d LOVE to hear your thoughts!
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