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! We are going to turn the space into a modern industrial guest room.
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The original guest bedroom
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 along the outside walls of the bedroom. Previously, it has only been used as shelving…but I have some other ideas to really take advantage of it!
You can see that when it’s not in use, the room primarily acted as a catch-all for our junk that has no home. :)
In this space, my main goals 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.
My inspiration behind a modern industrial guest bedroom
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 perfect modern industrial guest room design!
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 the 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 the 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, 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
- Buy a new rug
- Install new flooring
- Install new trim
- 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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